More paper.... stash-searching. Grabbing some colors that interested me. The color palette that evolved was that of turquoise, orange, and magneta (with a little green thrown in, but not much).
I spent a few hours with this project on Sunday (yes, it was blissful!!) and have more to share.
I was reading Pam Garrison's blog and followed a link she had to her friend Mary Ann's blog who just took a trip to Umbria (we'll be in Umbria for 3 nights too, but in a different city). She did an amazing watercolor travel journal and also has classes on making funky books just like this!! WOW! Thank you, universe, for the inspiration and the sign that I'm going in the right direction. She also has online art bookmaking classes that I just signed up for, in which the projects are similar to this... fun and funky and experimental. Her style is different than mine, in that she favors different colors schemes and patterns, but I love that she is easy-going, down-to-earth and a learn-as-you-go kinda gal! Reading her recent blog posts and seeing her watercolor sketches makes me want to read her archives with a cup of tea. <sigh> I hope she created a class of her most recent work because I would TOTALLY sign up for that.
Thank you, Mom, for the Mother's Day gift. I used it to buy one of Mary Ann's online classes and I'm so inspired that I can't wait to finish up writing here, do my workout, and get down to my studio to PLAY! It was hard to go to sleep at night because of all the ideas swimming around in my head. Days like this are so JUICY and good!