Monday, March 02, 2009
I keep a separate place, a blog I call Karen’s sketchbook. On that blog I have a list of favorite sketchbooks I love to visit for inspiration.
You'll find a list of some wonderful sketchbooks tucked in corners of blogland.
A sketchbook is such a precious thing to an artist. A book of secret places within an artist’s heart. A view of the world that is so personal and allows one to visit and play with their creative muse. A melody of visual word images playing with an artist’s heartstrings like some grand orchestra.
I had a recent request for a specific journal page. A 5 x 7 page taken from my original watercolor painting in a hand-painted journal. I believe Sally will use it on an easel or pop it into a frame.
As I created the page for her, she gave me a wonderful idea. Why not add some journal pages to my little shop? So here are some journal page prints, which are then hand painted and signed by me.
I have taken my watercolor journal pages and created 5 x 7 prints. I have added text and printed them on fine art paper using archival inks. Then I hand-paint each one using watercolor paints and gold leaf paints, creating a one of a kind piece. You can frame it, use it with your own creations, or place it on an easel.
These Journal Pages are in my shop now.
Blue and White China
Sally's Inspiration without text
Or custom text with your favorite quote or words
At the moment I am working on a version of this journal page to create into a hand-painted print.
To me seeing someone’s sketchbook or sketch blog is as sweet as the sound of beautiful music. I feel as I watch and let their artistic talent shine, they are playing a familiar song.
The Song for this post is Karen’s Theme. This music takes me down that same dreamy path.