Last Saturday we made handmade paper, so I decided to show them how to make a little handmade book, using the paper as covers. I had made one of these little books with my Artist's Way group and I thought these little girls would enjoy one.
They loved the pink, purple and green embellishments, ribbons and yarns.
Next we had a little collage lesson to start off the book...
using magazine pictures, tissue, and some added punched out shapes.
My love of nature and love of paper have influenced my love of drawing, painting and making things for as long as I can remember. For me, there is excitement in the visual pleasure I get from copying the beauty of nature. The colors. The gentleness. With my artwork, I seek to inspire and enlighten the viewer.