Today's daily sketch. Ace of Pentacles--reversed


Today’s daily card is the Ace of pentacles—reversed. Which means I need to look at how my physical environment is affecting me, and how I am affecting it. What is the financial situation? Am I doing what I should for my own health and mental well-being? So while I was contemplating the different meanings of the card, and how I felt about it, I did a google search for a decent image to work with. And this came up from National Geographic


An interresting view of a dam, and how humans have shaped our environment. Many images, of course, came up, but this was the one that grabbed me.

so I did the first step in each of my sketches and wrote my thoughts and musings about the card on to the watercolor paper. I used a prismacolor pencil today instead of standard graphite. It felt like a yellow ochre sort of day

I worked a lot with indigo blue and gold. as well as a bit of orange because the image needed it. and here is the result.


Have a great day!


I get asked if I listen to music while I'm working, or if I prefer silence. Those that ask that don't know me. In my studio I always have music on, and I'm usually singing along with it. It gives me a great rhythm to work to and I can always find something that suits my mood, or helps me to change it. 

I use Spotify for most of my music needs. I love the ability to make my own mixes, to be my own DJ. This has been my go-to mix for a while now. I do add new things to it, and remove things that don't help with the stitching. I also adore Janelle Monae and Grimes . I have other good mixes, that I'll share in other posts. Or check out my profile and see what you like over there.

I use Pandora for finding new music, they're spectacular at giving me stuff that's new, that appeals to the same tastes as my older stuff. I try not to upvote or downvote too much. When I do that everything seems to drift to Moby. (I do really like Moby. It's disconcerting, though, when a station that starts with Peter Murphy and Sisters of Mercy starts playing "Southside" It just doesn't fit, somehow)

When I figure this blogging thing better, I'll put up a Spotify widget with what I'm currently listening to.