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Worktable Wednesday

For the past three weeks, I’ve been teaching social media workshops to small business owners and it’s been taking up most of my days. I’m really feeling the pain of not having much studio time.

I’m teaching a Star Book workshop in October and I’ve been asked to supply a sample to the venue, so today I took advantage of a small chunk of time and did some initial design work.

I decided to create a book based on a trip I took to the Pacific Northwest. It was during this trip that I discovered what has become my most favorite place ever – Olympic National Park. If you’ve never been there, pack your suitcase.

It was just an ongoing experience of exponentially-increasing, breathtaking beauty. They have an amazing variety of environments there – coast, forest, and mountains.

I printed out several photos of things I found particularly inspiring:

Photos from vacation to Olympic National Park

After that, I headed out to the art store. I sat on the floor of the store with my photos spread out as I obsessed over shopped for paper. I bought 6 sheets of Canson Mi-Teintes (98 lb/160 GSM) – always good for a project.

Sheets of Canson Mi-Teintes paper

From top to bottom:

  • #122 – Flannel Gray
  • #480 – Light Green
  • #105 – Wave Green
  • #345 – Dark Gray
  • #102 – Azure
  • #131 – Twilight

We’ll see how many of them make the cut.

Take that literally, because I am going to cut them up.

One Response to “Worktable Wednesday”

By velma - 6 August 2011 Reply

so cool to be at an art store that HAS a paper selection. sigh. but i *was* at daniel smith this summer…

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