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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 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!
“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).
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
Ref: Derwent. (n.d.). Products. Inspiring artists worldwide. Retrieved June 6, 2014 from
Ref: Scribble. (2014). Meticulously Designed. Retrieved June 6, 2014 from