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Juicy Watercolors

So, watercolors and I have an ongoing love/hate relationship. I absolutely love what others create using them. I hate the results when I try to recreate the look. Talk about not being in control! Diana Trout's little video below had me hauling out the watercolors yet once again, just to play!


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You can see the results on the right...more about the page in a bit.

I used a photo I shot of a tulip a few years back to create the background for the left side of this spread. The lady comes from one of the Somerset Publications which I cheerfuly cut up for journal fodder once I'm done reading them. I journaled with a white Sigma pen.

The little tiny page in the upper left corner of the right side of the spread began its life as a cover for a Strathmore drawing pad. I created this journal in a class with Diana, and I love all the recycled bits and pieces that found their way into it!

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I used another Somerset image on the back of the bitty page. You can see more of the watercolor play here. I created the white lines by lifting off the color with clear water, a technique in the video above. I'd won another fun little journal and some juicy pens from Dawn Sokol, which I hope to share later this week. I'm terribly behind here. Dad's ongoing issues from the stroke have all of us on a real roller coaster ride, and I seem to be putting out "fires" of one sort or another each and every day. I'm trying to play catchup, but I feel like the queen in Alice in Wonderland...I'm running as fast as I can just to stay in place! Every now and then, though, I squeeze in a bit of play!

Paint. Cut. Glue. Repeat. WONDERFUL THERAPY!


Bev Baird

I t was when my mom was going through her health issues that I realized I really needed to create. We all need that time to ourselves.
Love your journal page. Especially love your description of the process.

Kim Mailhot

You are not terribly behind. You are exactly where you need to be. So glad you have the super art therapy to help you through.
I have a love love affair with watercolors these days - mixing them with watercolor pencils, acrylics, whatever ! Just love 'em. Thanks for hsairng the Diana video. Brought me some more inspiration.
Love to you, Beautiful One !


What a treasure your blog is! I got here via Tari, and am I glad! Another Diana Trout fan, and a Dawn Sokol fan. I've met them both (Dawn lives not too far from me) and they are both warm hearts to help keep the art world beating in joy. I love to play with watercolors, after a while, you become a fan. (It helps if you have an iron to keep the wrinkled paper flat, if you overwater like I do.)


Watercolours are so much fun, grate to see you use them in your journal.



okay, look at this!!

Sorry for all the comments, but I had to come back and tell you that when I got your postcard I went to Flickr and gave a big thank you, but I may not have done it right. So then when you commented on my blog I sent an email to you and the email I had must have been old, because it shot back to me. So then I looked on your postcard and I saw that your email server was different, so I went to email you and then I said, oh, F it. I'm just going to go to her blog and make everyone else read my crap, too.

That's how easy-going I am.

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