Monday, May 11, 2009

Maverick Monday

I have been wanting to try this style of watercolor book for some time. I finally finished my last sketchbook so this is the perfect opportunity to use this sketchbook. Also my Dearly Beloved and I are going North to visit family and bird so this is going to be my travel journal.
The front of this is terribly plain. I thought about drawing on it but I have my book making cover material so I decided to just cover it.Wallpaper is what I use to cover books I make and just about most other stuff. I just love string wallpaper so this is what I chose to cover it. It has such nice texture, it feels good to hold it.
The inside has a contrasting leopard print. Something like I might see out in the wilds of Ohio or Michigan while birding. tee hee... The opening page is our route that we will take, sort of.
I have a blooming post I will put up for tomorrow but until next week. I will see you later. Have a great week. I will be able to follow along since I am taking my computer but time will be precious since we have tons of places to go and people to see.


soulbrush said...

ooooh lisa what a special book to put special things so thrilled for you and have a great time with dearly beloved. hugs.

Cori Lynn Berg said...

The book is awesome. I love the texture of the stringy paper as well. Can't wait to see all the neat drawings you put in it!

messyfish said...

wow what a spectacular cover! I am truly insired to go check out some wallpapers now. HCM Have a great trip!

Artist Unplugged said...

Looks like a wonderful sketchbook, cover looks great. Have a great and safe trip!

Teri C said...

It is beautiful!! Are you coming north to Wisconsin?? I should be so lucky.

Have a great time and does lots of sketching and birding!!

HCM, you maverick you!

marianne said...

Lisa, hope you will have a wonderful time!!!!
Love to see your journal pages afterwards!
I will go to Sweden in August and will try to make a journal as well.
You and Teri have inspired me to do so!
Will go to SF tomorrow and hope to find a suitable journal there.
Have a nice trip and happy cactus Monday!

verobirdie said...

Oh that looks exciting?
Enjoy yourself very much, and tell us all when you're back!

deepazartz said...

The book looks really good especially with the printed covers. Have a great trip... Would love to see your new sketches:)

Have a great day!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What a cool idea to cover something with. do you wet it or just put it on dry? Have a great trip.

Frances said...

Hi Lisa, an exciting post about your book for the trip. I hope you see many birds that are new to your list. And can sketch them. Maybe some flowers too? Happy belated mother's day.

Julie said...

Cool what you did to it! Hope your trip is great! See ya next week, Lisa!
Happy Cactus Monday BTW!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Such a great watercolor/travel journal!
Have lots and lots of fun.
Hope to see bird pics when you return!
Safe travel.

marianne said...

I found the perfect journals in SF with watercolor paper innside!
Hope I can do hallf as good job as you at keeping a journal......

yoon see said...

I totally agree with you that a specail ccol book as journal will brigthen up our days:)