BarbaraBee is the host of the drawing challenge for this week and she has selected the theme smell!
I've been working on a new design for a little accordion style book with two folds, and the idea of a bird taking the time to smell kind of tickled my fancy. So I plugged along with my project and added the idea of a bird smelling. The pink rice was the muse's idea (I never question this.) Here's the front cover:
It's tied closed as usual. This time with a barrel bead and two matching flower beads. When opened you can see the inside, and then when flipped, the outside (or other side as I like to refer to it.):
The back cover (when book is tied closed) looks like this:
This is painted with watercolour, using sumi-e brushes. The paper is a very heavy hand made sheet which I've torn into the smaller size that I need for a little book.
Have a look at BarbaraBee's blog which is linked above, and you will see more offerings from the artists who have played along this week. I always enjoy the variety of ideas here. Remember that all are welcome to join in the drawing challenges.
Thank you for dropping in today, and I hope to see you again, soon. Hugs, Norma, x