Friday, May 27, 2016

Mexico Travel Journal

Last weekend, I made a new travel journal for an upcoming trip to Mexico. The cover is created with fabric swatches ironed onto a fusible backing then Kantha stitched with similar-colored embroidery threads. Celeste Douville crocheted the blue flower. It's similar technique to the stitched journal that I made in January for my New Orleans vacation.

Each signature end is covered with some deli paper gelatin prints.  I like to paint a few journal pages in preparation for traveling.We're learning a variety of Neuland techniques in our calligraphy class this term. The lettering is walnut ink with watercolor plus inline Neuland letters.

Flow Magazine inspired the flower watercolor paintings.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Spring Haiku

The temple bell stops
but I still hear the sound
coming out of the flowers