for many years my routine has been to take my journal to a coffee shop
at the crack of dawn and write or draw. for christmas a friend gave me two pounds of coffee
sustainably grown and songbird friendly called birds and beans, the good coffee. the
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center seal certifies that it is shade coffee. i knew
nothing about this before i received the gift but i discovered that the coffee is
delicious. now my whole mornings have changed and i make a cup of coffee and
write at home. it's actually very cozy and i don't have to change from my pjs.
the eiffel tower is a memento from a themed dinner in paris themed party.
i thought it went well with my coffee cup and french press.
an earlier journal page
and more citrasolve experiments
in this portrait i took out some of the ink from the page
and added inks and oil pastels, sanded it and added more ink.
this page started off lighter than many of the pages. i used a acrylic and matt medium
mixture to paint. also a little ink for the eyes. i will continue to explore
with this medium and decide whether it would be a good presentation
for my group.
view from the manhattan beach pier. can you believe it's winter?
the hill in the distance is where i live.
welcoming in the new year with
my first paint party friday post.