It’s that time of year I guess, battling a nasty head cold. Ugh! I did feel a tad better yesterday though and was able to finish a couple of journal pages. I love being able to make art even when I don’t feel good. I have a little tote bag that I threw a few simple tools in and went downstairs to sit in my comfy chair with my feet up, jammies on.
Inside the bag were, water soluble crayons and colored pencils in my favorite colors, a graphite pencil, blending stump, XS Pitt Pen, Signo White Gel Pen, and a water filled brush.
And my Moleskine journal.
Having only a few tools is stress relieving and relaxing. No decisions about colors, pens, or paints, just freedom to create.
I started with sketches and built on that adding color with the crayons,
doodles, and journaling. I found an interesting trick with the White Gel Pen: you can write with it and then use the water soluble crayon over the top and it acts as a bit of a resist allowing the pen to show through. Just make sure it’s dry first!
I hope you are feeling well, use that hand sanitizer for more than transfers!! And find time for art today, even if it’s just a few minutes. It really is the best medicine:-)