sketching on our honeymoon. yes, i know i hold my pen incorrectly.
i've been enjoying johwey.com immensely this summer. love the book sculptures and paper cutouts and flower printing. she's even reinspired me to work on art journaling again. wonders!
i'm thinking of making something really small about our wedding since i've completely come to an impasse about what to do with the pictures, bits of memorabilia and desire to make it all work together with little sketches and quotes and journaling...i'm thinking it might be two projects--the more formal wedding picture book and then the artsy book where i can cut up pictures and paint them and such...we'll see. i thought this was going to be the thing i'd want to jump straight into after the wedding but ahem, it has been the very last thing i've wanted to do this year. ah well. i guess i'll join the ranks of friends who are still sorting through pictures three years into marriage. :) oh no, i'm that person!
the good news is i'm almost finished with the honeymoon sketches/photo book! i'll show you some snippets of it when i'm finished. :)
Hopefully it isn't too late to post this link to a webcast about saying yes to God...it is available to listen to until Thursday night (September 8th). Look for the link on the upper right hand on the webpage that says, 'Yes to God Webcast Replay on Demand' and click it! :)
we're going to a friend's wedding this weekend, which has me waxing nostalgic over our own wedding nearly a year ago. let's see, last year at this time...oh, yes, last year at this time, i was very stressed out. let's not talk about that. let's do talk about something very important i learned. i didn't even realize i had learned this until a few days ago, when i came across a quote i had copy/pasted from a wedding site last fall. it rang so true that i wanted to share it with you. it rings with truth.
Choose happiness. I spent way too much of our engagement driving myself crazy with what-if scenarios and worrying about things that didn’t make a single iota of difference on our wedding day. We’re trained to think that we need stuff in order to have a pretty wedding and that we need to look a certain way to be a “real” bride, when really joy begets beauty and not the other way around. Enjoy your day and your community, let the little things go, bask in being married, and that will be enough. (Sharon, contributor to apracticalwedding.com)
We went to Carlsbad last weekend, just for the day. It was so pretty. We sat on a bench overlooking the beach and watched the surfers and the people crowded onto the tiniest beach I've ever seen (or at least seen in a while.) Also poked our heads into a used bookstore and came out with a couple of new (to us) books. Afterwards, we refueled with Americanos and walked around one of the lagoons (which are incidentally, right off the freeway.) You wouldn't think something so close to the rushing of a freeway would be peaceful and beautiful but it really was, and once we turned a bend (or two), we were surrounded by huge palms and eucalyptus...just lovely.
Yes, I know. Fall doesn't begin until mid-September, but I still associate the end of summer with the start of the school year. (Too many teachers in the family, I suppose.)I even felt like mourning the loss this morning when I announced the first of September to my husband. Goodness.