Monday, May 2, 2011

inspiration monday


i love to letter quotes in my art journal, but this past weekend i was inspired to do something a little different.....instead of writing the quote in my book, i decided to create a little book just for the quote!
i started with two 3" x 6" pieces of torn watercolor paper and randomly painted a few splotches on both sides using watercolors.  



then i folded each piece of paper in half and started lettering and drawing on the pages.



once i had everything the way i wanted......



i sewed the pages together using linen thread......
and voila.....a dreamy little book.....











"you've got to have a dream, if you want to have a dream come true"
dennis waitley


supplies:  koi watercolors, micron pens, pilot G-tech pens, 6B pencil, linen thread



41 comments:

Fran said...

This little book is sooo cute Lori! You've inspired me once again!

Martina said...

Very sweet! That makes a cute little gift too - such a special one!

Chel said...

This is *such* a magical idea!! My mind is spinning with the possibilities! Thank you again for the inspiration.

fran p. said...

Lori,
Your little book is wonderful...you are very talented and I enjoy your blog...thank you for all your inspiration...
fran p.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

You inspire me so much with your beautiful art work...I'm so happy I discovered your blog. Thank you!

Jancalligrapher said...

I love the colors you used, it is so great. It makes me happy just to see those little flowers

Andria said...

Beautiful and inspiring!

LuckyDog said...

Awesome, Lori! And sooo inspiring! Thanks! XOXO

Rosie said...

This is so beautiful - I love your choice of colours!

garden clippings said...

So simple and so beautiful!

ale balanzario said...

Beautiful and magic!!

Anna said...

Once again I get really inspired by your lovely work! :o)

spencer said...

I like the quote :)

Kate said...

This is too cute. I might have to sue the quote on a piece for my daughter.I love all the quotes that you share.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

You do some of the most beautiful lettering I have seen! Oh, I envy your talent!!!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

How pretty!! It would make such a sweet little gift or card too.

Trish said...

love it!! (the book AND the quote!)

PaperPumpkin said...

This is so wonderful! Your work always seems so light and happy, lori. You have a million ideas...and make them all look easy! What a talent. ♥kath

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Super mega marvelous!!!

Patty S said...

{sigh}
i love your handwriting lori.
your little book is amazing and beautiful :-)

Becky Shander said...

Visiting here is always so uplifting...thank you for the internal sunshine.

Pat said...

You make it look so easy...that's a sign of true talent!

joanne sharpe said...

adorable sweet and preciously creative! What a darling idea! xxooxox

Miss Marple said...

This book is sooo sweet!

Claire M said...

Adorable and priceless little book!

rachel awes said...

loriiiiiiiiiii!
another piece of yours
that leaves me
GAAAAA GAAAAAA
inside!!! & heart
thumpity thumppppinnnng!
i love this so much!
INSPIRED. BRILLIANT.
looooooooove! xox

shelagh folgate said...

I have just discovered your blog. What a gorgeousl gem. This booklet is so beautiful. I can think of a number of friends who would appreciate such a lovely gift. Thank you for such a wonderful inspiration.

K said...

I did something similar last week. I like yours way better :)

Dawn said...

absolutely stunning, lori!

Barbi D said...

I adore this!

isabelle said...

That is so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

Lottie said...

Oh my - that is absolutely inspiring and totally original and I have love the sentiments

I keep singing that song too - it'll bound to keep me awake tonight

Happy happy talking, happy talk!

lilylovekin said...

It is a round about way I discovered your blog, but what a delight. I see you have the same little set of water colors I have are they not a treat. I love your little book and the quote.

Jaffro said...

It still inspires on Tuesday!

Janie Husband said...

so completely beautiful....

Createology said...

I just love this little book you made. Your simplicity is what makes your art so beautiful. Dream...dream...dream...

julie king said...

simply splendid in every way!! you should sell these!

tami said...

oh this is so beautiful!!

Beedeebabee said...

OMG...how I love this!!!! xoxo

Jenipher said...

What a great little project!!

smiles
Jenipher :)

AmyS said...

I love your art and get so much inspiration from it! But I have to comment about this lovely quote. It is actually from a song called "Happy Talk" from the musical "South Pacific" by Rodgers and Hammerstein (1949). It goes: "You got to have a dream / If you don't have a dream / How you gonna have a dream come true?" Since Denis Waitley was born in 1933, I imagine he borrowed the quote from the musical, not the other way around. :-)

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