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Oklahoma City Colored Pencil Society

May 6th, 2009

okccpsaOn the last Tuesday night of the month, I have been attending the OKC chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America.  The first meeting was a bust as it had been moved to an off night because of the weather.  There were only five or six of us present.  But we colored with our pencils and generally had a pleasant visit.  The next meeting I attended was a business meeting.  I still had a pleasant visit with the folks there, but it just wasn’t what I was looking for.  Then last week, I finally made a full fledged meeting.  OK, it wasn’t fireworks but it was a genuinely good time.  We watched a video demonstration on layering and using watercolor pencils to lay down a base wash.  I thought that violated the rules, but hey, I’m all for that anyway.  Then we watched the winners of one of the regional CPSA competitions.  Talk about breathtaking!  And this too!  So, I decided that I’m in.  If I hang around these people, maybe they’ll show me some techniques because that was awesome work.

EDM 110: Draw a bowl

EDM 110: Draw a bowl

I have found that when I snack, if I will put the snack into a little bowl like this one, I can feel satisfied.  If I bring the bag that the snack came in over to the couch, I will eat the whole bag and want more.  Especially if the snack happens to be the crack-cocaine doritos or nutter butter cookies.

Don’t knock it.  I’ve lost 54 pounds so far.





The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head. You may see me traveling up and down the highways of Oklahoma looking for the next place to sketch, paint, sing, dance, write, photograph or simply meditate. I have begun a journey that once set upon, there is no turning back. You can share in my blunt force journey through the art world on my weekly U-stream broadcast
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No Responses to “Oklahoma City Colored Pencil Society”

  1. winna on May 6, 2009 7:08 am

    this is a wonderful post of yours—the bowl idea makes for a good sketch and diet option that works—you’re to be congratulated! I love how you offer added photos to see and was blown away by them.

    winna’s last blog post.."Yellow Is The Color:"

  2. Jesse on May 6, 2009 1:33 pm

    I, too, use that strategy with snacks. I also find the 100 calorie packs of many munchies to be quite satisfying. I’ve lost 60 lbs on Weight Watcher’s, now a lifetime member since Aug, 08.

    I hope you continue to post about your CP meetings. Awesome work you’ve posted.

    Jesse

  3. Blade on May 7, 2009 9:08 pm

    Thank you, Winna, I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Blade on May 7, 2009 9:10 pm

    Jesse, I am amazed at how well the portion control bit is working and how easy it is once you get going. But that first week or so was really tough. Even now, four months into it, I still have days when the oreos just call to me.

    I am actually looking forward to meeting with the OKC CPSA sometime in the next week or so for a sketchcrawl. Should be fun.

  5. David McBride on May 31, 2009 12:39 am

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed our meeting and we were very happy that you joined us. Gratz on the weight loss man! I sure need to do something because the doc had me on steroids due to a serious illness and that caused me to gain a bunch! I weigh more now that I ever have… yeck! I’ll certainly give your idea a run and maybe get back with Weight Watchers too. I was thinking about WW online. Our branch of the Colored Pencil Society is about to break out on the local scene and in the next few months we will be actively participating in gallery shows, exhibitions, and festivals. Our main target is about a year from now when we will have a huge show at the Oklahoma Science Museum which used to be called the Omniplex. This show will be opened to the public and we need as many Colored Pencil artists to join in as possible. Take care and I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!
    http://www.cpsa.org and http://www.OKCityCPSA.org

    David McBride, President
    CPSA – District Chapter 221 – Oklahoma

  6. Blade on June 1, 2009 1:11 am

    David, I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better! I’m looking forward to the next meeting and to getting organized for the show at the Omniplex!

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