Mechanical Splendor

I really like this one. I used two kinds of sponges and every green watercolor I have.

Here’s Mechanical Splendor, watercolor and India ink on 4×6 watercolor paper.

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Blue Murder

I feel like #paintingaday has been just the thing to get me back into posting. 

Now to #commentaday to catch up on my reading…

We went to the state fair today and got our caricature drawn. The artist gave me some advice: get a tablet and go digital. 

I don’t know. 

How far can I trust a guy who gave me eyebrows two years in a row when I didn’t put any on?

I’ll show y’all the caricature once we get it framed up. 

Here’s Blue Murder, India ink and watercolor on 7×10 watercolor paper. 


The Search for Ink


Who would have guessed that it would be such a challenge to find a local store that sells fountain pen ink?

Until a few days ago, when I received my very first fountain pen, I didn’t even know that they use special ink. Fortunately, while searching for a video on how to fill my pen, I learned this fact. 

The nearest stationery store didn’t have any, Office Depot doesn’t keep it in store, and after several minutes on hold with Michael’s we decided to just head up there and check for ourselves. 

I found some sweet washi tape rolls for my card making endeavors, but the spot for the single type of fountain pen ink they carry was empty. 

At least we found it at the Hobby Lobby down the street from the first Michael’s, otherwise we’d have had to drive another ten miles to the next nearest one, which also happens to be by a Hobby Lobby. I never thought about that before. 

Anyway, we got home after stopping for frozen yogurt, and I filled my pen. It writes beautifully, thank you. Now to put some fancy inks on my Amazon wish list…


Cactus


India ink on watercolor paper. 


Portuguese Man O’War

India ink on watercolor paper


Painting a Galaxy

A couple weeks ago I texted my bestie’s daughter about an art collab. I said hey, let’s paint something. She asked what, I said your choice, and she picked galaxies. 

So we painted galaxies.