This journal started in Diwali, and continued to just after the New Year.
I anticipated that it would be about light and ritual and women…
There was instead a good deal of unanticipated loss.
I withheld many pages from this public forum
(though I have no problem with friends flipping through my journals)
because I documented the struggle of personal losses and deaths.
My antidote, however, is to paint cheerful things.
That is the story my journal reveals.
Colorful items, beloved memories — a visual gratitude defying the
sadness and craziness of our country and the horror of the stories.
If I didn’t practice gratitude I do not know how I’d make it.
I didn’t write about ritual, I created ritual.
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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, using all these materials:
Waterbrushes filled with the following: Platinum Cassis Black ink,
Platinum Citrus Black ink, Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink, Super5 Frankfurt ink,
Super5 Australia ink, Super5 Atlantic ink, Super5 Delhi ink,
Jinhao with Goulet 1.1 stub nib with
Super5 Frankfurt and/or De Atramentis Document Brown ink,
Lamy Vista with Nemosine Aeolis Palus Red ink and/or Platinum Citrus Black ink,
Pilot Metropolitan with Platinum Cassis Black ink and/or KWZ Ink’s Foggy Green
and/or Super5 Australia ink and/or Solar Storm 1859 ink,
Lamy LX with De Atramentis Tobacco ink,
Lamy Al-Star with Diamine Ancient Copper and/or Blue Velvet and/or Grey ink
and/or Robert Oster Jade and/or Robert Oster Bronze 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,
Da Vinci, MatteoGrilliArt, Sennelier, Holbein, MGraham and DS Primatek watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors.
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A rich body of work, Kate. Love Mitchell dipping his finger in morning coffee, especially.
You would understand that!
Sorry for the losses, but the journal looks bright and beautiful! ♥
Thank you… It’s been one of my prettiest!
Sorry to hear about your losses, but cheered that you’ve found a way to cope, and to create beautiful art along the way!
Thanks Sandra. Hard month. Our landlady was a friend and she is missed.