And another on-line challenge popped up that fit right in. Karen Abend's Sketchbook Revival. The posts short tutorials -- sketchbook ideas with instruction. I don't watch all of them but if it's an artist I know and like I check it out. This little accordian sketchbook from Karen Stemper is made from a piece of copy paper. Kind of fun and could be used for just about any thing. The dark on the left edge of the pink polka dot pot is a shadow. I cut out the pot using the fold so it was even and inserted a piece of paper behind it to add the color.
If I need a break I grab a cup of coffee and my ipad and search for abstract art first looking for art I like then looking for who did it. That's how I found Karen so when I saw she was one of the instructors in the Sketchbook Revival I decided to sign up. Karen does a lot of her work in the accordian style sketchbook. She's British and calls them concertina sketchbooks. Here in the U.S. I found they are called accordian or zig zag sketchbooks.