I have these books from the library and I am really enjoying them.
Husbands that Cook is full of interesting, delicious but accessible vegetarian recipes. I have already made the one pot pasta which was a family hit, even with the teens! I am looking forward to making more from the list of potential family dinners I have got from this great book.
Zen Camera is one I first spotted at the library in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY. Yes I am the person who visits the library wherever I go! Once I got home I borrowed it from my library, it is full of ideas and tips which are doable and inspiring.
Everyday Watercolor I have only flipped through, but I can already see lots of ideas and creative tips for using watercolor paints, I can’t wait to get my brushes out and have a go at some of the ideas in here.
What books are you liking now? I always like to see what people are reading, both fiction and non-fiction.
Happy Thursday x
Pages 1-10 of this year’s 100 project from my corner of the universe, one tenth of the way in!
100 days of creating with blue.
So far I have painted flowers, collaged, cut paper and made a terrible selfie! I am enjoying it and I am also allowing myself to work ahead, if the mood strikes I will make a page so that I can have some in my pocket as back up for days when I don’t make my blue page.
If you want to follow on Instagram, my hashtag is 100daysofcreatingwithblue
Are you doing the 100 day project? What are you doing?
Happy Wednesday x
I have tried ink on water marbling and it was ok but nothing spectacular, quite pale colours and I didn’t get great results. Of course I most likely used the wrong ink and almost certainly an inefficient technique, but in the back of my mind I wanted to have another go as I love the effects of marbled paper.
I saw a suminagashi class on Skillshare and it looked doable as I had all of the ingredients so I gave it a go.
Tomoe River paper
Top Strathmore mixed media, bottom Stonehenge warm white.
Strathmore mixed media (front)
Strathmore mixed media paper (back).
I like that this technique is fairly unpredictable but not totally. Having said that, the final photo is the back of one of the prints and I really like how the ink has swished onto the back of the paper and created a very unpredictable effect.
I used Strathmore mixed media paper which was very white and smooth, Stonehenge warm white paper with a slight texture and Tomoe River paper which is thin smooth and will still withstand the printing and rinsing of suminagashi very well.
Of all the papers I think the Strathmore mixed media worked best as it seemed to give the cleanest prints with nice strong lines. I am always amazed at how much wet you can throw at Tomoe River paper and it still comes out smiling!
I am looking forward to having another go, maybe with some coloured ink and on a warm sunny day so that I can hang my prints onto the washing line to dry!
Happy Monday x
‘The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry’ to quote Mr Robert Burns.
My plans for the 100 day project were not really that well laid if I am honest and they have not gone far awry, they have just moved a little bit and changed a little bit.
I still plan to do the project and I am enthusiastic to begin on Tues April 2nd, I have merely changed my mind.
I gathered some blue supplies for something else and I had a flashback to each time I think that a project all in blues would be a nice thing to do. I have thought about this many times and done it no times, so I thought the 100 day project would be an ideal opportunity to make a lovely blue project.
So, for the 100 day project 2019 I intend to be creative each day using blue. Blue media, blue substrate, maybe even photographing or sketching a blue something.
I haven’t decided on a hashtag yet (apparently decisions are not my strongest point at the minute), but it will be one of these. Which should I use?
100 days of blue creativity
100 days of creating in blue
100 days of creating with blue
So I am in, I am ready and I will try and make a hashtag decision and stick to it!
Happy Thursday x
PS ‘100 days of blue creativity’ sounds a bit saucy, so that one is out!! Ha ha ha ha ha.