Some art journal pages from this week. I actually have four (!) more in progress, but these are the only ones I actually *completed* this week. I’m sort of all over the place, but that’s okay. I figure as long as I’m in the studio, being creative, it’s all good.
I did a page about Gracie RIGHT THIS MINUTE and then a page about our home improvement project- we’re in the process of turning our formal dining room into a sun room and turning our guest bedroom into a playroom for Gracie.
I shot this photo of Gracie one afternoon, writing in her journal, and it inspired me to do an entire page about what’s going on with her, RIGHT NOW. Not this year, not even this month- just on the exact moment that I put the page together.
She’s become a bit of an obsessive journal keeper. It used to be more of an art journal, but lately she writes EVERYTHING down. And I mean, EVERYTHING. I also put some other tidbits that came to mind down, as well. Most everything on this page is from the Amy Tan stuff from American Crafts.
Then I did a page with the random tidbits of home improvement stuff I had laying around. Sketches and measurements we took on random notebook paper, the booklet and extra stickers that came with the FLOR carpet tiles, invoices, packing slips, and an incorrect fabric sample that Pottery Barn sent me (I ordered a fabric swatch for a light blue curtain, and they sent me some dark brown sofa upholstery…)
And yes, I TOTALLY made two “Q” letter stickers into “O” letter stickers. It’s not nearly as noticeable in real life. Oh well.
I used the interior of the Pottery Barn swatch as a place to keep a “what we’ve gotten done so far” list.
The improvements are taking a while because we are trying to source as many of the materials from inside our house as possible, so we’re shifting things around to see what works. We took all the leaves out of the dining room table and moved it into an empty corner of the living room, where Gracie’s toys were. Now her toys are going into the new playroom. So now that corner is a little homework space for Gracie, a space for Lego and puzzles and board games, and it’s located next to the bookshelves.
I had to order some new lamps and curtains and things, and we’re patiently awaiting those. Which is fine. There was a huge temptation to get it all purchased right away so it could get done, but I decided I would feel better about this whole project if I shopped around and found good prices even if it meant backorder until November.
Thank you, as always, for looking. It’s Friday, so I’m also blogging over at Sprout.
I hope you have an awesome weekend!