It has been YEARS since I have played with colored pencils. Heck, I haven’t even owned a pencil sharpener in… I don’t remember how long. Crazy, I know. Well, last week I bought some colored pencils and an awesome pencil sharpener (that I am absolutely in love with) and picked a photo to draw. Colored Pencil Magazine is having a competition right now, so I figured it was the perfect time to sharpen my skills. (And pencils! Haha!) I definitely don’t think I’ll win anything. I’m just playing along for fun. In fact, I may not even submit the finish piece because there is an entrance fee. I’ve been working on it here and there for two days now, and so far I love how it is turning out. I just adore this photo from last year. I already have the perfect spot to hang it when I’m finished.