Sunday, June 19, 2016

Weekend Wind Down

 Sunday evening. This weekend summer arrived in her very glorious form. Warm but not humid, cool nights, blue was perfect summer weather. I hope all of you in the northern hemisphere get this weather. I wanted to do some gardening but when the weekend arrived all that ambition disappeared and I turned into the summer slug me. I think last week's end of  school stress really wore me out. But being lazy never felt so glorious.
 I took photos but I haven't the energy to get them off my camera tonight. Maybe tomorrow. I do want to show you the bald eagle I saw, the colorful lobster buoys, some very big ships and some other oceany views. And my roses which look gorgeous right now.
Did I show you these? I don't think so. These are some fun little sketch pages from my summer journal. I was very naughty a few weeks ago and bought some Pitt pens which I really love because they don't bleed through being India ink. 
The top 2 pages go back to Memorial Day weekend at the end of May and this last page was made a couple of weeks ago.
I am linking up to Art Journal Journey also because this month's theme is maps (hosted by Mary), and my second journal page has this freebie New Hampshire map for a background.
So 2 more days of work for me and then I am officially done for the summer. Kids finished Friday and all my grades are finished and posted. Big smile!  Tomorrow (Monday) I need to clean, order supplies for the fall, and we have a nice luncheon the parents association puts on for us. It will be busy but low key. Tuesday I think my department is visiting the University of New Hampshire ocean labs for staff development rather than working in house, but it is a weather dependent visit. I heard something about thunderstorms so we will have to wait and see I guess.
Anyhow, hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. And thanks for visiting my blog.


Rhapsody Phoenix said...


thanks for sharing.

“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information, but makes our life in harmony with all existence”-Rabindranath Tagore

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds like you had a perfect weekend with wonderful weather. We saw the sun this morning, but it's clouding over fast for the next rain! Love all your journaling, especially the lovely page for AJJ. Have a good start in the new week, hugs, Valerie
BTW, the little circles on my journal page are all doodled!

froebelsternchen said...

Lovely pages - I love that you journal your life so well! I am also looking forward to the photos!
Our weekend weather was quite nice but now it rains the whole Monday and got colder ...
Super that the school year is finished now for you --- sounds like heaven!!!
Here they have still this and the next week at school...boring!

Shilpa said...

Looks great . It's been long time . Hope u r doing well

Meggymay said...

Wonderful journal pages, I hope your weekend was a good one. Send some of your lovely weather to us in the UK, its not so good here.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Enjoyed reading about your fun weekend, and seeing the latest pages in your summer art book. Lovely map entry, too. I wish my weather had been as glorious as yours. Between the heat, humidity, torrents of rain which once again put water in my basement, and more mosquitoes than I care to think about, I opted to stay indoors most of the time this week, or stay in an air conditioned car. Hope your weather continues to be pleasant. Here it's over 100 with even higher heat indexes.

~*~Patty S said...

Always fun to peek into your world Erika.
Life moves so fast doesn't it!
Your sketches are great and so is your map page.
You do so much I think a day or more off doing nothing is most well deserved.

Jeanie said...

I love your summer journal page -- I'll have to think about doing that with my summer stuff. It really speaks to me!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Glad you had a wonderful weekend! Love your page for AJJ!