May 11, 2005



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.

Posted by EGP at May 11, 2005 8:28 AM

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.

Posted by: Robyn at May 11, 2005 7:28 PM

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...

Posted by: Liz at May 12, 2005 12:18 PM