Blue Monday: Gouache and water ink

In case anyone noticed, I was away from blogging for a good two weeks.
Nothing really happening from my side of the planet. Been busy with home-life and some creative hobbies on the side.

Marie's Gouache Paint Set
Getting ready to make some mess.

I love my blue and white dipping bowl. It’s small and hand-painted and costs me next-to-nothing. As mentioned previously, I’ve picked up calligraphy again and been experimenting on inks. Since calligraphy inks here are rare, much more coloured inks, I tried mixing gouache and water and voila! Problem solved. Here’s a scanned result – I mixed vermillion red and viridian green:

Love the henna-ish effect!
Love the henna-ish effect!

I am excited about the thousand and one possibilities of mixing colours!
Do you have any creative hobbies, too? Do tell 🙂


9 thoughts on “Blue Monday: Gouache and water ink

  1. Hi,

    I used to enjoy crafts, but my hands no longer cooperate. You have real talent, though, and I’m glad you’re back “at it.”

    Please consider returning to leave a comment for me,

    Happy Blue Monday!

    1. Thanks for the nice words, Sally. I’m trying to get back to the blogging and creating grooves 🙂
      My hands are still okay but my eyes are becoming problematic – I need new prescription glasses!

    1. Thank you, dear LaVoice. I try to flex my creative muscles once in a while.
      That is my dilemma, too, when it comes to singing! 🙂

  2. I am not the most creative person around but I admire the handiwork of others. Such talent and fun abounds! I hope your weekend is great and I appreciate your share.

    1. Hello, Anne. I’m not that creative as well but I get inspiration from my creative friends. It is nice to be surrounded by creative and fun people. Thank you for visiting and I hope you’ll have a great week ahead.

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