Sunday, February 8, 2009

Anticipation

I have decided upon the sketch book that I am going to use while we are on vacation. It is a Cranson watercolor book 7"X10". It is spiral bound which will be nice because I usually pick up items I want to save. Such as napkins, menus etc. I can use them as collage material. The only thing I didn't like about this sketchbook is that the cover is all black. ~ YAWN~ So I cut a hole out of it. I am now trying to decide what to do to the outside. I have a couple of ideas about how to embelish it. I just can't decide what exactly I want to do.

I have started the first page here at home with all the anticipation of the trip. I am so glad that Teri urged me to put all my pre-trip sketches in here too. I pasted the couple I have already done in other books into this book.
I think I am ready. At least as ready as I can be without actually packing my bag. I am so excited. I can't hardly stand myself. So much to do when we get down there.

10 comments:

Teri C said...

Lisa, what a FABULOUS idea!!!!! I also use a black-covered sketchbook (I took two of them to Hawai'i). I just LOVE this idea!!! Gee, you are evengetting me excited! When exactly do you leave?

soulbrush said...

me too, getting excited, am missing you already, how silly of me!! will you be able to post along the way? great idea for a black cover.

Raymonty said...

I have started a contest here at Google Blog about drawing and painting 'Light Houses'. Maybe you might be interested.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Teri, I don't leave until the
18th. I am about to drive myself crazy with "what can I do until we leave?" I am worse than a kid.

Soulbrush. I am taking my computer with me. I hope to have time to post occasionally. I won't be able to like I am at home. Just too much to do/see.

SandyCarlson said...

I love what you have done. I love sketchbooks as eclectic binders for the bits and pieces. I don't have your artistic talent. But i do love to go into the art store and see what kind of books there are. You are an inspiration.

Raymonty said...

Lisa ~ Where is the 'Light House' picture?

steviewren said...

I love your visual journal idea. Also, I like the idea of starting ahead of time. Where in TX are you going? Will it be a road trip or have you got specific destinations in mind?

Thanks for saying you'll share your creative spaces this Friday. I'll be looking forward to it.

yoon see said...

Wow! You are so creative Lisa, love your creative ideas.
The creative cut out is a real "focus"
Just let us peep in and when it's presented, it's even more beautiful!

marianne said...

Wow this looks so great and the trip hasn´t begun yet!
What a wonderful idea to cut out that circle!
I love it!
It is going to be a wonderful book!

Mim said...

what a great idea1 I usually take the covers off and paste new paper on them, but then the spiral is ruined...
I love this idea and especially about using this as a travel collage journal.
Have fun