Bookmark 6 – Mine – Watercolor, Inktense and Sharpie

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”
–Edward Everett Hale

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Bookmark 6 – Mine – Watercolor, Inktense & Sharpie

I don’t know if you’ll be able to see how much cooler it looks when laminated, but I’ll show you anyway.

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

This is the ends of all the other 5 bookmarks, since I painted them on a solid sheet of watercolor paper and cut them apart after they were finished.  🙂

This weekend is the Lake Eufaula Association’s Golden Eagle Poker Run.  This is what the McAlester News-Capital  had to say about it:

EUFAULA — The Golden Eagle Poker Run is set June 9 at South Point Pavilion in Eufaula Cove, hosted by the Lake Eufaula Association. The annual fundraising event will offer more than $40,000 in cash prizes (based on 500 entries.)

All card stops are on the water, but the event is open to those in boats, cars and on bikes. The run course will include No. 9 Marina, Evergreen Marina, Belle Starr Marina, Eufaula Cove Marina and the host site, South Point Pavilion, also known as Peter’s Point.

All pre-entrants can pick up packets and first card June 8 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the LEA office, 701 S. Main, Eufaula.

For more information call 918-689-7751 or email

For more on this story, see the print or electronic editions of the McAlester News-Capital. Click here for print edition home delivery or click here to see the Smart Edition for your computer, tablet, e-reader or smart phone.

The Lake Eufaula Association works very hard to promote our lake.  Come out and support them if you are within driving distance.

The American author Edward Everett Hale was born in Boston on the 3rd of April 1822, son of Nathan Hale (1784-1863), proprietor and editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser, nephew of Edward Everett, the orator and statesman, and grandnephew of Nathan Hale, the martyr spy of the American Revolution. He graduated from Harvard in 1839; was pastor of the church of the Unity, Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1846-56, and of the South Congregational (Unitarian) church, Boston, in 1856-99; and in 1903 became chaplain of the United States Senate. He died at Roxbury, Massachusetts, on the 10th of June 1909. His forceful personality, organizing genius, and liberal practical theology, together with his deep interest in the anti-slavery movement (especially in Kansas), popular education (especially Chautauqua work), and the working-man’s home, were active in raising the tone of American life for half a century. He was a constant and voluminous contributor to the newspapers and magazines. He was an assistant editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser, and edited the Christian Examiner, Old and New (which he assisted in founding in 1869; in 1875 it was merged into Scribner’s Magazine), Lend a Hand (founded by him in 1886 and merged in the Charities Review in 1897), and the Lend a Hand Record; and he was the author or editor of more than sixty books — fiction, travel, sermons, biography and history.



12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 13:57:28

    Wow!!! The colors are gorgeous!!! I love your design! ~Sophia


  2. lindahalcombfineart
    Jun 10, 2012 @ 05:43:35

    I did bookmarks like this for my family and they do look really cool when laminated. I used to lead an outreach art program at a homeless shelter and we also did book marks. They are useful, small and portable – and fun to make. I LOVE your colorful, charming work!


    • Beth Parker
      Jun 11, 2012 @ 07:24:37

      Thanks, Linda! Most of my friends and family that are getting older have all the “stuff” they want already. A bookmark is the perfect gift for them. 🙂 Bookmarks would be perfect for a homeless shelter. Nice that you did that!


  3. Joan T
    Jun 09, 2012 @ 09:28:01

    It is always such a joy to come and look at your work. I love the bookmarks, that wonderful sock monkey in the VW, and the dog. Super!!!


  4. creatingreciprocity
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 14:11:55

    You find the most amazing quotes! Thanks!


  5. Pj Hornberger
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 12:28:19

    Amazing how it makes the colors POP. I love that. I wonder if high gloss varnish would do the same. hmm….


    • Beth Parker
      Jun 11, 2012 @ 07:27:47

      Thanks, PJ! Yes, Gloss varnish will make them pop, too! It will help them last longer, too! Your lovely journal entries would make awesome bookmarks! 🙂


  6. Cindy D
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 08:24:42

    This would be my favorite of the bunch (and the one I would keep, too!) Very cool. It does look a bit shinier laminated and with the white border really looks great! Speaking of shiny, any thoughts for this week’s IF topic? I think maybe a platypus shaman (or other odd creature) with a shiny gem for tribal rituals. Or something completely different. 😉


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