Art Journal + Ice coffee
Sitting in the shade with my Art Journal and a high glass of iced coffee.

Ochre ocean
Dipping my paintbrush in water and painting with a mostly unused colour (ochre) in my paint box of watercolours. Swirling it around, making pools of water.

Neko in my journal

Studying a tiny porcelain bead I found in the craft shop recently. It is the Neko cat. I’ve always thought they are cute.

Wee Neko bead

The Maneki Neko (招き猫?, literally “Beckoning Cat”) is a common Japanese sculpture, often made of ceramic, which is believed to bring good luck to the owner. The sculpture depicts a cat beckoning with an upright paw.

Wave to me?

In Japanese restaurants they are very common and often mechanics move their little paw, though I have never seen one for sale before this tiny bead Neko. I hope he will bring me some luck.

Big & Small cat

I did a quick little pen drawing of Maneki Neko and coloured it with my watercolours.

Sketch of Neko

I was thinking I was going to do lots of little drawings this summer, but there is so many things I want to do all the time. Yoga, drawing, collage, paint, sew, blog, write, laundry, meditation, Smilla-cuddle, drinks, cruising, bathing, sun worshiping and morning pages… Plus all the “musts” on my list.

Watercolors and me

On my Neko page I also did a drawing of a iHanna-girl with black hair and big eyes.

Thinking of nothing

Just sipping my iced coffee in the shade, thinking of nothing special. And you?