VSW: Laguna Beach, California from Lifeguard Tower to Wyland’s

W15 8 25 LAGUNA WALK1 001Note: To see the images I drew from, click here.

This was all about things not going well and forging ahead.

And the difference between what you want to do (personal goals)
and what happens when you are not looking!

Okay, first off, personal goals were I wanted a loose style.  NOT.
(So “NOT” I want to do the entire walk over again.)
I wanted to experiment more with inks.  YES, okay.

Then there was the amazingly lovely Noodler’s Baystate Blue ink,
which is supposed to be permanent.  NOT.
(Fortunately I only bought a sample which just goes to show it is a
good idea to buy samples to play with. . .  it IS a pretty blue!)
How this effected me was I could not do washes across the entire, let’s say,
Hotel Laguna, unless I wanted a blue hotel.  And the good news is I found out
with the Lifeguard Tower and map so blue running was no big deal. . . or a small one!

I wanted to bag it and start over, but there it is in my moleskin journal and I am not interested in loosing the front page to the journal by cutting  this page out, sooooo . . .

I forged on.  I learned a lot more from the problems.
It is not bad, just not what I wanted.

On top of it all I went to grab a Pitt pen to do my lettering and the pen was flat!
No point!  Oh well . . .

Bitch bitch, moan, groan . . . home home home . . . .


I started a Facebook group page to allow everyone to comfortably post their virtual sketches, and also where we will, from time to time, take virtual sketch walks. If you want to know more about what a virtual sketchwalk is review my first post.
I also created an accompanying Flickr group!

Come join us if you are inclined!

virtual sketch walk bannerMoleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
De Artramentis Document, Super5 and Noodler’s inks.


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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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8 Responses to VSW: Laguna Beach, California from Lifeguard Tower to Wyland’s

  1. Sammy D. says:

    Sorry those blues didn’t work out for you ‘cuz from this end of the beach they are oh-so-spectacular. Glad to hear you didn’t rip out pages; not being true to ourselves to edit art journals (my opinion).


  2. These are great!!! I too want to sketch looser, but these would be super loose for me! I love them! And your Moleskine loves them too. 😉


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