November 7th was my two-year Quit Smoking Anniversary. After smoking for half my life, I haven’t even touched a cigarette since 2013! I don’t miss them at all. I’m so over the constant yucky throat, the dampered smell and taste, the nagging cravings and the expense. To celebrate my quittiversary, my fiancee surpised me with some Prismacolor Scholar colored pencils. They’re nice and rich and smooth. I got them just in time to color my new Christmas Mandalas coloring book cover and thumbnails.
I decided to make a duct-tape insert for an old wire mesh box I had sitting around, so now I have a pencil case. It even has a divider to separate the new Prismacolors from the others. These are all the colored pencils I own. A lot can be done with a only a set or two of pencils! A few of my favourites have been whittled down to nubs, so my set was definitely due for replenishing.
I’m a busy bee playing catch-up as I try to fill my shop with all the items already listed on Etsy. I promised myself I’d update the blog at least every Monday, but I don’t quite have the time to write a comprehensive post today. Sorry, audience! (Though I doubt you’re here yet, since I haven’t started promoting the website yet, lol)
Here’s a sneak peek of an upcoming coloring page style: the Teeny Zine! It’s a six-page (eight if you count the front and back covers) little coloring book you’ll be able to fold from a single printed page. My first one will be available at the start of October and will have a Hallowe’en theme, making it the perfect treat to give to trick-or-treaters in place of (or with) some Hallowe’en candy. Here it is so far, with a pile of pumpkins, a haunted house, a spooky tree and a raven perched atop a skull with some candles.
As you can see, I still have to draw two more mini-pages, then digitize and add the front and back covers. Assembly is a little bit complicated — you’ll need a pair of scissors — but don’t worry, I’ll include instructions with the download.