I have been MIA for longer than I would ever have guessed would happen, hiding behind the scenes to help get PPF ready for everyone to party, and then disappearing back into everyday activities. I miss creating. Starting up again after this interlude has been harder than I expected. But I have!
Late in August, I received Lisa's sketch pages and box for the Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook, then promptly left to take my daughter back to university out west. Just before leaving, a window replacement turned into the discovery of a dissolving foundation and significant repairs. (Arrgh!) Thus, I have held on to Lisa's "book" longer than any yet. Plus it was very late arriving and for November which is a very challenging month for me to think of anything to talk about. Dull and dreary is November to me...
Spread #1 - no words
Spread #2 with words...
"So dull and dark are the November days.
The lazy mist high up the evening curled,
And now the morn* quite hides in smoke and haze;
The place we occupy seems all the world."
- John Clare, "November"
* I changed "morn" to "moon" and hid the moon behind the greyness... I love the Moon!)
Spread #2 before words
Some time ago, Lisa admired my "Girls with Funny Hats" plus she loves Frida and her birthday is in November so I created this Frida-like girl with a birthday cake hat to accompany my thoughts on November. This is my second last sketchbook. All I need to receive is my April to finish and then hopefully my own sketchbook will eventually return to me. It has been a fun project even if it didn't get finished within the allotted schedule.
I also painted this journal page to keep track of this month's activities...
I have missed everyone. The parties look like they have been awesome! I look forward to catching up with all of you over the weekend. Have a great week!