Monday, February 20, 2012

inspiration monday


i must admit that when i put the final details on the last page of my pottery barn journal, i was sad to see it end.  i thought about maybe creating "pottery barn, the sequel", but since that never seems to be a good idea with other things (like movies!), i quickly talked myself out of it.
i really love working in a "themed" journal, so i was inspired for a new idea.  the size of my other journal worked out great, so i created another one just like it using the same format as the pottery barn journal.  once i got the pages torn, folded and sewn together......






 i started to design the cover, using this as my reference,
but changing things around a bit.






then i grabbed my microns and started sketching everything in.






and after i painted everything and
added some little details here and there.....






along with a little title......






i have my very own catalog full of blank pages just
waiting for some pen and paint sketches of my favorite happy-art-stuff
that's in my very own studio!
ooooh......how much fun is this gonna be?!


{supplies:  fabriano artistico 140 lb. HP paper, white waxed linen thread
koi watercolor, micron pens, derwent watercolor pencils, inktense pencils, 3B pencil}




36 comments:

Mary said...

it's perfect!!

what's up with the new word verification thingy...takes me several times to read the first word..

Isabel said...

Love it!!!I cant wait to see what you put in it:O) I agree with Mary I promise Im not a Robot:O)

Jeanette said...

Lori, LOVE this!!!!! What a fun journey this will be to follow along. Going to pop my popcorn, have chocolates in time for the next installation! Fabulous stuff.
Have a splendid week! xoxo, Jeanette

Kristy said...

Oh how fun !!! I love making journals and I love following your posts !! Can't wait to see how this one comes along !! Woo hoo !!!

Gabrielle Fabian said...

Looking for a creative 'shot' this morning...stopping here is JUST what I needed ;D
love love love your work, and I, too, have creative ADD...
xo
Gaye

marysza said...

oh this looks awesome! :D

teri said...

Your posts are always so happy and inspiring. Love that.

Kathy said...

This makes ME happy, and it's not even mine, and I can't even HOLD it! Ack! Lori, you so rock! ( and I just have to tell you a secret: I have always wanted to own one beautiful piece of decor from the Pottery Barn...and I did it! michael and I ordered one another the antique white Windham Bench for Valentine's Day! We are anxiously awaiting its arrival! Our new sunroom will have a "window seat"! If you check it out, tell me, please!) I love your new journal and of course, your Monday inspiration! Enjoy, kathy

mama bleu said...
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mama bleu said...

I imagine it will be full of wonderful things!! My kinda catalog!

iHanna said...

What a great idea to make a booklett for your artistic tools and joys, and what joy to look through and remember them by. Can't wait to see what you fill it with Lori!

Ophelia said...

Love it!!!

Tara said...

looks like tons of fun!!!

love it as usual...

hugs,
tara

Chel said...

SO wonderful- I can't wait to see it evolve!

Doda Smith said...

oooh, can't wait to see what goes into it!

Margaret said...

Fabulous!! Can't wait to see page #1

I sometimes find it difficult too, to read the words for verification. I ended up putting blog owner approval on mine. I prefer it as it means I have to read all the posts and don't miss anyone out, especially if it's not on a current post

Margaret xx

Christine E-E said...

I'm excited to follow the course of your new catalog... it will be like a peek into your life, which is always FUN...

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Every time I see a new creation of yours I am so blown away by your talent...thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Lisa Graham Art said...

I love it Lori! You are so amazing with detail.

April Cole said...

Such a wonderful idea... can not wait to see your studio! :]

Createology said...

You have made my Monday very happy indeed with your new journal you will fill with artful goodness. Blissful week dear...

Sophia said...

It's lovely, Lori. Way to go to you! :) You're always inspiring. I look forward to every single one of your posts. :)

Hugs

Claire M said...

Awesome idea! Can't wait to see the pages unfold...

rachel awes said...

it looks like
you've kissed
the cover. :)
xox

ceparie said...

You may enjoy The Polar Bear's Tale Hand in Heart post (I heart-in-hand this blog!)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Fabulous journal Lori....I just posted some of my cards from your Letter Lab class.......maybe you´d like to critique them:)

Jean M. said...

Oh my...LOVE it:)

Andria said...

I can't wait for this project to unfold~!

Bridget said...

I can't wait to see how you fill this journal up...your Pottery Barn version was so great!!

Isabel said...

Fantásticos todos sus trabajos. Maravilloso don que usted posee, con los lápices. Mi enhorabuena, soy una admiradora más de todo su trabajo.

julie p said...

I love your website LV! You are quite talented and I enjoy looking at everything. But here's a question for anyone who wants to answer me: how in the world do you come up with things to draw?? I am a doodled, not much talent really but I like to practice because I figure eventually I will master at least a stick figure:). But I sit with mypaper and pencil...and stare. I'm tired of birds, trees, hearts, squiggles. Any advice? Anybody?

Linda said...

I love your new "catalog" and can't wait to see how you fill it! Thanks for your inspiration!

Charmingdesigns said...

I am so glad we get to go on this new journal journey with you!!

Fran T said...

can't wait to see what you create in this one:))

Autumn Hathaway said...

So clever. :D

Jancalligrapher said...

I love it, Lori! So happy!

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