Colored pencil, for me, also has a history. When I was ten, I began designing blueprints for dream houses. I started with drawing on the sidewalk with limestone. Next I drew out the houses on the lawn by dropping fall leaves along the ground in lines. When the weather became too cold, I began asking my parents for sketch books and I drew with colored pencils.
Recently I came across some books about art journals. The idea intrigued me. I’ve been journaling since I was ten, so this seemed like a great next step. I purchased some journals and colored pencils. Pretty soon I had about four different types of colored pencils. I discovered how wondrous it was to create flowers, birds, and people with colored pencil on black paper. I’m in the early phases of learning this new medium, but I find it so relaxing and convenient. I can work on it no matter where I go and there’s little muss or fuss.