It got me thinking about my lifelong love affair with boxes of coloured pencils and a specific memory from one Christmas when I was about 10.
I’d asked for some @carandacheones (because they turned into paints – sigh) but realised as it came to that ‘last gift under the tree’ moment that it wasn’t Caran d’Ache pencil box-sized. Nonetheless, I unwrapped it with my fingers metaphorically crossed, hoping beyond hope that it would suddenly transmogrify into pencils, but it turned out to be a book.
I’m sure the novel was exciting but not as exciting as the world I was planning on venturing into through drawing (it’s ok, I got them for my birthday a few months later so there was a happy ending to the story).
My colour inspirational pal @emmajanepalin was lucky enough to visit the @carandache factory in Switzerland and has written a brilliant blog piece about it (along with some fab pics). Head over to her biog for blog details and to read her story.
Do YOU have a thing about coloured pencils?
Martha, The Colour File x ❤️
Pic below 📸 by @emmajanepalin 🍊