Thursday, November 28, 2013

Oak Leaves in Moleskine & Happy Thanksgiving

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"Oak Leaves & Acorns"
pen & ink with watercolors, in moleskine sketchbook
October 2013 ~ Château-Chervix, France


This drawing is from last month, when I was in France. We had taken a walk in a forest to look for cèpes (mushrooms), but we didn't find any. Too many mushroom hunters had been there before us.  Being the 'pack-rat' that I am, I picked up the little oak branch with the acorns, brought them back to the rental house and drew them in my Travels in France moleskine.

Because I've been asked: 
When working in my travel molsekines, I use predominantly Winsor & Newton pan watercolors, Niji water brushes and Sakura Pigma Micron archival ink pens. The Micron pens and the W&N paints are my most favored "tools" for use in my moleskine sketchbooks. I've become used to how they perform on the moleskine paper and have learned to control the amount of water I use with the paints in order to avoid a lot of color bleeding through the page.  A little 'bleeding' isn't really a bad thing in a travel journal ... in my opinion. I feel it's a learning curve you just have to go through to find what works best for you - it's also a highly individual choice.

Lastly, here's wishing my American friends, all over the world, a very Happy Thanksgiving!  ... cèpes or no cèpes. :o)

P.S. & For the record:  
So you know -"Thanksgiving" (the last Thursday in November) is not a Dutch holiday, it's an American tradition.




tot ziens,
Judy
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3 comments:

Charne aka Meisie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Charne aka Meisie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

:o) 2 x Happy
Bedankt hoor!Charne. :o))

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