Playing with print and pattern in my journal. Enough can't be said about the bliss of starting out on a snowy white page. Anything is possible. The world is new again. Something I haven't seen before is getting ready to bloom on the page.
With my ITunes shuffle on, the pleasure is doubled.
music + paint + paper scraps + no plan = heaven
Summer deepens. Ravishing green things are living in the garden. The brand spanking new epi leaves are so glossy. Eventually a big frilly flower will bloom from a bud that will eventually sprout on this leaf. I like thinking about eventual things.
My foreign film streak continues. This time I've moved to Sweden. The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo. Netflix instant watch. Now I want to read the other 2 in the trilogy. Except that I'm reading a novel set in Istanbul. Pretty Dead Things.
I am SO not a murder mystery person, but I've taken the plunge. My interest in solving neighborhood crimes intensifies. This does not bode well for my neighbors. In order to solve a crime one must be committed. While I wait, maybe I'll get a dragon tatoo on my back.
Persepolis is a graphic novel set in Iran that is wonderful. I think it is a movie too.
I love your blog. I found it because I was trying to figure out a way to fasten a mattress to a wall during the day to save space (i don’t think it works well) but I did a google image search of “mattress wall” and found one of your posts about beautiful mattresses.
It turns out I love making books too and your style is very inspiring to me. Thanks so much for sharing.
I’m new to your blog…. so Hi!
I totally get your music + paint + paper scraps + no plan = heaven. I love your journal pages and will be back for more inspiration!!! Thanks 🙂
ps Going to add ‘the girl with the dragon tatoo’ to the pile on my bedside table!
how fun indeed…i just got the book the girl with the dragon tatoo…i am excited to read and watch it!!! the top picture reminds me of a matisse!
Hi – just had to say that I’ve completed my first Remains of the Day Journal after taking your class. The head is buzzing with ideas for the next one and the next one and the one after that and the one after that …..
Loved the book and the movie for The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo. Can’t wait to read the next book and see the movie…yummy!
kip Mitchell says
It’s funny as I just watched that movie on Netflix and loved it!!!
Wonderful pages – summer leaps off your page and kisses us! I do like mysteries so I’ll try that B. Nadel book since you’re enjoying it. I really enjoy your artwork.
nicole austin says
lovely lovely lovely pages! i love this equation, too, i wish they would teach it in school: “music + paint + paper scraps + no plan = heaven”. sounds like fun!
You know you have friends in Sweden already. Welcome!
Debbie L says
I LOVED the book and movie of Girl with Dragon Tat… cant wait to see the 2nd one (I’ve already read the book). I love mysteries so will try B. Nadel’s book.
PS G. Bryne’s is so very yummy!!! 😀
Though I don’t often post comments, I want you to know I visit your site every time you post something new and enjoy your art and your humour and take on life!
Caity O'Connor says
Barbara Nadels’ Inspector Ikmen series has me wanting to go to Istanbul… is this the first one you’ve read?
Lena Nielsen says
The books of Stieg Larsson are great and so are the movies, but I have only watched the swedish ones though! Glad you enjoy the The girl who played with fire, maybe your next trip will go to Sweden;) // ps, enjoy your blog a lot and got tons of inspiration from you! Thanks a bundle //Lena (Sweden)
The Girl Who Played With Fire is in theatres now!!! It is fabulous! But read the books so much depth!