I'm back in the Loire Valley today, sketching from photos we took in 2005.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
"If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness" - Therese of Lisieux
In this lesson of the #floraldrawingchallenge, Katrina suggested we add some small flowers or foliage to our designs. I like it!
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Spring is coming to the Northern Hemisphere in all its glorious beauty, ignoring the crazy times we find ourselves living in. This reminds me that this too shall pass!
In the meantime, there are lots of generous artists on social media sharing their tips and talent. I drew this for the #floraldrawingchallenge on Instagram.
Stay calm and draw on!
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020
Sunday, March 15, 2020
I've made further modications to Teesha Moore's Amazing 16 Page Journal so that it fits into my Traveler's Notebook. These ones feature:
- a single signature made from three folios
- the whole signature is the same as Teesha Moore's book - i.e. her cover is also a folio in my latest version
- 3 sheets of 14" x 17" paper made the signatures for these 2 books
- the signature is made from my favorite Deserres mixed media paper
- covers made from gelli prints and other acrylic play
- five hole pamphlet stitch
I love the flaps and foldouts but now I have my favorite paper too!
Monday, March 9, 2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020
The only thing I don't like about the book we made at the calligraphy society meeting is the paper. I had to gesso the pages to stop wet media from bleeding through the paper.
As long as I was applying gesso, I decided to turn it into a mixed media journal. You can see I've added some tissue paper sewing pattern for fun.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
This is another handcarved stamp; it's a little taller than the others at 4 inches.
I'm really enjoying my new journal - a slight modification to the amazing 16 page journal by Tisha Moore. We made it at the Westcoast Calligraphy Society meeting and it has pages of different sizes. This page is 4 1/2" wide. I just love flipping through it and opening and closing the flaps! (I'm easily amused.)