In the meantime, I wanted to share some pages I created for a week-long focus on the five senses--prompts created by Natty to get us thinking about the sights, sounds, smells, feelings, and tastes of summer.
First, the sights of summer: What do I see that reminds me specifically of summer?
On to the "feel" of summer: Natty suggested we re-create some interesting textures on our page. The first texture that came to mind for the summertime was terry cloth. I don't know why! I don't think I've worn anything made of terry cloth in at least three decades! And with no terry cloth on hand, I came up with this:
On the next day, we were challenged to think about the sounds of summer:
For the tastes/flavors of summer, I immediately thought about all the fresh fruit we have been eating around here:
Finally, we considered the scents/smells of summer. I had a harder time with this one. When I smell something, it can bring to mind all kinds of memories, but I seldom think of a time or event and recall any sort of smells associated with it. But then it occurred to me that coconut is a definite summer smell:
I thought it was fun to work through the five senses for this set of journal pages. I'm shocked to see that I have used almost all of the pages in the book I chose for my In the Sun journal! I am going to have to start a new book just to finish the course.
I will be "off the grid" for the weekend, attending my 20-year high school reunion back in Texas. Wish me luck for my travels, but even more so, wish my husband luck as he takes care of the girls on his own until I return! I look forward to getting back to my regular blog visits next week.
Have a creative, happy weekend!