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.