Over the weekend I found, squirreled away in the back of a cabinet, a box of pastels that I've had since high school. They are virtually brand new. Ah, the joy of found art supplies. I also rediscovered some charcoals, and I'm on the fencepost about whether or not to post the results—I started out strong, but faded at the end.
I had some rough pulp cardboard in the house that I'd set aside specifically for a canvas because of it's orange color and the marvelous chunks of pulp—more like handmade paper than plain brown cardboard. I started this piece by holding my fountain pen to the cardboard and letting the ink soak in spots. Added pastel highlights and shadows and a very loose background. Broke out the hole punch and some twine, and wove the twine to hang the piece on my door.
Just another little something.