I was honored to be asked by her mom to contribute to a book that they are putting together for Katie. In the email from her mom, she told how her and her husband had tried to conceive for years to no avail ..and then .... finallyl....BEENA arrived! (her mom sent me this photo of the two of them).
Her mom explained that she had decided to put together a book for her , of photos and cards from her family, and about why they are important and special to them. Then after giving it some thought they decided to ask others that inspire them, such as contemporary authors and artists to contribute a little piece of their work to this book for her. Beena (Katie's mom), decided that she would ask some of her favorite scrapbook artists if they would want to contribute. Artists who's work inspires her in what she creates. I thought it was so cool that she thought to do this... She said, "I thought it would be a more personal and dimensional way of illustrating who her father and I are right now as well as expose her to beauty and art."
She is doing a 12x12 album so this should fit... it's 7x12.
I just love simple little flowers... so that's what I chose to do on this. It's done on heavy cold press watercolor paper. I used Watercolor paints and Glimmer Mist.
Vintage sheet music and lace and buttons.
It felt good to just do something fun and whimsical.
When I paint, ink, hand stitch... it just feels so much more personal. There's just nothing more enjoyable than total creative freedom!!! ahhhh
I don't remember where I even got that sweet little vintage trim...but I use it sparingly... because It's almost gone now.. I wish I had another 6 yards or so. lol It so delicate.