Thursday, September 5, 2013

a liiiiiittle behind...

...on my daily paper prompt pages. partly because we're verrrrrry much looking forward to jeff's parents' visit to see the new house on saturday, and have been engrossed in lots of small last minute projects. partly because the labor day weekend turned into a marathon of shopping, shopping, and more shopping in order to acquire all those little bits and bobs that finish off a room. and partly because i just had waaaaaaay too many fun social opportunities in the week or so before school started, including multiple play dates with the nieces and nephew... and there's literally NOTHING in the world i won't blow off to go and spend an extra afternoon or two crocheting with riley, lindsay, madeline and matthew*!!! ♥

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. :) :) :)


  1. I'm Loving these collages!! Great work lately!!

  2. Love, love, love these! Fabulous!!!!!!!

  3. I love them all, but I think the do over is my favorite ... so fun.

  4. These are turning out great! I like how you are doing so many collagey ones.


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