Can't believe I did it!!! After making (bookbinding) my own book in a class--I actually did this at home by myself :-) Plaid Petunia's instructions were very good! I did stumble a few places--but would lay it aside, look at my Class-made book and try to figure what to do next. The Spine is the hardest part (I think)...and I will never cut the bookboards (by hand) again--They are too thick to be cut with an exacto-type knife...even a heavy duty one. Thanks for taking my phone call early on Catherine :-) I am already planning my next one! Tonight, the book is being "pressed" under my VERY HEAVY BOOK. I can't wait until morning to see it. I need to find out where to get the clear plastic cover to protect it.
About 15 years ago, a friend enouraged me to come to a watercolor class. That was the beginning of a hobby that I truly enjoy.
A few years later, I joined a "Watercolor Sketchbook Journal" class taught by Catherine Carey author of "A Petoskey Watercolor Journal." see: www.catherinestudio.blogspot.com/
Since then we have taken many trips and watercolored and journaled most of them.
My husband and I are now retired and we both enjoy ministering to people through our Church. He does Hospital visits and ministers to the elderly. I have found that sending people greeting cards with my simple watercolor sketches on them seem to be treasured.
God has greatly enriched our lives with Beauty and I like to show my gratitude by displaying His Glory in my art. I'm hoping that my watercolors bring joy to others, and praise and worship to our Creator. Marj. M.