Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Try something new every day

While I am drawing or painting,
I sometimes regret the color palette I have chosen.
But then I look at it the following morning
and realize how refreshing it is 
to see something different on my table.


I still wished I hadn't used so much purple.
However, I am glad I created it.
It goes into my little scrapbook :)



Monday, January 30, 2017

Practice, Practice, Practice

I really don't know what I am practicing for.
I just know that I love the feel of watercolors :)



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

*love* Danielle Donaldson

I love taking e-courses to learn new skills.
I particularly like taking creative e-courses
from the Jeanne Oliver network.
Her courses are unique, affordable, and have no time limit.
One specific artist that I adore on her network is Danielle Donaldson.

So this week, while I am watching her lessons,
I am heavily inspired by her :)




Thank you Danielle :)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Watercolor

I am still loving watercolors.
I love the pretty-ness factor of it, of course.
But more importantly,
 it's a medium I have to do quickly.
It helps with not overanalyzing.
And while I don't always love 
what I am creating at the time,
I often come back to it the next day
and feel surprised how lovely it does look.





Wednesday, January 18, 2017

*Love* Jane Davenport

Have you seen Jane Davenport's new range of art materials?
Check it out here.
It's too swoon for!
A couple of weeks ago, I purchased my very first watercolor tin set.
(Jane Davenport's 'Neutral' set)


It's not just beautiful looking,
but they are highly pigmented and so, so smooth!


*love* *love* *love*



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy 2017

Oh gosh, it's only January 14th,
and it already feels like I've been through an emotional roller coaster
Over and over again.
Just yesterday, within 5 minutes my hubby and I
went from checking the school's webpage, 
checking our kids' 2nd quarter report cards, 
and celebrating that we have 2 A+ students
To
realizing that one kid didn't close the trunk of the car
and that the other kid shut the garage door right on top of it -
not allowing us to re-open the garage door,
because the two doors were rubbing against each other.
On top of that, when asked why the trunk wasn't shut,
the kids were defensive
and thought it was the other one's fault.

What?

There went that euphoric feeling from 5 minutes ago.

So here I am,
in one of my few happy places.
But then I feel guilty again,
because ... what? I haven't been here for 9 months?

It's kind of sad,
that I don't have much time for my happy place.
Then again, my happy place is in creating,
documenting it has fallen to the bottom of the list.

But when ever I look back onto this blog,
like today,
I feel happy that I documented it.
I started 7 years ago,
and I love seeing what I have created
... and what my kids have created.

So like every new year,
I try my best to start again.
Especially this year,
I need my happy place :)

So this year,
My word of the year is 
PERSIST

I think I might have used it before.
But oh well, 
It's really appropriate this year!
Happy New Year to all of you!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Watercolor patterns

Still practicing with watercolors.
I'm starting to trust in my water color strokes.
It's not always beautiful,
but it always feels magical,
and most of all relaxing :)





I have to find a better way
of capturing watercolors though.
The above scans seem poor quality.
I have to get my DSLR out.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

in my doodling journal ...

Looking through my doodling pages
from last year.
What didn't mean much at the time,
now seems quite interesting to me now ...


 



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Getting into the groove of it ...

Practicing,
Practicing,
Practicing with watercolors :)






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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

When no roses are blooming in my garden ...

I buy some at Trader Joe's,




or paint some :)


Wishing everyone an inspiring day!