Sarah Ahern's wonderful book Painted Pages is inspiring me to play with paper scraps and paint. Her techniques encourage mixing paint, paper, pastels, ink and words into expressive collages. Her color schemes also resonate with me, light happy colors that remind me of summer, flowers, water and air.
I love how Sarah turns simple sketchbook notes and sketches into radiant paintings. Since I have a large collection of paper scraps and doodles I'm ready to try some of her techniques. Its relaxing to work in stages with creative prompts, like taking a summer art class just for fun. I'll share the finished pieces with you later. Meanwhile enjoy my process and let it prompt you to start a creative project of your own.