April Fool’s Day 2015
ver went to sleep, not really. Laid down but could not sleep and so, I stayed up. Too excited about the trip, plus I had to connect one last time with Jai and the kids before we left. We are both upset about us going, but thankfully Ruthie is here to stay for the month.
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what
we need to know.” Ani Pema Chodron
And so, I just kept drawing. I sorted through my art supplies again. In doing so, I realized that I’d probably have my ink bottles confiscated. I went online and found a pen shop in Rome. Repacking my carry-on began.
“Weapons will do you no good in that cave, Luke.
You will find only what you bring with you.” Yoda
I also rethought the whole brush pen thing. I haven’t used Roz Stendhal’s suggestion of brush pens though I bought them. But maybe this is a good time to try. It would be good to step up my watercolors to illustrate where Elisabetta and Miguel travel.
“Life itself is the proper binge.” Julia Child
Waking Mik up, sleepy man. Off we go, our first overseas adventure for the book!
Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
De Artramentis Document ink, and Daniel Smith, Holbien and QoR watercolors.
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Awesome visuals! Is this your fake journal? or should I be worried?
Dang! I wish I had time to do it all! I know I’d start my journal out as a poet goat on Orchid Island, Taiwan. First line would be, “It’s harder than you might think to hold a Faber-Castell PITT pen your mouth if your a goat, but I have a trick!” Oh, well…
Wow, what a wonderful page, Kate! You will be ready if you ever want to turn this into a real trip. I will be visiting here as well as on our FB page.
Thanks Joan — me too – visiting both pages in case people are writing on their blogs as well!
So wonderful – I want that sneaker. You are an awesome journalist…
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” That’s my take-away for the day….
That’s a good takeaway. Enjoy my crazy fakery!
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I love that one too. It is so true. I have experienced it and when ‘it’ goes away I feel a great big relief. Sometimes that can take a very long time – once decades – to work through. First of all you have to identify what that ‘nothing’ is that is making you feel so bad or upset. But now I know others feel the same and that makes me feel ‘normal’, ha ha.
Thankyou Katie for your wonderful blog of visuals and writing.
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A crazy kind of normal, right? ;)~
BTW Sandi, you know this is International Fake Journal Month, right?
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