Handbook 01.26.17

My kids asked to listen back through the Chronicles of Narnia again, so we started the Magician’s Nephew the other day. The audio book we have is really well done and it makes your imagination soar. In my head, Narnia looks a bit Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea-ish. Here they are at the Forest Between The Worlds, as Aslan is preparing Polly and Diggory to return to an England that will soon march off to war. 25/365

Handbook 01.24.17

Squeaking this one in just under the wire. It was a looong day. I kind of didn’t want to come to the table tonight, but per usual, I’m glad I did once I settled in. This one was inspired by the music I happened to be listening to when I started to sketch (Hildegard Von Bingen) and just mushroomed from there. (23/365) (Golden Acrylics, Sharpie Fine Liner Pen, Royal & Langnickel Brushes, Handbook Journal Co.)

Handbook 01.22.17

More trees in a winter landscape. And mountains. Hmmm, I’m sensing a theme here, no? There are no rules for my handbook, except that I come to the page and work each day, so I find it interesting that my color palette has largely been very wintery blues, whites, grays, greens- closer to the end of the Christmas holidays, there was festive pops of red, and there is often a touch of pale yellow somewhere. Very January type colors. It’s perhaps because it is so reflected outside; I often take on the landscape and mood out my window without even thinking about it. (INFJ problems, amiright?) I can’t say I’m very surprised that mountains make an appearance quite a bit, but I have been surprised by the trees. I’ve been asked if I plan the quotes for each day. Sometimes the picture is inspired by a quote, or I have one subtly in mind, but far more often the quotes make themselves known towards the end of the painting. As always, I’m preaching to myself, so often the quotes are driven by something I’m wrestling with or thinking about or wanting more of in my life. Beyond that, there is no further intention, so it’s pretty fun to hear other’s reactions about how perfect a quote was on a particular day for their own lives. 21/365 (Golden Acrylics, Royal & Langnickel Brushes, Handbook Journal Co.)

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