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!
Oh I love it all!! Wonderful summer memories. Makes me want to do this, too.
I am REALLY loving your textured page and the colors. I feel transported to the essence of summer with this post, thanks so much for posting all your pages!!! You've been busy!
great pages that have me savoring all that summer has to offer by just looking at them! i hope you have a wonderful weekend catching up with old friends.
so many wonderfully creative ideas!! bravo for getting all of those pages created in your journal!! xox
these are great pages, andria -- i love that you used pieces of your daughter's old clothes. just today my daughter and i were talking about going through her outgrown things so she could chop them up and make things out of them. hope you had a great reunion!
Love the collage work... fantastic :]
So glad you wish to swap an ATC. Will send you an email.
Take care <3
I have never tried those binoculars!! I have to try that! Is that you, playing the ukelele ? In any case, here's the deal: It's hot. I can feel that, but I much prefer the leftover tank top fabric. And I can HEAR a bunch of noise in the other cubicle, because their radio isn't tuned in right, but it seems like I heard that in the winter, too.
It's 900 degrees here today.
Nice pages, young lady!
How cool you finished a book for this course. Nothing makes me more happy than one more filled journal/sketchbook. Enjoy filling the next one.
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