Saturday, January 28, 2017

Crow and quote, journal pages, fountain pen inks

De Atramentis document and J. Herbin inks, enso and crow

At the beginning of January, I was looking through photos I'd taken over the years. I came across this photo of a crow on the beach and that inspired this journal page. I edited the year to read 2017 as I wrote 16 by mistake.

I used De Atramentis document inks in Fuchsia, Fog Grey, and Yellow. For the bird, I used  J. Herbin Cacao de Chypre and sumi ink for the Enso and quote.

Exhaust the realm of the possible.
Peter Pindar

joining sunday sketches

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Women's March poster

line drawing, first layer

Saturday morning, January 21, I worked on my poster for my local Women's March. There are so many issues at stake right now, not only for women but also for humanity and the environment, so I wanted an image and words that would symbolize what's at stake. I did the above portrait a long time ago and used the line drawing for this poster.

layers of acrylics and sharpie

I came across a quote by Edgar Mitchell tweeted by Neil deGrasse Tyson which highlighted taking a step back to see a bigger picture, to look beyond our individual experiences and view our world collectively. How to say all of that in my own words?

Before the march, my husband and I went for a bicycle ride to the forest and went hiking. I loved being out there in nature, so I didn't realize how late it was. When we returned home, I only had about 15 minutes to add the words to my poster. I wrote down what came to mind and felt good about it. We are in this together.

We're in this together. women's march poster

Saturday, January 7, 2017

January journal pages, week 1

I finished making my journal-calendar book just in time for the New Year. Rather than have three separate journals (writing, drawing, doodles) I am putting them all in one book this year. So I have several sections with fountain-friendly paper for writing, watercolor paper for drawing, and graph paper for doodles and brainstorming.

doodle fun

quotes, watercolor and sumi ink


Wishing everyone well in 2017.

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