It never ends. There is always one more handy tool to make and one more useful template to include in the Color Scheme Game Workshop Kit.
A wine cork cut into three sections and a push pin work beautifully to attach one of the color scheme templates to the standard or custom color wheels. The plexi-grid with contact paper to keep the lines from rubbing off works for both the half-sheet and quarter-sheet BFK Rives paper that I’ll be using for demonstrations. When I work in my sketchbook, guides are totally unnecessary. When working so much larger, the grids will help me to place the objects. When drawing with a fountain pen in front of an audience I like to minimize disasters. Chances are I won’t use the guides anyway, but I’ll feel better knowing I have them.
It’s always a good idea to mark the brushes I bring to a workshop. Now the ends of the brushes match the porch door.
Eventually these brightly colored, twelve-sided dice will be scattered about the country. I like to think of my fellow artists tumbling out of bed, grabbing a sketchbook, pouring a cup of coffee, throwing the die, pen or brush in hand … and falling in love again with both drawing and playing with color. What a great way to start the day.