Our Happy Mug

This is our Happy Mug.  If one of us says we need the Happy Mugs, we know which ones they are.  Their history was we bought them at a time when we needed a shot of happy in the morning, and they looked exactly like they could provide.  They’ve not let us down!25 OF 75 SKETCH

 This watercolor began life as a drawing for Brenda Swenson’s 75-Day Challenge.
Watercolors seduced me with this cup, which begged to be painted.
It was drawn with a grey Cocoiro pen, which pretty much disappeared in the opaque watercolor undercoat.  I so seldom use opaque colors, but for this pottery piece the Daniel Smith Warm Grey seemed right — and other transparent color went over it.
Other colors were Venetian Red, Paynes Grey, and Quin Scarlet.  And colored pencil!

25 OF 75 SKETCH copy 2

25 OF 75 SKETCH copy


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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5 Responses to Our Happy Mug

  1. susanissima says:

    Love the happy redness and the idea of a happy cup for those moments when one needs something uplifting. Blue does that for me, for some reason, and I like it to be filled with jasmine tea. What would you fill yours with?


  2. Tracey Fletcher King says:

    Love your happy mug… I have one that is a glorious orange that I use every morning… A perfect size for the one cup of coffee I have a day… The rest of the day it is tea all the way, but I start every day with that orange mug with instant coffee… Don’t hate me for the instant lol … I am a coffee baby and real coffee makes me so hyper it is mad… So one weak instant to start the day, then my beloved tea… Love the sketch… It feels like you are drawing well at the moment…


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