Monday, August 12, 2013

inspiration monday


the other day i found myself staring blankly at a stark white journal page.   as i was struggling to overcome "blank page syndrome" i noticed some washi tapes sitting on my desk, and i discovered they were just the inspiration i was looking for!
here's what i decided to do.....




i chose three of my favorite washi tapes, 
and i divided my page into three blocks using a micron pen.




next, i laid down a piece of washi tape in one of the blocks.....





and then i drew a doodle similar to the design on the tape.





these curly-ques reminded me of waves on the ocean, so i painted a little sailboat.....
and now i can float away on the red sea! 






for my next block, i laid my washi tape in a different direction and
decided to draw something a bit abstract.






i love the contrast between the straight lines on the tape and the
wavy painted lines!






for my third block,  i laid my tape around the edges of the paper,  and 
then i decided to draw whatever was on my mind at the time.....
proving once again that choc-o-late really does go with everything!





this was tons of fun, and once you get started,
your imagination will take you to all sorts of places!
inspiration can disguise itself as all kinds of things.....
and it might even be as close as your favorite art supply!
:))


{these journal blocks were created in my moleskine journal using assorted washi tapes,
derwent inktense pencils, micron pens, 4B graphite pencil}


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speaking of blocks, i recently had the pleasure of crossing online paths with a very talented artist named kevin coffel,  and he works with wooden blocks!  kevin is a very talented woodworker who uses reclaimed materials, and not only has he created a wonderful way to help others tell their story, he has also taken it to the next level through a venture that begins with kickstarter.  i love his idea, and i totally admire his moxie and all the hard work involved in turning his dream into a reality.  you can learn more about kevin and his "modulosi" project here....and if you feel inspired to join him in the adventure, i know he would really appreciate your support!  :))






16 comments:

ellie said...

i LOVE IT!!! i love how you look at things and think...what could this be?
you are a star!

Jeanette said...

Lori! I Love, LOVE, LoVe what you did with the page, it truly is beyond clever and super-duper creative!!!!
Given my washi obsession, you've now given me a whole new level of ideas to take using all the tape I've been collecting. ;)...
Happy Monday and wishing you a spectacular week.
Thanks for starting out my day with a HUGE smile!!!
XooX,
Jeanette

Michelle Gregory said...

cute. and thanks for the link to Kevin's website. very cool stuff.

Annika Sylte said...

I just love watching your doodles and lettering! Thank you so much for sharing your great work Lori. You are such an inspiration!!

angela said...

It looks like you really did have lots of fun doing this page :) It's so amazing! I have lots of washi tape and never know really what to do with them, I just know they are cute. But as usual you've shown me to just try something and have fun with it :) Thank you for sharing and I hope you got your chocolate dose for today!

Rita A. said...

What a Fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing.

Createology said...

This is wonderful dear. How you have used the Washi tape is very clever. I actually had a roll of "Want It, Need It, Love It" in my basket the other day and then decided to put it back. I bought chocolate instead!!!
Happy Monday and every day dear...

Margaret said...

Fabulous, as always! Your shading really adds depth around your lettering. And I totally agree thst chocolate goes with everything :) xx

Isabel said...

Wonderful inspiration! Kisses

Melanie said...

This is so crative. Thanks for the sweet inspiration.
Liefs, Melanie

Caatje said...

Brilliant! I just love it when inspiration strikes just from glimpsing something on my desk. This page is lovely.

Grammargal said...

Wonderful idea...thank you SO MUCH!!

ofira said...

Thank you darling!!
you are always such an inspiration, and when it comes to chocolate... :) well you got me there!

Mayte clay said...

Wonderful idea!!Thanks for the inspiration and the Kevin´s website.
Greetings from Spain

Anne said...

Lori, this is so cool! Love it and would love to try this. May I?

Rachel M said...

I love your website and love Kevin's kick starter idea! It is official, I am a backer

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