Friday, April 01, 2016

Blogging A to Z Challenge - A is for Amethyst

Back to watercolor for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2016!  This will be interesting and fun trying to interpret healing crystals and gemstones from Amethyst to Zircon with watercolors and create a neat sketchbook.

I am using the 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" Large Landscape A5 size Travelogue watercolor sketchbook from Hand Book Journal Co. by Global Art Materials, which I found in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby a few months ago.  Amazon has it -- if you search "Global Art Materials 5-1/4-Inch by 8-1/4-Inch Travelogue Watercolor Book, Large Landscape" -- for $12.82

Be sure to check back Monday-Saturday (Sundays off) for each day's watercolor!

Let's begin with A for Amethyst!
Amethyst is the stone for Pisces.  It also improves concentration and brings clarity to the mind, especially good for meditation.  Some sources say that wearing amethyst can help prevent migraines, ward off danger, increase charisma and help promote healthy and restorative sleep.

Palette Paints -- Winsor Violet, Permanent Rose and Cobalt Blue make gorgeous shades of purple.

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