Wednesday, August 26, 2009

500 colors...infinite possibilities.

I've always enjoyed coloring -- and no, I don't mean drawing. Unlike drawing, coloring is free form and pressure free. You're not trying to create something, you're just...coloring. It's pleasant, mindless, and I've always found it to be incredibly relaxing. As someone with a fairly high level of energy, it also gives me something to occupy my hands with while sitting in front of the TV. If I were going to take my coloring to the next level though, this gorgeous set of 500 colored pencils from Social Designer would rocket me from color-enthusiast to color-freak. The 500 Color Pencils project is a font of inspiration for artists -- and even the casual colorist -- and it reminds me that it's been far too long since I've busted out my colored pencils and a coloring book.

With names as inspiring as the colors themselves, these pencils are available by subscription only. For $33 a month, subscribers will receive a different set of 25 colored pencils. After 20 months, you'll have the full pantheon of colors, and the infinite possibilities which they invite. The pencils can also be displayed in a variety of creative ways. In my {nonexistent} fantasy craft room I would have a full set of these mounted on the wall. They're truly a piece of art in themselves.

13 comments:

annechovie said...

This is like offering drugs to a druggie, Averill. I have to look away....serious trouble for me...my pulse quickens when I see colored markers, paints or pencils. These are amazing!!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

I'm in love!! I'm going to have to frame that first colored pencil pic as a piece of art for my craft room. I would go bananas with 500 colored pencils!!

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-You are supposed to be blogging while you are watching television-LOL!

Kitty said...

you had me at "lettuce!" i am so getting these for Hubbs and my boy!

Quotidian Grace said...

Shall I tell the story now about how you used to hyperventilate as a little girl when I took you to the art supply store.

Nah.

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

I can't believe how many there are!

pk said...

I find coloring very relaxing too. LOVE these colors! You're right, they would awesome displayed in our fantasty craft room.

Kara said...

The names alone are perfect. oooh I want some colored pencils now!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

All four of my adult children who go nuts for these - the artistic possibilities are too mind boggling.
I'm crazy for the catchy names alone!

Hope the box unpacking is coming along well?

Laura@JourneyChic said...

I think the person who came up with those color names also works for J. Crew!

Sanity Fair said...

Fun idea. I used to draw and sketch, and had a marvelous selection of colored pencils - I haven't been able to get rid of them!

Sarah Klassen said...

These are awesome ~ Sometimes, I like to draw an idea out in color, rather than in ink -- you get an immediate sense of the feel based on the palette...these would be so much fun!

I hope you have a lovely weekend in your new home...

Patch said...

I LOVE coloring. My little nephews probably wonder why every time I see them, I'm like, I KNOW! LET'S COLOR! And then proceed to get really into it. These pencils are to die for!

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