Friday, September 23, 2016

Art Journaling

Sharing a bit of art journaling with you today. Time to party over at  Paint Party Friday.
( Thanks Eva and Kirsten!!!)
My pages aren't necessarily exciting today, but here's a little journal play.
Some things I think worked for me, and some didn't. But overall I am happy with these pages.
Even more so, before I started this journal back in the spring, I would have been afraid to try a lot of these views. I'm come to be ok not only with experimenting, but also when the page doesn't  exactly work out. And I love having a journal to record some of the things in life.
Yup, the rear view mirror is upside down.
Glad it is Friday, although I must say this week has flown right by.  This has been a very fast month for me. Usually that first month of school drags, but not this year.  
And it is suppose to crisp and cool this weekend which sounds nice. I am ready to wear some sweaters.
Not tons on my weekend agenda either.. With the hubby's surgery next week, I know he wants to get the boat put away. I'd like to bake a cake, make some art, take a couple of walks and do a little sewing or knitting. 
Lets see what I actually accomplish.
Thank you for visiting, and enjoy your weekend!


17 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your pages are wonderful Erika, and art journaling is all about experimenting and journaling what's going on in our lives. Good luck for your Hubby with the Bypass surgery! Have a great weekend, and wish you a relaxing time. Hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Goodness, Erika. I feel your stress and frustration as you prepare for this surgery. I hope the school gives you time off to be with him in Boston as he goes through this day.

Your journal shows how you are coping right now. It may feel like you are doing OK art wise, which you are doing superb, BTW, but emotionally, I can feel your worry and fear.

If nothing else, I'm sure you and hubby will deal with the boat. If you bake, that will relax you. If not, it won't be the end of the world. Let's hope for a fun and relaxing weekend going into next week's operation.

denthe said...

I love how your pages tell things about your life. Hope you get to relax a bit in the weekend, and that hubby's surgery will go smoothly!

sirkkis said...

I enjoy your prodactivity. These are very nice journal pages. You've your own style and I likeit.
Happy Weekend my fried 😃

Faye said...

Erika, your art journaling is serving a real purpose as you go through this scary time. It's beautiful and meaningful and gives your hands something useful to do along with the sewing and baking. I will pray that the heart surgery goes well and the transplant can happen in the near future. You also are in my thoughts and prayers, Erika.

Susan said...

Love the whimsy of your beach page. Good luck to you and your husband and keep up the journaling! Happy PPF

Divers and Sundry said...

I don't journal at all, but if I did the art journal concept is what appeals most to me. The way you are able to fill out the bare text is impressive.

Christine said...

Enjoyed your pages this week Erika!

Terri Morse said...

Erika, I enjoyed this artful glimpse into your life! I truly hope Dave will be able to have his surgery soon and that he will be restored to health. My prayers are with you. --Terri

peggy gatto said...

gosh what fun pages!!!
Thank you for coming by my blog!

Giggles said...

All the best on Daves surgery! Great pages to get all the hard things out. Wishing you well.. glad you have artwork to fall back on! Thanks for sharing, sending love and light your way!

Hugs Giggles

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Your pages are great. A true way to get your thoughts and feelings out. Sending healing and prayers your way.

Rita said...

That's a lot to deal with. No wonder you have the blues. Getting it all out on paper helps. *hugs*

Tracy said...

Art journals are great for experimenting and not needing to like everything we do, arent' they? Thank you for sharing the messiness of life. I hope all goes well with the surgery next week.

Indira said...

Your pages are lovely, Erika. Good luck with your husband's surgery and have a good week.

Nordljus said...

Your pages are great! It's good to experiment, and to not expect every page or piece to work out as we imagined. It's the documenting of our lives that make these journals interesting and precious, and less how well or pretty the page turned out, although of course it's always nice if it turns out the way we want it :). I'm ready for my jumpers too! Hope everything goes well with the surgery!

Jeanie said...

That scene with the beach umbrellas makes me sigh. How I love those colors and that "image" of umbrellas and warmth. It's starting to feel like fall here -- lots of rain and cooler temps. No real color yet, unfortunately, but it will come, just late. I long for those summer days!