Returning To Work…

I’ve recently had to return to work in my husband’s business.  It has been an adjustment for me.

I find simply creating something – no matter how small or simple, helps relax me in the evening after work.  I’m reminded that it isn’t completing a masterpiece that is important but just doing some ART that brings me JOY!  🙂

I started a new (purchased) journal today from Strathmore (since my handmade journal is still in process) –

I love the soft cover and can’t wait to decorate the inside cover like I suggested in yesterday’s post!

It was relaxing to draw circles with Tombow  water soluble markers (and Artist Loft which are a cheap brand at Michael’s).  ADD water with a water brush and then MAGIC happens when the colors blend together!

I started to add some highlights of my white space with a black Micron .01 pen:

This is so FUN!  I love the colors and can’t wait to finish dooding!

Happy Creating!  🙂

19 responses to “Returning To Work…

  1. This is nice indeed! Love the tombows with water!

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  2. Love it, Jill! How funny I mentioned masterpieces today too lol. I envision going to work again but I hope it’s when the kids are in high school. It’s such an addition creative time. Good luck!

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  3. Magical. Looks totally peaceful and relaxing great destresser

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  4. This is indeed magic!

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  5. What a fun, relaxing idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. A really good design. So pleased you have yourself organized to create each night after work.

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  7. Hi Jill – I love the highlights and when I first saw your work – well hope I can say this – but it looked like cheery coffee stains – well maybe because yesterday was national coffee day I am thinking of coffeee still
    But your bright colors and soft circles have a wonderful energy!
    Never tried the markers – but they sound wonderful!
    Xxoo

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  8. This is a lot of fun, Jill! Love the fine ink lines paired with the bold watercolor. 😀

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