Saturday, April 18, 2015

Blogging A to Z: Paint, Pens and Pencils

April is here!! It's time for daily blogging, lots of visitors and meeting new friends.  In other words, time for the Blogging A to Z challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of minions.  Thousands of other bloggers from all over the world participate in this blog hop each year, and anyone may join in as long as they blog each day during the month of April, (except Sundays) the blog posts correspond to the appropriate letter for that day, and they sign up on the link list. Simple!

Today's letter is P, and I have to say, it will be really difficult to top my last P entry in the A to Z challenge. If you want to see it, you can click here.  But, for today, since my theme is art and not poetry or punnery, I will stick with paint, pens and pencils. Because those are certainly artistic mediums!

Paint: I prefer acrylic. I use a variety of brands and styles, from cheap craft paints to luxurious Golden brand paints and a variety of others in-between.  I also enjoy using watercolors, but I will save those for a later post.

Pens: Paint pens, gel pens, fountain pens- they all have their own uses, and one can never really have too many, can they? (don't tell me if it's so.  I don't want to hear it.)

Pencils: Besides just the standard No. 2, there are Prismacolor (wax based and my daughter's personal favorite medium); Watercolor pencils including Aquarelle, Inktense, and Stabilo All; Charcoal and other graphite pencils; and my personal favorite, mechanical pencils.

Thank you for dropping by today.  I'm so happy you are here. It would be so nice if you left a comment to say hi!


Birgit said...

I love acrylic paints and also my gamsol pencils. I never heard of mechanical pencils??

Patricia Lynne said...

My grandpa was big on oils for his paintings.
Gel pens are my favorite. So many colors to play with!

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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WM Anderson said...

I draw and paint about as well as I tapdance! my neighbour is trying to encourage me to take a watercolour class with her... optimistic about me picking it up to say the least!

orneryswife said...

Birgit: Mechanical pencils are the kind you put pieces of lead inside the barrel and click or turn to bring it out the tip. As the pencil wears down you can just click to add more point. We used to call them eversharp pencils, but more like they are Never sharp because they don't really have a sharp point like you can get in a sharpener.