Jilanne’s Dogwoods

Jilanne Hoffmann has a great blog on writing, and is a blogging buddy.
She shared her dogwood poem with me;
I had to put it into my art journal.
I am grateful for the friends I’ve made through blogging.
Thank you Jilanne.

 

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Gratitude, Everyday Practice

I’ve journaled for ever.  It is only since picking up watercolors that my journal entries have gone beyond sketching and perhaps colored pencils into what I do now, but the discipline and connection to reflection and sustenance was embedded long ago.

A mainstay of my journal are my gratitude entries.

I feel delight when I see Mitchell at the desk every day…

Some entries are evident, but when they find my journals
after I am long gone some will not be understood….
Like the image of a rolled up sleeve!

And another…. after a bad day… to shift the inner state of mind… sometimes I just write.

This is a good day to post about gratitude because I have a crud-cold
and I am grateful they end… wishing mine were done NOW!.

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USk World-wide Sketchout: Autumn at the Studio

Yesterday was a worldwide USk sketchout, and I am swamped.
But the trees outside the studio had not lost their leaves YET (starting)
so into freezing car and parked down the block and looked up at the studio.
My finish room is in the corner of the building!
I added watercolor back in my warm studio!

Da Vinci Rose Dore is my go-to….
Now I’ve added their Benzimida Orange and Benzimida Orange Deep
and Indian Yellow to my palette.  Yummy paints.

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Fabriano Watercolor journal (don’t recommend),
Jinhao with Goulet 1.1 stub nib and De Atramentis Document Brown ink,
Da Vinci, Holbein and Daniel Smith Watercolors.

W16 7 21 USK PSU BERRY FESTIVAL 02 SQ  

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Monterey Platform Rocker

I’m a lucky woman. 
I am paid to work in brilliant color on pieces of California history.
I love the smell of oil paint when I open the studio door.

Catching the wavy base and angles in this drawing — not so easy.

We will do the cushions correctly;
breaks my heart to see their guts removed.
Maybe I’ll keep this one!

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Lake Oswego Tree

We were going to a client meeting
before the leaves dropped, and the
Lake Oswego trees were exceptional!
I had a chance to sketch before coming back to the studio.I tried this technique unsuccessfully (not what I was going for, right) during a sketchwalk but the thing is, I learned from that mistake what I
needed to do to make the one above.

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Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Journal Wrap-up

I’ve been so busy I forgot to post my flip side-show on my last journal.
Thankfully, no music accompanied this one.
(Mac tends to continue to override my commands.)
This journal is from July to October 2017…
Yes I omitted some entries too personal.

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Quan Yin

My first entry is the lovely god/dess Quan Yin, aka Kannon, or Kwan Yin.
She began life as a he, and over many years evolved into she.

The goddess of compassion, akin to Avalokiteshvara / Chenrezig and the Taras.

Line drawing, and you can see the statue of her…

Lovely Primateks with touches of MG’s Cobalt Teal and DS Terre Green.
BTW, I have many many driving-me-crazy teachers…

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