Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Muse Monday / Inspire Me Thursday: Watercolor

Muse Monday is taking a short intermission - not much going on in the way of progress re: my new space and next Monday is Labor Day so it will return the following Monday - hopefully I'll have some great news to report that we're finally making headway. I do have a how-to organizational project that I'm working on - a great solution to having all my tools displayed neatly and within easy reach, hint: involves pegboard but not in the traditional sense. What I have in mind is way more cooler and decorative than the sheet the guys hang up in the garage!! :) Stay tuned!

Busy week coming up so I wanted to get some quick journal entries done in my moleskine with watercolors and colored pencils. I like using watercolors in my moleskine because the wonderfully creamy paper (I love my moleskines!) resists them initially so you have time to work them before they settle in.

I find myself lingering over the last bits of summer before it fades away and have been savoring my garden's final offerings - flower designs have been on my mind and showing up in my doodles and sketches. I generally don't write a lot in my journals (I'm working on that, it's hard for me to do) but I did write all over the background very subtley in white ink on the single flower pages, a bit of a breakthrough for me :)

Have a great week and wherever you are, I hope the sun is shining on you.

"Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." -- Kahlil Gibran


titration said...

This totally made me happy. The first one especially. Hmmm. I've never worked with moleskin. May have to check it out.

Deb G said...

These are beautiful. I especially like the second one.

Anna Lloyd said...

Lovely watercolours!

Sherri B. said...

These are so delicate and lovely...they make me smile. Thank you for sharing!

Alexiev said...

Very pretty flowers... Pretty handling of the color... I like much Greetings of Buenos Aires...

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Susan Tuttle said...

These flowers are gorgeous--I especially like the second one--what a cool design!

I can't wait to see what you do with the pegboard!!

Have a wonderful long weekend!


valerie walsh said...

i am so loving these! you should make these into cards, calendars and lots of things, maybe t-shirts? LOVE LOVE LOVE!