Saturday, July 4, 2015

Journaling July

Starting the month with a grid that I showed the gals in our Journaling Session at The Center.  Decided to add some text; a song that I love.  Whenever I hear it, it makes me think of when Cinerama first came out and you saw our beautiful land in "cinemascope".

Had to make a page in memory of this beautiful summer day last year and the fabulous cloud that I saw as I was wandering around in Julie's backyard.   It made such an impression on me.

 If you can't find him, look for his nose; his face is looking upward and his mouth is open with wonder.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

this week's Sketchbook Skool

So...Storytelling.  Homework was to tell a story of your early schooldays.  Oh boy, haven't thought about this in years and glad I can write about it.

Oh and this from the week before - just a few quick sketches at the library.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

the end of June is coming too soon...

This Friday is our Journaling session at The Center...

so here are a few more of my June pages, almost finished...

For some reason, I am taken with yellow flowers this year.  Loved that quote by William Allingham, "I wish I were a primrose, a bright yellow primrose, blowing in the spring!  I could just picture the girls daydreaming about this.

And it was Kassidy's birthday and one of the gifts was tickets to Taylor Swift's concert for both girls!  Very exciting!

And little things to remember from the days of June.

Little mini watercolors

A summer collage

"Heaven is like an egg - and the earth is like the yolk of the egg."
a Chinese saying

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Skool days...

Having fun on Sketchbook Skool again.  
Thoughts at breakfast

Illustrating a recipe

Drawing a little manual

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Making each day count...

Some of my "No Excuses Art Journaling" for June

Every day has meaning

Danielle's dance recital

Sketching at Morton Arboretum with the summer art class...

and colors and words for June

A tiny watercolor

and a page of "Storytelling" with Sketchbook Skool.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Art

Our first summer art excursion was last Thursday at the Morton Arboretum.

Here is Lois, our teacher, tending us and helping us with our drawings and paintings.

I loved the colors of this beautiful plant.

Time for the critique...

and here are some of them...






I had noticed this little inchworm doing his yoga exercises on the plant I was drawing...

So later, I devoted a journal page to him.