To The Sea and Mr. Turner

I’ve just returned from a short overnight excursion to Mystic, CT, specifically the Mystic Seaport Museum, to see the JMW Turner watercolor exhibit.

I’m still processing all that I experienced and I have many many observations and photos to share but they’ll have to wait. Instead I’m going to share a few pages of my sketchbook to show you how much more my books contain than a few quotes, drawings and splashes of color.

I keep brochures and even full sized maps that I sew into the book as extra pages. All sorts of things too valuable to toss or to lose on my messy desk in a failed attempt to keep them safe.

All this and a drawing too!

Meditation – 04 November 2019

I believe in pink.
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day and
I believe in miracles.

Audrey Hepburn

Inktober 2019 – Days 26 – 31

The final set!

Whew! I thought these prompts would be different, that they would be enjoyable… but no.

I don’t have an issue creating something every day but working with prompts just rubs me wrong. By the end of the challenge I’m rebelling against the constraints of the prompt list.

So no more prompts.

After so many attempts have I finally learned my lesson? I hope so.

Inktober 2019 – Days 19 – 25

I guess I forgot that not only was I following a set of prompts for the month but I was also following a natural science theme. Big ooops.

Notice my departure on the 25th with my depiction of one of my favorite Muppets, Animal.

Yup… I’m a huge fan!

A5 portrait Hahnemühle Watercolour Book

#inktober2019 #inktober #sciart

Meditation – 28 October 2019

Autumn Leaves

The falling leaves drift by my window
The falling leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sunburned hands, I used to hold.

Simce you went away, the days grow long
and soon I’ll hear old winter’s song.
But I miss you most of all, my darling
when autumn leaves start to fall.

1945 Les feuilles mortes
Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert
Johnny Mercer