Friday, July 10, 2009

Off on summer vacation...

We're headed "up north" (as they say here in Minnesota) for our summer vacation. Just as we did last year, the year before and the year before that. My sister and her family are in town and I was able to meet my new little nephew Hans, who is absolutely adorable!! Remember when I made this for her homecoming with him? Here are some art journal pages I did this week reflecting on how I hope to see with fresh eyes and explore the world around me while I'm gone. I pasted in the list of "How to Be an Explorer of the World" from Keri's book. Hope to keep these things in mind when I'm away and take some time to relax and see life from a child's perspective.
I adore this little rainbow butterfly that Chloe drew for me this morning. What a wonderful color combo!Have a great week!

22 comments:

julie (jane's apron) said...

I love the way you wrote on the "blank" spots on the pages...very cool!

Beth said...

I love your list of how to be an explorer! I think I need to do more of those things. :]

Alison Gibbs said...

Have a wonderful vacation
Alison

Gina2424 said...

Congrats on Blogging for Bliss. Bought it yesterday!

Super Fun Mama said...

I wish you could comment directly from reader. So often I want to comment but don't want to click over to the blog everytime. However, I had to comment on this. I just love your list!

the paris apartment said...

Great pages, they're really inspiring. I'm so glad to have stopped by. I'd be happy to post about the Blogging for Bliss party too. And that butterfly might be the sweetest thing I've ever seen! Have fun on your trip!

paperbird said...

I absolutely adore childrens art the butterfly is great.
Have a wonderful vacation!

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The first page is my favorite, at a first glance on the picture I thought, your hand writing (at the back of the lamp and the sofa) was just a back ground for the whole page. It looks like a part of the wall with writings on it. Amazing!

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Aw! How sweet! The rainbow butterfly is so lovely. That’s very sweet of you Chloe.

danielle k said...

You are such an inspiration! Everytime I see your blog I just want to go out and CREATE! Your work and time are appreciated.

The Dreaming Bear said...

Oh, I love that cute little butterfly!

Jeanneoli said...

Have a wondeful vacation...and the butterfly...priceless and beautiful!!!!

jenny holiday said...

Have a SUPER time!!!!!

Loving these journal pages!! You alllllways inspire!!!

And Chloe's butterfly....SO SO FUN!!!! She is the cutest thing ever!!!

Happy Summer!!
xoxo Jenny

Julie Jacobs said...

Love, love, love your blog! Thanks for the inspiration! Julie

Mandy said...

The "How To Be An Explorer" list is so refreshing, especially when I feel like I do the same day-in, day-out each day... a good reminder for me that life is precious and exciting and I just need to be awake and ready for it!

Dianne said...

I loved seeing your past few years of your lake trip. The children have grown by leaps and bounds!
Great journaling too!

icandy... said...

Such a wonderful space you have here... thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Happy Saturday!
Christina :)

Ragamuffin Gal said...

That butterfly is priceless! Have a wonderful trip!

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"How to be an explorer of the world" I love it. To be able to think like a child for a day, how refreshing.

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Such an inspirational website, I've already sent it to my Mum because she loves quilting. Thanks.

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