Friday, June 27, 2014

Some More Art Journaling

Ah summer. I find this time of year very inspiring, maybe because its bright, warm and the days are long. I feel freer during the summer. Less burdened. I'm sure many of you also find that living is easier in the summer, which is probably why there are cliches and songs and poems all with this same theme.
My pages seem to be brighter too, but maybe not.
Maybe I am just under the magical spell of the summer heat and humidity and the fact that I am now on my summer school break. Oh, to not have to get up at 4:45 AM.
I showed you this painted background last week.
 Here's how I finished it off.
So I need to decide what I want to do today. Oh such problems-ha-ha. 
So several years ago we needed to rebuild our deck as the underneath supports were rotten and if we didn't rebuild it, it would have collapsed. Probably (not so good) with me on it. The deal was, I'd get a screen porch when we had to rebuild the deck. You can see the floor hasn't worn so well, but I bought this fun little rug and some new pillows at Target the other day and now the porch has some color and I think its looking pretty good. Love the little pop of color it gives the space.
If I get ambitious I'm going to rent a floor sander and strip the floor and then paint it.
And if I don't get ambitious, then it will look this way for another year.

That's it for me today. 
Come back soon.


11 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your journal page and the porch looks a really good place to hand out! Valerie

Susan said...

Oh, your first journal page shouts "summer". Love the nice hot colors amongst the cool blue of the sky.
Wonderful page!

Karla B said...

This is lovely! Love the deck too!

bindu saju said...

Your pages are beautiful.

Faye said...

Enjoyed your blog today, Erika. Your summer page is bright and cheerful. And your tribute to Harley is sweet.

MeOfCourse said...

What a fun and interesting post Erika. Love your pages, very summer. Yes summer is good when it doesn't get too hot. I personally love Fall. Very nice work. Happy PPF!

Linda K said...

Happy results on your finished page and I love those pops of color on your new deck!

Netty said...

Love your pages Erika and your porch looks a great place to chill out. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

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Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Ohhh your pages are awesome. I personally love getting up at 4AM. It is a time just for me.
The deck looks so inviting.
Nicole/Beadwright

Susan Carol said...

Lovely porch and perfect place to relax on summer evenings. Love your pages too, the first one just shouts summer :)

Giggles said...

Awesome pages and a great way to purge sad feelings!!

Hugs Giggles