VSW Vietnam, 2


In the midst of so much sadness having
these lovely silk lanterns and the beautiful lantern shop
with the bougainvillea in full blossom was a delight.


It took me forever.
Depression would pull me, sleepiness and distraction also overtaking me.

The sketch above is an ink-painting, no watercolors.
An assortment of L’Artisan Pastellier Classique inks were used.


I sketched the planters with
a Platinum Carbon Pen
with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, and
chose delightful clear watercolors to depict
the bright silks!

I went back and forth on
writing the reality of what
is going on and in the end, decided to do this as this
is my art journal, and
I will look back and see
what I was struggling with
when I chose to sketch lanterns.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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4 Responses to VSW Vietnam, 2

  1. lois says:

    The lanterns are beautiful!!

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