I’ve journaled for ever. It is only since picking up watercolors that my journal entries have gone beyond sketching and perhaps colored pencils into what I do now, but the discipline and connection to reflection and sustenance was embedded long ago.
A mainstay of my journal are my gratitude entries.
I feel delight when I see Mitchell at the desk every day…
Some entries are evident, but when they find my journals
after I am long gone some will not be understood….
Like the image of a rolled up sleeve!
And another…. after a bad day… to shift the inner state of mind… sometimes I just write.
This is a good day to post about gratitude because I have a crud-cold
and I am grateful they end… wishing mine were done NOW!.
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“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook,
Jinhao with Goulet 1.1 stub nib and Super5 Frankfurt,
Lamy Vista with Nemosine Aeolis Palus Red ink,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
Da Vinci, Sennelier, Holbein, DS Primatek watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors,
Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink and Super5 Frankfurt inks in Pentel Aquash waterbrushes.
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That annoying loud-mouth editor/critic in your head? GONE! How great would that be?
I like your post today as well. I to find a daily practice in gratitude to be a ritual that benefits all of us.
It probably saved my life twice… and focuses my mind to ward the positive in my life. Always can be thankful for Mitchell and Cats!
Hey! I made your Gratitude List! Woo hoo! Getting out my pom poms! LOL! Just know I love you and hope you feel better soon! ♥
You certainly did! Have you got the Schminke pans?
I got the set I ordered and hacked it together with my old set! But still haven’t got the prize from Wet Paint! ♥
DUH I knew that!!! Fuzzy thinking.
I am going to give my Schmincke paints away. I will never use but maybe one of these colors and so am looking for a home… I will do it when I write my review.
No way! Really? I’ll be watching for that review! Big hugs! ♥
Soon… playing catch up.
Wonderful – I hope you feel better soon 🙂
I think I may be turning the corner… painting in bed today. Have not done that — too fuzzy-headed.
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Feel better, Katie! Your journals are little gems.
sending you virtual chicken noodle soup for your cold. Feel better my friend. Talk soon! (LOVE the mugs!)
Just a beautiful post! Love your artwork AND your attitude of gratitude inspite of good days and bad days. Feel better! Happy PPF
It can turn around a bad day…
A gratitude journal is very healing. Your illustrations are beautiful and I quite like your artsy looking handwriting too. Be well, and happy PPF!
So sorry about your cold. Your watercolors are excellent.
Thanks Nicole. Finally getting over it!
I love your pen-and-ink/loose watercolor style!
Thank you… I admit I’ve started using new paints — Da Vinci watercolors — and their vibrancy is unsurpassed!