... exploring in my creativity further in 2017

06 June 2010

How does my Garden Grow?

My Garden is frequently on my mind (and affecting my body with multiple aches from my efforts) these days. It has the potential to be an amazing garden but the weeds have grown faster than I can pull or dig them up. I have one of my daughters helping this year, so I am hopeful it can finally be free of weeds (at least for a few days!). And sometimes I lose track of what I planted where. So this year, with my renewed interest in art, I thought I'd keep track of my garden in an "art" journal. My previous gardening journals have only been lists and a few pencil maps. Now there is already paint, collage, pens and pastels used and I have only just started. 

My "submission" for this week's Inspiration Avenue Challenge is the cover I created for it - all photos in the collage show how my garden grows!

Today it is raining out so I am rearranging my office at home to do more artwork in it, including updating this journal! Busy, busy, busy!


  1. I love the idea of a garden journal ... both for it's artistic value and also for keeping track of what works, what doesn't, etc. Brilliant!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely journal with us!

  2. What a lovely idea, it will be lovely to look back at in the winter and plan for next year!

  3. You are busy, but that's good busy, productive busy! Just wait til you can lay back and draw all your beautiful scenes into your garden journal...great idea! And a clean artroom...that's the stuff fantasies are made of :)
    PS I found some blog-friendly smilies. I'll send you the link.

  4. I like this! I can imagine the fun to shoot the pics and then of course being able to come back and enjoy them long after their time here is done. Lovely!

  5. What a great idea to keep an art journal of your garden!


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