Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Easter!


We had our annual egg dying party last weekend. Always a good time. A couple things I've learned: food coloring works way better than those little tablets, but you have to use more than suggested on the box for really vivid colors, and the dyes wear out after a few eggs. Which means I'm always busy mixing new dye.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Keys to Color


Color is an area where I've always felt a bit insecure. Many's the time I've sat with my paint brush hovering over my palette, paralyzed with indecision. But I recently stumbled on a very helpful color lesson from children's illustrator Mark Mitchell. You can find his free lesson here. I look forward to playing with the things I learned from Mark, and maybe I'll post some of those experiments here! (If they're successful, that is.)