Bees and things…

Life has sped ahead of me. I feel like I am still in the beginning of June, but the calendar says it’s the middle of July! How does this happen to me? Does it happen to you?

I do take time to stop. I just stop and notice the blooming plumeria or the new orchid…and the big skies at dusk stop me in my tracks…

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…and these skies are inspiration to paint or journal or collage…

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I’ve been working in my Creative+Practice sketchbook, experimenting with gouache paints, I’ve been making some zippered canvas pouches (that aren’t done yet) and I’ve been working on my SAVE THE BEES project:

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… and that has involved painting flowers, sewing, writing and making little books!

SO… I guess that’s where June into July went. Now to get back on track! It shouldn’t be too hard. The days are so hot (94F) that I really just want to stay inside in the cool AC and hang out in the studio making things, reading and writing. What are you doing this summer?

StoryBox work-in-progress…

RoseStoryBoxThis is a beautiful mahogany wooden box I have had for a long time. It’s finally finding its way to a new life instead of hiding in my closet. It will be a shower present for a new bride… one who loves English Roses and music, pink, cream and gold. This is the cover, and there’s more to do inside, but I am enjoying collage and paint and adding a symbolic doorway… a never-ending theme for me.