Sunday, August 19, 2012



The weather has been hot, well for Oregon, three days of 100 degrees, or near, so I’ve been staying in my cool house and making pages for my nature journal.

Here’s are the pages I’ve accomplished, so far…….

PicMonkey Collage

I shared the hydrangea blossom and fir cones with you last week.  This week it is sunflower, butterflies and what we call, Deadly Nightshade.

IMG_2900The Sunflower is painted with acrylics on a piece of canvas and trimmed out with a ruffle of lace, pieces of paper and button….with yellow handmade paper for the backing.


To attach the canvas and papers to the handmade paper I used my sewing skills, such as they are.




IMG_2902 These are real butterflies that I picked up, framed, from a flea market.  I’ve coated the page with PVA glue that’s what is giving it the sheen.  The French phrase interprets to “catching butterflies”.  The page is fastened, with grommets, to handmade paper and backed with a thin purple paper and trimmed out with a little butterfly tape.

Today is much cooler.  So, I took another walk in the park where I picked this Nightshade vine and came home and drew it.  I’m still working on the watercolor part….I need more practice or lessons, maybe.


I’ve been dating my pages but I’ve noticed that some artists do this little box “thing” with the date….I like that!  I’m doing it from here on out.

I may not have as much time next week, but I’ve got another butterfly page started so, hopefully, I will get a couple more pages finished. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week and join me at Julie's Art Journal Everyday.


Julie said...

These are your sewing bit! I really love your watercoloring on the nightshade!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog a couple of weeks ago.
The nature journal is wonderful :-)
The nature journal is wonderful, lovely drawings and colours.
Anne x

elle said...

I do like your watercolour pages. I think the box idea is so cool that I want to do it, too. But you combining of canvas, lace, paper and buttons is really wonderful. Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Sweet nature journal. If it was 100 I would stay in the house too! xox

Linda Kunsman said...

your nature inspired pages are absolutely wonderful!!