Five Bookmarks in Progress – Watercolor and Love

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
– Lady Dorothy Nevill

Boy, isn’t that the truth!

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Five Bookmarks in Progress – Watercolor and Love

I’m working on 5 more bookmarks.  They are so relaxing and fun.  This morning, I took my coffee into the studio and painted a little before I got ready for work.  With Memorial Day coming up, the sign shop is insanely busy, so any opportunity do anything calming is a welcome break.

About Lady Dorothy Nevill

Lady Dorothy Nevill, the noted British gardener, was one of the most celebrated society hostesses of her day; her salons attracted leading writers, artists, and statesmen. She was born Dorothy Walpole in 1826 in England. She married a wealthy cousin with a 23-acre estate, where she pursued her interest in plants. She built 13 greenhouses and carried on an extensive correspondence with Charles Darwin. Her memoir, Leaves From the Note-Books of Lady Dorothy Nevill, was published in 1906. She died in 1913.

Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend. Happy Mother’s Day, too! I’m not a mom, but I know it has to be the hardest job in the world…. and the most rewarding.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    May 12, 2012 @ 13:39:23

    I like the composition of all of them together, side by side, like that! I’d hang something like that for accent color! Very cool!


  2. Pj Hornberger
    May 12, 2012 @ 07:50:28

    I love that quote. I might need to write that one on the wall. :0 Those book marks a happy! Great colors.


    • Beth Parker
      May 12, 2012 @ 08:19:08

      Thanks, PJ! It is a really good quote, isn’t it? I’m glad my bookmarks make you happy. I painted more on them this morning and they are really coming to life. 😀


  3. just4crafters
    May 11, 2012 @ 11:55:47

    Wow!!! What beautiful bookmarks!!! I love the designs and colors. Reading would definitely be more fun with bookmarks like these!!! Love them!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! ~Sophia


  4. Cindy D
    May 11, 2012 @ 10:37:26

    So cute and fun! I am a huge fan of that lime green in the top one. One of my many tragedies is that I can’t wear that color (mostly because I spill things on light colors, so I just avoid them.) Do you sketch these out with pencil first? (I’m sure I asked this before, apologies if so!) Seems like sketching is something that would be easier to fit into a coffee break than painting with all the mess and liquid. But heck if I know, I’m not a painter at the moment!


    • Beth Parker
      May 11, 2012 @ 10:49:51

      Thanks, Cindy! I love to paint with that green, but I can’t wear it either. I do sketch them all out first, then paint, then sharpie. It’ll take forever, but it’s fun!


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