The latest set of products from Hahnemühle is The Collection, Watercolour blocks in two weights and three surfaces, as well as Sketch pads and Ingress Pastel paper. I’m reviewing the watercolour blocks and the sk
For the sixth day of World Watercolor Month, in response to our optional prompt of “Flow,” I thought of swimming under the sea. Well, first I simply thought about watercolor itself, of course, and the lovely
Gorgeous Charlie! I always thought that it would be fun to swim with the turtles and to see the coral before it disappeared but my inner ears said no way. I had bought my husband scuba diving lessons one year for his birthday and we tried. I had to quit after going to the bottom of the pool with a tank on. I always had ear issues as a child. At least I tried.
Social media has changed and it gets harder and harder to reach a target audience, whether because they’re friends or customers. And FB harasses you if you aren’t using their for-pay services. It’s much less fun than it was, but then, that’s the nature of things, not just the internet. It’s the reason we should really be grateful for the good things we have and why we should keep looking for those good things. You never know when you might not have what you have now, but there will always be something else as good.
Flow! Years ago I was writing a story and I lost myself in it. It was an incredible thing. I had never experienced flow before, at least not to that degree. After that, I read some things about flow and I realized I probably experienced it every day when I got lost it a book. So far I haven’t felt it with watercolor. I think to much. When I do feel it, I believe it will be a big breakthrough. Duende is another one of those things like flow. I felt it often when I was writing poetry. I occasionally talk about weeding the garden as a meditation and it think that too is related. All three are really the best drugs a person can take I think.
Dude! Haha, I couldn’t resist. Such a great sketch! Yes social media has unfortunaltely taken a turn for the worse and I have distanced myself. I have always used Instagram for art inspiration, as soon as people started getting on their soap boxes, I started unfollowing them. My account, my choice. I’ve done that with a lot of blogs that I get emails from. Social media is entertainment for me, if it’s not then I don’t stay. So Charlie, as long as you make me smile with your sketches and ramblings, I’ll be here for you!
Love the turtle, Charlie. It’s good you’re still in the flow… I seem to have reached the end of my little watercolour stint for now… hopefully I’ll be able to get a couple more in by the end of the month.
Love your underwater scene, Charlie! So peaceful to look at. Yes, I’m not on social media as much these days. I don’t have a cell phone, just a desktop PC, so I have to be deliberate about plugging in…….. 😉
For our optional World Watercolor Month prompt of “Favorite Color” today, I found it difficult to choose. I love color in general and I’m not sure I really have a true favorite. But, when it comes to painting, I
Beautiful birds Charlie! So glad that you had a wonderful evening last night with friends. Nice day here, mixture of yard work, attaching labels to painting, grilling a steak to share and fresh garden peas!
I’m always a bit baffled by the concept of a favorite thing. I do have favorites for a time – an obsession with a particular thing, but then something else drifts by and I have a new obsession. Sounds like your 4th was fun!
Beautiful birds, Charlie!! Sounds like you had a wonderful evening!!! i managed to work and play today and spent most of the morning talking to a friend who lives up north. We’ve had a standing Sunday morning phone chat for probably 30 plus years and those calls can go on for as long as 3 hours every Sunday. It’s a huge bright spot in my week and we cover every topic under the sun. Nothing like a good friend to spend the morning with…even if it is over the phone.
These little birds are beautiful! I never heard of these before. What a treat to see your painting. I’m going to borrow some ideas from this to re-do my Lilac-breasted Roller bird I posted for today’s WorldWatercolorGroup challenge. Wish I could have been a fly on the wall to hear your group’s singing! Sounds like fun!
Thanks so much, Brenda! 😃💕 Aww thanks! You know it’s one of those times when you’re with friends and having wine so everything sounds perfect! lol This is why I don’t do videos, as one can never be sure.
Those birds are something! I’ve never heard of them before. It was a lot quieter here today. I watered some plants and painted some pears. I realized I need to get some new glasses. I can’t seem to keep within the lines!! 😂
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