Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Watercolor Redo and My Latest Repurposed Book WIP

I didn't get a lot done yesterday. Somehow the day just got away from me. I did walk the treadmill, and rescue (maybe, I'll let you be the judge) a watercolor I wasn't happy with, and I did get a bit more work done on the repurposed book I am working on, and I did straighten and organize my studio. Hey, maybe I did get a lot done yesterday.

At any rate, a couple of weeks ago I was working on a watercolor challenge of a vase of flowers and wasn't at all happy with it, but I did post it. I went to the library yesterday to pick up a couple of books from the interloan system (I DID get a lot done yesterday) and they were both on oil pastels. Looking through them got me hot to work again with my Caran d'Ache Neocolor II crayons. And I did. Here is the result. I think it is a bit dark overall, but I like it much better than how it was before.

And here is the book I am working on:

I've added a strip of wallpaper to the inside of the spine to reinforce it.

I haven't yet chosen my endpapers, but will share that with you when I do. Today I will sew the signatures together and then finish it.

I am expecting the technician this morning to replace something on my satellite dish so that I will get more reliable service. I sure hope it works. While I am waiting for him I am drinking my coffee and planning my day. There was a wonderful thunderstorm just before I arose this morning and everything smells fresh and there is a misty fog outside. Quite pretty actually.

If you haven't yet entered the drawing for the watercolor book, you can do so by leaving a comment on yesterday's post.



  1. Wonderful oil pastel painting.

  2. Beautifully done Vicki. I never knew that oil pastel produces such prominent coloration over watercolor. Gotta try it sometime ^^

  3. That book seems to be of a wonderful size and thickness. I like books that are a little thicker than standard journals usually do.

  4. I love the bright colors coupled with its softness! hugs, nancy