Something new – Letter Journals!

I wrote a couple of letters in some handmade books. They were made from a mish-mash of collage, magazine pages, paper doilies, envelopes, and old paintings on paper…. I left some pages blank and wrote handwritten letters. After doing these I discovered that there’s a whole group of journalers who make these and send them round-robin for collaboration and fun… does anybody want to make one for me?

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Where does the time go?

Can you believe it’s almost July? And it’s been 3 weeks since I posted. I do have excuses! We’ve been camping and that is so rejuvenating, being outside, on the water, in a kayak, swimming…summer stuff. And I’ve been journaling, but mostly writing, so no great visuals right now. I discovered a new place – Heartwood Retreat Center. Beautiful gardens and paths through the abundant flowers, placees to sit outside and write. I attended an enlightening journal workshop there with Ginny East. AND I’ve been writing letters and reading…

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Nature, art, water – A vacation to soothe the soul…

Every year we try to get away camping one last time, before it gets really hot and the every-afternoon thunderstorms start rolling in. This year we were celebrating our 44th anniversary. It sounds surreal to me to be saying this, 44 years with one person… but it’s been wonderful and it’s definitely worth celebration! It’s how we say good-bye to the month of May… We swam in warm Gulf water, went for long walks along the beach, kayaked with dolphins and enjoyed sitting outside under our own personal Owl Tree!

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