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Watercolor Experiment No. 1

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Illustrations

I hope your 2015 ended with a bang and your 2016 is looking like a promising and fun filled year.  I’ve been working on getting looser and out of my head (so many critical thoughts while painting), so I have been painting these watercolor swatches and drawing over top with a thin micron pen (.03).  It has also helped me work on things I want to, like drawing hair.  Pretty fun and I encourage you to do the same!  I have about 10 other drawings like these on my Instagram account which is @fluximagery.  I even snap on SnapChat from time to time at @fluximagery.

Hmm, what else……I also updated my Society 6 shop with one little print of a pony that you can check out here:  http://bit.ly/ponypack.  If you know of someone you think who would be interested in my art, I’d love it if you shared or tagged them on my Instagram.

I think that is it for now, checking in and I am making strides to check in more often!  This is my sandbox that is begging for me to play in it and I want to share more.  Thanks for coming along for the ride.

Bye bye for now!

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Cyber Art Sale – 20% Off

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Etsy, Illustrations

SARA

My blogging routine has been atrocious and this is something I am going to work on improving now and even more-so in 2016.  I started a newsletter a little while ago and I plan to put blog posts, tips, sales and more in those little notes to you.  Look up in the upper right-hand corner and sign up.

In other great news I am currently having a 20% off sale of my watercolor illustrations from today til Thursday, December 3.  Fun, quirky and whimsical illustrations for kid’s rooms, nurseries or anyone who just loves watercolor art.

Hope you are having a great week!

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New watercolor illustrations, inking and more.

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Illustrations, Life

jcrew bunnies in coats, inktober
king bird watercolor illustration fluximagery etsy
bear sitting inktober illustration inktober

I’ve been playing with ink for Inktober (you use ink for the whole month of October), painting with watercolors, putting prints together and just learning always.  If you are interested in learning about inking, I think you should take Jake Parker’s class at Society of Visual Storytelling.  This is a site where you can learn from all the classes you want, yearly or even month to month.  It has been a big help for me.

Another help is my littlest babycakes is 8 months old, a bit more independent (little sitter and crawler) so my hands are more free for staying active and in touch here.  My poor poor neglected blog.

But if you follow me on Instagram and/or Periscope, I am much more active there.  @fluximagery is my name everywhere so I would love it if you would add me.  I wanted to pop in and let you know that I have a newsletter now and if you sign up you will be the first to know about blog posts, coupons and the latest news I have to share.

P.S. I launched new prints this week  in my shop and I’m offering 15% off until Saturday, November 7.  Just use code FALL2015!

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My Watercolor Supplies.

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Illustrations, Organization, Process

mywcsupplies

This isn’t everything, I obviously forgot my paper!  Probably because the day I sketched this I really did forget my paper (whole pad was in my scanner), but my friend Christie met up with me and spotted me a sheet of soft press.

Here is what I bring everywhere so I can paint on the go….or even just downstairs instead of being stationary at my watercolor desk.  Doesn’t happen that often right now with a 3 year old and a 5 month old.  Need to be mobile!

  1. My pencil pouch – got it from Urban Outfitters years ago.  Holds my pens, mechanical pencils (.03), long click eraser, brush pens, iPad/iPhone stylus, lead refills and cough drops.
  2. Herschel backpack – I. Love. This. Backpack.  It’s so cute and functional.  I almost bought a Kanken one but it has no padding or real structure with my stuff in it.  There is a separate compartment for a laptop but I put my iPad in there, books and sketchpad.
  3. Assorted brushes – I love DaVinci and Sceptre Gold.  Prefer natural hair vs. synthetic.  My brushes range from 00 (super tiny) to 8.  I work teeny tiny so small brushes are my jam.
  4. I have a travel watercolor paint case with a mix of tube paints inside.  I love Winsor Newton professional, Holbein and when I run out of these I think I will try to get my hands on Schminke.  Can’t justify buying a set right now…but it is very tempting.  Next month is my birthday month after all.  I am hopeless.
  5. A rubber portable cup for my water  – It folds up and it’s amazing
  6. Paper towels – I don’t take the whole roll, just about 5 or so sheets.  They are a life saver for mopping up mistakes, drying my brush and adding effects.
  7. Paper (not pictured) – I love pads and cold press (some texture) is what I use, soft press (light texture) and hot press (no texture) are turning into my favorites though.  Fabriano is my number 1 choice.

Seeing the supplies of others is a guilty pleasure of mine so I thought I would share some of mine.

Have a great weekend!

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Deconstructed Mason Jar Salad Video.

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Illustrations, Recipes, Video

Meal preppin’ is working out smashingly!  This week we have had home-cooking every day and for two of these days Raul and I ate mason jar salads for lunch.  This time the salads consisted of Italian dressing, shredded carrots, thinly sliced and chopped cucumbers, sunflower seeds and spinach.  Good.  Stuff.  So of course I had to paint another jar salad painting.  This one is very yummy with strawberry, dried cranberries, poppy seed salad dressing, romaine and spinach.

Delish, let’s see how long we can keep this going.

Let me know if you try any of these “recipes”, would love that.

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