Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Hello to all of you WOYWWers! I'm kind of excited about what's on my desk today! I had a little "bonus" money burning a hole in my pocket today and decided to spend it all on art supplies! Here is a picture of my brand spanking new supplies, still in their boxes. (It feels like Christmas!)

First, I got a travel case of watercolors. I've never had watercolors wrapped in little packages. I'm a big girl now! I had to refer to the little pamphlet to see how to open them and put them in the watercolor box, hee, hee!

I wrote down the names of the colors in my notebook so I would remember them. See my note above the colors? It's something I wrote as a prompt for my scripture journal. I may not NEED paints, but the Lord was good to me and gave me some WANTS today! Thank you, Lord! :D

My new set, all ready to use...

I also got a box of gouache paints. I've never tried them, but I thought maybe they would be more forgiving than watercolors? At least, they will be a new experience!

I also got a big jar of Gesso, so I can try it on my altered book pages and some Mod Podge for the same purpose. Then I picked up a thingy to hold my brushes and some water! I'll miss my old jars of water. Maybe I'll have to have them visit now and then. :) I also got a tablet of watercolor paper.

My fancy new watercolors and gouache will have to live in the basket with my more humble watercolor boxes. I think it will help them not to think too highly of themselves. Let's stay grounded folks!

As far as what I'm actually working on today, I'm taking the 29 Faces challenge at Ayala Art. Today was the first day and I drew this interesting woman.

One last shot and I'm off to visit desks!

Sorry this is so long, but I know you all understand the thrill of getting new art goodies! :) Oh, and next week I may have a new old desk. Mine is getting pretty cramped, and though I love it, I have another decrepit desk that is a little roomier. We'll see if I get around to swapping them!

To visit more desks go to Julia's blog at The Stamping Grounds !

Shalom and happy artsy stuff!


  1. Looks like you have spent that bonus very well, Lisa. Your new painty goodies look beautiful. I had to smile at you keeping your new paints grounded. It would never do for them to get to full of themselves would it.
    I love my gesso, it's out all the time.
    Have fun with it all.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #79

  2. Oh! She looks so sad.... Her face tells a bit of a story doesn't it. One thing I wish I could do is draw!! Still, I have just secured a place on an Art course at college so now I can learn :)

    Enjoy your new goodies!!

    Happy WOYWW

    Jackie x #80

  3. I had to chuckle at the lady and I dont want to be rude but one of my Doodly Birds has got hair like that. oops sorry !
    How exciting to have all that new play stuff.
    Lynn 53
    One I Made Earlier Today

  4. WOW! what a shopping spree I've never done anything with watercolors I think I might just have to save up my pennies and wait on the Lord to give me the go ahead Have a lovely WOYWW

  5. oooooh!! you lucky girl!!! what goodies to play with...
    just a quick note on gouache - i'm sorry to say, there's no forgiveness in it... when it hits the paper, that's it! see this post with molly cat's footprints
    yet for all that, i really like it - i love the strength of its colour!!
    hope you have great fun with all your goodies :)
    no. 82

    1. I guess by forgiveness I was wondering if you can paint over one color with another or do they just melt together like watercolors? I'll check out the link you left. Thanks! :D

  6. What a fab shopping spree? I hope you have fun putting your new goodies to use :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a lovely week, hugs, Karen xx #12

  7. Lovely art goodies. Are you going to use them on your portrait I wonder......Enjoy! WOYWW Hugs from Helen 65

  8. Ooh, lovely to get new stash isn't it? Enjoy it!

    Thanks for visiting me today. Happy WOYWW! Lisa Sparkle :)

  9. Fab drawing. Lovely to have new goodies to play with in your workspace - thanks for sharing - Hazel, WOYWW #10 x

  10. Great drawing, but the lady does look sad, makes me wonder whatever happened to make her all your new goodies, I think you are going to have many hours of fun! Sorry this is so late, still doing the rounds. Anne x44

  11. I have that same set of paints! (Well, okay, probably thousands of people do, duh.) But they are great to use.


    1. I did a tiny painting this morning. I like them!

  12. Love the drawing of the woman, love to see her all coloured in with your new paints.

    Eliza #19

  13. Sorry for my late woyww visit, been away, and came back to no email and worse still , no blog! Love your very crafty desk this week! great art work too!! Have a crafty week!!



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