around busy times - some happy, some sad - finishing a piece sometimes freezes me for a bit (I want to make another quilt, but hard to make a decision about which one), and the change of seasons this time of year affects me. I've noted on my blog in previous years that this (any time from May-July) is my down-time in terms of creativity, but I always struggle when it happens and worry that I am losing my mojo, feel disappointed with myself that I'm not spending time creating when I KNOW it will help, but I just can't motivate myself. This spread reflects that - lots of photos of what we've been watching together as a family (good DVD watching weather!), what I've been reading and not so much art.
One of the Documented Life prompts was to use under paper, so I took that as my first page base! I'd always wanted to somehow use that gorgeous stencil print
something created previously - some spray paint on a piece of A4 cardstock - I'm sure the other pieces will show up in future daily journaling spreads
creative play day with friends that always inspire me. I used the top left section to create my June card :
to create something that I enjoyed and reminds me my joy in creating is still inside and I am confident more of that will happen this month.
One of the fun things I found recently was these stencils on special at the Warehouse -they are for decorating cakes and were originally only $6, on special the day I got them with 60% off - do love a good bargain!
Here's the completed spread.
I feel happy that I am still managing these spreads, and they are so worth it because when I look back I will remember the lovely coffee catch-ups with my friends, and the excitement of ordering our new curtains and making progress on tiling our bathroom. It's a good reminder that I am living a creative life even when I'm not blogging about art projects!
You can see my Flickr album with all my daily journaling spreads HERE. You can find out more about DLP 2016 the unPlanner HERE.