Almost 2 1/2 years ago I took a weekend book binding class to learn how to make a cased-in watercolor sketchbook. Before that I was recycling old books, using their covers and sewing in watercolor paper signatures. But I wanted to learn how a full watercolor journal was made by a skilled bookbinder.
The book we made in class is bigger than any I used previously and too big for me to use as my daily sketchbook. So I decided to dedicate it to paintings of my apartment. But somehow the project became too precious. I added only one page in 2009 and one page in 2010 and I constantly put off using it because I don't want to spoil it. I need help and an attitude readjustment.
Here are my two pages:
Our living room fireplace
An antique golden oak draftsman's table - now used for storage of supplies