Monday, November 14, 2011

inspiration monday


i can't think of a more perfect way to end a wonderful pottery barn journal adventure than by adding this final sketch of a fabulous little garden bistro!




a quaint little bistro tucked away in a secret alcove somewhere (maybe even your back porch!).....with aromatic lemon trees growing out of ornamental clay pots, placed next to stylish chairs that are adorned with orange-stripey cushions to sit on.   and it's all so inspiring, why not indulge in a special little drinkie (you know, the kind that comes in a special little wine-shaped bottle?!).




 many of you have commented that you'd like to see this journal from cover-to-cover, so i made this video......you can watch it here in larger format, if you like!

thank you, pottery barn, for the many wonderful hours of enjoyment and inspiration you've given me in creating this special journal!  and thanks to all of you bloggy sweeties for inspiring me to create the video!!  xox

{journal page created using koi watercolors, micron pens, graphite pencils, 
uniball signo white gel pen}



33 comments:

Mary said...

this is so cool...and i think Pottery Barn needs to see this and use you in an upcoming catalog!!!!

my friend you are extremely talented!!

Gina Lee Kim said...

I totally agree with Mary! This is super cute. And you are super talented!

Betty Jo said...

Absolutely! Mary expressed my thoughts exactly. I adore the video too; thanks for making that. ♥

Kristy said...

This is absolutely adorable ! You have created a treasure for sure ! I agree with Mary !!! Bravo !!!

Marie aka Grams said...

Turned out so beautifully, didn't it?
Thanks for the finishing touch video.
You continue to amaze and delight.

Chel said...

As Liz Lemon would say "I want to go there..." :) SO beautiful.

aimee said...

Adorable! Let's have lunch there together!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making my Monday even more beautiful! Your talent is incredible and inspiring. Enjoy your week.
Trish

Createology said...

Lori this is just the perfect blissful ending to a wonderful journal of your PB inspired drawings and creativity. I raise my glass in a toast to you my dear...

Simply B said...

Loveeeee this! You're too cool :) Also, I just got back from purchasing my FIRST set of micron pens. What can I say --- your "inspiration mondays" really are inspiring!

Doris said...

Thanks for sharing the video, very inspiring!

Jean M. said...

Lovin' the bistro setting...looks so relaxing. Your Pottery Barn Journal is amazing..you are so talented:)

Jeanette said...

Lori, Today you've given us a WHOLE catalog of inspiration as we've accompanied you on the Pottery Barn journey. It is super, amazingly AWESOME - as is your abundance of talent. I just adore it and you too! Just the boost I needed today. :) xoxo, Jeanette

Orsolina said...

this is realy cool. I love italy style.

We Three 3 said...

woohoo! I like this alot:)) The video was great to see! And thanks for your Inspiration Mondays, it makes the day easier to have to deal with.

spencer said...

i like dat video

i like dat

Julie-ann Bowden Heavenleigh Art said...

Looks so awesome :) Thank you for the video too, great to see your art in motion, can see even more beauty!

wilmi said...

Thanks from Holland to you Lori, for your weekly inspiration and all beautiful things you created. You're so talented!

r said...

Beautiful! I need to work on my lettering and watercoloring! So inspirational and fun!

What was the fun song you used in the background? It would be perfect to listen to at the garden bistro set :)

Fran said...

I LOVE your little journal! It is such an uplifting inspiration. Thank you for sharing it! Oh to be as creative as you are! Yes, I'm a wannabee. :)

Andria said...

I hope the folks at Pottery Barn get a look at this! I love seeing the whole project in the video...thanks for doing that for us. What a fun project!

Clare said...

As always I get great pleasure from seeing your sketches and this one is no exception!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful, I love all your inspirations.

Christine said...

I love this! I want to make one for myself (there are so many stores I could make a wishlist for!)

rachel awes said...

seriously! i would imagine pottery barn truly wanting to know of this & use it in their marketing. AMAZING, lovely one!!!!! cheers, under a lemon tree, to you!! xox

Sissy Sparrows said...

You inspired me to create my own journal of sorts...and it was so nice to be there along your journey. Loved the completed journal video. Thanks for sharing.

Atticelf said...

Mary couldn't have said it better. So beautiful!

Patty S said...

oh lori - it is SOOOO PRETTY!
what a neat way to show it off! my favorite page is the pillows page. and the bistro page. i'm coming down to join you for something good on your back porch - maybe something chocolate! we'll sit in your little scene and have a fun time!!! xoxoxo

Jessie May said...

Apologies Lori for only just saying how amazing and beautiful your journal is (running bit behind this week), you are incredibly talented :)

Colleayn said...

I love this. You are so talented! I wish Pottery Barn would treat you to something special you highlighted in your journal.

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

I want to live in that Pottery Barn House! This is the most beautiful, creative journal--and such an original concept.

Diane D said...

WOW! Absolutely fabulous. A true inspiration. Many thanks!!

Pottery Barn - Are you taking notice??

Christine Baluk said...

I'm not seeing a password anywhere to view the video… :(

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