yup! I am still here working on my art journal. I cannot claim to be working in it everyday at the moment, but you know what? That's okay! My journal still pulls me in. I get there every few days at least and when I do work in it, I get such a feeling of calmness. Don't you think that might lure me back again? So I try not to worry if other things take my time up and I don't get there. I figure as long as I wander back at some point, I'm good.
Here's how this spread went . . . I received a Zentangle newsletter where they talked about a new tangle pattern called assunta. I thought I would try it in my journal because I just needed to do something! I cannot say my first try at this was successful, but it didn't matter. Trying that new pattern out in my journal got me drawing and playing and enjoying. I took what I started and went elsewhere with it.
I used watercolor crayons even though I knew the charcoal would smear a bit.
To finish the spread, I added photo images - the sailboat (below) was already in my stash. My parents are sailing the melonseed sailboat my father built by hand. We had a party celebrating all the boats my father has made in 2006, on a lake in CT where we lived. Steven and I called it a BYOB party -Bring Your Own Boat! (made by my dad -he has made about a dozen). Sadly, my dad would not be able to sail this boat today-he is too ill. Unfortunately cancer and chemo have had their effects. But we still talk about his boats with him and Steven and I still take his beautiful boats out here to paddle or sail in Florida.