I Do Art Discussion No. 7 – “It’s all about the hats!”

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The following abstract paintings were part of a series I had painted after attending Australia’s famous racing season at Flemington Racecourse 2008.  I had the opportunity to attend both Derby Day and the Melbourne Cup; both famous horse racing days! I was inspired to take a range of photos on both these days, which I used as a source of inspiration for the four abstract paintings below.  Whilst these horse racing days are very much about the horses and the horse races, it is also about the amazing fashion statements made by both men and women, especially lady’s hats!  Hence came my desire to do this series of abstract painting portraits as seen below.

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I Do Art Discussion No. 6 – “Lady in the Honey Straw Hat with a Flurry of Feathers”

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Painting No. 33 – Title “On the Rails with my sister entertaining friends” Painted Nov/Dec 08 – Jan/Feb 2009

A good part of my art therapy journey has involved taking photos, which are part of my visual diary process that I use for inspiration, to create my abstract paintings and abstract digital photo paintings.  During one of Melbourne – Australia’s  famous racing seasons, I had the good fortune to be able to attend my sister’s Derby Day marquee function at Flemington Race Course 2008.  Victoria Derby is a thoroughbred race and is the oldest classic horse race in Australia, it ran first in 1855 (Derby Day. 2014).  And on this day 2008 Melbourne, once again, turned on a beautiful day with a clear blue sky!

Whilst attending my sister’s racing day function, I helped her prepare the food and entertain her friends. During the day I took many photos of interesting people in great outfits. One of the photos of my sister really inspired me to paint an abstract painting of her.

Sister at Derby Day, The Rails - Flemington Races, Melbourne Australia 2008 Photo taken by Karen Robinson Abstract Artist NB All images are protected by copyright laws!

Sister at Derby Day, The Rails – Flemington Races, Melbourne Australia 2008 – Digitally manipulated photo taken by Karen Robinson Abstract Artist NB All images are protected by copyright laws!

Below is the portrait abstract painting I did from the photo inspirations of that day.  It is one of four that I painted for the 2008 Melbourne Racing Carnival.  They consisted of this Painting No. 33 featured below and Paintings Nos. 32, 34, & 35 – please click here to view!

Painting No. 33 - Title "On the Rails with my sister entertaining friends" by Abstract Artist Karen Robinson - 2009 All images are protected by copyright laws!

Painting No. 33 – Title “On the Rails with my sister entertaining friends” Jan/Feb 2009 Acrylic on Canvas, 60cms Length x 60cms Wide x 3cms Deep
– by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson All images are protected by copyright laws!

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Art Exhibition – ACSO Branching Out 2014 – Art creating another chance!

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My own art therapy journey has given me a personal insight as to how art for therapy can help improve a person’s physical and mental well-being.  My journey has brought me to understand, that art is an important way for people to be able to express thoughts, emotions, grief, despair, joy and just what’s on their mind!  It is important to understand that art for therapy can be experienced by anyone – you don’t have to be an artist to gain a benefit from engaging in art, whether it be as a producer of art or even as a viewer of art instead – gains can be made.  Art for therapy gives a voice to people where words can be hard to find, and helps others as viewers to understand, the maker of the art better.  Art can help us gain an insight into our own or others – inner most personal thoughts; it came be a window into the sole of the artist.

So it was no surprise to my husband when I suggested that we go to ACSO’s Art Exhibition called “Branching Out” 2014 at the Yarra Gallery, in at Federation Square, Melbourne – Australia. The exhibition consisted of self portraits, prints and other medians which have been produced by ACSO clients – via ACSO’s  Creative Art Program. I wanted to see what these artists, artists whom are serving time in prison or artists whom had served time in prison had shared in their art.  ACSO was established in 1983 and their goal is to reduce re-offending and help people in their transition from prison, assist them in the community, stop them re-offending and divert others from committing crime (ACSO. 2014).  Melinda Wills, artist in residence at ACSO provides art therapy sessions to their clients “to find a new form of self-expression, tapping into their emotions and uplifting their spirit through colour, line and texture” thus helping them to express their inner thoughts (Wills. 2014).

Please find here, a series of photos I took on my iPhone during the opening night of the ‘ACSO Branching Out 2014’ Art Exhibition:-

During the exhibition I had the opportunity to speak with one of ASCO’s clients – Michael Morgan about his particular piece of art work called ‘Prehistoric Breathing’ which he had produced through the Fulham Correctional Centre – Cultural Arts Program.

Kangan Institute delivers a nationally recognised qualification in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts to Indigenous inmates at Fulham Correctional Centre.  The course covers a range of drawing techniques, developing painting and printmaking skills.  Concurrently, the Correctional Centre provides Indigenous inmates the Koori Art program as an opportunity to practice their culture.  NB:  Paintings from both programs were on display at the ACSO Branching Out 2014 Art Exhibition.   (ACSO Program 2014).

Painting by Michael Morgan – Titled:  ‘Prehistoric Breathing’ and following the wording that he provided with his painting –

No. 6 - Branching Out 2014 ACSO Art Exhibition - The Yarra Gallery at Federation Square, Melbourne - Australia. Photos taken by Karen Robinson on iphone.JPG

No. 6 – Branching Out 2014 ACSO Art Exhibition – The Yarra Gallery at Federation Square, Melbourne – Australia. Photos taken by Karen Robinson on iphone.JPG  Painting by Michael Morgan – Titled:  ‘Prehistoric Breathing’

No. 7 - Branching Out 2014 ACSO Art Exhibition - The Yarra Gallery at Federation Square, Melbourne - Australia. Photos taken by Karen Robinson on iphone.JPG

No. 7 – Branching Out 2014 ACSO Art Exhibition – The Yarra Gallery at Federation Square, Melbourne – Australia. Photos taken by Karen Robinson on iphone.JPG  Painting by Michael Morgan – Titled: ‘Prehistoric Breathing’

These clients through the ACSO’s Creative Arts Program, gain an opportunity to explore art as a therapeutic means to help them reintegrate into community living (ACSO. 2014).  This exhibition was a good example of how important art for therapy can be, how it can help people to take a look at their thoughts, feelings and emotions in a non judgemental environment.  During my time at the exhibition I was able to witness how these artists were using art to help create another chance for themselves in their lives…

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Reference:

Wills. M. (2014). ACSO. Branching Out 2014 ACSO Art Exhibition Brochure. Exhibition Curator and Artist in Residence. Retrieved June 28, 2014 from http://art.acso.org.au/art-show/artist-residence/

ACSO. (2014). ACSO Create Another Chance. Branching Out. Retrieved June 28, 2014 from http://art.acso.org.au/

 

Art Award – Hume City Council Arts 2014 Awards!

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In June, 2014 I was the recipient of a Hume City Council Arts Award for ‘Professional Development Grant” in the category of Established Visual Artists (Melbourne, Australia).

Hume stated that in “2014 Hume Arts Awards received a significant number of applications, signifying the breadth and quality of artistic endeavours being undertaken throughout the municipality, especially among young people.  The Awards not only provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the talent of local artists, but contribute to community strengthening by encouraging artists to articulate the value of their work and develop a future vision.  The Awards likewise assist in promoting the profile of the arts in Hume and supports the building of Hume’s identity and sense of place, contributing to the important development of civic pride” (Hume City Council. June, 20).

It was a proud moment for me and my family and friends.  I am very grateful to Hume City Council for this award and hope to be part of Hume community art programs to come!

Karen Robinson's Hume City Council Arts 2014 Award NB All images are protected by copyright laws!

Karen Robinson’s Hume City Council Arts 2014 Award NB All images are protected by copyright laws!

The abstract paintings below consists of the “Support Material” that I submitted with my application for a Professional Development Program grant.

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I Do Art Discussion No. 5 – “Lady in Striking Pink Feathery”

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Painting No. 35 – Title “On the Rails & The Business End of Celebrating Melbourne’s Racing Festival Season” Painted Jan/Feb 2009

A good part of my art therapy journey has involved taking photos, which are part of my visual diary process that I use for inspiration, to create my abstract paintings and abstract digital photo paintings.  During a of Melbourne – Australia’s  famous racing seasons, I had the good fortune to be able to attend my sister’s Derby Day marquee function at Flemington Race Course 2008.  Victoria Derby is a thoroughbred race and is the oldest classic race in Australia, it ran first in 1855 (Derby Day. 2014).  Melbourne, once again, turned on a beautiful day with a clear blue sky!  During this day, I took many photos of interesting people, in great outfits!

I took this photo below, of a lady enjoying herself in her work’s marquee which was located on “The Rails”. On “The Rails” is located right next to Flemington’s Race Track and is adjacent the finishing line where, if you are lucky enough to be there, you can see the horses close up and their jockeys in colourful silks.  This lady’s striking hat and pose made for a good photo. Her hat was a particular inspiration for me. It had been designed by one of Melbourne’s most famous hat designers – Peter Jago!

Lady in striking Peter Jago Hat Derby Day Flemington Racecourse 2008, Melbourne, Australia. Photo taken by Karen Robinson-Abstract Artist NB All images are protected by copyright laws!

Lady in striking Peter Jago Hat Derby Day Flemington Racecourse 2008, Melbourne, Australia. Photo taken by Karen Robinson-Abstract Artist NB All images are protected by copyright laws!

Below is the portrait abstract painting I did from the photo inspirations of that day.  It is one of four that I painted for the 2008 Melbourne Racing Carnival.  They consisted of this Painting No. 35 featured below and Paintings Nos. 32, 33, & 34 – please click here to view!

Painting No. 35 - Title "On the Rails & The Business End of Celebrating Melbourne's Racing Festival Season" by Abstract Artist Karen Robinson - 2009 All images are protected by copyright laws!

Painting No. 35 – Title “On the Rails & The Business End of Celebrating Melbourne’s Racing Festival Season” Jan/Feb 2009 Acrylic on Canvas – 60cms Length x 60cms Wide x 3cms Deep
– by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson NB:  All images are protected by copyright laws!

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I Do Art Discussion No. 4 – “Race-goer in Red Hat at Derby Day!”

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A good part of my art therapy journey has involved taking photos, which are part of my visual diary process that I use for inspiration, to create my abstract paintings and abstract digital photo paintings.  During a of Melbourne – Australia’s  famous racing season, I had the good fortune to be able to attend my sister’s Derby Day marquee function at Flemington Race Course 2008.  Victoria Derby is a thoroughbred race and is the oldest classic race in Australia, it ran first in 1855 (Derby Day. 2014).  Melbourne, once again, turned on a beautiful day with a clear blue sky!  During this day, I took many photos of interesting people, in great outfits.

The photo below was taken of a site, in a section called “The Rails”  that is located right next to Flemington’s race track and is adjacent the finishing line.  If you are lucky enough to be here, you can see the horses close up and their jockeys in colourful silks.

'Derby Day' at Flemington Racecour 2008 - Melbourne, Australia Photo taken by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist NB All images are protected by copyright laws!

‘Derby Day’ at Flemington Racecourse 2008 – Melbourne, Australia Photo taken by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist NB All images are protected by copyright laws!

This photo below features a young lady who was on the site next to ours and she was wearing this fabulous red hat with a bright yellow flower and a delightful personality.

A young racegoer in a fabulous red hat with a yellow flower at 'Derby Day' Flemington Racecourse 2008 Melbourne, Australia. Photo taken by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist NB All images

A young race-goer in a fabulous red hat with a yellow flower at ‘Derby Day’ Flemington Racecourse 2008 Melbourne, Australia. Photo taken by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist NB All images

This photo below was a photo of her vibrantly coloured tartan silk skirt.  I loved the texture and style!  Her whole outfit was bright and cheery and really reflected the celebratory feeling of the day.

A Digitally enhanced close up of the tartan skirt worn by the young racegoer at 'Derby Day' 2008. Photo taken by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist NB All images are protected by copyright

A Digitally enhanced close up of the tartan skirt worn by the young racegoer at ‘Derby Day’ 2008. Photo taken by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist NB All images are protected by copyright

Below is the portrait abstract painting I did from the photo inspirations of that day.  It is one of four that I painted for the 2008 Melbourne Racing Carnival.  They consisted of this Painting No. 32 featured below and Paintings Nos. 33, 34 & 35 – please click here to view!

Painting No. 32 - Title "On the Rails & Youthfulness" by Abstract Artist Karen Robinson - 2009 All images are protected by copyright laws!

Painting No. 32 – Title “On the Rails & Youthfulness” Jan/Feb 2009
– by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson All images are protected by copyright laws!

Painting 32 – Title “On the Rails & Youthfulness” Jan/Feb 2009 – Acrylic on Canvas
60cms Length x 60cms Wide x 3cms Deep
Painting Story: Whilst attending my sister’s racing day function on Derby Day during Melbourne’s famous racing season. I helped her prepare the food and entertain her friends. During the day I took many photos of interesting people in great outfits. This was of a young lady called Joey whom was on the site next to ours. She was in this fabulous outfit with a tartan skirt and red hat with yellow flowers. I loved the combination of colours and the way she had put together her outfit. Joey was having a great time with her friends and enjoying being part of one of Melbourne’s greatest Sporting Events – “Derby Day”.
Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson
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Abstract Digital Photo Painting No. 1B - "Derby Day - Tartan Skirt" 2008 by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

Abstract Digital Photo Painting No. 1A – “Derby Day – Tartan Skirt” 2008 by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

The above single digital photo painting is a digitally manipulated photo of the tartan skirt.

Collage Digital Photo Painting 'Tartan Skirt' by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist 2008. NB All images are protected by copyright laws!

Collage Digital Photo Painting ‘Tartan Skirt’ by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist 2008. NB All images are protected by copyright laws!

The above collage digital photo paintings is a digitally manipulated photo of the tartan skirt.

Abstract Digital Photo Painting No. 1B - "Derby Day - Tartan Skirt" 2008 by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

Abstract Digital Photo Painting No. 1B – “Derby Day – Tartan Skirt” 2008 by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

The above single digital photo painting is another version of the digitally manipulated photo of the tartan skirt.

Collage Digital Photo Painting 'Tartan Skirt' by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist 2008. NB All images are protected by copyright laws!

Collage Digital Photo Painting ‘Tartan Skirt’ by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist 2008. NB All images are protected by copyright laws!

The above collage digital photo paintings is another version of the digitally manipulated photo of the tartan skirt.

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Reference

Victoria Derby. (2014). Victoria Derby History. Retrieved June 6, 2014 from http://www.victoriaderby.com.au/history/

Short but not so sweet post! “Artists Fear”

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I can not image what it must be like, to have to worry about the consequences of my actions as an artist when painting a story about how I feel, what I think and what I want to communicate through my art!  I cannot image…

Chinese Artists routinely court danger with their work and most exhibited their work in private for fear of being detained, being subjected to torture and imprisonment (Rao, M. 2014 June, 6).

Artist Yan Zhengxue Paiting Titled "89.6!!!! Tiananmen" Rao, M. (2014 June, 6). Huffpost Arts & Culture. Five Chinese Dissident Artists Who Aren’t Ai Weiwei. [Photo ID: courtesy Getty Images]Retrieved June 11, 2014 from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/chinese-dissident-artists_n_5474258.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000027

Artist Yan Zhengxue Painting Titled “89.6!!!! Tiananmen” Rao, M. (2014 June, 6). Huffpost Arts & Culture. Five Chinese Dissident Artists Who Aren’t Ai Weiwei. [Photo ID: courtesy Getty Images]. Retrieved June 11, 2014 from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/chinese-dissident-artists_n_5474258.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000027

“CAPTION INFO: After the Tiananmen Square massacre, Yan Zhengxue and his art turned sharply against the government. While imprisoned for two years for his dissident work, he painted almost 100 works, including this one. Titled “89.6!!!! Tiananmen,” it shows a blackened sun over a barren Tiananmen Square surrounded by black-oozing veins. Three goats stand in the middle of the square. “They represent the obedient ones, the only ones left alive,” he explained. (Photo by {Courtesy of Yan Zhengxue}) ” (Rao. 2014 June, 6).

 

Once again it can be demonstrated that art is a very powerful form of communication and greatly feared by some…

Reference:

Rao, M. (2014 June, 6). Huffpost Arts & Culture. Five Chinese Dissident Artists Who Aren’t Ai Weiwei. Retrieved June 11, 2014 from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/10/chinese-dissident-artists_n_5474258.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000027

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Art Therapy Humour – “Getting us to think about climate change!”

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It amazes me, just how much can be communicated through a single image!  A single thought transformed into a sketch/drawing/painting/photograph can leave us thinking about really important issues and/or it can get us revisiting issues in different and imaginative ways. When we look at such an image, it can capture our imaginations and can have us searching for the subliminal messages the artist is trying to convey.  The images don’t drown us in a sea of words, they make us stop in our tracks and just think!

This year’s “Niels Bugge Cartoon Award” had illustrators and cartoonists from around the world submit drawings about a singular global concern “climate change” (Brooks, K. 2014).  There were over 1,000 entries from Iran, China, Syria, the U.S. and the host country, Denmark (Brooks, K. 2014).  The catalogue of 2014 “2.Niels Bugge Cartoon Award” can be viewed by clicking here.

The following are my personal favourites:

Pawel Kuczynski - Poland 3rd Price Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014

Pawel Kuczynski – Poland 3rd Price Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014

NB:  For details about Pawel Kuczynski – please click here and go to page 13 of the PDF

Shahram Rezaei - Iran - Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014

Shahram Rezaei – Iran – Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014

NB:  To view this image in the catalogue – please click here and go to page 81 of the PDF

Andrei Popov - Russia - 1st Prize Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014

Andrei Popov – Russia – 1st Prize Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014

I Do Art Discussion No. 3 – “The Race that Stops a Nation”

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An important part of my art therapy process has been taking photos of people and places that I am most interested in.  Looking through a camera lens and concentrating on framing up a story in the camera view finder, totally absorbs ones concentration.  Spending the time reviewing them and deciding which will be a candidate for an abstract painting, also adds to the therapeutic process.  I use photography as my visual diary for my abstract painting art work.

Melbourne Cup 2008 at Flemington Racecourse - Photo taken by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

Melbourne Cup 2008 at Flemington Racecourse – Photo taken by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

On the first Tuesday November 2008, I said to my husband, let’s go to the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Races – as I wanted to take a series of photos of this iconic Australian event.  A number of days before hand, we had attended Derby Day at Flemington Races where I had taken a series of photos. I wanted to also capture photo images of the Melbourne Cup Day as well. These photos were used as a source of inspiration for four abstract paintings (Nos. 32, 33, 34 & 35). I have always loved fashion and the Melbourne Cup and for these reasons, it is certainly a stand out on Melbourne’s social calendar for socialites, politicians, Australia’s rich and famous; and the everyday Australian punter!  The very first Melbourne Cup ran in 1875; a century and a half later it is still considered ‘the race that stops a nation’.  For me this significant event is all about the horses and the fashion and on this day I took many photos of fabulously dressed women in their racing finery.

Melbourne Cup 2008 at Flemington Racecourse Photo taken by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

Melbourne Cup 2008 at Flemington Racecourse Photo taken by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

NB:  This link leads you to a “Silent Clip” of the Melbourne Cup 1896 and is worth a viewing!  Australian Screen. (2014). Melbourne Cup 1986 – Silent Clip. YouTube. Retrieved June 3, 2014 from http://aso.gov.au/titles/historical/melbourne-cup-1896/clip3/

My husband joined me to keep me company on this particular day.  It was a beautiful day and once again Melbourne had turned on a great Australian Event!

Melbourne Cup 2008 at Flemington Racecourse - Photo taken by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

Melbourne Cup 2008 at Flemington Racecourse – Photo taken by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist NB: All images are protected by copyright laws!

I spotted a lady with a very large pinkish hat. This lady had a degree of gaiety and elegance. To me she seemed to epitomize the feeling of a Melbourne Cup Day. Later I was able to establish this grand lady was Helen Court!  I loved her hat; the swath of material that had been manipulated into a work of art and topped with beautiful pink flowers, all in gorgeous pink – was very eye-catching,

Melbourne Cup 2008 - Helen Court - Lady in Fabulous Pink Hat Photo taken by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist

Melbourne Cup 2008 – Helen Court – Lady in Fabulous Pink Hat Photo taken by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist  NB:  All images are protected by copyright laws!

 

Melbourne Cup 2008 - Helen Court - Lady in Fabulous Pink Hat Photo taken by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist

Melbourne Cup 2008 – Helen Court – Lady in Fabulous Pink Hat Photo taken by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist  NB:  All images are protected by copyright laws!

These photos I took served as an inspiration for me and I painted this portrait of Helen Court.  This portrait was one of four abstract paintings (Nos. 32, 33, 34 & 35) I did of different race goers during the 2008 Melbourne Racing Season.

Painting No. 34 - Title "Melbourne Cup & Australia's National Celebration of Horse Racing" by Abstract Artist Karen Robinson - 2009 All images are protected by copyright laws!

Painting No. 34 – Title “Melbourne Cup & Australia’s National Celebration of Horse Racing” Jan/Feb 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 60cms Length x 60cms Wide x 3cms Deep
– by Abstract Artist: Karen Robinson All images are protected by copyright laws!

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Short & Sweet Post! – “Colour My World”

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A colouring book and a set of colouring pencils as a child, I found very therapeutic. Any parent that has children would probably know that on a rainy day, they come in very handy to help occupy restless children. When I was a child, some time ago now, my most prized possession was a box of Derwent Pencils.  They were/are the “finest pencil in the world” (Derwent. 2014).

Derwent Colour Pencils in a tin box!

Derwent Colour Pencils in a tin box! (Derwent 2014)

Derwent has been inspiring artists worldwide for many years (Derwent. 2014) and as a child I just loved them!  I usually owned a tin box of colours and with a limited number of colour pencils, but dreamed about having the large range of colours! I loved colour as a child and this has not changed over the years which can be clearly illustrated now in my abstract paintings and abstract digital photo paintings.

It is just amazing where technology has taken us!  In today’s world children and adults’ find their time being consumed in the use of electronic devices. So getting a child to look at pencils and a colouring book, as I did as a child, might seem a little arcade to them.  But we now have a Pen that can draw every single colour in the world (Bratskeir. 2014).  For me, this is just so exciting that we can create any colour in the world, with a tip of a pen and will never be limited to what’s in a box of colour pencils!

Then, after the pen analyzed the specific orange of this paricular orange, you could take the tint to paper (Scribble. 2014)

Then, after the pen analyzed the specific orange of this particular orange, you could take the tint to paper (Scribble. 2014)

“The device is called “Scribble” and it “is the first coloring device of its kind that can take the world of colour around you and transfer it directly to either paper or your favourite mobile device.  The Scribble pen and stylus pairs with Scribble+ mobile app to instantly sync every colour you scan directly onto your iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device. Colors become more useful when they are organized, tagged, searchable and converted to various colour models” (Scribble. 2014).

Both the ink pen and the stylus are a little more than six inches, rely on bluetooth wireless technology and have a rechargeable battery (Scribble. 2014)

Both the ink pen and the stylus are a little more than six inches, rely on bluetooth wireless technology and have a rechargeable battery (Scribble. 2014)

So…this could replace the box of colour pencils, perhaps?!  It could get children to engage in creative endeavours, I think so!  Doing art is very therapeutic – no matter what age you are.  Think I might get me one of these pens!!!  Looks like fun…

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Ref:  Bratskeir. K. (2014 May, 6). Huffpost Arts & Culture. This Pen Can Draw Every Single Color In The World. Retrieved June 6, 2014 from

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/05/scribble-pen-so-many-colorz_n_5452287.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000027

Ref:  Derwent. (n.d.). Products. Inspiring artists worldwide. Retrieved June 6, 2014 from

http://www.pencils.co.uk/product.aspx

Ref: Scribble. (2014). Meticulously Designed. Retrieved June 6, 2014 from

http://www.getscribblepen.com/