Monday, May 20, 2013
Inspiration Monday Thank You...
Not only is today Monday and the beginning of a brand new week (unless you begin with Sundays) it is known as Inspiration Monday on a wonderful blog I follow. Lori of elviestudio is uber adorable and has the greatest talent for drawing and watercoloring. I have linked to her inspiration that shows us how to make a journal. I thought I would never make this but it is one of those little projects that keeps you awake at night until you actually make it! And I don't even draw...at all.
So off to my local art supply store for the suggested paper. The cost here was $9.99 for one sheet.
Lori made two videos showing just how to make this little journal. Upon viewing it again I realized I will get two journals out of one sheet. Hooray!
One half I tore and one half I cut with a rotary blade. I wasn't quite certain I like the ragged torn edges so thought I would like to see the smooth cut edges as well. The paper has a beautiful deckle edge made into it and my torn edges were not as beautiful. This shows the first half prepped and the second half ready to fold.
Yes, I already owned my Martha Stewart scoring board. I also own the original scoring board from Aleene "The Queen of Crafting". If you remember Aleene you will know that Martha is nothing new or original. Sorry Martha but you do not get all the credits.
Here is a view of my 5 x 7 watercolor journal finished with its 5-hole stitch.
Here is a view of the interesting folding pages that add lots of creative space for drawing and watercoloring.
Another view just to get you excited about making these for yourself or for gifts. Because I am so not able to draw or watercolor I am making these as gifts. It will be fun to add some coloring pencils and assorted items for those fortunate people who can draw.
THANK YOU LORI DEAR!!! I am so happy that I was able to make your little journals and they look beautiful. Your videos were perfect in showing and explaining just how and what to do. I am always inspired by you! Chocolate Hugs...
This is our view! From our property and home this is our view! Fifteen years ago this coming Memorial weekend we found this place and stood on the central landing of this home and I looked up to see my very favorite blue sky with white puffy clouds and knew I was home.
Cedars, Pines and Oak trees abound. The air is fresh and clear. Not like the brown smog I grew used to in Southern California for most of my life. I am a native Californian. My mother was a native Californian.
This is heaven here on earth. I have been spending my time outdoors blissfully weeding and taking time to view my favorite sky and white puffy clouds. Life is good and I am blessed.
Please share your little watercolor journals you make after watching Lori's videos. I will be intrigued to see how you decorate them. Oh and you will want to view Lori's newest themed journal of Downton Abbey she is drawing. Oh Yeah!!
Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts and my heart is happily creating...
Prayers and Healing Hugs for all affected by such horrendous tornadoes throughout the midwest.