Karen Owen is not just one of my dearest friends, she is also one of my favorite artists. I am always in awe of the beautiful work she creates. So it was a special challenge to receive her book first in the colors round robin. Her colors were a beautiful range of browns and greens and the book was so wonderful — sort of like stepping into the notes of a bird watcher who had isolated herself in a deep forest to observe.
I had a lot of fun working in her book and trying to step into her shoes a little bit. The background is a stamp we bought together, while I was in Georgia, and she took me to her favorite stamp store. It was fun using it on the page. Lots of fun went into this, including the key on the lower right page, which is made from some Paper Whimsy Grungeboard — my first experiment with it and the coffee stained tag, which my five year old thought was no end of fun to make.
I hope you like it Karen!