It is hard to make a post about a cemetery at the end of 2021 upbeat.
Fraola Cemetery is still a modest resting place. There are still grey beasts departing from the earth here. I am still surprised at how far you can get on a bike in a short period of time. However, we've just had snow and it is hard for my 36 year old self to imagine going for a bike ride on New Year's Eve.
The sketch above was done with Diamine Inkvent Ink: Ash.
Originally Posted December 31, 2006
Originally Posted Friday, December 29, 2006
Oh the things I must do...
I'm no stranger to Advent calendars, festivities, and traditions; but the Diamine Inkvent Calendar really was something else. Every morning my kids and I hunted for the next door and popped it open to a reveal a new color, sheen, or shimmer.
In my spare moments during the day I plotted how I might integrate the new ink into a drawing or sketch. Ideally the sketch would feel like Christmas or winter. On a good day I was also able to have the sketch relate to some of my devotional texts: Christ in Our Home or Bread for the Day. I've always struggled to actually retain any of the daily readings. However, doing some copy work and the act of choosing one verse to focus on really helped a little more stick. If you followed me on Instagram where I posted daily my inksplorations, you might have noticed the majority of my posts were after 10pm and there were about 6 days that I was a day behind. I still loved the daily reading, writing, and painting practice. I already have my next project lined up and that will be rolling out in the next week or so.
Here is our full review of the calendar. Which inks were your favorites? I'd love to hear in the comments!
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