I have had one of the best weekends in a long time enjoying friends, visiting my favorite coffee shop, dancing all night and then yesterday I sat in the sun for hours and read the last Harry Potter book. Today I woke with a smile and finished reading it in a couple of hours. It was great, I loved the exiting end! Today it feels like the warmth of the sun from yesterday has leaked inside my body and it is a very comfortable kind of happiness. I have had a break from making and thinking I guess, breaking away from my normal day pattern. I need to do this more often. Much more often.
Last week I drew a bouquet of tulips in my Art Journal, remembering SuziBlu’s assignment to “start with a flower and then see where it takes you…” I think these flowers took me to a great place where I remembered how much I like to draw flowers, something I haven’t done in years!
I also made this Japanese inspired pen case;
It’s cotton fabrics and linen and I love it! It turned out just as I wanted it too. It’s my own design but inspired by various Japanese book spreads I’ve seen online. You know those Zakka and Cotton Time-magazines that some people scan and post? I love those photos with their muted color scale and simple design – but I’ve never owned such magazine.
I don’t know if I want to keep the pen case, sell it or make more of the same kind. I have a lot of ideas though so I’ll probably do a few more and sell if anyone is interested.
Have a great week everyone and yay, here comes my favorite month now!