Shabby Miss Jenn

Friday, May 04, 2012

The Art of Wild Abandonment Blog Hop





WELCOME!!!
Quite a number of us have been taking this incredible mixed media workshop "The Art of Wild Abandonment" by Christy Tomlinson and Junelle Jacobsen. Since so many of us also happen to blog, we thought it would be great fun to do a blog hop and talk about the course.

If you are following the Art of Wild Abandonment Bloghop, you have probably came here from Angie Ibbott Blom http://angieblomdesigns.blogspot.ca/. After you have read my post don’t forget to follow the bloghop onto Kay Boespflug http://www.nordljusfollowyourstar.blogspot.com/ . If you haven’t yet started the bloghop, why not join in the fun by visiting www.clairesmillie.wordpress.com and learning all about it”





Thanks to taking this incredible workshop I am now addicted to using these.
Ever seen them before??
They are Caran d'Ache Neocolorll Artist's Crayons

 "Neocolor II crayons are softer than colored pencils, yet denser than children's wax crayons, and extremely responsive to a wet brush. Wet and dry techniques can be combined in the same drawing. Because of their strong pigmentation, light colors cover dark colors and

vice-versa."

It's like watercolor painting with more control. I am in love.



The array of colors to chose from is wonderful. I opted to buy the "40 pk" and can tell already that I will have to be getting a few more colors. I may have to bite the bullet and just get one of every color they offer. They make me feel like a little kid again sitting at my grandmother's kitchen table, coloring with my box of crayons and watching the page come to life with each stroke of new color.


 The quince bush out from in my yard started blooming this week and I raced out with my camera to capture a few photos. I plan on sitting down the next week or so and sketching it onto watercolor paper that I just picked up. Then I'll be applying the Neocolor II and once again watching the page come to life with each stroke of new color.

 Enjoy the blog hop!

Tracy Dunn of Thru the Attic Door and Thru the Attic Door 2




34 comments:

Chrissy Farnan said...

I love the Neocolor II crayons. I had never used them but really love the way they are so creamy on the page.

~Chrissy

Camilla - Bitz n picez said...

Hoping-around

Hope you show the group on what youve made today, am so exited.

Claire Smillie said...

In love....me too! They are fabby :) I couldn't believe it when I realised the crayons Junelle was using were the ones I had purchased for a Donna Downey workshop last year and had hardly used since! They are gorgeous when you know how to work them! I've got the 40 box too, although I just found a shop that sells every single color seperatly...could be a dangerous find!!!!

kelly hoernig said...

love those crayons, just makes you want to sit, draw and color for hours on end - ahhh!

Soul House said...

yay for Neo colour crayons. Thanks for sharing.

Carin said...

Yay, for you discovering neocolr II crayons! They are my fave! I first came across them a few years ago and am totally addicted to them. My watercolours feel neglected lol.

Ariel said...

Love, love the neo-colors. Would love to see the painting that you're about to do.

Cheri said...

The photo is great - would love to see what art you make with it!

Trish said...

I love that you gave a spill about neo colors as I too found them here, but then I am soooo new at all of this..LOL I hope some day to capture your quince bush... beautifulllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oxox

Michelle said...

Hey Tracy! Neo colors really are fun. I got a bit addicted to them too when I went down to Donna Downey's studio last fall. They are scrumptious and happy. Can't wait to see your piece of art. :)

cmcscraps said...

OK I haven't purchased the Neocolors yet, because I already had a set of Staedtler's but after your post maybe I need to try those! Thanks for sharing!

cmcscraps said...

OK I haven't purchased the Neocolors yet, because I already had a set of Staedtler's but after your post maybe I need to try those! Thanks for sharing!

BahamaDawn said...

i have gotten addicted to the caran d'ache watercolor crayons since joining this class as well!!! not sure how i lived without them before!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I guess I better try neocolors!! Love your flowers!!

Jenna said...

Love the neo colours. Wish i had more in my budget for them. ;) Can't wait to see your next watercolour!

Torri ;o) said...

Yes I love my neo's!! your blossoms are so pretty, can't wait to see the picture you are going to do!!!

Just a Simple Gal - Judy in Huntsville - AL said...

love! Thanks for sharing!

Julia said...

So thankful that Junelle introduced me to the Neocolors too! Your sketch of quince blooms with the Neocolors will be beautiful. :)

GCgirl said...

These are quite dreamy...shoulda' ordered the big set, but I have 12 and counting ;0)

Esperanza said...

I still have to try those neocolors. Don't forget to share your flower sketches!

Cedara_ThruTheAtticDoor said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog everyone. I look forward to "hopping" soon and reading what all you wrote and shared. Busy sewing today but the quince sketch DID get started :)

Nordljus said...

I love them too, and everytime I go to the city and into the art supply shop, I buy some more. I haven't tried them out on watercolour paper, only in my sketchbook. Definitely have give it a try. Beautiful blossoms!

Valerie said...

I love those Neo-colors too, Tracy, and think I will break down and buy the whole set, so I can be just like my AWA girlfriends :o)
x, Val

ashley:) said...

Love it, thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

OOO... LOVE those blossoms :) The class was great! Looking forward to where the future will go!

A Scrap-a-Teeny Girl said...

Can't wait to see the results from the quince bush photo! I love my neo's too!!

Vicki, the GreenEyedLady said...

I love my neocolors, too!!

Mrs.C. said...

These "crayons" look very interesting. I've used oil sticks but think I would really love trying them. ♥

Paty said...

Love your blog Tracy! I can't wait to see the watercolor of the quince blooms. I hope you post them on our FB group page! Have a wonderful night!

Valerie Weller said...

Oh my- can't decide if I love the neocolors or the quince more! Looking forward to seeing your creation~ just lovely!

JanetB Designs said...

Gorgeous photo, can't wait to see the watercolor you'll do! And I agree with you, totally addicted to those Neocolor IIs!

Ann-Margaret {Ann-Margaret's Visions} said...

I, too, love my Neocolor crayons!! They are one of my favorite "go to" supplies when I'm in the studio! Hope you'll share your watercolor quince with us...know it will be beautiful!! :)

Deborah Mahnken said...

The neocolors are quite addicting! Be sure and post your quince drawing :)

Cedara_ThruTheAtticDoor said...

Today is the only day this week we are suppose to get sunshine so I'll be out weeding and digging all day. Shall spend one of the rainy days playing with my quince sketch ;)