Christmas moved me back into watercolors.
Hard not to be moved to color when it is such a colorful season!
It was also a move back to Catholic rituals,
as my Mom dying prompted me to saying some prayers to Guadalupe.
Lights always cheer — and thankfully,
Santa added to our collection of twinkly cheery lights!
And a cheery pen or two or three…
Mostly, we spent a good portion of the first few days off recovering…
sleeping sleeping sleeping staying in pj’s except when we went into the studio.
And such great foods this year —
I used to spend two days baking but have not done this in years,.
This year I HAD to have cookies; Baker & Spice and the Cakery did not let us down.
Flavored shortbreads, coconut patties, sugar&spice pecans, teacakes.
And chocolate. Lots of chocolate…
See you next year!
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook,
Edison Nouveau 1.1 stub nib with Robert Oster Purple Jazz.
Moonman Wancai with special grind architect’s nib,
special grind cursive nib, Goulet 1.1 nib, with Robert Oster Emerald ink,
Robert Oster Fire and Ice ink, Akkerman Chinatown Red ink,
Lamy Vista with Robert Oster Thunderstorm ink,
Pilot Plumix with De Atramentis Document Purple ink.
Pilot Metropolitan with Super5 Frankfurt ink,
Jinhao with Goulet 1.1 stub nib and Super5 Frankfurt ink,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
Da Vinci, Holbein, MGraham and DS Primatek and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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