025: nature journaling
another example of me setting out with the intention of following the prompt much more literally than actually happened in the end. on the other hand, it's hard to regret, or apologize for, how far i strayed in this case, since this is one of my favorite pages of the summer! but then, being comprised almost equally of souvenirs from our hawaiian trip and vintage hawaiiana... and being my fave STAPLED COLLAGE so far... it kind of figures, right?!
026: slow journaling
this one i did EXACTLY as directed, and enjoyed the process as much as the outcome! i tried a new blending idea using my watercolor crayons... not sure it was completely "successful" but it's definitely interesting! :)
027: swirly writing
more blending. writing on a curve. hand-cut stars. the words of dante gabriel rossetti. what's not to like?
028: do over
the direction on this day was to finish a prompt we had started OR take another pass at a favorite; i combined "mapping" with "the blues". part of me is embarrassed by how much of this summer i spent in my collagey comfort zone, but another part is so jazzed by all of the ideas and inspiration i'm having that it never seems to last for long! ♥
*the girls are really getting good at chaining and single crochet, and are working away on the rainbow scarf kits i made them at christmas for their american girl dolls. strictly speaking, matthew's input on these occasions is limited to practicing slipknots, choosing which color any of us ought to use next, and spontaneously belting out the WORLD'S BEST karaoke rendition of "eye of the tiger"!!!**
**i swear i am not making this up. and just for the record, you have not lived until you've seen/heard a not-quite-6-year-old do this. i highly recommend leaving beverages out of such a context, however. trust me. :) :) :)