Saturday, August 31, 2013

Time for an update on the Magical Journal Journeys!

This month I had the pleasure of working in Lisa of Priti Lisa's journal.  She created the most wonderful handmade book filled with lots of gorgeous turquoise- her inspiration color.  I LOVE turquoise- it's one of my favorites and I couldn't WAIT to get started!  However, August was a month filled with craziness and family crises, and so I got a late start....but here I am with it finally finished and I'm pretty dang happy about it!
I knew I wanted to do hands with henna tattooing in turquoise and I wanted to do a mermaidish sort of girl- but she didn't want to BE done and after wasting a day trying to get her to work with me, I switched tactics.  The patterns on the hands I drew reminded me of scales (which is where the mermaid came from ;)) but they also reminded me of peacock feathers and I had a vintage Vogue illustration on file that I'd been wanting to take inspiration from....after that, it all came together!  I'll apologize in advance for the poor lighting of the photos- I did them before the sun was up by lamp light!
Here are my "henna" hands- I had SO much fun doing these!
 And the inside spread; I used the back of the hands to write Lisa a note...
I thought the quote was perfect for the peacock lady, so I went for it!
So there you have my turquoise entry for miss Lisa.  Next I'll be playing in salmons and greys for Maggie and then only one more book before they make their final journeys home- I can't WAIT to see my book!
Ta ta for now,
P.S. I also managed to get a canvas sketched so you may actually see me here again pretty soon- fingers crossed