Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Story of My Life

A revisit of the journal page style that
I've used quite a lot over the years:
watercolor background, acrylic paints, collage
and mark-making on the borders. I 
like to juxtapose colors and texture.
Then combine with a quote that I like.

Hobonichi pages, not in order, of our 
daily happenings.  Sometimes the colorful
painted papers cover personal things 
that I don't want to share. Other times they
are just there as a border or for color.

Yes, I even talk to myself and remind
myself in these pages what I need to do
to have a better health check-up next time.
I've gained weight over the Pandemic.
Anyone else?

I tend to draw a coffee cup on most
every page...

and lots of doodles.

Mostly daily uninteresting stuff...

but also enjoying the ability to get out
and do some things that we've missed
over the last few months.

Hope you've had the opportunity to 
spend time with people you love,
and maybe even enjoy an 
ice-cream cone!
Thanks for stopping by!


You can also see my art work on Instagram

Monday, July 5, 2021

As Time Goes On

Time passes so quickly...and yet can
drag on at the same time.
 How can that be?  

I've survived the Covid-19 Pandemic, at
least so far. Fully vaccinated and hoping
things continue to improve.

We were so bored in February, that I made
a King Cake and we celebrated Mardi Gras!

We survived the 17- year cicada invasion.
This photo was taken at my in-laws' house.
We didn't actually have any of these guys
at our own home, and I'm ok with that. 
The noise was deafening!

We've enjoyed some beautiful weather, 
sunsets, and some scorching heat too.

Always enjoy seeing some wildlife when
we're out and about. I believe this is a heron.

There's been some stitching...

and some day trips.  Above is the 
Marblehead Light House on Lake Erie.
It's one of our favorite scenic places 
to visit.

It's so pleasant to listen to the waves and
watch the boats sail (or zoom) by!

And I am still journaling away in my little
English A6 Planner from Hobonichi.  In June,
I traced fifties fashion drawings (to keep
the originals intact) that my mom
did in high school.  I cut them out and put 
them in my journal. Lots of hats and gloves, 
and tiny waists!

Still recording weather, drawing my coffee cups,
and noting the activities of each day, whether
momentous or mundane.

I hope you are keeping well, getting
back to 'normal' (whatever that may be)
and getting time to be creative.

You can see more of my journals on Instagram