Play time to take the blues away!
In this tutorial, I’m playing with some of my new Jane Davenport art supplies, and my favourite watercolours.
When I started this page, I had nothing in mind; I just grabbed my watercolour sets, jumped in and kept going.
That day was very strange. I was unwell with a head cold and massive headache, feeling groggy and lethargic, then decided to have 2 mugs of some lovely vanilla latte (I’m not allowed caffeine) and ended up tense, on edge and pretty miserable. My mood was up and down like a yoyo, and I felt like I was trying to climb Mount Everest! To top it all up, I also experience an earthquake where I live and it felt so bizarre that, in the state I was in, I thought I’d imagined it and was staring to lose my mind. It was really scary.
I think, somehow, this page expresses all those feeling, and that without planning for it. I just let go, gave it my heart and soul, and, slowly realising what I was putting on the page, words of encouragement came to me – “You are not alone”, “You can climb this mountain”, reminding me that, in life, nothing is ever permanent, things always change. There is a quote I found on Facebook a few years ago, that says “On particularly tough days, when I feel that I can’t possibly endure, I remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days is 100% so far”. I have lived by it every single day since, and this is what I had in mind and saved me on that particular day when I created this spread.
SUPPLIES USED IN THIS PROJECT
- Prima Marketing Confections watercolour sets The Classics, Odyssey, Pastel Dream, Decadent Pies
- Jane Davenport watercolour half pans in Mermaid, Frida and Royal
- Jane Davenport Mermaid Marker in brown
- Jane Davenport Paint Over Pens (the 2 sets from her shop)
- waterbrush with clean water
- graphite pencil
- Energel permanent gel pen in black
- a rag to dab my paint when it doesn’t dry quick enough for me with the hairdryer
I let it all out on this double spread, because that’s the way I like to create, and that’s the way it needed to be.