When I was young my family was very poor and so most of the artwork I did was with pencils which was probably the best way to begin anyway. I learned about all the different grades of graphite and how to work with it using my fingers for shading.
As the years went by and I could afford more varied mediums I drifted away from pencils except for the starting sketch. This past week though I got a yen to gather all my different pencil grades (H's and B's) and sit quietly and try to reprise my youthful experiments.
Yes I gave in and added color with pastels and watercolors.
I took my inspiration from an old black and white photo of Frida when she was obviously young.
I still have so many projects I a trying desperately to catch up on but for today I am happy with what I accomplished!
I hope everyone else has had a great start to the New Year and I will be making the rounds and visiting all my favorite blogs this week to catch up on all the doings!
With much love to all......Tina xo