Black roll of many colours

Drawing of canvas roll of coloured pencils

Strapped into a tight black roll, many colours wait to burst out

On a personal level, my purchase of a black canvas roll for coloured pencils was retail therapy, which for me usually happens in a stationery or art supplies store. I bought three new pencils for three flesh colours: until now, all my people were coloured peach or nutmeg. That meant my pencil tin was too small, so I bought a black canvas roll to store all my supplies for Bad Drawings.

On a global level, this picture resonates as a metaphor for Black Lives Matter, don’t you think?

11 thoughts on “Black roll of many colours

  1. They certainly do 🙂

  2. Yes, no matter what the colour of the roll, inside are all the same colours and ingredients.

    1. cedar51 says:

      totally agree…

  3. Sadje says:

    It’s a good representation of all life on the planet.

  4. I liked the way the colors wanted to escape from the black roll.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I take them for a run every day 🙂

      1. I love the way your pencils run, with you as the coach.

  5. alison41 says:

    I always enjoy your not-so-bad pics. That cloth roll is pretty nifty. Enjoy.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I’m not sure I can accept your promotion!

  6. Ally Bean says:

    Great drawing. Good metaphor for life. The colors within are waiting to be shared once you unroll yourself.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Yes. True of so many people. I aspire to unroll those colours with my eyes and ears and goodwill…