Sunday, August 15, 2010

Illustration Fri. - 'star gazing'


"I would rather teach one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how to dance." -- e.e. cummings

I've been trying to contribute regularly at IF but as we all know, "life happens" so here's my offering for this week's prompt star gazing and last week's caged, or rather un-caged.

Glad for the push to start my first spread in this sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project. I selected the theme 'in flight' and actually ended up rebinding the sketchbook I was sent - I took pictures as I went so hopefully I'll get a chance to post those soon, it was SO easy to do!

I just couldn't work with the thin, cheesy (just being honest) paper that was in it and decided to go for quality over quantity and used 140# hot press watercolor paper. I went with 10 spreads & two single pages - the cover still needs to be done and I also need to decide what to do for the opening/ending pgs.

Oh yes, we did get to see the Perseids here the other night. We drove out of town for a bit and found a nice, darkish spot with a wonderful breeze off the lake - a refreshing surprise as August in our part of Texas isn't exactly cool, no matter what time of day it is :) We ended up spotting about 30 - 40 shooting stars and called it a night...did you get a chance to see them where you are?

Have a wonderful week and as always - be well....

3 comments:

Jack Foster said...

Very Nice! Love the theme Laura. I ordered my sketchbook yesterday. Can't wait to get started.

papier et encre said...

Hi! I left you a message when I saw this in Google Reader...but it looks like comments don't actually show up on the blogs.

Anyway, I really love this, it's very sweet. Happy Sketchbooking! :)

rachel awes said...

what a dear blog you have!
i too love ee cummings!
& i adore your tree diary illustration below...
& that july 4 page is
happy firey fantastic!
i just love the feeling here!