Showing posts from January, 2016

Travel Journaling Pages from Yule Vacation

When I packed for my trip home, I thought that I would have done a lot more journaling.  Maybe it's more likely that the individual pages took longer than expected to finish.  I did paint quite a bit, but I only have four pages to show for it.

Page One:

I read this article right before leaving on vacation and it stuck with me.  I'm not sure if my painting resembles a reindeer, but since I have a huge aversion to graphite, I painted it freeform.  I like the way it turned out.

Page Two:

I woke up one morning and decided that I wanted to paint a turquoise and pink owl.  I like quirky owls and between a paint malfunction and my unusual aesthetic, the owl below was created.

Page Three:

It was Yule afternoon and I realized that I hadn't painted a Goddess figure in years.  I usually paint male figures around Yule, because I always think of the story of the Oak King and the Holly King.  I had painted an ethereal background the day before, so I decided it had to have a Goddess on it.  I …

Photos from My Trip Home

I'd like to start off by saying that I don't like taking pictures.  I like to paint.  I like to write occasionally.  I feel like if a moment is meaningful, it will stick with me.  I remember the most random things.  My visit with my family was wonderful.  I got to meet my new furry nephew and my new furry sister.  I got to see some old animal friends, as well as most of my elementary teachers.  I made some new memories of sisterly bonding (with my human sister).

The first two photos are of my new little sister, Phoebe.  The vet thinks that she is part Jack Russell terrier and Sheltie, but I think she has some whippet in her.  She certainly has the personality.  She hardly stopped moving for the whole two weeks I was home.  I did get photographic evidence that she does occasionally rest (see below).

I also got to see the eldest of my sister's furry children, Oscar.  He was nice enough to appear in a photo with me.

I finally got to meet my other furry nephew, Frodo.  It took hi…