Yesterday I was able to finish the watercolour painting of the April calendar page. I was a bit unsure about the 'cheesy' idea of using raindrops for the journalling shapes, but I'm really pleases with how the page turned out.
I used a 'light' hand lettering font since April is a month of new beginnings. The long dark winter is over and everything just seems to lighten up.
In addition to drawing in little lines, circles, triangles and squares to represent rainfall, I wrote, in very tiny letters, using a Micron 01 pen, a variety of phrases such as, "it's raining cats and dogs; rain, rain go away, come again another day; it's raining, it's pouring the old man is snoring..." etc.
I used the Peerless watercolours to do this page. They're wonderful to work with! I wasn't sure what to use as my background colour since it was raining but I didn't want it to be too dull and dreary. I settled on the Bismark Brown (one of the colours in the Joanne Palette Colors - a palette made up of 15 colours specifically selected by Joanne Sharpe for her Color Love online class) and I couldn't be happier. It's a lovely warm colour, yet not too bright for my rainy day page.