My Guemes Island art buddies inspire me in so many different ways. Last weekend, I made a new coil-bound journal using printer's paper (an absorbent paper that is used to clean the printer's press). I've always admired the journals that Celeste and Tina keep- dark, decorated paper with white ink writing. The cover is stenciled with acrylic paint.
It's starting to feel like Spring here in the NW and my first page reflects this.
Someone brought a bouquet of daffodils and I couldn't resist drawing them with some Neocolor I water-resistant wax pastels that Gwen gave to me. The bright colors show up well on the dark paper.
In a pile of collage paper, I found some Matisse gift-wrap paper and that sent me on a search for Matisse quotations on art.
The best part about art retreats is the sharing of ideas and resources. I learned of two books that are must reads. Both are chock full of inspiration, lots of substance and direction for artists. Cat Bennett wrote The Confident Creative and Wendy Richmond authored Art Without Compromise.