Sunday, September 11, 2016

Journal Pages

June and July journal pages, de atramentis document inks


It has been a fantastic summer with little rain and long, sunny days. And although I've been out on the bicycle and at my art table less with the great weather; I have kept up my journal pages and calligraphy practice through the summer.

August Journal page


I rearranged my art tables so I could have a table dedicated to calligraphy and writing correspondence. I found the cutest mini asian tea set to use for my inks and water reservoir. You can see it in the photo below on the bottom-left corner.



fern sketch in clairefontaine notebook


This morning I did a quick sketch of the leaves and fern that I keep on my table. The gold flecks in J. Herbin's Caroube de Chrypre ink really came through and are noticeable when viewing at certain angles. At other angles, it is a rich, earthy brown. The word summer was written with another of my favorite colors: J. Herbin Emerald de Chivor.

I can already feel summer welcoming Autumn. The weather has a crisper, lighter feel to it.


joining sunday sketches


7 comments:

  1. Oh they are wonderful! So fluid and expressive...

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  2. Your journal is wonderful. It makes you want to stare at the pages and especially the portrait. The gold work is really nice, too. I like your style so much. genie

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  3. Beautiful, colorful and creative journal pages ~ ^_^

    Happy Creating ~ ^_^

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  4. Oooooops, I just sent my comment as a message to you, sorry. The 'Post a
    Comment' link was obscured by the colourful ad.

    I will write it again -

    Lovely journal pages, Juana!

    I am curious to see how you work with the inks and the tea-set. Perhaps you could share some pics in another post? I admit that I'm terrified when working with inks in reservoirs and not in fountain pens. I always worry about spillage accidents. I usually have my ink container sitting inside a bigger, heavier dish. A touch paranoid, I know.

    Have a great week. :)

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  5. You have such a wonderful and unique way to make art and I admire you because your artwork comes really from your heart and always spreads a wonderful atmosphere. The mini asian tea set looks cut and I also love the collection of pebbles and seashells at your window. You have such a lovely place to retreat.

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  6. that looks like a gorgeous view from the window :)

    really like your sketch of the tea set and its a very neat and handy looking thing :D

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  7. What a beautiful view! I'd be inspired sitting there as well! :) Wonderful work. Love what you do.
    x

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