Sorry I have not been posting much here lately. This week three different friends pointed out I haven't blogged in almost six months. I always have such high hopes every year that this year, will be the year I blog my art and photography consistently. One year it's going to work! haha!
As for this year, well, I've been busy traveling, hosting friends, gardening, and as always, creating art but mostly in my nature journals. One day I will get around to sharing everything but for now, how about round 4 of the Round Robin Journal Project? It is still going strong, rotating between myself, Nichole and Phoebe. We are currently taking the month off for travels which should allow me to catch up and post all the pages on here before we start back up mid-July:
The pages I did in my own journal list my best EVER food memories from around the world. This includes the best ever soup in Keld, England, the best ever chocolate in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, the best ever muffin and the best ever side dish, both in Dublin, Ireland, the best ever hot chocolate at Vosges in Las Vegas, the best ever scones at Leeds Castle in Maidstone, England and the best ever meal in Florence, Italy.
Nichole's pages in her own journal reflect her hopes upon turning 38 this year. I love all the different hand-written fonts she used and how positive, joyful and colorful the words are. A perfect exercise in positive visualization!
Phoebe's pages in her own journal were so beautiful! Filled with colorful butterflies dancing across the pages and a found quote: "Everyone should be so luck to awaken old memories. Always remember you're one of a kind.". And I love the background, dotted up with pretty watercolors!
And round the journal goes...
Nichole's pages in my journal was a portrait of me! How sweet is this? And the poem she chose is by Emily Dickinson and was something I had put on my dreamboard for 2014 but Nichole didn't know that when she chose it. It was divine intervention by the creative muses!
Phoebe's pages in Nichole's journal is a great mix of collage and doodle! People are Strange reminds me of her animal masks portraits that she takes which you can see by visiting her Flickr set.
My pages in Phoebe's journal were really inspired by my cats, Sami and Sookie, both who, like me, are big-time birdy watchers. Of course, they have to watch from the window but in the dreamworld of the art journal, the cat gets to sit outside in the sunshine, on a lovely brick wall. ;-)
And round it goes again...
For the pages in my journal, Phoebe did this fabulous collage of birdsong! Being a birder, you know I just absolutely love it! It makes me think of the dawn chorus in the rain forest. ;-)
For Nichole's journal I did a stack of classic books, with decorative spines. Of course, I added Nichole's name in there since she is a published author! You can find two of her works on Amazon.
Finally, in Phoebe's journal, Nichole did a similar page as she did in mine. I thought that was a great idea! Sometime's it's nice to have a similar theme running through the pages you do. And look how lovely paper Phoebe's dress is! I would buy that! ;-)
Til next time, which will not be six months from now, I promise...Happy Creating!