It's an INKredible Week!

This Week is all about lovely, flowy, messy ink.

For a start, I just added a whole new suite of videos to my Supplies Me! workshop –  all about ink and drawing smiles!

 I invited all my Supplies Me Alumni to come and do the extra lesson – it’s a 700 plus team in that class alone, so I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s inky business!

I friggen LOVE ink. Especially like this, in an Aquash Waterbrush:

I like the way it instantly takes me into creative flow. I write and draw more beautifully. I don’t rush. What I write comes from a deep well. So Ink is the perfect medium to draw that from me.

And don’t even get me started on Liquitex Deep Turquoise acrylic ink! Yes, ink is messy (Sometimes I even manage to get some on the paper 😉
But there is definitely something magic about colour that flows so easily and stays so  vivid.  I have been tripping out on using Ink all week.

And then I received this email on a different type of Ink:

“In the summer of 2009/2010  my mum and I went to your studio and I saw your Lovebirds picture, my mum later went back and bought it for me and told you how I wanted to use it for my tattoo, to go with the script I’d already picked out :

Love is not a cage its a home in which you are free

Well it has been a LOONNG time coming but I finally got the tattoo!  I haven’t got the text done yet but your picture is there. Just thought you’d like to see it 🙂 

Thanks for making a lovely picture,


Amazing right?  The original of “Love Birds” is below. I think the tattooist did an INKredible job! And So did Jessy with the image taking up the tickliest part of the body – her side rib cage!  Amazing!!! oops, I already said that… Totally, gorgeously, delightfully fantastic!

When I showed Angus, he said, I should have some of my drawings done!  And It got me thinking that a tattoo is a form of Art Journal… symbols of who we are, where we are going, what we believe from inside to out. Oh, to have that kind of surety! I could never decide with the one thing to have in something so permanent as a tattoo… I admire those who do!

I hope you are having an INKredible week!



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