Before the Creative Process
We have seized the moment, hopped a plane, slept for 8 hours sitting straight up (please tell me if I have drool on my face) and are ready to take on the world.
Or at least Europe.
Actually, maybe just Roma.
A Little Glimmer Does the Heart Good
Okay, okay….how ’bout we just start with getting our bags? I think we can manage that 🙂
(This is the part where those of you that are arm chair traveling with me notice how clean your teeth, skin and hair feel and smile smuggly to yourself while sipping some wonderful coffee in your favorite cup with your cat/dog laying by your side. Yeah, it’s okay… go ahead and gloat. You have not been forced to undress for airport security (not once, but twice), clawed through your over weight bag trying to decide what 3.4 pound item you can live without for the next two weeks OR sat beside the couple who discussed their personal life for the 8 full hours. Nobody said this was going to be easy 😉 )
So… I have been withholding information.
It’s how I get my kicks 😛
Some of you noticed the luscious pots of color in my journal photo giveaway pic. And I did throw out a few names in my newsletter (click here if you missed it).
I’m a sucker for a dreamy name for sure.
Also a sucker for shiny things:)
And so help me hannah, it has all come together in one place! Dreamingcolor.com has these little pots of JOY called Twinkling H2O’s.
I will be using them along with my regular watercolors and I know if I don’t go ahead and
A) Tell you what they are
B) Give you specific names
C) Give some away
That you will
1) Torment me mercilessly until I do
2) Say that if you had watercolors like mine THEN you would do a journal
3) Seek therapy for not having watercolors that glitter
My last journal entry before flying out had some sunflowers in it. I used both my regular watercolors and the awesome Twinkling H2O’s. They look amazing in the light. They are fun, playful and perfect for journaling and postcards.
I also think they are the perfect giveaway for our first day in Rome.
When in Rome do as the Romans (who have a set of Twinkling H2O’s) do 🙂
If you’d like a set of your own little twinklers, you can enter for a chance to win…just read on!
Watercolor Journal Detail
I hope you are ready to get your watercolor game on for journaling and postcards!
Here are some tips to help get you started along with the info/names for the colors I am using for this trip (and the site link to purchase them from)–just click here.
So after a long flight and a loooong nap it’s time to hit the town after dark. Piazza Navonna holds a thousand delights including some awesome tiramisu….oh, did I not share that with you?? I think that was delivered to the table while you were busy photographing the good looking guy playing “Hotel California” on the piazza;)
Here’s your inspiration for your first Roman holiday watercolor !! Evening lights in Roma.
P.S.. More watercolor supplies and suggestions are in My Favorite Things shop (just click here to visit).
(Please note: The photos I share here of our time in Italy are to be used as reference for doing watercolors for personal journals or postcards only. I please ask that they are used soley for that purpose:-)
Enter below to get your name in the hat for a chance to add to some sparkle to your life:))
If you have a friend who needs some JOY in their life, share this post and encourage them to have some fun playing in the water (colors) and traveling along to Italy—everybody needs a Roman holiday once in awhile 😛
Runaway to Italy continues on the next blog post!!! Ciao Baby!!!
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