Thursday, April 1, 2010

In One Hour...

I did an art journal page from start to finish. No fooling, really! Ok, I'm kind of late on the April Fools puns considering most of the day is now gone.

I actually remembered to take pictures as I progressed....



So here's the story behind the art. Today I went for a bike ride with DH through the woods by a stream. Very poetic sounding, but really it was just a glorified drainage ditch. I wish I brought my camera with me because the woods were beautiful with all their colors and sounds. We tend to think of terra cotta and ruby red as fall colors but I saw a lot of those colors blooming up in the trees.

The birds were calling to each other and the crickets were happily chirping. We stopped for a moment to listen to them and the water rushing by in the "stream". Truth: I was exhausted and had to take a break.

I am happy to report I kept up with DH including a small jump over a dirt hill, but unfortunately I am paying for it now. Time to get out the ice pack and heating pad! ;P

PS- I suppose I should mention DH was traveling with a handicap...our little guy in the child seat attached to DH's bike. Perhaps that is why I kept up so well.

7 comments:

storybeader said...

it's a beautiful picture. Glad you got outside - wish we had ditches like that! {:-D

Splendid Little Stars said...

love, love, love your journal pages! so inspiring!
Since today is so beautiful, I just want to jump on my (road) bike and ride away!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Awesome page! I wish I could do more artistic pages like this...very envious :)

The ride sounds like fun too!

TiLT said...

I really like that page!!!

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

Hi, I can't find your email anywhere so I'm reaching you publicly here...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the comment about Jan's work. Her work is beautiful and I was happy to share it with readers that may not have seen it.

Your books are wonderful. I've marked your blog as a favorite and will be back soon.

Lorrie Abdo
lorrieabdo.blogspot.com

Useful Books said...

Yea art journaling! Very nice spread. Thanks for sharing!

Ani said...

Oh, it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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