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watercolor sketchbook } pride, prejudice & yellow fever

I’m watching Pride & Prejudice. The one with Colin Firth, not Keira Knightley. Sigh. I want to be Lizzie.

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watercolor sketchbook } polkadot face

As long as we’re talking about my Watercolor Sketchbook, I thought I’d share some extra photos taken around my brother’s new home in Surrey.

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watercolor sketchbook } blue

You know I love to use color. This time I challenged myself to stick to blues: prussian, cobalt and ultramarine. I actually enjoyed having a limited color choice and may try this on a larger surface. Listen to Fun Boy Three Our Lips are Sealed.

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watercolor sketchbook } pretty green bullet

Listen to the White Stripes Fell in Love With a Girl:

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watercolor sketchbook } rubberband girl

Listen to Kate Bush Rubberband Girl because one thing led to another.

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watercolor sketchbook } the twenty

Listen to Army Dreamers by Kate Bush.

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watercolor sketchbook } striped soup

This is actually a new watercolor sketchbook I just bought from Green & Stone’s in London. The reason I’ve started yet a new one is that the one I was previously painting in is still at the Mathaf Museum in Doha. What could I do, I had the urge to do some watercoloring last night and this morning.

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panty hose, balloons and too much sugar

I didn’t realize what a burden the year 2013 was on me until I woke up this morning to a new year. There is something so sweet about an even number, I can’t explain it. Odd numbers seem pointy and angular. They’re unfriendly, unlucky and just plain bad news. So happy new year, everyone!

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niece

I had a lovely morning with my niece Yasmeen yesterday. We went to Jarir bookstore and each walked out with one bag, one canvas and a gift certificate. We went to mine where she drew and I painted. Does it get better than that on a Saturday morning?

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watercolor sketchbook } a tale of two sisters

Here is a perfect example of overworking a piece. It’s really bugging me. I don’t want to rip either page, but I might glue something over one. I don’t know, I’ll have to see. I killed my gorgeous sketchbook.

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yet another new book } watercolor sketchbook

I’ve never owned a hard-bound watercolor sketchbook. The idea never even occurred to me before this beauty caught my eye at the Green & Stone stationary shop in London. I also love the fact that it’s in portrait format, perfect for my ladies.

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