Monday, May 13, 2013

inspiration monday


one of the best things about making a new journal for yourself is deciding how you're going to fill it up!   for me, that means coming up with a "theme" that really, really inspires me.....because if i'm not inspired, i'm not going to want to work in it.  but with this journal, i've already discovered that sometimes inspiration will lead you down a path that you kinda wish you hadn't gone down.....




because even though this topic really, really inspires me, i may have bitten off a little more than i can chew!  i found myself drawing tons of lines and details that started to make my eyes cross, but once i added some watercolor......





it all became a lot clearer to me that when you're really, really inspired by something....





(okay, i'm beyond inspired with this topic....it's more like borderline obsessed!)




it's worth pushing yourself through, because when you're done, you'll overlook all those slightly wonky, wavy, and a little off-kilter lines that you just drew, and instead, look forward to the next path your obsession inspiration will take you!!


{i created this downton artwork using koi watercolors, waterbrush, pitt pens,
derwent inktense pencils, uniball signo white gel pen, 6B graphite pencil}






32 comments:

Jeanette said...

Lori! Oh my goodness!!!! ANOTHER fabulous creation. I love it!!! Well, you're not alone in the Downton obsession - how will we all fit in your journal with you??? I can hardly wait for the next installment!!!
Happy Monday, Happy Everything!
XooX,
Jeanette

Alex said...

Lori your artwork and Downton Abbey is Awesome! I was hooked immediatley with the series. Love your work!

Christine said...

Oh my goodness! I love it! Love your work you are such a great talent!

fran pascazio said...

Totally amazing Lori! I can not wait until the next journal entry in this journal. What a wonderful idea you have here and the details on this house is beautiful. Your talent is always inspiring......

Linda Kittmer said...

Lori, your art is so incredible. I just got the Downton Abby DVD with the first two seasons so I can't wait to start watching it and see what all the hype is about!

BTW, I made a couple of journals using your video tutorial. Fabulous! Thank you!

K said...

omg, how fab can you get?

Jessie May said...

I just cannot think of words good enough to describe your art. This is stunning!!

Doda said...

I've never watched the programe. But my goodness, what an awesome building ou've painted!

Lisa Graham said...

Wow Lori...this is super charming!

Martha Lever said...

Gee-ma-netti, Girl!!! That needs to be framed and in the museum! I am so excited about your new journal because maybe it will help with my Downton Abby separation anxiety!

Glòria Vivas said...

Qué preciosidad Lori! Me encanta!

Sarah Sander, Word Art Studio said...

Lori, Your artwork is (always) beautiful. I'm so happy you share your talent with your bloggy friends! Thank you!

You continue to inspire me with every lovely thing you share. :)

Marika Lemay démonstratrice Stampin'Up! said...

Oh MY GOD!!!!!!!!!! This is sooooooo beautiful! You are so talented! So simple, but so impressive! Thanks for sharing!

wendy said...

This is amazing! I'm also waiting for the next season to start!!

Caryl said...

Lori... you really are incredible... you can do just about anything... I love your work.

Dymphie said...

Your DA estate is amazing Lori. Looks like the sunset is illuminating the building, so lively and gorgeous!
Good luck with this already wonderful journey, cannot wait to see other pages finished.
xo Dymphie

ellie said...

getting sick yet of hearing about just how much you rock?

Lynette (NZ) said...

Stunning! can't wait to see what else turns up in your new journal :-)

Margaret said...

This is just so, so amazing. how I wish to have just one tenth of your fabulous talent

Margaret xx

Carly R. said...

I an a Downton fanatic as well! As soon as i saw the first picture, i immediately thought of Downton. I have my mother to blame for that obsession. Thank you, Mom! You capture it beautifully. Such talent. I always look forward to your blog and seeing what you have created next. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.

Ivey Fennell said...

This is fabulous!!! I can't wait to see where you take this.

BTW, thank you for posting the 'how to' video for the journal, I have made both a water colour and a multi media paper journal using your instructions.

stefanie stark said...

Oh wow I am overwhelmed! Your Journal looks fantastic!

Mary Walker said...

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Beedeebabee said...

......Okay...now I'm speechless!!! You just blew me totally away with this one, sweet friend. Your talent is just endless! I love, love, love, LOVE THIS! Can't wait to see how you fill this gorgeous book! xoxo

Createology said...

Oh My Heavens...you are such a wonderful artist. This journal will be a total favorite of mine as I too am a fan of Downton Abbey. I am also enjoying Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece Classics. Your lines are amazing! Thank you for being YOU and your wonderful inspiration. Chocolate Bliss is the colors of this castle...

Fran Traina said...

oooh this is going to be gooood

Claire M said...

This is so super cool!!! I'm hooked on the series and think you've created an awesome journal. Are you going to record interesting sayings from the show? or what plans do you have?

angela said...

Absolutely beautiful! I should be ashamed to share this but when I first saw this post on Monday I thought, gee it's so perfect but "should I tell her she spelled downtown incorrectly?". I looked through your comments and no one else seemed to care. Selfishly, I felt relieved that someone who's art seems so effortless actually made a mistake. Well...little did I know...I watched Iron Man 3 that night and realized, as one of the character's favorite show was Downton Abbey, that I was a complete idiot :)

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Phoenix Peacock said...

oh this is really a fun theme to work with! and what a stunning depiction of the manor.

Alexandra said...

I'm seriously blown away by this one! Wow! I love it SO much! :) Fabulous art and detail.

Lori said...

Wow, Lori! All of your art makes me wish I had your talent, but this journal is utterly stunning! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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