Found a cute little #beetle at the library today!
Sleepy little Lucy #dog
#pie with two forks? One for each hand of course! Thanks #insaneeates
It was a three #pie sort of day. Thanks to @insaneeats for settling that craving!
Xerox transfer #art now all my nail polish is gone…
Casual evening of sniffing #sharpies while trying to get through #design work.
Ha ha seriously tho.
- smile more
- listen to inspirational music
- take more photos
- open your window now and then, and listen to the wind
- read your favorite books
- clean your room
- organize your book shelf
- take more walks
- smile when you wake up
- throw away old clothes that you don’t use
- lay down on your floor for 5 minutes and don’t do anything
- decorate your room
- drink fresh cold water
- look in the mirror and smile
- dance to your favorite songs
- don’t stress on weekends, weekends are for recovery
- cry when you need to
- watch movies about the second world war
- make your bed every morning, you will smile when you get home
- think about good things
- eat a lot of fruit
- wear comfortable clothes
- think about good summer memories
- get rid of everything that have a negative influence on you
- go outside more
- dream more while you’re awake
- make lists
- live today, not yesterday or tomorrow
A review and a giveaway
I am so very picky about my paper and the way that my history-themed art should look; I often use subdued, very natural-looking colors and like that stereotypical “old fashioned” look of old paper made with natural fibers.
I’ve tried colored paper in the past and have been very unimpressed. But this winter with some Christmas money, I splurged and bought both the tan-toned and gray-toned sketchbooks by Strathmore. Now, I have quite a long history with Strathmore; I like most of the company’s products that I try. As I said before, though, I’m really really picky about my paper.
And I have to say, these sketchbooks did not disappoint me. The paper is quite thick, enough that you can color on it with Sharpies and Copic markers, and while they do bleed through, it is not enough to stain the next sheet underneath. The tooth is very fine for a pleasantly smooth surface. I do have some trouble erasing my pencil lines, but I think that’s mostly my fault as I draw very dark. Pencil lead, ink and gel pens show up quite beautifully on this paper. It is ring-bound where I prefer hard-cover, but it more than makes up for that by having its pages pre-perforated so that they are easy to tear out and scan. And it’s acid free and also made with recycled materials, definitely an added plus.
So I am giving away one Strathmore sketchbook of 50 sheets of 9 in. by 12 in. tan-toned paper. To be entered to win this sketchbook, you don’t need to be following my blog (although that’s always appreciated!), you just have to reblog this post. You can reblog as many times as you like.
On Feb. 13, my birthday, I will use a random number generator to choose a winner.