I am continually captivated by the inspiration that has poured forth from Alisa Burke's online class, "Sketchbook Delight." Here's a peek inside my journal:
More fantasy flowers emerged after an evening of play . . .
The watercolor page above was inspired by a haunting ballad titled "When October Goes." Its origin was a set of unfinished lyrics written by renowned lyricist Johnny Mercer and given to Barry Manilow after Mercer's death. Mercer's widow hoped that Manilow could develop these lyrics into a complete song, and he did so in 1984.
Alisa also posted a wonderful tutorial on her blog, showing us how to create butterflies using pages from old books as the foundation. My dear friend and talented artist, Joanna Monroe, had given me a stack of pages from a very old math book (what else??), and if you look very closely, you can see polynomial equations peeking out from behind these creatures . . .
And maybe, just maybe, spring is finally here . . .