Stars and Stripes

I've inaugurated the watercolour book which I showed off in the post just before this one.  I wanted to paint something without a plan, to watch the colours and learn from them, to get away from what I usually do. I began with a star and let it grow.

A Watercolour Book

Someone gave me a pretty wedding invitation; the paisley motif on the front inspired me to make a little watercolour book:

Coptic binding, with eyelets

The inner cover paper was cut from wrapping paper

The paper is Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. watercolour paper. The book is 6 1/2" x 9"