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Emerald Barkley Art & Design

Mini Sketchbook – A Tender Act of Rebellion

Mini Sketchbook – A Tender Act of Rebellion

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Big Ideas fit into small spaces! The perfect mini-sized sketchbook for all of your on-the-go drawings


A watercolor painting of a skull surrounded by peony flowers and very tender tentacles.

A Tender Act of Rebellion is a watercolor painting about queer identity and living your truth. For me, tentacles represent the idea of deviance, or what is socially understood as deviant behavior. In this piece they lovingly cradle the skull, like the way that our identities and our community hold us together. Peony blossoms are growing through the piece to symbolize the joy of being – peonies start as such tiny little flower buds, but once the bloom their joy simply cannot be contained. Peonies are unapologetically themselves.

This journal comes with a thick, blue band to keep your sketchbook closed and keep any extras that you stuff in there all together. There is a pocket in the back for safekeeping, and a blue ribbon to mark your place in the sketchbook.


3.5” x 5.75”
160 pages/80 sheets
Faux leather cover
Wear and water resistant


Sketchbooks will ship USPS first class mail. Please allow two weeks for processing and shipping.

Unfortunately, I am not shipping to the UK or the EU at this time due to evolving VAT and import packaging laws.

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