So I went shopping for a new blank book to continue my efforts in. It is amazingly hard to find a "pretty" blank book in this city. Lots of lined ones with artsy covers, lots of black covered sketch books from the art stores. I finally found one that I liked but I was beginning to wonder if I would! (Note to self - keep an eye out for blank books when I am travelling!)
So I have gone from Tiffany to Rodin to Miro!
Monday: Since people seemed to like these little figures, I thought I'd try another one. Thank you all for the encouragement! I am finding them fun and they always make me smile when I'm done.
Wednesday: Sitting on the power lines about 40 feet from me while I was reading, was this young cardinal - singing his heart out in the wide open air! We have a number of cardinals in the neighborhood but rarely do they show themselves like this. Usually they sing in the trees and one can only catch glimpses. Beautiful!
Thursday: I have grape vines growing over a small pergola on one side of my deck and there are so many grapes this year! They are Concords - so grape jelly rather than wine grapes - and have another month or two to go until they are full size and the deep purple they will become. But they are so petty hanging over my head while I sit and create in their shade.
Friday: First zen doodle in the new book!
Saturday: One of my clematis flowers...
Sunday: A pretty butterfly loved my purple liatris! Pastels may not have been the ideal media to capture this though....
When I was shopping for blank books I had a few other ideas in the back of my mind for some themed art journals I wanted to try. One of which would be focused on quotes and conversations. When I saw this, I knew it was the one for that!
Hope all of you have a great creative week! Do you find it harder or easier to create in the summer?