Filling empty half pans

Going through my watercolor tubes and using some extra tins to make some fun travel watercolor palettes. 


A clean desk

When my brain gets full and things feel crowded inside, the best therapy is to clean off the “stuff” that distracts and make a clear space. So much better to be organized and have that extra zone of nothingness–good for deep breathing and thinking. Clarity and rest for the eyes. My brain is happy now. 😬 Ready for an art and planner day! 

Calligraphy mornings

There are tutorials on the Internet that show you how to place a dip pen nib on an inexpensive Chinese fountain pen body. I finally got one to work. Not easy, but it was a challenge I wanted to conquer. πŸ˜€

Some of my mornings are spent writing–developing calligraphy skills with dip pens or semi-flex fountain pens. I usually use Midori Traveler’s notebook paper or practice in my Hibonichi. Watercolors add some visuals. It’s a good way to begin the day.