jaybendt From the old tree in the backyard. #home 8h

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jaybendt Draw the whole thing with a .5mm pen they said. It'll be fun they said. Going to try and have this whole thing done this weekend. Time to power through. I just got started 1w

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jaybendt Patch. Beginnings of a piece. Really enjoying a new way of working with this two thumbnails a page type of sketching. 1w

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jaybendt Been gone for what feels like ages. Sometimes it feels like everything starts falling apart all at the same time. Basement of our brand new home floods, family drama and crisis seems to be tearing everyone apart and I can't help, everything gets more stressful and I am back to cling into the one thing that makes sense in my life. There's a ray of sunshine though, and I'm going to just throw myself at my passion projects while praying that things work out. Back to drawing. 2w
  •   etrithart I think this year has been a strange one for a lot of people I know - including me! We can all get through it though... And always keep drawing!! 2w
  •   jaybendt @etrithart and I had such high hopes for 2014 lol but it's been a good year despite the problems. Hang in there as well! 2w

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jaybendt I know why the caged bird sings. The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky. ... The caged bird sings of freedom. Today Maya Angelou is a free bird, a free spirit that we will all miss. She was a huge inspiration to me as a young woman and this particular poem of hers touched me deeply. May she rest in Peace always. #mayaangelou #greatwoman #poet #writer #teacher #inspiring #great @oprah
2mon

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jaybendt Now, to clean up and figure out how to transfer this to a much bigger page. will post my wips until it's done sometime this week :) #handlettering #sketch #lettering #art 2mon
  •   quaran7ine ;-; if only I could do that to later digitalize it lol 2mon
  •   jaybendt @quaran7ine I am sure you can :) just give it a try and practice. 2mon
  •   quaran7ine I know but every time I do I can't be considered consistent with the shapes and lines when it comes to curves xD 2mon

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jaybendt In my previous life I am going to guess I was an old man painting signs in the 1920s. It's ridiculous how much I enjoy making letters look pretty. Possible career choice of my past life? 2mon

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jaybendt Time to pimp out the sketchbook cover. Not sure with what yet but I have an itch to paint on it. #artistissues 2mon
  •   jaybendt On that note, anyone know of paint that won't peel? Or should I resort to a primer for this? 2mon

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jaybendt Been needing this reminder more and more lately, so there it is. Reminder where I often need it most (while working). 2mon

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jaybendt The basement studio in all of its undone glory. And where I stand, the wet bar, so I can get drunk while I paint??? 3mon

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jaybendt I finally bit the bullet. Meet King George, my beautiful mid-size 1911 Sailor fountain pen. He's customized for a lefty under writer, medium nib, fine to medium ink flow. He's pretty like a bumble bee and he's shiny and new. (I can't believe I am gushing so much over a pen, but I am sure @schinloong will understand). In all my excitement to get him I forgot to order ink!!! Thinking of noodler's ink? (He'll be mostly a drawing pen). Any good recs for a good black, waterproof, fountain pen friendly ink?? Pens are my versions of shoes. #girlproblems 4mon
  •   schinloong Niiiiiice! What a beauty! Noodlers ink is great, you may like their bulletproof black. Not entirely waterproof but as close as it gets. But why use black when you can use any other color? Go to fountainpennetwork forums for ink swatches and reviews. My fav ink color is reds 4mon

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jaybendt Whew! Finished! And posted on tumblr (http://jaybendt.tumblr.com) where you can see a giant close up of some of the flowers. Will be up on #etsy tonight as well. #art #illustration #painting #gouache #finished 5mon
  •   jenmundy Jael!!!!! I think I need this in my life! Can we do lunch or coffee or dinner or drinks-- for real this time (lol like 500 years later) and can I buy a print off of you?! 5mon
  •   jaybendt @jenmundy lol yes let's plan to get together! This cold winter inside crying a hermit is killing me and I need company. Where would you like to meet? Send me an email! And absolutely! I just put it up on etsy: jaybendt.etsy.com !! 5mon
  •   jaybendt Inside like a hermit** though it makes me cry too lol! @jenmundy 5mon
  •   teepeeweepee Beautiful as always!! 5mon
  •   jaybendt @teepeeweepee thank you!! :) 5mon
  •   emilllleeee @ktdid0808 pretty!!! 5mon
  •   gusosos_land That's beautiful! 5mon
  •   jaybendt @emilllleeee @gusosos_land thank you!!! 5mon

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jaybendt Calling this baby finished after some hand lettering and a few minor adjustments with photoshop. Spring can't come soon enough #painting #illustration #gouache #watercolor #ink #progress #process #art #instaart #jaybendt #done 5mon

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jaybendt #wip #progress somehow it goes really fast once I start going. #art #illustration #instaart #gouache #painting #etsy 5mon

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jaybendt Beautiful finish to a long work week 6mon

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jaybendt And now that the design is over, it is time to make it colorful and pretty! #vscocam #vsco #art #papergoods #lineart #flowers #spring #illustration 7mon

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jaybendt Details of the original line work for the #kitchen #alphabet #art. Available on my shop. 7mon

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jaybendt And finally, the one project that took forever! A kitchen alphabet. Large and pretty and made with love, over at my shop jaybendt.etsy.com. #etsy #jaybendt #art #kitchen #home #decor #papergoods 7mon

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jaybendt Finished and available on my #etsy shop, a lovely A7 flat notecard accompanied by a madero beach envelope @ jaybendt.etsy.com #papergoods #cards 7mon

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