may i present my travelogue handbook sketchbook no. 1 for antigua, guatemala. ready to be put into service. the size is 3.5 x 8.25. perfect for writing & watercolors, or it seems so now. time will tell whether this size will enhance or confound my sketching pleasure.
and here is my travel palette ready to be pressed into service. it’s approximately the weight of a feather and holds 22 colors in it’s current configuration. i just topped everything off. i’m also carrying along the lilliputian size that stays in my bag, to be revealed in a future post. and of course the other 3 sketchbooks. 2 for play. 1 for serious masterclass work that you have come to know is my speciality.
the dark is not a place you will be left my friends. oh no!
another thing that may be of no interest whatsoever to you is the state of my hibiscus. they are glowing belles of the ball in all of their various states of closing and opening.
hector the painter is here at this moment. i asked him earlier what he thought of painting my vintage french window panels with bird of paradise (salmon) and keeping the trim sundried tomato (reddish). as he is guatemalan i thought he might have an appreciation for kooky color combos. he looked at me in confusion and horror and said after a lengthy silence, “ummmm i think is not so good idea…but if that is what you want, is okay.”
i gave a booming laugh and said, “okay”
he is going to paint a bit of the pinkish orange and i will evaluate.