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Hi everyone, Mou here with a second round of pages from recent art journal that I started on the road. The great thing about working on this journal while on the road is it's true-to-the-moment authenticity... I'm copying from nature, capturing a snapshot of something unusual right before my eyes... there's something very raw about it! No manipulation of camera settings, no photoshop editing, just a study of what I don't see in my everyday surroundings. No pretty papers, no fancy embellishments, just a little bit of white space for me to claim anyway I can. Even more authentic because I have proof that I was there that day... that National Park stamp that people use on their National Park passports... I used them to stamp my journal. 

One thing I love about roads around mountains is the ever-changing view. Things appear for a moment and then disappear. When they reappear, it's a completely different perspective. The kids and I were admiring this dreamy mountain in the distance as we were driving toward it. Then in a few minutes, we were driving by it and it appeared just as rugged as the other mountains.  And sometimes the road itself disappears and reveal itself as we keep driving!

Supplies I used:

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Art GRIP ® Color Pencils

Essential PITT Artist Pens Black M



Mou Saha  Mou won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2007, was a member of their Dream Team in 2009 and you've seen her work in numerous craft publications. Currently she collaborates with 7 Gypsies, Crate Paper, Cocoa Daisy and Anna Griffin. 


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