The problem has been that I didn’t have any indigo ink so I’ve pushed the idea aside. But tonight I felt the idea pull me so I made a deep rich watercolor using both Payne’s Gray and well.. indigo (now you are laughing) yes, yes… I have a watercolor called indigo but it wasn’t quite right to me. It needed to be a bit deeper and watercolor isn’t ink which would have been my preference.
I wanted to dip a quill in a well and draw with it so I figured if I could just use enough pigment added to a well of water then I might get what I needed. And – I did!!!
The color of indigo has some meaning behind it apparently. It relates to self responsibility, that is to say, being responsible for one’s own life; responsibility to oneself to follow the soul’s path and needs and trusting one’s own intuition.
Perhaps, I was pulled to use indigo tonight because I needed a bit of a reminder to keep on my soul’s true path and to never stop listening to my intuition – because if I hadn’t tonight – I wouldn’t have had this amazing reminder or apple.
Day 209 was created with a quill using a B-5 nib and a deep indigo watercolor.