Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sketchbook Pages: Week 37

Once again, I'm nearing the end of my "daily" sketchbook. I'm toying with the idea of stepping away from collage and challenging myself to use some of my other supplies. I think I'm ready for a bit of a change.

9/10 Empire

9/11 Ace of Spades

9/12 Green Olives

9/13 Meteor Shower

9/14 Candy Cane

  • assorted papers (scrapbooking paper, paint chip, magazine pages, ephemera)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sketchbook Pages: Week 36

I wanted to get back on track with my daily sketchbook pages this week and I'm really happy with the results. I'm still working in this tiny sketchbook, making small, pieced collages. Each spread comes together so quickly I really have no excuse not to fit it in somewhere throughout the day!

9/3 Kelp

9/5 Chocolate + Florals

9/6 Bubbles

9/8 Perfect Little Print

9/9 Minted

Materials used:
  • assorted paper (scrapbooking paper, magazine pages, ephemera)
  • paint (and a favourite tiny hand)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sketchbook Pages: Fall Bucket List

The beginning of September has brought a certain crispness to the air. Slightly cooler nights have me anticipating my favourite season. And so to celebrate, I've created a fall bucket list. An extensive list of fun, easy things like drinking tea or going to the park, with a few more challenging ones thrown in for the heck of it. I don't expect to check all of these items off... but that's ok. In fact, part of the fun will be in the tracking and seeing how we can squeeze in just one more activity or baked good.
As you can see, I've already started colouring in a few of the items I've already accomplished (maybe technically a bit early, but I'm excited!).
What are you doing to celebrate the changing seasons?

Monday, September 4, 2017

Sketchbook Pages: Week 35

I still haven't returned to my daily practice of sketchbooking - a goal I'm really going to focus on this week. I decided last week that instead of choosing between the two sketchbooks mentioned earlier, I would try something on a new scale: a much smaller scale. I've also had this sketchbook for YEARS, so I hope to finally fill it with small, simple collages. Sometimes a few constraints really helps your creativity soar (that's what I'm hoping anyway).

8/29 Pause. Breathe.

8/30 Torn.

Materials used:
  • assorted papers (magazine, scrapbooking, handmade)

Friday, September 1, 2017

2017 Goals: August


17 GOALS FOR 2017:

  1. Read 30 books. (13/30)
  2. Finish 2 cross-stitch patterns. (1/2)
  3. Finish Amber art book and start a new one. (3 pages to go)
  4. Take monthly baby and family photos. (8/12)
  5. Journal or sketchbook daily. (25/31)
  6. Set a schedule for blogging (weekly) (5/5), crafting (daily) (9/31) and getting out of the house (3-4x weekly) (5/5).
  7. Make and freeze meals for post-partum. 
  8. Gather 10 good crockpot recipes. (4/10)
  9. Set a routine for exercising (3-4x weekly). (0/5)
  10. Catalogue library. (no progress)
  11. Organize, declutter, minimize, purge. (no real progress here, unless you count the backyard)
  12. Figure out cloth-diapering (still need to practice with these before deciding if I want to continue with it), nursing/pumping and making baby food (so much fun!)
  13. Stay in touch with friends while on maternity leave. (yes)
  14. Be intentional deepening relationship with Pat. Set weekly date nights. (5/5 - still nothing too fancy, but spending time together is what counts)
  15. Go to a weekly drop-in session or mother/baby class. (5/5)
  16. Make a fabric book and a colour sorting game for Marc. (0/2)
  17. Use fresh herbs and tomatoes from the garden as much as possible and preserve them come the fall. (used some herbs in pasta bakes and salads this month)
Some more decent progress - looking forward to another intentional month!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Throwback Thursday: Magazine Stripes

Rip a few pages from a magazine into strips and mix them up for a journal page (or two or three... it'll be hard to stop!).