Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Enthralled with nature and watercolors

Lately I have been enthralled with sketching natural elements and watercoloring my sketches~
The cover of my nature sketchbook features a rusty slide mount, cut out words, and flower sketches on watercolored canvas.  The thrifted book is the perfect home for all my splattered sketches and other elements.  

One of my favorite things is to cut out random words from a discarded large print book.  I keep a stash of those words in a box and when I'm ready to create... I spill out words and see what speaks to me... what connections I can make... almost as much fun as the sketching and coloring...

Another way I find inspiration is from wonderful, meaningful quotes.  I adore matching those favorite quotes with my art elements. Thumbnails of my photographs are a natural compliment to my drawings.
The photographs are of flowers and plants from my very own garden.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."

"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."

"Seek not outside yourself~heaven is within."

My fern sketch from last time is now colored and splattered... with a message for you~  CELEBRATE-


Mama Crow said...

Oh, sweet Baby Jane.........you are right in my wheelhouse with your flower art, watercolors, and splatter fun. I love , love, love your nature journal. You are such an inspiration in so many ways. Thank you for sharing all your sweet soul stuff with all of us. love,
Mama Crow

scardyscrapper said...

Oh, was so pleased with your art. Found you thru your wild art comment. So glad I did. I would love to follow your blog. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work

Anne said...

Very nice! I really like your journal. Thanks for sharing.