It's the third day of the school Summer holidays and if you're anything like me, you'll already feel like you're creating some really special memories that you want to capture in your journal. If you live in the States, then you'll definitely have lots of juicy memories since your holidays begin in June. Anyway, yesterday the boys and I met up with a friend and her son in this glorious weather at Newby Hall & Gardens in Ripon. What a lovely place with inspiration oozing everywhere. From Newby Hall itself, to the flowers, miniature railway, fantastic sculpture, the gardens etc.
I ended up taking several photos of flowers (lots of sighing from the boys), the boys (of course) and things of general interest and went ahead and printed out my favourites. Then I did three quick watercolour sketches and adhered them to the prepared journal page. See the last photo for the end result.
Anyway, I'm happy with the result and the main benefit is that I have some of my fave photos of the day printed out and not stuck in my hard-drive! It's amazing how many photos we accrue isn't it and I find so much of those memories are forgotten.
And yes, that IS the boys doing some stone sculpting. They had a sculpture exhibition at Newby along with the opportunity for children (and adults) to have a go with a chisel (and goggles, thank goodnesss).
I'll be sharing the whole process of the above journal spread in the Delight ecourse this Autumn.