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Candy Crush

Bit cheeky, kinda sarcastic, and she doesn’t like acai smoothie bowls. Fruit Loops over oatmeal, ice cream over frozen yoghurt.

Candy Crush Messy Bag by Inkling small make up cosmetic bag

Candy Crush Messy Bag by Inkling travel bag
Candy Crush Messy Bag by Inkling

Candy Crush Messy Bag by Inkling

Candy Crush Messy Bag by Inkling

Candy Crush Messy Bag by Inkling

LISTENING TO:

Ear Hustle

A Podcast by inmates at San Quentin about living behind bars. Nigel Poor sounds exactly like Sarah Koenig from Serial. The story about the frog in episode 4 makes the entire series worth listening to, in my opinion.

WATCHING:

House of Cards. Again. There’s nothing quite like dulcet tones of Frank Underwood taking down his next victim.

LOOKING AT:

rwang.design instagram

No such thing as too much pastel. Image from @rwang.design on Instagram

ugh neon sign

UGH. Via Pinterest

You can find this weeks release, Candy Crush, HERE.

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The One That Got Away

Each canvas that is created for a collection of Messy Bags has it’s own personality and no two are the same.

Sometimes they’re influenced by the weather. Wet, rainy, humid days means the ink takes longer to try and it can dictate what tools or techniques are used.

I rarely paint in silence. I always have podcasts playing or Netflix chattering away in the corner. Sometimes the colours I use are influenced by the imagery on the screen – House of Cards always ends up with deep, dark, moody canvases. Sometimes I’ll deliberately create a canvas that takes hours and days of slow sitting and pondering, anything to stretch out whatever podcast series I’m engrossed in.

I love finding new Instagram accounts to follow, ones that have visually intriguing content. I save tonnes of images to come back to for inspiration. Maybe it’s a set of stairs that is throwing shadows and the lines are appealing. Maybe it’s a colour palette that I think will work for a canvas (the ink can be finicky and there are colours that don’t play nice together, even though you think they should). Maybe it’s the way the image draws your eye in a certain direction, or the sparse or dense feel it has.

Each bag has its own personality, a splinter of the canvas it came from. They are practical, useful, utilitarian, but they’re also tiny little pieces of art in their own right. It’s about time you got to know a little bit more about each collection, got to learn a bit more about their personality too. Each collection that is released will have bio about the canvas published along with it, so, without further ado, let me introduce this week’s collection, The One That Got Away.

Inkling Messy Bag Large

large Messy Bag by Inkling

small hand painted clutch Australian made

small clutch bag

small make up bag

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LISTENING TO:

You Must Remember This – The Manson Family

Karina’s voice is oddly soothing while discussing some really disturbing events.

WATCHING:

Las Vegas Jailhouse

I have an affliction for terrible reality TV. It’s best we establish that early on. It’ll be a reoccurring theme.

LOOKING AT:

Inkling Messy Bag Inspiration

Bluuespace on Instagram

CURRENTLY READING:

Nothing. Maybe next week year?

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The One That Got Away, she has the potential to be that bad mood you can’t shake, but she’s actually the solution. She’s the reminder to not sweat the small stuff and make like Elsa and let that shit go. You can find her and her friends HERE.

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