Goodmorning lovelies, it’s been a while since I wrote a ‘normal’ blogpost. I put all my energy in the Quirky Dutch Summer blogposts these days and BOY, this series of inspirational posts is popular! The Quirky Facebook group is buzzing and filling with beautiful pieces that participants create. If YOU want some (free!) inspiration and tutorials this Summer, you can check ik all out HERE.
Because of the above, and because of ‘laziness’, I skipped the usual ‘personal blogging’ a few times. I spend the Summer days wandering around the house. I hooked up with people (visited a friend, my son stayed with us for a day or two, family came over from Canada.) I also went to the local ‘Summer market’ and last week I spend an afternoon with my parents: my dad and I sat on a dyke sketching.
In between I tried to catch up in my “Chronicles” art journal, and although I am still behind in creating spreads with the weeks (we’re in week 28 and I am just about to start creating the pages for week 26) I have a few to show you.
But first: my desk this morning. (See the start of ‘week 26’?)
Here’s the art journal spreads from older weeks
The Chronicles of Marit 2019 – Week 23
Week 23 was made in a ‘fast and furious’ mood… a newspaper clipping from a free outdoor concert I went to and I journaled about the ‘highlights of the week.’
The Chronicles of Marit 2019 – Week 24
I spend a little more time creating the next spread, but I can still see the ‘catching up mood’ I was in – not much interest went into the background. I’m not very satisfied about this spread…
… but I do like the photo that I glued underneath the postcard. It’s an old photo of me that blew my mind when I found it again: “wowzah, was I really that young and beautiful? Then why was I so insecure back then?”
The Chronicles of Marit 2019 – Week 25
I took more time to create the spread for week 25. The collage on the right is made with the Quirky Dutch Summer tutorial that Jenny the Bode wrote as a guest blogger (find it here) The photos on the page show my niece with her little daughter Alice, who came to visit us from Canada (on the top photo: mum, me, my niece Lisa & her daughter Alice, my dad, my son) and the photo beneath is my ex SIL with me. It was wonderful to catch up with them, I hadn’t seen my SIL for 7 years (and my niece even longer… the last time I saw Lisa she was 14 years old!)
Seeing these spreads I again realize how time flies by so fast… let’s make the most of each day!