Another update from the Black Book:


These things are hard to photograph… I applied a filter on IG so it looks quite ok. I remember my frustration with this from January. Maybe I should try with a real camera and real photo editing software. Maybe the phone is not really the best solution here.

Anyway, you get the idea… I used sakura metallic gel pens, sakura white glaze pen and acrylic ink for fine details. I really like this one…ย Think I may frame it one day ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a little video I posted in IG too. I tried to film the white part, but it was even more out of focus than this ๐Ÿ™‚


Little Moment of Happiness

I was so excited to get back to my Black Book. I started a mandala two weeks ago, and then travelled and decided not to take it with me because I wanted to devote myself to catching up with courses. Yesterday I finished it.


It’s such a pleasure for me to do these little doodles and dots that fill up shapes of my mandala. I used Liquid Pearls, sakura glaze pen, sakura metallic pen and white acrylic ink.

This morning I started a new one. I don’t have much time before going to work – I can devote only some 20-30 minutes and they fly so fast. I make myself a cup of coffee and I sit and doodle and sip my coffee and 30 minutes is gone. But I feel so recharged and so happy (and so looking forward to the following morning).

Little moments of happiness.

Black Book Update

As I said in my last post, I have re-discovered my Black Book and one unfinished drawing inside. And having my new white ink to test, it was a perfect opportunity to finish it.


I loved doing the little details… This all reminds me of a stash of black paper I had somewhere… Hmmm…. I could make another Black Book… and get ready for January because I will do mu challenge again!

BTW, I am quite pleased with the ink ๐Ÿ™‚ and if you are wondering, it’s Schmincke Aerocolor acrylic ink and I used it in a Rotring 0.5 technical pen. Colored dots are Liquid Pearls.

Fog all around us

It’s been days now that the fog is not lifting. It’s cold and it’s wet and all looks dirty. And I feel sad this morning.  I did manage to sleep for a whole 7 hours tonight though… what a success!

Here’s yesterday’s entry in my black book.


I quite enjoyed creating this one. Today I started a Life Book lesson for this week some rather intuitive painting of vase with flowers. Not my thing definitely. Maybe also something to do with my sad mood today so it seems predestined to fail… that’s why I left it and decided to revisit it tomorrow morning. I will do it. I promised to finish all lessons this year, remember?

Black Book Mandala

I finished this yesterday but was too busy to post.


I really enjoyed creating this one. Love all those little dots and it being hand drawn and not symmetrical. I am thinking about turning this one into line art and making it available for coloring. Let me think some more…


I rarely frame my works. Mostly they are anyway done in books, meaning there is always another painting on the back side. The Black Book is different. Because of shimmery stuff, embossing  and raised paint I didn’t do another piece in the back, so it was easy to just tear it out and take it to be framed.


And the reason for doing it at all was… well it was done for someone I love because he wanted it. Enough reason to take that trip to the frame shop. I did have other three drawings done for my kitchen wall at the same time. I just need to hang them now.

It’s a horribly cold sunny Saturday morning here and my spirits are low. I’m tired and sad. I didn’t use my bright light for two days because my sleep was disturbed and I thought I would skip the light therapy for a few days. Maybe my mood is affected… maybe there are other reasons…

Black Book January

Another entry in my black book. I realised I can take better photo if I leave the lamp on. I do get some glare from the lamp but that’s ok. Glitter is visible and it makes me happy.



My cold is still bothering me. I’m not sick but I don’t feel good. I slept very little last night and it happens quite often lately… anyway… sunny day ahead very cold but I am going out anyway. Things to do…