HAPPY AND SAFE 4TH TO EVERYONE!
It’s that time of year when everyone in the West living
near forests and fields worries about fireworks.
Crazily, they still allow personal street fireworks as part of a RIGHT
as if people’s homes, livelihood and our lovely forests are not a right too…
We’ve already heard what sounds like M80s pop-pop-pop!
We’ll be spending our time in the studio so if there is a problem
we can evacuate as we call the fire department.
Can’t have museum artifacts and take a chance.
Good news, from our studio we can see half a dozen fireworks shows on the Columbia.
New Moon Astrology is wild right now. Andandashree advises us to:
“Steady the mind, anchor your truth, and prepare yourself for the incoming storms…
If possible, take time for self-care and healing practices and avoid harsh situations
and isolation. Practicing mindfulness-based meditation will be especially
soothing at this time, as well as taking peaceful walks in natural settings.”
Based on our in-and-out of ER these past few days, I think we will lay low anywho!
This is my first time using Fineline masking fluid;
amazingly easy stuff, and nice thin lines!
It is blue so it is also easy to see.
So many budding watercolorists don’t want
to do World Watercolor Month —
but let me say this about that:
Do it from whatever place you are in!
I’m working on washes and learning masking fluid and deepening colors to have them pop, and
developing my writing —
while working on several commissions.
Pentalic Aqua Journal, Platinum Carbon pen,
Lamy Al-Star, De Atramentis Document black ink; Fineline masking fluid;
and Sennelier, Holbein, and Daniel Smith watercolors.
©D. Katie Powell.
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