Intro To Journaling Supplies

For this workshop I try to set the bar low and keep the materials list simple and affordable. The minimal list would be a cheap elementary school set of watercolors, a square synthetic brush (any brand, and they shouldn’t be more than about $7, in 1/2″ or 1″), a Micron 005 pen (or similar tech pen that is waterproof with a VERY fine tip) and a pad of cold press watercolor paper about 9×12″. With these supplies you’ll be able to follow along and participate fully. Bear in mind this is NOT a painting class – the watercolor aspect is simply to lay in simple areas of color.

That said, I find there always a few people eager to do more with their paint during the shop, and they find the $6 kit limiting. What I’d suggest is buying a starter kit of tube colors, the $6 kit to use as a palette, and at the shop I’ll show you how to pop out those cheap colors and replace with tube colors. If you have a friend or two you can split that starter kit of tube colors as 1/3 of a tube will fill one well in the palette.

Pictured are examples of common pads, the cheapest (and my favorite) is the light blue Canson XL, (Be sure you get the watercolor pad! They make others in the XL series that look similar.) but any of these or something similar will do. The problem with the Canson XL is that it has a gum binding, not spiral, and I overcome this by having them rebound. Here’s a vid explaining this: http://youtu.be/f_UPyFAVAdw

You might want to do a YouTube search using my name, and there you’ll find several short demos and explanations.

 

 

 

 

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A Fresh Start 

Daughter in first semester of college, and at my end am finding my groove. Working out of the truck the past couple months has been a terrific success, and with everything portable there’s no need ever again for a studio. 

Things are still tough, but my overriding feeling is of gratitude. 

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A Cheerful Mess

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Another Day In The Truck 

Truck brunch of Greek orzo salad with extra tomatoes. Awaiting my muse while I let the paint wells soften. Should arrive shortly.

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Enough.

Working on my mission statement. Don’t need much, but am trying to adjust career to ensure there’s reliably enough.

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Celebrating Tedium.

We all have days like this – an entire day of tedious projects and errands we don’t want to do, and it would be easy to lose this day dwelling on more enjoyable ways to spend the time. So my goal today is to celebrate the reason for these tasks. They each represent something going right: dealing with D’s school is due to her starting college. Sorting out paintings to ship is because I’m fortunate that people have bought them. And so on. With each task I’ll try to be fully present and grateful.

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Prints

Prints, (and some original pieces) now being uploaded to Etsy – I’m about 1/4 done but can only stand this task for about four hours at a time.

When my IT person gets home I’ll ask her to create a link at top that goes to Etsy. Meanwhile here’s the site if you can copy and paste:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/StanFellowsPaintings?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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