Friday, May 3, 2013

better late than never?


 I was really hoping to coordinate an art journal group this year, but I never seemed to have the time to get it off the ground. My good friend Cindy managed to pulled it all together. Cindy is one of those friends that you can always count on.
I was on the ball with choosing my theme and had completed my cover a month ago. My big plan was to use the time that Jeff was in Korea to finish a couple more pages and get everything glued in place. But as you know, life through me a curve ball and the next thing I knew I was on a plane to New Hampshire. I have been home for a couple of days, which have been spent doing laundry, book work, and buttoning up this journal.
Today it's finished and I am waiting for some of the glue and paint to dry before sending it off. In many ways my theme of "HOME" seems even more fitting after what the last week and a half has brought to me. I realize that I now have two homes. North Carolina and New Hampshire.


The beginning of my journal is the north. A portion of a map of New England and ginkgo leaves representing the tree outside of my NH pottery studio.

The back of the journal is south. A map of central NC and the "705" sign... my new home in Seagrove.


Now to start on the next journal in the queue... the theme is doppelganger. I have NO clue where I am going with that one, but I am determined not to be late!

3 comments:

  1. I have been thinking of you and your family. I hope that they are all dealing as best they can with the loss of a family member.
    Let us know if you need anything.

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  2. Thank you Meredith. It was hard to get on that plane and come back, but having been there, I know that at some point you have to ease back into the world. My sister was doing okay when I left, her girls are very strong young women. We are all just a phone call away from each other.

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  3. I hear ya on the time alone. Gerry travels a lot and I sometimes crave that time alone too. But two weeks is about my limit, then I start counting the days until he gets back.
    You could always write a Seagove cookbook, you and some of the others down there are pretty dang good cooks!

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