Trying to turn a corner with the flu that's hit me this week. Feeling pretty crummy, cough-y, and achy, but not enough to put me back to bed again. Can't remember the last time I was sick. Hoping that the flu this time around doesn't turn into pneumonia like it did the last time. Keeping my fingers crossed...
Anyway, I've been enjoying this quiet, slow, and restful time in my studio today playing and experimenting with pens and inks, pastels and watercolors, as well as creating some interesting papers for collage work. (Intending to use those in my sketchbook and my next abstract landscape projects.) I think these papers are beautiful pieces of art in their own right. They have the feel, look, and texture of ethnic batik or tie-dyed textiles.
Meaningful and fun to try to capture some of my special places. I am from Utah, but lived for three years in Portugal as a teen, and have been back to visit twice in the last fifteen years.
Sketching with pen and ink is a new experience for me. Specifically, working with dip nib pens. I think I'm really going to like this way of drawing.
A mixed media interpretation of one of my most beloved cities in all of Portugal-- Coimbra. So many wonderful memories of this place.