My daughter painted a flowerpot at a May fair last Saturday, and until she plants some flowers in it this weekend, it is on the sideboard in the dining room. I couldn't resist adding extra color to the scene by using it to hold some limes from the store.


Your medium appears to have changed in the last couple of days. What are you doing that is different?

Your daily moleskines have inspired me to give it a go, although I don't think that I will have the tenacity that you do. Thanks.

Thanks, Robyn.

I'm still using the Caran d'Ache Neocolor II watercolor crayons. Some days I lay the color onto the page with the crayon more heavily than others, I guess. Then I go over the color and blend it with a wet brush - I use a Niji waterbrush, which holds the water inside in a reservoir - easy to take with me. I can pick up color from the crayon directly, too, but usually I put the crayon dry on the page and then paint with water.

I use Pilot Hi-Tec C gel pens for my line drawings - I'm left-handed and tend to smudge things and they don't smudge. (I get them online from

The dailiness of this moleskine journal project is what keeps me going. Otherwise I would start skipping days, or not posting the drawings I loathe, and then it would be even harder to post the next time, because I would want to be sure that that drawing was extra good. If I do it every day, no drawing is that important. They all go up, good and bad. When I don't have much time, or am tired or sick, I just do a 5-minute contour drawing of something, usually of my hand. When I have more time, or feel like staying up a little later, I play with more detail, or more color, or more complicated compositions.

I look forward to seeing what you do...

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