My Tiny Sketchbook: First Floral Pages
First Ever Tiny Sketchbook
This winter, I have filled a very small sketchbook through a project with the Brooklyn Art Library.
My tiny sketchbook will join many others from The Sketchbook Project.
I dedicated the book to my family.
I chose the themes of nature and travel for the entire book (around 32 pages).
Each two-page spread features a natural subject and an exotic stamp.
The first 8 pages are full of mostly flowers.
Instead of painting the flower in color, I kept the image black and white.
Then I would select a vintage foreign stamp whose hue represents the typical coloring of the subject, or at least part of the subject.
I really enjoyed pairing the stamps with the natural subjects.
I bought the vintage stamps on Ebay. They were a really fun find.
At intervals, I would insert a famous quote about nature. Page the 8 spread is John Muir's quote:
"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."
Soon I will post more photos so you can see the entire sketchbook.