Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Saga of the Incredible Girlfriends Traveling Sketchbooks ~

Yea, I got my sketchbook page done for Cathie from the Clevelandgirlie blog. I worked on it last night and finished it today. Her sketchbook has a theme of 'words of wisdom', so I remembered a favorite old poem and tried to intregrate a few words from that poem along with a 5 x 7 inch acrylic painting I had done. Some things I used for her page are the acrylic painting (with a sparkly gemstone inset in the sky), a goldleaf pen, gold and pearl metallic acrylics, crystal glitter, matte medium, and permanent black ink. I used that old poem as a calligraphy project way back in college days, but I have never been able to find the original author, even after lots of google searches last night. It's possibly one of those that have been around forever and the original author lost. I always thought of that poem as a reminder of hope, that no matter how bad things are today, they will get better. I'm hoping to have this ready to mail to Karen of the blog Beelieve by tomorrow, 'heads up' Karen! :) Also, I forgot to add that since Cathie's page was made of fabric, I used a piece of gessoed canvas for my page for her book.


My calligraphy skills weren't that great but I still passed the class! I did this over 25 years ago.

10 comments:

jeannette stgermain said...

Wow, I like the way you've done it, and so thoughtful! You're a great friend.

Lynette said...

Thanks for the nice words Jeannette and I sure had fun doing that page for Cathie's book!

katie jane said...

Oh My Gosh, Lynnie! This is so beautiful. I knew you would come up with something magical; you always do. What a lovely poem. This is just perfect for Cathie.

soulbrush said...

what beauty. i love it, the art and the poem. your atcs are in the mail.

Clevelandgirlie said...

Absolutely beautiful. You picked up my theme perfectly Lynette. And that painting - I can't wait to see it in person. It's lovely. I love it!

fennymun said...

what a lovely poem accompanied with beautiful painting and calligraphy! Those words on the poem are really encouraging, Lynette! :)

~Babs said...

This looks fabulous Lynnie,,,Cathie is gonna love it!
Super poem too!

Lynette said...

Thanks so much Katie, I tried to keep with the words theme and fabric page, I hope Cathie will like it!

Soulbrush, awww thanks so much and I am really excited to see your atcs and I'll be sending some your way too! I love adding to my collection and I had been meaning to fix me a 'trade' page like Kate and Babs has too, awesomeness!!

Cathie, I am so thrilled that you like my page for your book! The first page you made for your book is so stunning!!

Hi Fenny, thanks, I had always loved that poem, many years now!

Aww Babs, thanks so much, hehe waiting on that next page now, this is a great project, much thanks to Kate!!

Karen said...

So beautiful!

Lynette said...

Hi Karen, thanks so much for the nice words!