I'm away in Victoria, B.C. getting my daughter settled for her 2nd year of university. I'll visit everyone when I have time and internet access but it may not be until next week...
I still wanted to play and party at Paint Party Friday and I finally received the July Travelling Sketchbook! Yay! (Canada Post may not technically still be on strike but their service is atrociously inconsistent and Stephanie's Sketchbook has been in limbo for far too long. Thankfully it is here and about to go on it's way to Nicola in Australia soon - I'll mail it from the West Coast - maybe that will speed things up a bit!) I had just enough time to paint my entry and will write the explanation page on route.
My Julys usually include a fun, al fresco Lobsterfest party with close friends, and fireworks on Canada Day. (My journal paintings last week were based on this year's Canada Day party on the beach.) Those are what I chose to (try and) capture in my pages.
Right hand page with words/quote
"Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit." *
Left hand close-up
Background spread for writing about July - simple to make me think of a clear summer day.
Have a great time at the party, a super long weekend (if you have one) and I will visit you as soon as I can!
*Yikes!! I just discovered I attributed that quote to wrong writer/philosopher!!! It wasn't Emerson it was Thoreau. :( D'uh! So sorry Stephanie. I think if I try to fix it I will make a huge mess. :(
(Note to self - do not hurry, you can mistakes that way!)