Jane Davies here. I was inspired by the three most recent posts - Kelli's, Judi's, and Sue's - to try a few new things in comfortable shapes on a "warm-up" page in my 2011 sketchbook. I seem to gravitate towards grid structures and leaves. Go figure. So I tried watercolor shapes, pen outlines, markers, even a watercolor graphite pencil.
Here is the sketchbook, the one with the black and white cover. I found an old text block I'd made ages ago, sewn onto tapes, which I have forgotten how to do. The paper is a light weight printmaking paper, very inviting. So I made a hard cover for it and bound it badly but well enough to be serviceable.
And here is my opening page, the "warm-up" for the challenge. Can't wait til Saturday! Thanks to all who are posting for the inspiration.