thankful {a reason to use yellow and orange markers}

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Thankful-autumn-colors-4Thankful-autumn-colors-1 Thankful-autumn-colors-2 Thankful-autumn-colors-3 First of all, I need to confess my stupidity. I spent the whole day without internet yesterday. The wireless icon on my computer was showing a full signal, but I couldn’t get a single website to come up. I tried restarting my computer…no luck. I checked my modem…no lights at all. I tried pressing the power button, unplugging and replugging the cables…nada. I figured the modem went bad (because it’s happened to me TWICE before) and resolved the call Comcast later in the day when I was done running errands. After dinner last night, on a whim, I decided to check and make sure it was actually plugged into the wall. And you know what? It wasn’t.

Dumb, da-dum-dum, DUMMMMMMMMB……

It’s been an unusually calm morning around here. Kids are content, chasing each other around and getting Fruity Pebbles all over the floor. Oh, and there are DVDs and socks all over my house. My little one is fascinated with both of those things right now. Or rather, fascinated with pulling them off the shelves/out of the laundry basket and then disseminating them across the house. And you know what? I’ve given up. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d rather have a messy house all day and do ONE massive cleanup at the end of the night, rather than constantly follow her around cleaning up after her. That kid can destroy a house MUCH faster than I can clean it up. I’m sure some of you out there can relate. Anyway, I’ve been lucky enough to get little pockets of time over the last few days to get this drawing finished.

I could say that I chose oranges, yellows and browns because I had Thanksgiving on the brain, and I did start working on right after, so that’s not entirely a lie. But the more truthful statement is that I’ve been very conscious lately about using colors I don’t really care for. Yellow, brown and orange? Yeah, probably my least favorite three of the entire spectrum. I’m definitely prefer cool colors and jewel tones. But using nothing but blues, green and purples leads to a marker box full of dried up cool colors and warm colored markers in brand-spanking-new condition. Might as well use them! Besides, I can’t be selfish. Plenty of OTHER people like these colors. If that person is you, I’ll have it available for sale in my Redbubble shop very soon.