Book Making

I love making art books and filling them with art. This little book was made with 3 separate sections of mixed-media paper and sewn to a stiff watercolor paper cover. I’ll be adding small watercolor paintings of California Wildflowers.

Cover 6″ x 4 1/2″

Open book size: 6″ x 8 1/2″, number of pages: 22

Florals

Good Morning…to get a boost for my morning warm up, I was looking through a magazine and came across a fabric design that inspired me to draw my own rendition. I used watercolor, watercolor pencil, brown tone graphic marker and the finale was posterization in Photoshop.

Succulent

Recently, when I was shopping, I was pleasantly surprised to see wood planks stretched across a wall and succulents planted between the planks.

The watercolor is a result of the picture I took. I’ll be using this art for the cover of a ┬ájournal I’m making.

Here is the actual planter.

Oak Leaf

Out of the many hundreds of oak leaves falling in my yard, I picked this one to paint. The mottled colors would present a challenge. I spent a few hours on Sunday practicing with watercolor, watercolor pencil and Kuretake Zig watercolor brush paints. I used multiple layers of color to achieve my results. A few hours well spent. Happy Monday!

Fiber art

Good Morning….In past years, I spent many hours creating fiber art. Now, my hands get tired making all of the little stitches. Below are a few small samples of creations I’ve made.