Wednesday, February 13, 2008

EDM #112 - Draw Something Fresh


An ocean breeze is always refreshing. When driving from inland to the beach, the scent of upcoming salt and sand is exciting. After a day at the beach, the most refreshing thing is to shower off all the accumulated salt and sand!

This is in a little sketchbook made by using the directions at Nina Johansson's blog. More pictures here. The paper used is a half sheet of Raffine 90# watercolor paper, and the finished size is 3-3/4" x 5-1/2". I was uncomfortable with the bounce of the folds, so I used a two-needle coptic stitch to stabilize the little book. I had never stitched a book before, and it was surprisingly easy. Today I noticed a greeting card that I recently received was about the same size as the little sketchbook. I scored another fold in the card and trimmed one side for a perfect fit as an unattached cover.

My previous post was also done in this sketchbook.

3 comments:

Teri C said...

Very pretty and very tropical Jenny. Your book sounds interesting. I always say that but have never made a move to try one myself. One of these days....

Nature and Me said...

How cool - ocean breeze is indeed fresh. Nice sketch.

Lin said...

Jenny -- lovely idea and beautiful, beautiful sketch!!! I love the landscape!