Falcon Travelers

Dutch Design Leather, Est 2013

For quite some time now, I’ve had angels on my mind… even from before I went on holiday in July.

Early July I received an question from Janet to make and paint a set of 3 Traveler’s Notebooks using a gorgeous image of an Angel standing in water under a stormy sky.

It took me some time to get myself to work on it…obviously there were the standard set-backs…like my camera dying on me and the repair man taking his time…but then there was also some definite procrastination involved, due to fear of not doing it justice….especially since I felt it had a deeper significance to Janet.

Now I love drawing and painting angels, but drawing and painting on a canvas is something entirely different to drawing and painting on leather. The leather has to be wet when painting and that makes it very susceptible to dents and impressions…

However, I got past my fear, got up the nerve and started the painting and now here they are…


3 lovely angels, flying in the face of stormy weathers, coming through heavy waters and emerging as a figure of beauty on the other side.


The Traveler’s Notebooks are 3 different sizes, an A4


An A5


and a Regular size Traveler’s Notebook

I gave Janet the pictures of the proces to making these Traveler’s Notebooks and she wrote 2 blogposts about them (here and here), so I think I will just refer you to her blog for the additional images and I will leave you with this funny picture of me juggling my brushes while working on a painting =)… yes I know I should take better care of my brushes…


and the mess I make while painting…


Thank you for watching and I wish you all a wonderful week.

4 thoughts on “Angels on my mind…

  1. Janet Carr says:

    Reblogged this on Janet Carr @ and commented:
    And here is a further post from Monique’s blog, with her side of the production process. She is a true artist. Thank you Monique!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monique says:

      Thanks Janet, I’m glad you are happy with them. They were wonderful to paint.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Shelia french says:

    Always perfect , love your art work $ I wish I had the money right now to give you my ideal. I can’t wait😫


    1. Monique says:

      Thank you Shelia


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