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Stingray = Wisdom

In the Polynesian culture, the Stingray represents wisdom. They are ancient creatures whos movements in the water are powerful and graceful. However, it is their awkwardness outside the water that make me think of them as my spirit animal. I often feel like a stingray flapping awkwardly in a boat trying to get back to the water with little progress whenever I am forced into public arenas like parties and gatherings. I just want to be home reading a book or doodling.

This Stingray with the mandalas will be in the new Hawaiian Coloring book to be released within the next week. This hand drawn art is also available as an Art Print or poster at my

Red Bubble website and even have it printed on other items like journals, notebooks, apparel, home decor, cards, clocks, wall draperies, scarfs, and so much more!

Materials Used

140# Multimedia paper - It's thick and able to withstand layers of water-based paints. I also enjoy the texture of the 300 series paper. Get 2 packs (32 sheets each) of Arteza Watercolor paper from Amazon by clicking here.

Tombow Calligraphy Pens (fine tips) - My mother gave me a set of these for my birthday and my artistic mind burst with glittery glee when I realized how easily these pens made thick and thin lines in a single stroke! They also ink right over the chalky gouache paint (when it is dry) so if I want to make a piece pop with bold black outlines I can. As an artist I love tools and materials that give me more options to use them. Get a set of 2 pens (different sizes) from Amazon by clicking here.

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