Monday, September 20, 2010

Three Ring Binder Art Journal

While exploring the art of art journaling, I have come up with the idea of personal art through a small 3 ring binder. Personal art is the creation of art just for you, not to sell, hang on walls, or give to friends. It's personal. I fill the binder with a wide variety of accumulated papers. Some I keep as is and others I prepare with paint or stamps or....whatever is at hand. Then as the mood strikes, I write or paint more on the pages. The absolute beauty of this process is the FREEDOM you have with your pages. Sequence is irrelevant as they can be changed out at any point OR even tossed. You are in control! The following is one of the first completed pages. I had painted a very quick acrylic sketch of a bird and then the words just came to mind.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Oconee Point

Oconee Point is one of several Army Corp of Engineer Parks situated in Georgia and South Carolina on Lake Hartwell. This was one of our best camping trips ever. Fall was in the air and our site was right on the water. We could roll out of bed and go for a swim or an adventure in our kayaks. Since the kids were back in school it was VERY peaceful!
What a view!
Anything with bacon tastes great!!
Morning has broken.....

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lake Jocassee

The weather has broken and we are out and about again!! If you will look carefully at the top photo, a little to the right, you will see the corner of a hammock...a grand new addition to the camping experience! The weather and water were just right and all the little children were back in school so that the campground was very quiet. Lovely!

Nestled in the midst of a little forest (and right across from the bathrooms).

Nothing better than bar-b-qued chicken!

A very happy and handsome retiree!

I had brought a zinnia bouquet from my garden and when we left, I just put them in the midst of an old stump.