Monday, August 19, 2013

inspiration monday


last week,  i received a huge smile in the mail.....a box full of art treats from michaela over at sakura!  she had offered to send some of the koi coloring brush pens, but when i opened the box, it was filled with all kinds of other sakura goodies to play with, too!




and play is exactly what i did!  i got out a long sheet of art paper, but after i started doodling with all the pens, i realized it wasn't going to be nearly big enough to do everything i wanted to do!





so i decided that a smaller version of my pamphlet journal would the perfect playground,
and i could have lots of doodle fun on each page with a different supply....





and here's what i ended up with.....my very own sakura sampler!





the booklet begins with the mighty micron on the front inside flap.....




and then continues with a page for each type of sakura pen!






what i really like is there's lots of room to make notes
every time i discover something new with these goodies.....




because i think they're downright stu-pen-dous!!


i rarely ever have such a large chunk of time to work on a project like this,
so when life handed it to me, i took it.
i think we need to do that every once in a while,
because the floor and the laundry can always wait until another day! :))

thank you SO much, michaela and sakura,  for your sweet generosity,
and for giving me such a great excuse to sit down and play!!

{this sakura sampler was created using fabriano artistico 140 lb. HP paper, 
koi watercolor, and the supplies illustrated on each page.}





19 comments:

Jeanette said...

Lori! Stu-pen-dous is perfect!!! It certainly is!!! I love the way you've used and demonstrated each one. Fab-u-lous!!!! YES, you are!
Thanks for such a wonderfully, generous dose of creativity to start the week.
XooX,
Jeanette

Michelle Gregory said...

how fun. the glaze pens look great.

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! What a great little journal! Thanks for sharing your artwork with us each week. I truly enjoy it!

Julie Steed said...

Happy Mail Day, indeed! What a clever idea to create a sampler. I think I'll borrow that idea since it would be a great resource when I'm not sure which pen to reach for (or stumped about where to start).

angela said...

Lucky you! I love surprises! I love how you took full advantage of the products and your time :)
I recently discovered one of those monthly box subscriptions called Art Snack. Anyway, since I already own so many art supplies that I never use I thought I could make my own packages and mail them to myself. :) Thanks for sharing Lori, you are a great inspiration!

ellie said...

what a fabulous surprise!!!!!! i love what you did and how you used the pens.

do you think you would ever do a course that was like 'how to use your tool box'?

you rock!

lori vliegen said...

that's a great suggestion, ellie.....thanks!! i'll put my thinking cap on and see what i come up with! :))

Createology said...

This is a win-win! Michaela and Sakura were very wise to gift you with their products. You got to play and do what you do so fabulously. Now you have created the most adorable informative booklet ever for them (they should pay you for your marketing skills!). Thank you every Monday Funday for your wonderful artful inspiration Dear Lori. Chocolate Hugs...

Caryl said...

Do remember when you were at school and someone wanted to be your Bestie so they could eat your samies, copy your homework, use all your nice stuff? Well please can I be your Bestie? :)

Brenda said...

Brilliant Lori! So jealous!

marysza said...

Great idea with making this sampler! It looks amazing and so inspiring! your so lucky to receive all these goodies! but of course, you wouldn't be so lucky if you weren't that genious!!! I'm so jelous of all your lovely art and creativity!! :D

Tammie Lee said...

i love what you did with your gift
very creative of you
and
informative for us

thank you ~

Bernardine said...

Sakura should offer you a contract! :-)
Great work and great fun!
I like it!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Fabulous sampler

Glòria Vivas said...

How very nice!
I have wanted to try them all.
What works so cute you make.
We learn much admiring your work.
A hug.

Peggy Lynn said...

Here's an idea to pass along to your friend at Sakura. How about creating such a packet as she sent you, only sell it to the rest of us who would LOVE to try each one of those! It's a thought!!

Dortesjs said...

stunning gift your so lucky

pambelina said...

I am a huge fan of souffle pens! And I always love your blog.

K said...

Love your sampler!!! And to think that I can't even find Microns here anymore, let alone all the rest ... the last souffles I was able to buy at least 4 years ago in Slovenia, now there are nowhere to be found ... I searched for Microns in Ljubljana yesterday ... nothing ... ohhh, my credit card will suffer greatly the insane postage fees when I order them :(
Kitty

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