Monday, May 23, 2011

inspiration monday



several years ago i challenged myself to create a little heart every day using watercolor pencils.  each sketch was done on a scrap piece of watercolor paper, and then bound into an accordion spine journal structure.  i didn't keep up with the challenge for very long, but it was a fun experiment and now i have a little collection of watercolor hearts to look back on!

here's a little sneak peek into my journal!
{you can watch here in larger format}


watercolor hearts created using watercolor pencils on strathmore 400 series w/c paper



16 comments:

Kallie said...

Lovely! Love this idea of using scap piece of paper. Your so inspiring! Bonne journée!

teri said...

I loved seeing your watercolors. Is there a name for the method of journal binding with an accordion pleat and string? That's a great idea.

wv said...

great little works of great art!

linda said...

what a beautiful project and little book of hearts... i love your watercolors! :)

Lottie said...

NAUGHTY You Tube is not responding tonight - so I will be back in the morning when everyone over the pond is asleep - I guess lots of folks are looking on there

Can't wait to see your tutorial

Chel said...

what a wonderful idea, and a perfect solution for those of us who get blocked- just take a piece of paper and draw something simple, and keep at it. What beauty!

Janie Husband said...

thanks for sharing, lori.....what a great idea...a heart a day....beautiful

Terri Kahrs said...

Absolutely darling!!! What a lovely keepsake and a sweet, quick way to incorporate a little bit of art time into each day! Hugs, Terri

PaperPumpkin said...

I seem to collect all things hearts and love all hearts...♥ What a great idea, lori! Beautiful! ♥k

Claire M said...

Very special and what a fabulous suggestion!! One little heart per day would surely add more color to my life!

Createology said...

This is such a sweet little book of hearts. A lovely gift would be so easy to make for someone special in your life. Love your art Lori...

Phoenix Peacock said...

love the idea of a repeated image

Rox said...

lovely and amazing work :-)

Martina said...

Sweet! Lori, i love how you do everything in such an orderly and perfect manner! I wish i was more like you in that respect. Have so many< sketches just lying around ... Have a lovely day!

Andria said...

I love the idea of a heart a day, and you bound it into such a nice little book of art. It's an inspiring idea--to find an image to create each day, maybe as a kind of warm-up before other work. (As if I have that kind of time...it would be THE work, if I did it!)

Sophia said...

Love it, Lori. What a cute little collection and how VERY inspiring indeed. :) Hmmm....maybe I should challange myself.... :D

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