August 15, 2009

SAWO - Art Journal
















~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I had a brand new art journal sitting by my craft table, something I had been meaning to give a try. Today's challenge at Saturday's Workout nudged me to create my first two pages.
I was hoping to capture some of what I'm feeling about my one and only child leaving home to move into his own apartment at the end of this month. Leaving the nest so to speak. My son is a runner -- he really never walked anywhere he could run.
So, therapeutic? Definitely. Fun? Very much so. Artistic.....well, not so sure about that.

15 comments:

Limar said...

Love your journalpages, great colors. And I know the feeling you talk about :)

crafty creations said...

Love the colours you have used on these wonderful journal pages

Martina2801 said...

Wonderful creations, Louise !

Sandy said...

Oh wow Louise these are stunning.
Fantastic design and work. Love them.

Thanks Louise for your journal pages to SaWo.

ScrappyPam said...

Good for you! The great thing about a journal is that it's all yours. It will be fun to look back at the pages your do now.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great pages Louise, keep them coming!

Sarah said...

I have never done a journal...don't plan on it...don't want anyone to know what I've been up to!! ;) ;)
Great job on your pages!! It's a good way to celebrate your son's independence.

Paula said...

Fabulous first creation. I have never done this before either & I really enjoyed it!

Love your tree & the colours.

Lori Saul said...

Fantastic journal pages Louise- beautifully composed expression!

Char said...

Fabulous journal pages to commerate a milestone. He will probly run down to your house any chance he gets.

kathy said...

Louise -- i love your journal -
It brings mixed feelings as our children leave the nest -- My youngest left the nest 3 yrs ago when he was married - we raise them to be good and caring people --and to me he will always be the baby -- and each child holds their own special place in our heart- kathy - ga

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love your journaling pages especially since you added the images of your son! beautiful work!

stampingwitch said...

fantastic pages!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Lovely heartfelt pages Louise, wonderful color and detail!
The empty nest is bittersweet like so many passages in life, isn't it. In the end I (we) found it enjoyable, nice when they come back to visit too of course!!!
Brightest of Blessings to you and yours!

Yvonne van K. said...

Great pages, and glad to see that someone else is started, i just finished mine 3d page. and already put the 2 pages on SAWO.