Tonight, I made a gigantic mess and it was glorious.
I decided to hand write a quote from Winstob Churchill and add it as the focal to the page. I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot lately. This one and the one line from my Dad’s favourite poem, Don’t Quit – when you’re hardest hit, don’t you dare quit.
Not sure why I’ve been thinking about these lines. Well, yes, I do. It’s because I’ve had a lot on my mind and a lot on the go lately. Work, school, art, finals, the Made Local Society, and trying to not only keep up with it all, but also do a good job at it all. It’s tiring and hard to keep going when you don’t remember why you’re trying to do all the things at once.
I have to constantly remind myself not to quit. Don’t give up. There are reasons you’re doing this Jasmin. You like your job. You like supporting local arts. You love making art. You’re working towards your degree, and you’re going to get it dammit. Yes you’re tired, yes it’s a lot, but don’t quit. Never ever ever ever ever give up.
You got this.
Went back to my usual art journaling tonight. I really felt like doing something super colourful.
I stamped on a few little accents and it’s a done page.
Tonight I went simple and colourful.
I enjoyed today’s canvas. It’s big and bright.
It’s hard to know when to stop with the doodles honestly. I can keep going forever and adding more and new layers of doodles in different colours. However, as there were so many background colours, I kept to a neutral pallette and used only black and white ink for doodling.
- Golden acrylic paints: quinacridone magenta, phthalo green, light green, cadmium yellow light, manganese blue, cadmium red light, carbon black
- Golden gesso
- Golden fluid acrylic teal
- Liquitex professional acrylic: light blue, cadmium orange
- Pebeo acrylics vivid pink
- Sharpie paint pen white
- Staedtler triplus fineliner pen black
- Faber-Castell brush Pitt pen