Rediscovering watercolour

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You may have noticed that I’m a creature of obsessions. What can I say, it’s my auxiliary Ne that throws these wonderful spanners in the works. 🙂 Anyway, my latest obsession came from nowhere and ripped through my life like a tornado. I’ve mentioned that Facebook targeted me with a relevant ad for once: Little Coffee Fox. I was so inspired by her blog, and if all her tips and tricks and cheering on weren’t enough, she started a watercolour planner at about the time I started following her.

Now, I didn’t think I liked watercolours. I have trouble maneuvering with a brush, and I didn’t like the finality of it: that you need to know what you’re doing before you start. But Little Coffee Fox’s Month in Color showed me that you didn’t really need to know! You could just doodle and add linework and white gel pen highlights and basically do what you liked. So that’s why my November cover page turned out a riot of mixed media!

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So I dug out my old watercolour pencils and rediscovered a childhood passion. They’re the perfect compromise: the nib of a pen that gives you some control, and then the water soluble colour that blends and makes beautiful gradients.

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And as I continued working with a lot of watercolour on my spreads, I discovered that they were an excellent way of entering diary elements as well – like this little doodle of hubby playing the piano late one night after we watched a movie.

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And as if she’s read my mind, Little Coffee Fox has a giveaway this week: a watercolour kit with a Moleskine Watercolor Album, a Finetec gold palette, a set of three Pentel Aquash Water Brush Pens and a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Wow… I mean, just those metallic colours has me all itching to start a new weekly spread! Or imagine painting a January cover page with silver and black…

Yes, you get it. You need this thing. Follow this link to enter the giveaway too! And while you’re at it, if you like bullet journalling, you need to follow her. 🙂 It’s a veritable rabbit hole, but so prettily decorated that you won’t notice when your life goes up in flames. 😀

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10 thoughts on “Rediscovering watercolour

  1. Pete Hillman November 21, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Trully wonderful, Ingela! A fabulous art attack, and a creative storm indeed! Very inspiring work! 🙂

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    • Ingela Bohm November 22, 2017 / 7:26 am

      Thank you, Pete! I was so cautious at the start of my journal, didn’t want to wrinkle the pages etc, but I find that I actually like the “used” look.

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  2. Bill Chance November 22, 2017 / 12:23 am

    Love the look of the watercolors in your bullet journal. I have some watercolor pencils that should work great.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Ingela Bohm November 22, 2017 / 7:24 am

      Thank you, Bill! And happy watercolouring! 🙂

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  3. jesachi November 24, 2017 / 12:54 am

    THIS IS GORGEOUS! A great idea for my next bujo maybe! B-E-A- utiful!!!

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  4. fernando November 25, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Wow!!!. nobody will stop you now, a question, what is or what your “auxiliary ne” means ?. Greetings.

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    • Ingela Bohm November 25, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      It’s a term within the MBTI typology theory, which maintains that every person has a “brain type”, that is we process information and make decisions differently depending on how we’re “wired”. The auxiliary Ne (Ne=extraverted intuition) is one of my so called functions (everyone has four of these), and it is a function that focuses on experiencing new things, so if you have it, you like doing new stuff all the time. 🙂

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  5. fernando November 25, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    wow !! … a whole world, I did not know that typology, I must have some NE hidden there, looking in interner I find it quite interesting, ha ha ha … it is clear to me that you never get bored, ha ha ha . Greetings.

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    • Ingela Bohm November 25, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Yep, I need three lives to do everything…
      Perhaps you do have some Ne! Better check it out. 🙂

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