How was your retreat day?
I heard from lots of people! Most of them wanted to be near the water, or nature. Others were inside, like me.
- Daughter and son-in-law went to the beach, rolled up their pant legs, and ran and played and rested in the sand
- A young mother went to the marina to sit awhile
- A pastor and his wife were given the gift of a condo near the ocean and walked on the beach together for two hours
- My husband re-created a drawing of a John Deere tractor he started over 60 years ago and did not complete. He finished this one, and painted it green with yellow wheels
- A friend took care of herself by lounging the whole day
- A friend, visiting his ailing father, still managed time outside
- A quilter found time to go through a stack of magazines
- Spending time in her backyard studio, an artist spent time playing
- Remembering a stash of pots of paint, an artist who has a herd of goats painted a string of lights to brighten the outdoors
- Another artist visited an exciting exhibit and enjoyed a class
- Myself? I began a new art journal in preparation for a journal exchange in my SoulCollage© group (pictures below). I was free from meal-making that day, as DH (Dear Husband) took over. Thank you!
Sisterhood of the Traveling Journals
Two years ago, in our SoulCollage© group, we did an art journal exchange and each month, worked in each other's books.
I can tell you, it's a real treat.
Now, we're doing this again, beginning in September.
Here's how my Peace Journal came together:
|Front Cover (Norman Rockwell image)|
|Back Cover (Norman Rockwell image)|
|Watercolor Botanical Wreath (Title Page)|
Greenleaf & Blueberry paints(-see below)
Finetec gold paint
|Finetec Gold and Silver Paints-Germany|
Putting mine together to begin the journey is how I spent my retreat day (and the day after):