Confessions of an Adult Colourist

Today I did what most colorist would baulk at. I trashed my art !

Most fine colourists, complete their pages and then put them in individual plastic folders OR retain the books. Especially if they are art by Kerby Rosanes and Hanna Karlzon!

Not this philistine. I enjoyed breaking the spines on those books and ripping the pages out. And then into the massive blue recycle bin/dumpster they went.

Each page had a variety of mediums; pencils, markers, gel pens and paints. And then I destroyed them.

Into recycle dumpster they went; Kerby Rosanes Mythomorphia, Mindfullness Colour Book, Darcy May’s Alphabet Fairies, Hanna Karzon’s Winter Dreams and Jes MaHarry’s Free Spirit (good riddance)Untitled 2.001I know what you are thinking, ‘so very Buddhist of me’. 😛

Excerpt from the Huff Post link-  When the mandala is finally finished, however long it takes for the monks to deal in this divine geometry of the heavens, they pray over it — and then they destroy it. They sweep it up, every last grain of sand and give handfuls of it away to those who participate in the closing ceremony as a final memory of sublime possibility. Then they throw the rest of the sand into the nearest living stream to be swept into the ocean to bless the whole world. And that’s it. It’s gone. In an instant, after all that artistry, all that work, it’s over.

We..ll ….hmm….ok my colour work stinks! No concept of colour families, artwork lines or light and shadow. Flat flat flat colours, often going out of the lines.

It was ‘kindergarten’ bad. (those kids are awful at colouring, admit it).

That being said I will continue with this ‘hobby’ till I am gainfully employed. It does calm me and keeps the time from stretching , but I don’t think I will ever improve.

Oh well, we’ll see. I ‘practice’ if only to prove whether the concept of ‘practising till perfection’ is true.

And then maybe one day I too will file my work in individual plastic sheets and put them in a binder.

Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest postcard book (from the thriftbook store) is already in the mail 🙂ENCHAT FOREST

Delicious, intricate pages to colour with the all the myriad markers, gel pens, paints and pencils I have. As these are postcards, I will take more time to colour them, and once done with post them to people as cards.  So for this book thankfully it’s Win, not Bin.