From the window of Atlantic Bakery: Elderly woman, waiting, on a Rockland sidewalk.
She had navy blue painted fingernails, a huge cameo sort of ring, & silver dangle earrings.
As she waited she talked & gestured to no one in particular, & kept glancing down the street.
Eventually, her son (with whom I chatted in the Bakery) came & helped her into a large van.
She was gone, her image remained.
I was reading that materials often dictate our results. I recently started a new 3.5 X 5.5 Moleskine,
the one with the smooth cream colored pages, for my carry-everywhere sketchbook.
With it I use both a super fine Slicci & a heavier point Staples.
And colored pencils.
Coincidentally, I found this pouch in Rockland.
It is by "Patz, Made in Maine". Perfect!
In some ways colored pencils are easier for me than watercolors.
I can use more force than the delicacy that watercolors ask of me, and layer and lift more.
Crayolas & Prismacolors, they are like a first language to me.
While some children today have their own studios where they freely make art with lots of materials,
I grew up on coloring books & Crayolas, on the bedroom floor.