Pentalic replaced this falling apart journal, and I am trying to get through it because it continues to break open at new places. I want the new year to be free of breaking journals!
Middle of the night QUICK sketches…
I can’t just pick up a waterbrush full of ink and expect miracles.
You have to squeeze while painting.
So I do practice — You guys just don’t see them!
This year has been a tough year.
In many ways, other than Mitchell, my art FB friends and blogging friends
have gotten me through what might have turned into depression.
What might I have to be depressed about?
Written at 1am on the Solstice, and in fact,
the end of my Pentalic Falling Apart Journal Two.
Trump is bad enough, but I think what scares and depresses me is the huge numbers of people who voted for him, agreeing with his racism and bigotry and narrow-mindedness and happy that he will, if allowed, take apart our constitution.
And he has unfettered power.
I see the Solstice as the new year.
I pray 2017 has a better outcome.
Praying to ALL the gods and goddesses
while I can still do this in public.
Showing you my end pages, where I try things out.
The small overlay is unsized gampi paper.
Starting a new journal today….
Pentalic Aqua Journal, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil,
Pilot Desk Fountain Pen – DPN-70 or Lamy LX pen with De Atramentis Tobacco ink,
Pilot Preppy pen with Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink,
Pilot Preppy pen with Super5 Frankfurt (Amazon when they have it or buy from Europe),
Pilot Metropolitan with KWZ Ink’s Foggy Green,
Platinum Carbon pen in medium and fine with De Atramentis Document Brown ink,
Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document Black ink, Lamy Al-Star with Diamine China Blue (I think), Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
Sennelier, Holbein, Prima Watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors.
BTW, Pentalic did admit that they had a problem
with their journals so the next journal
I use that is theirs will be a replacement.
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