This is something a bit different than is normally seen on Cafe Crem. I rarely work in as large a format as Miki does. So I’ve posted a page from my Moleskine journal. I love flowers and colour! The irises were drawn with water soluble pencil crayons. You draw with them as you would with normal pencils, but if you stroke over the drawing with clear water the pigments sften out and it becomes more painterly. These are ideal for the paper in the Moleskine as ordinary watercolour paints don’t adhere to the surface. They are also great to take travelling.
The Matryoshka Doll pencil crayons were a gift from Rob, my husband. He brought them back from Sakhalin Island off the east coast of Siberia. He travels a lot for research in the field or for meetings. They are short and a bit thick, so holding them is a bit awkward. I’ve used them a few times, but I’d rather preserve them as a keepsake . I love looking at them and I thought you might, too.