One of my favorite things to do is sit down with a book to work in my watercolor journal. I find it so inspiring to copy from a watercolor artist that I admire. It gives me a chance to hone my skills without having to think too much. There is a reason why art students of old were made to copy master works!
These are two of my favorite books both to read (She is HILARIOUS) and for the FABULOUS watercolors!
Besides that it just makes you feel good to open them up again, and again, and again. There are books that I buy that I look at once and never open again. But not these babies! They sit on the side of my bed and are revisited often like an old friend.
The author Vivian Swift is delightful and talented and has a wry wit - my kind of gal!