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I was pulling weeds one day when, at the back of one pot, I saw this scraggly little thing. I pulled it, thinking it was another weed but, lo and behold, it was a scrawny little marigold plant. Now, I hadn’t planted a marigold in that particular spot, it must have grown from a seed. I felt bad, so I quickly replanted it, hoping it would grow, knowing the odds were not in its favour. 

Well, it’s still al little scraggly, and the flower isn’t perfect, but it persevered.    

I think there’s a something in this for all of us. Life is tough, but so are we. If we have the tenacity to push through our day to day life challenges, if we just hang on, we too will persevere. 

May the odds be ever in your favour. 

Sketching in Pen

Tonight’s page was done in ink. It’s a challenge to try make something you can’t go back and correct.

Neon Flowers Material

Tonight’s painting was a quick one using new paints. I always love using new materials right away, who doesn’t? I also painted a blue canvas but I’m not sure if it’s done. It might be or I might go back in and add more layers to it. Not sure yet. 
 Paints Used:

  • Liquitex Basics: quinacridone magenta, medium magenta, brilliant yellow green, cerulean blue, titanium white
  • Liquitex Professionals: cadmium orange, light blue, brilliant blue, iridescent bright silver, golden Acrylics cadmium yellow light, manganese blue, carbon black
  • Artists Loft: metallic colbalt blue, neons pink


Garden Mixed Media Materials

Should be studying still but I’m to tired to concentrate. Instead, enjoy today’s art.  

 Very quick mixed media page in my little Strathmore Mixed Media Journal (5.5″x8.5″). 

  I used a lot of Ranger products today, mostly because I wanted to test out the new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons I bought. (Super fun, by the way). In addition to the crayons I used some Watercolour pencils (Derwent Inktense, Faber-Castell, and Caran d’Ache), and some splashes of both the Dylusion spray inks and Distress inks. And to finish, I used my Faber-Castell Ecco pigment liner pen for the doodles.  


Breathe Canvas Materials

There is a reason for the name today. It’s a reminder to myself to just breathe. In. And out. It’s all going to be ok and, now that scaled back a bit, it’ll definitely get better.  

 I really need to stop telling myself I’ll only make a simple piece. It never happens that way. Pretty sure that whenever I say that the painting turns out way more complicated. Case in point, today’s art.  

 The canvas I had already had the (Golden) molding paste on it from a previous session. I finally wanted to use it to create a piece. I was just going to spray ink it similar to this piece.  

Yeah. Didn’t happen. It kinda… exploded with flowers and steampunk.  

 I used a lot of things today. So much that I don’t really remember it all but here is the list as best as possible. 

Materials Used:

  • Dylusions vibrant turquoise, cut grass, and black marble spray inks
  • Shimmerz Vibez Taupe of the Morning spray
  • Shimmerz Spritz Taupe of the World
  • Finnabair Prima art ingredients frosted mica flakes
  • Prima flowers
  • Recollections flowers
  • Recollections Capri micro beads
  • Prima ribbon
  • Finnabair Prima vintage trinkets 
  • Prima resin bodice
  • Tim Holtz resin flowers
  • Tim Holtz metal words, arrows, nibs
  • From my stash: metal key, breathe tag, compass tag, fleur de lis tag, vintage watch parts
  • Golden molding paste
  • Finnabair art basics 3D matte gel
  • Silver ice gelatos Faber-Castell

I think that’s it. If there’s more, I’ll edit to add them in!


Watercolour Flowers Thoughts

I originally painted something else and I didn’t love it so I decided to do these flowers as well.  See more pictures here

 I used my Strathmore 400 series cold pressed Watercolour tile again. I wanted a limited pallette so there’s only 5 colours here. Dusky purple, spring green, green aquamarine, purple violet, and phthalo blue. (The first 3 colours areDerwent Inktense and the last 2 are Faber-Castell). I then outlined everything with my Sakura Pigma Micron Pen. 
Here’s the first painting I did tonight. Didn’t love how the background came out but the seal is kinda cute.