The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Earlier this summer me and two friends had this small Paint Party in the Park. I had promised to serve something creative in my studio, but because the weather was amazingly nice, I decided to pack watercolors, papers, paint brushes and fika and go to town.
We found this nice little park where we ahem… parked on a blanket and took out everything. It was a success.
Maybe because we also brought soap bubbles, cookies and snacks? Though pencils, watercolors and grass under your feats is just yummy too.
Since I don’t have my own garden or even a balcony, it doesn’t happen often enough. But to me, creating outdoors is a privilege. The packing and hiking somewhere feels overwhelming to me sometimes, so I don’t do it enough, but when it happens it’s lovely.
For next summer I am gonna make a special outdoor art journal and pack a kit for the entire summer, place it by the door and go outside every day it’s good weather! Doesn’t that sound like a good plan? I might even make a fall kit, for coffee houses…
I ended up trying to sketch a withering white and pink tulip in my art journal. But my photo (above) is nicer than my painting trial. Or as one might say: the moment was nicer than the finished product, though I’ll share the finished page another time. I couldn’t paint too much, because you know. Kids.
And speaking of kids, my 6 year old friend made these awesome crocodiles:
I am gonna continue to go through summer photos and share when I feel like it, because it’s my blog and I don’t mind if summer is prolonged until at least December… Hope that’s alright with you.
You’re all invited to the party!
PS: If you want to do some art journal collage with me online, sign up for 21 secrets workshop, where I’m one of the teachers.