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Whenever I start a new journal, I always record my current main watercolor palette. I have a few palettes for specific tasks, but this is the largest main palette with a mix of a few Daniel Smith Primateks and many … Continue reading
I’ve been journaling for 50 years, art journaling for forty (first architectural ideas, now art). I’ve tried many journals before finding my perfect journal. I bought the Chinese Journals (left, and btw, review in links) from Chinatown in San Fransisco … Continue reading
There are good online tutorials on fancy precise folded journals, with hard covers at each end and measured numbers. I can do THAT… BUT it takes a long time to be precise, and the journal becomes quite precious! I want … Continue reading
In Part 1 I tested inks on the papers, creating a simple journal; now I added watercolors to each Hahnemühle paper: Harmony, Cézanne, and Expression. Let me cut to the chase. I am probably going to buy these papers in … Continue reading
I use a journal MOST of the time, mostly because right now I am still working full time. But I have lovely watercolor blocks from Hahnemühle, and they were bought or given to me (full disclosure) to review. I finally … Continue reading
You know that I am enjoying making folded journals… (Above and below, a hand-made journal from Harmony paper.) I will be writing a bit more in the next couple of weeks about how I am using them. AND, I am … Continue reading
What is it about a new journal? I love the blank page — not one of those peeps who hates them. The Hahnemühle D & S Sketchbook (Draft and Sketch) is a new journal for me. I wanted to try … Continue reading
This year I participated in the Sketchbook Project out of Brooklyn. The idea of being part of hundreds of artists and writers creating books on the topic of Fear or Hope at this time in our country’s history was a … Continue reading
My journal of Boy and Gurl will be told in the Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, my spring gift to me! I wish I’d done this for all my kitties… but back then it was architectural drawings or big acrylic paintings. I LOVE … Continue reading
DRAW something that makes me laugh… Mostly it is a turn of phrase, a silly song Mitchell makes up, or a few completely hysterical movies. Calvin and Hobbs (copyrighted). So I listed the things that make me laugh, and spritzed … Continue reading
Mitchell and I collected them before I knew how much fun they are to sketch. We like big cups, and they have to feel good in the hand. They have to be colorful or hand-painted. There has to be one … Continue reading
I went for something a bit more meaningful to me than my feet. WAIT… oops, my feet are meaningful to me! Where would I be without them? “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” … Continue reading
i cannot believe i am so swamped at work that i posted two of these before. *sigh* losing it… edited It is not fancy, not pretty, and not expensive. It has many annoying design qualities. But in the end, the … Continue reading
There are a lot of things about the Platinum Carbon pen that are just plain stupid — like it doesn’t post (have a place for the cap) but dang this baby just writes and writes, and after all, that is … Continue reading
I mistakenly bought a couple of A6 Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, not my size! Teeny-tiny! I decided to use it and put myself through fast paces of the Every Day In May challenge, with a twist — I am doing NO … Continue reading
I’ve been looking forward to finishing my last A5 book (Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Sketchbook) so I could start the new Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, my spring gift to me! I am picky about my journals and have tried several, only to find … Continue reading
Okay, I admit it… I bought these for the TIN. My studio paints are overflowing into lots of little tins, and I loved the flowers on these tins and the size. (How I used these tins and organized my paints … Continue reading