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THE MOON VIEWING PARTY – An Illustrated Fable in a Handmade Book

O moon, why must you inspire my neighbor to chirp all night on a flute! — Koyo

The huge orange Harvest moon rose over the old majestic forest.  An owl softly hooted at the top of a tall Cypress tree and then silently spread his wings and glided over the shimmering pampas grass, which swayed slightly in the light breeze.  Frogs thrummed out their frog songs in chorus in the quiet night. Continue reading

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HANDMADE BLANK ART SKETCHBOOK JOURNALS

HANDMADE BLANK ART JOURNALS
The cover papers of these handmade blank books are beautiful handmade papers. The 14 double-sided (28 pages to paint or draw on) interior pages are 90 lb. Stonehenge paper, which is a traditional fine art paper with a smooth, flawless surface that is slightly mottled to resemble actual vellum. Use it for watercolor, printmaking, pen-and-ink, pencil, or pastel.  These books are made using a Coptic stitch in a traditional book-binding method.  The books have a wonderful “hefty” feel to them, the page paper is thick.  The cover can inspire art for the interior of the book:  Blue fish could be a sketchbook of 28 sketches/paintings of fish, the Aqua marbled book could have sketches of ocean landscapes or planets, the colorful paper umbrella book could have sketches of your own hand-painted umbrellas or fans OR your blank books could hold your poetry and dreams.  It’s up to you!

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A GIFT FROM THE SEA – WATERCOLOR SEA SHELL BOOK

“A Gift from the Sea” – handmade book (8 1/2″ x 6″), which is designed to be mailed. Watercolor sea shell illustrations on 11 pages (8″ x 5 1/2″). Includes 4 (4″ x 6″) reference photographs of seashells found in San Diego. Available at Etsy: NancyLeeArtByTheSea – https://www.etsy.com/shop/NancyLeeArtByTheSea…