I started my new Nostalgie Sketch book.
It is named Endings and Beginnings.
I don’t usually name my sketchbooks but this one cried out to me.
I started it during the dark of the moon.
We just were making the decision to put Kamala to sleep.
Trishna Jewelry, my long-time sideline jewelry business, is ending.
I need to move in another direction, art-oriented.
Check the main page for the sale….
I have a lovely ritual that I am doing to end it and
like all good rituals it has a life of its own.
The ritual has been uplifting and intimate!
The not-great year is ending, the sunlight is growing.
May 2017 bring higher consciousness to the foreground.
Setting discernible goals. I bought a calendar designed for just that,
and I haven’t done that in years. Wednesday, on the New Moon I prioritized goals.
This calendar gives me a way to track progess over months while I work in our business.
Timed writings begin again, putting my psyche ahead as I step into a more creative space, and realize that the time of just learning watercolors is over.
This doesn’t mean I am a master,
but artists learn sometimes by immersing themselves in another artist’s ways
(like when you take a class)
and then the work of learning as you create and experiment
and let your muse move you begins.
I am clearing out cobwebs,
making space for new ideas.
Also, you may see pages without the writing if the writing is too personal
for the world wide web! If I picked my audience… I’d be open.
Being on the internet — reading blogs, seeing art on FB — will be for late afternoon,
when I am not so creative or busy and want a NAP.
Body first also, as I now have the means to an end —
A great physical therapist who can put me back together again.
Dropping weight, yes, but mostly getting into shape.
I guess this is as close as I get to
a New Year’s Resolution.
So far the Nostalgie Sketchbooks is amazing….
Will write a review when I have used both ink and watercolors!
Nostalgie Sketch Book Journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
Pilot Desk Fountain Pen – DPN-70 with De Atramentis Tobacco ink,
Pilot Metropolitan with KWZ Ink’s Foggy Green,
Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document Black ink,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
and Prima metallic ivory and bronze watercolor.
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