Wendy Copley

A Bento Box Painting in Gouache

April 19, 2019

Yesterday, I decided to combine two of my old and new passions into one project: a bento box painted with gouache! I dug through my bento box photo archives and found a photo with a lot of bright colors and simple shapes to reproduce. Then I traced the basic outline onto watercolor paper and went to town […]

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Gouache Floral Experiments

April 13, 2019

I’ve been playing around with gouache again (instead of starting my taxes) and last night I painted three small floral pieces. After my last try, I was pretty frustrated so I started looking around for some better instructional videos. I’ve been digging around YouTube and watching stuff here and there and I also finally signed […]

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A Day in San Francisco with a Teen and a Tween

April 5, 2019

My kids were born in the San Francisco Bay Area and have lived here all their lives, but there are a number of classic SF sites they’ve never seen. As they get older, they’ve started to notice that there are places and activities that people who live out of the area have visited that they’ve […]

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Oh My Gouache!

April 2, 2019

Oh my gouache! I’ve recently been messing around with a new-to-me material – gouache. If you don’t know — and I didn’t a few weeks ago — gouache is very similar to watercolor but it is more heavily pigmented. This gives it an opaque, matte finish. (And if you’re not sure, it’s pronounced “gwash”.) This […]

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Plan with Me – March 2019

March 5, 2019

I started bullet journaling to keep myself organized a looooooong time ago. Five years ago, to be exact. Since then, I’ve been more or less devoted to it at various times. I find that my planning is pretty sparse during the summer months in particular. But like so many people the new year always gives […]

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Traveler’s Notebook Layout – Jump

January 24, 2019

Today I’m sharing a quick layout I made in my most recent traveler’s notebook — a page about Augie and his buddy jumping on our new trampoline! I walk you through my process in the video below: If you don’t want to watch the video, here is a quick run-down of how I put the […]

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