Apr 06, 2007
I am just beside myself with excitement! I bought m’self a little gift last night. *grin* I’ve been wanting to try Prismacolor Markers for a long time now, and I couldn’t resist the sale at Dick Blick Art Store. I got the 72 marker set (only 48 are pictured) for $129.95. I feel like I got a good deal, but if I didn’t please don’t tell me… it’ll just make me feel more guilty about my splurge! LOL! So what are Prismacolor Markers, you ask? Prismacolor markers are different from regular markers in that they are solvent-based ink meaning they don’t leave behind the streaks you get from coloring with regular markers. The solvent-based ink makes it possible to blend the colors together and the ink is fade and water-resistant as well. They also sell a colorless blending pen (which I haven’t purchased yet). I’ve heard these markers have a steep learning curve, and I’m at the bottom! I colored my first image last night and I have a long way to go! They are fun to use just for coloring, but I’d sure like to be able to do the shading/blending too! I think I need more colors! *wink*
On another note, those of you who come on Friday’s expecting to see a cupcake card, I have an explanation. I love doing cupcake Friday and it is by no means being discontinued! However, with all the other deadlines looming right now I just can’t throw another one in the mix. I hope you understand and check back each day, because you never know when a cupcake could be thrown in the mix.! I do plan to pick up on cupcake Friday when life slows down again (or is that wishful thinking?? LOL!).
I hope you all have a blessed Easter! We will be heading down to my parent’s for church and Easter dinner. You can bet that I will be indulging myself with sweets galore since I gave them up for Lent. Here’s what I have planned so far… Peeps, Jelly Beans (I bought 3 bags!), Dark Chocolate covered Macadamia nuts, Samoas (Girl Scout Cookies), my mom’s famous pecan pie, and finish it all off with a warm fudgy brownie and ice cream on top! YUM! I think I might get sick before I get all of this in my mouth, but it’s fun to dream! *snicker*