Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Botanical Bits..."

in my large moleskine sketchbook.
This summer,
inspired by the rich floral beauty of July in the midwest,
I have been practicing "drawing large"
in my "big girl" moleskine.
It is so freeing to sit and illustrate this way,
especially,
after all the ATC work with which I have involved myself
recently.
These illos are actually the groundwork for
a floral project I have envisioned in a beautifully hand made
Japanese fold sketchbook
I won from the multi-talented Caroline Soer
so many moons ago.
I am very exhilarated by this project.
Soon I will make my first inked mark in that
beautiful little book
and be off and running!
Stay tuned...:)
Happy Blooming Tuesday!

“The picture of a flower in a botanical book
is information;
its mission ends with our knowledge.
But in pure art it is a personal communication.
And therefore
until it finds its harmony in the depth of our personality
it misses the mark. ."
~Rabindranath Tagore

9 comments:

Lynn said...

and then you MUST publish it.
I think your work could be published professionally, but if not do it yourself. A blog friend is selling her self published book, Daisy Chain, on Amazon. She is Elspeth Duncan.
It's stories, not art; but your art would sell too!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This will be good Peg. I can't wait to see it. I have one of those big moleys. I can't seem to find it. Ha... My house is small. Not that unorganized either. At least I didn't think so. Ha...

Alex said...

Simply gorgeous! Awesome moleskine spread!

Caatje said...

What a gorgeous spread and layout. If your japanese book will look anything like this it will be a masterpiece!

nanke's stuff said...

This is beautiful, and your calligraphy is just lovely! nancy

studio lolo said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do in Caroline's book. I know it will be amazing!

Now why is it I can't push myself to fill a book? I really want to. A ponderable, for sure!♥

Louise said...

This is lovely! I am always struck by how you make your drawings leap off the page.

Cynthia Padilla said...

Wonderfully observed. Join us: Botanical Art& Naturalist Illustration http://groups.yahoo.com/group/botanicalart Join artists internationally, dedicated to the realistic portrayal of plants, flowers, natural science subjects.

Caroline said...

I was just looking at this thinking how lovely your work is when I read you're going to fill my little book with gorgeous things!! Really looking forward to seeing your progress!