Archive for March, 2014

Mouthful of cavities
Your soul’s a bowl of jokes
And everyday you remind me
How I’m desperately in need

See, I got a lot of fiends around
And they’re peaking through nothing new
They see you
They see everything you do

See everything on the inside, out

Oh, please give me a little more
And I’ll push away those baby blues
Cause one of these days this will die
So will me and so will you

I write a letter to a friend of mine
I tell him how much I used to love watch him smile

See I haven’t seen him smile in a little while

Haven’t seen him smile in a little while

But, I know you’re laughing from the inside out
Laughin’ from the inside out
I know you’re laughing from the inside out
Laughing from the inside
From the inside
From the inside
From the inside
From the inside out

     When  working with watercolors, there is a tendency for the paper to curl. There are a couple of things you can do to avoid this from happening.

      First thing you can do is to just buy watercolor paper in “block” form, which is a pad where all of the edges are lightly glued down except one small 1/2 inch space. When you are finished painting and the painting is dry, you insert a dull knife/palette knife into this space below your top sheet where you just painted and run it all the way around to free your painting from the block. The only bad thing about using blocks is that they can be expensive. I’ve seen some blocks for $50 or even more.

     The other thing you can do is to get a board with a smooth surface (I use a wooden board), and then tape the paper down with artists tape. Artists tape looks like masking tape but it’s not as sticky. I’ve also found that the cheap masking tape from the dollar stores also works well because it’s also not very sticky. Tape the paper down on all four sides which will create a blank border. Do the artwork and let the painting dry, when the painting is dry just remove the tape. Viola! No curls.

     There is another method and that is to pin the corners of the paper down with push pins onto your board. The con to this method is that it leaves little holes on the corner of your paper which is why I prefer the tape down method.

     You can find watercolor blocks and artist tape in any good art supply store. Keep on painting!

–Roz Abellera

You are stellar

Meet me in outer space
We could spend the night
Watch the earth come up
I’ve grown tired of that place
Won’t you come with me?
We could start again

How do you do it?
You make me feel like I do
How do you do it?
It’s better than I ever knew

Meet me in outer space
I will hold you close
If you’re afraid of heights
I need you to see this place
It might be the only way
That I can show you how
It feels to be inside of you

How do you do it?
You make me feel like I do
How do you do it?
It’s better than I ever knew
How do you do it?
You make me feel like I do
You do

You are stellar
You are stellar

How do you do it?
You make me feel like I do
How do you do it?
Its better than I ever knew
How do you do it?
You make me feel like I do
How do you do it?
You make me feel like I do

–Roz Abellera

Bring The Wine

A night of romance is never complete without the wine. In that case, bring three bottles.

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–Roz Abellera