since my saturday periscope where i took copic markers to paper and made strawberries, i’ve been wanting to use them to “paint” lavender. they are a fast & easy way to get in some nightly sketchbookery without involving water or paint.
if you look closely i bet you can tell which ones are watercolor and which ones are copic markers. i even like the way they bleed through the page creating a paler, more washed out version of the original lilacs in this case.
it is definitely an investment to build a palette you’ll enjoy working with. i selected these colors individually a couple of years ago. by the way, i don’t store them like this because you’re “supposed to.” i do it because it’s easier to see the colors. when i’m not using them i leave them upright.
one subject leads to another. where did my woodland animals go? carried off on a breeze i guess. they might return sooner rather than later since i have a small rabbit figurine i bought at a garden shop recently that i’m meaning to watercolor. i got it for a song and it seemed so perfect to add to my little-old-lady knick knack collection. ya know?
by the way i saw this strawberry arugula salad with sweet cilantro honey dressing.
and i made it. except i forgot the cilantro so i made an olive oil, honey, balsamic dressing, added baby kale, chard, spinach, and arugula. and walnuts. but other than that it’s identical. practically.
that’s it from moss cottage on a wednesday.
…where all the women are strong, all the cats are good lookin’, and all the ideas are above average. xo