Restore Page

At one point Joash decided to repair and restore the temple of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 24:4

I am sitting in one of my favorite places enjoying one of my favorite views while writing about the process of creating today’s work.

My friend gave me a box of fun things to play with this week. I decided to try the Inktense pencils first. They draw like pencils. Adding water turns them to ink and gives a watercolor effect.

I drew this picture of how I envisioned the word Restore. I wanted to convey a sense of new growth coming up from the ground in a trailing vine sort of way. The tiny flowers are inspired by my fiercely flowering plant that has daily been putting out a pink bloom for me. (Its current status and location is in this post for the curious.)

 I love the way the late-morning sun fell across the page as I worked. I began adding water to blend the colors. Since I had never used these pencils before, it was a giant experiment.

 I realized that I could blend colors, use a sponge to blot up water, and let areas dry before moving on to others. Overall, I liked how it turned out.

 The border gives it a finished look and matches the facing page.  Yesterday and today’s work, side by side.

At the halfway mark in this experiment, I am enjoying the process and look forward to what the rest of the month holds. Thank you to all for joining me on the journey and for the kind and helpful feedback you generously offer.

2 thoughts on “Restore Page

  1. Barbara

    Hi Julie – I like that the star page with its dark background is opposite this page and that the word “Restore” has a yellow light behind it – like there is brightness behind it. Again, thank you for sharing your creative journey. I look forward to each days entry.

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    1. Julie Post author

      Thank you for the observation. One thing I am loving about this process is what comes out without even thinking. I did not plan the pieces together but they fit so well. I, too, like the contrast of light and dark.

      Reply

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