A Creative Dream

A Creative Dream

A little blog about the life of a somewhat lost dreamer....looking for my grace in this crazy world.

21 January 2018


Very soon after I got home Friday evening I got walloped with a stomach bug.  Definitely not my finest hour.  Most of Saturday was shot, but, thankfully, today has been much better.  Not a great deal accomplished, but I did play a bit...

 If it looks somewhat familiar, it's because you've seen it before.  I did the original a couple of years ago.  This is a print I added a bit to.

I played with some cards...

These are 2.5 by 4.5 inches on 140 lb cold press Canson watercolor paper.  They're going to be part of my Random Acts of Kindness Week project.  (Did you know there is a National Random Acts of Kindness Day?  It's officially February 17th, but the entire week is encouraged... check it out here.)  More on that later, and I might need a couple of volunteers to help me, so keep an eye out.

And, finally, I did get a page done...

There is an awful lot of uncertainty in my life at the moment, and a great deal was written about that under the paint.  There are days I find it difficult to remember that the Universe provides what I need, but it is up to me to believe that.  It's important to not dwell in what "might" happen, but to remain open to all of the good things that may come.

So...there you have it.  My weekend, or what there was of it, of creativity.

What materials are you working with these days that you love?  I will always be a fan of my Canson paper, but I found something new a couple of weeks ago to play with.  Currently I'm LOVING Jane Davenport's Mermaid Markers.


I used them on the cards for the Random Acts of Kindness Day above.  The colors are amazing, and they're beautifully transparent.  They're a dye based ink, and really very easy to use.  The only issue I've had with them is that some of the brush bristles were closed into their lids, so they have wild hairs sicking up.  My current favorite is the Byron Bay.  Of course, Coral is really pretty too, and Blue Bottle... love that too.

She also has several bottled inks in her line and I think I may have to pick up a few of them.  They are all scented though, kinda makes me a little iffy about them. I wonder how strong it is, how long it lasts, etc.. Have any of you used them?  Is the scent very strong?  Does it linger?  Anyone have any other inks they like to use?  I'd love any suggestions you might have.

Please note:  I have received no compensation or product from either Canson or Jane Davenport.

1 comment:

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

She's lovely, June. I've missed your art. I hope the uncertainty works out to your liking. I have some uncertainty in my life too and am taking it day by day.