Every Day in May, 22, HaHaHaaa

DRAW something that makes me laugh…
Mostly it is a turn of phrase, a silly song Mitchell makes up, or a few completely hysterical movies.  Calvin and Hobbs (copyrighted).

So I listed the things that make me laugh, and spritzed them…
Jutta you stumped me — or maybe it was the deadlines and headlines making me serious?

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Every Day in May: 25, Rooster Whistle


I use this musical instrument to drive the cats mad….
My plastic rooster whistle with the vibrating wheel!

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Every Day in May, 23-24, Transparent Perfume


Had to draw transparent and perfume…
Mine usually comes in the form of creams but I do love the scents from Pacifica.

The list, above.

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Every Day in May, 22, Mugs


Mitchell and I collected them before I knew how much fun they are to sketch.
We like big cups, and they have to feel good in the hand.
They have to be colorful or hand-painted.
There has to be one for each of us.
We’ve been doing this almost since we met, and we are picky about our cups!
Sometimes they are named.  “Happy Cups” or Rooster, as in,
“Let’s have Rooster today.”  or, “I think we NEED Happy Cups.”
We know what we mean.
We haven’t named these yet.  Too new.


Let’s talk about why I don’t buy Noodler’s inks anymore.  Period.
They are not reliably waterproof even when Noodler’s-man says they are.
You have to test them on EVERY paper.

Above, the cup lines were drawn with Diamine Grey, not waterproof, because
I wanted little touches of grey to move into the bright  orange paint.

But I did not want the words to run, so I switched to Noodler’s Lexington Grey ink.
I had not tested it in this book.  You can see how it ran, and I had intended to do something fun with the base but as it was running at the very touch of the brush,
I decided NOT.  This is why I only use De Atramentis Document (not Archival)
or Super5 inks (and I love their Frankfurt, but was too lazy to refill my pen, ouch).
They are both reliably waterproof, in that I’ve only had them move a bit if I just kept saturated with many layers of wash — and not as much as this!

Loving this Hahnemühle Watercolour Book paper,
and will start my new proper-sized journal soon!

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Every Day in May: 20-21, Bike in the Park

Business is interfering with my posting life!


It is not walk in the park this week, deadlines and stress abound!
Drawing this from the top of my head was freeing, a trip outside at 1am!


This was going along nicely when the pen decided to BLOB in my nicely whimsical and lighthearted sketch.  Ah well, good save.  Embrace the wonky.


Have a good week every one…
It is about to turn into scorcher days, not my idea of a god time.

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Every Day in May, 19, Buddha’s Feet

I went for something a bit more meaningful to me than my feet.
WAIT… oops, my feet are meaningful to me!  Where would I be without them?
“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”  Frida Kahlo

But I don’t want to draw my feet, so Buddha’s feet are my choice.
As I am the Buddha and the Buddha is me, they are my feet.
As close to a zen tangle as I will get.
I love putting some of my favorite quotes next to drawings;
I will do it more often!
I used Diamine Grey for the undersketch; KWZ Foggy green for the details.
Super5 Frankfurt in a waterbrush (diluted a bit) touched into the
KWZ ink and created the beautiful colors.  I adore both inks!

The list, above.

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Every Day in May, 15-17

i cannot believe i am so swamped at work that i posted two of these before.
*sigh*  losing it… edited

It is not fancy, not pretty, and not expensive.
It has many annoying design qualities.
But in the end, the only thing that matters is it always works, 24/7.
Not drawn with the Platinum Carbon pen,
but with my Lamy LX in De Atramentis Tobacco Brown ink, heavenly smelling.

My favorite blanket is not one of my colorful blankets,
but a lovely  brown mohair-wool yarn I fell in love with,
into which I wove a single mohair strand in many colors.
This blanket was a bone of contention with Kamala, as she loved it —
too much, with claws, and so we fought about it.
I wish she were here to fight with now.


Dongel?  Dongle?  Did they spell it newly or the old way?
A year ago I didn’t know they existed.
Now I am annoyed because I am always looking for them.

The list, above.

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