It took me quite a while to finished this 'tip in' ... At first, I painted a regular watercolor 'beach view' - but when I placed it on the page -- that full watercolor - all blues and browns - contrasted so much with this line-ish sketch and open space, that it took me a while to find a style that fit in with the other elements of the page without taking away from the main subject - seashells. I used an Elegant Writer pen (with soluble ink) and added just dashes of color to coordinate with the seashells. I think it works ...
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Sketchbook Journal - Shoes - It's easy to tell that my favorite 'shoe' are those slippers crocheted by my Mom and given to me each year upon my request. Mom's been gone for 5 years now, but each time I wear these, I think of her and the crochet hook which she loved to weave beauty.
Friday, January 22, 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
I'm truly not sure if this is 'white space' (I think so) -- or border - or text box .... in any case, my word for today was 'Can" - When I thought about and looked up more 'meanings,' I was astonished to find SOOO many different meanings that I knew I wanted to include more text than image -- After reading through so many different ideas of this word, I could readily understand why English is such a difficult language to learn!!
Monday, January 18, 2021
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
Sketchbook Journal -- I redid my journal page of Orange - I wanted to compare my spontaneous Orange page (done on 60# not watercolor paper) to the one I did with more planning in my Kilimanjaro 140# CP travel journal.
I'm not sure which I like better ... the quick one in my writing journal feels more spontaneous to me, but the one in my sketchbook journal feels more polished (wish I had enlarged the title though) ... do you have a preference?
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Friday, January 08, 2021
Journal - I'm using a 70# 7" x 10" Reflexions journal for my morning pages -- I've decided to try to watercolor (as best I can with quick sketches on this thin paper) - to add to my writing. My word this morning was "Orange" ... and so I wrote about that and decided to add some sketches to these pages ... I may use that word in my watercolor journal - but for now, these non-precious pages, filled with thoughts, ephemera, ink stains and corrections, feels so much more relaxed and playful ... Here's the page -- boo-boos and all ...
Thursday, January 07, 2021
Journal - Two words - Soup and Appliance -- ever think about what appliance you'd never want to do without??? My coffee maker -- for sure! LOL
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
Monday, January 04, 2021
Sketchbook Journal - I've decided to focus a bit more time on my sketchbook journaling - trying to create better looking pages - more 'design' than just random placement of objects (my goal anyway!). Also, since I've been in such a sketching and writing doldrum these covid days, I've decided to try a 'word generator' - choose a word from those than randomly appear, and then using that word to generate more writing and sketching.
This is the first page for January 1 2021 - more about the day, than a particular word ...