Last week was the summer solstice and the official start of summer. I spent the week working on new products for my shop, writing patterns for those new products, practicing my drawing, tending to our gardens, looking for a job, and working on the next project for our summer curriculum, which is to create a poster for an every day event.
It was also the week for me to send a set of art cards to Michelle for our seasonal swaps. We agreed to try this layered page technique where you layer a book page or cut-out from a newspaper onto your watercolor paper and illustration an image over that. Since I mailed my set of cards to Michelle last week, and she hasn’t received them yet, I can’t share them. Darn it!
I searched high and low for a quote or a saying that would fit with these illustrations, or capture the week I had. My cousin Linda gave me some encouragement last week that continues to resonate with me, so I decided to use her words for my journaling.