"We are all carrying so many things in our life and inside ourselves.
Often it feels there is no place to put them down.
Where do you place the questions you carry"
— Sabrina Ward Harrison,
Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself
after blending with fingers and color shapers
final, after more work with the color shaper and a white eraser
5x8" watercolor moleskine, oil pastel
The idea was to leave space between the lines and blend colors toward each other. I worked on this with my fingers, color shaper tools and a white staedtler pencil eraser. First I tried to pull the colors in with my fingers, but something about rubbing fairly dry pastels on paper gives me the chills.
The colour shapers were precise, with less stress on the fingers, so I made a lot of progress in blending the lines. Colour Shapers in various shapes and sizes can be found at Dick Blick. Finally, I softened most of the lines with a white eraser.