Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sketchbooks Accordion Style

 I have been having fun making these accordion journals.

They are perfect for taking with you to sketch, or
for a mini series on one subject.
I have joined several sketch groups and find 
making my own journals  enjoyable.
These small journals measure 4"x6".
They will hold 10 4x6 sketches or one 
can open them out to make a long mural or
part mural & some smaller sketches. Very versatile
Each cover is different. Some have a pressed flower in paper,
some different papers and some will have personal sketches.
I make them with watercolor paper so that I can paint my sketches
either on site or later in the studio.
 I am also making other larger sketchbooks and some journals.
Will post those later.


Laurie said...

I love the butterfly journal Sharon, what an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

Snap said...

wonderful, wonderful, wonderful ... you and your busy fingers. hope hubby is doing well .....

Pondside said...

When something that is essentially useful is made so beautifully live is just a little bit better.

Jane Wetzel said...

these are sweet Sharon! Cant wait to see the rest u make! :) hugs, Jane

Createology said...

Great sketchbooks you have handmade. Of course the butterfly cover catches my eye. How fun to personalize and have the perfect sketchbook whenever you feel like sketching. Happy sketching...

suziqu's thread works said...

That is a great style of journal Sharon and as you say - so versatile. You are going to have fun painting in these!
Spring is not far off now!
Our days are getting darker earlier now so Autumn is nigh!
Love Suzy

Deborah said...

Lovely and practical.

Maggie R said...

Your little journals are absolutely adorable..Very handy to tuck in a pocket while out for a stroll.
Are you doing any strolling these days? Not happening here. Another snow storm to-day.
I want to see DAFFODILS! VBG
Have a good day

Pearl said...

These are beautiful Sharon! such a good idea for artists, my girlfriend did this all the time and took them on her vacations and did a book each time. Such a great way to preserve memories. have a great wkend.

Tina Eudora said...

Great idea Sharon and perfect for taking along on a trip for sketching or watercolors! Really love this idea!
Tina xo

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, how lovely, Sharon! Nothing feels like as wonderful as a handmade journal. And these are a great size too! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Merry said...

Wow..your talent is never ending. Love these journals and sounds like a lovely group you have joined.