I sure hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving Holiday break. It was nice having a 5 day break from the full-time job, but the days sure do go by so fast, don’t they?
I started last week with a sore eye… ended up at docs and found out I had a stye …geesh (ew, some of these images are gross.. mine is/was not that bad.. .. So, hot compresses all day, he told me, but those didn’t seem to work UNTIL I added a tea bag to the hot compress and then it started to get better. Plain old black tea bag or as my friend, Amy, calls it “dust in a bag”… love that. The tanic acid seems to be a healer.. remember that.
.. and speaking of healing, I will need a healer after eating too much at the Thanksgiving gathering. Everyone ate too much.. ok.. me.. there I said it. I need to pull out my Weight Watcher’s food journal again and keep track of my eating.. god I hate the keeping track stuff. If you can keep track of what you eat in the long run.. you will succeed… but who can? I digress.
Maybe I can incorporate a food diary and art. So making my daily food journal on some cool collage/painted pages. I have to be realistic now.. will I really paint 10’s of pages to write a food diary on? Maybe some quick swipes of credit card painting and some doodling? God, that’s depressing (just kidding.. no I’m not…… really.. yes I am.. nooooooo).
.. and speaking of art (I needed to change the subject)….. I bought some really cool Koi watercolor paints on ebay last week and I was playing around with them as I lounged in front of the Christmas tree during some time off. Yes, it’s up already. Ugh.
These paints are so cute.. great for travel or just working in a different place than your studio. I really like the effect they leave.. very light & dreamy. I actually snuck in a little oil pastels (Portfolio) on the pages too… another nice effect.
Playing with them in my 5×7’ish (that’s a measurement.. no?) moleskine journal.. here’s what I did:
She is so funny.. as I look at her she looks like a beautiful cyclops. That’s one big friggen eye.
This page was just the excess paint I smooshed around and blended when I changed colors.. no waste. Rubber stamping on top of these pages will look so nice I think.
You can use any kid’s watercolor sets.. This one is just compact and I thought the price was decent. Merry Christmas to me… a little early. Shhh.. I have a few more gifts coming my way.
Now, go make some art.
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