after we teleported ourselves, star-trek-style, back to this century, joyce, sharron, and i sped off for 2 days of arty adventures at the beach.
but before we discuss that. let's discuss these.
both S & J are prolific visual journalists. these happen to belong to S. and i pawed through nearly every one. this is the only photo of the insides because i didn't want to be distracted with my camera. i became absorbed in slow page turning, reading, touching the pages, and admiring everything.
most of the pages are covered with delicate, fine script written with a fountain pen. her books have an antique look & feel to them and reminded me so much of the country diary of an edwardian lady. i felt the way i do whenever i read may sarton. i just wanted to go write. her attention to detail is so inspiring.
sharron makes sketches of nature studies, leaves in particular. not perfectly pressed green leaves. oh no, she likes the ones you find on the ground that are brown and crinkly.
back at joyce's beach pad we spread our supplies out across the wide table and got busy. i enjoyed chatting back and forth and laughing. lots of laughing.
joyce is a saucy little vixen. in between hand lettering a couple of alphabets, she headed to the kitchen. for 2 days we lived high on the hog. here she comes with her pot roast nachos hot from the oven.
i was mesmerized by the view of the water and fog and swimmers and birds and sunlight and twilight. joyce says the view NEVER gets old. never ever ever.
a few pages from joyce's bursting-at-the-seams journal:
look at that riveting portrait. i hope she does more because they're quite good. joyce writes almost daily, records the weather, draws, gathers evidence, and pastes inspirational finds in her pages. i was honored that she let me go through her enormous book. the one above is JUST january-june of this year!
i'm not always keen on meeting new peeps via the blogging world. if you're an introvert you will recognize this reluctance to interact with new people in social situations more than is absolutely necessary. it's a difficult concept to get across to the more socially inclined. and if you know me then you know i only do what i want to do, and only when i want to do it. period. having said that, i will be the first to admit that the friends i've made through this blog have enriched my life in ways i never could have predicted. a small handful of smart interesting funny women that i've had the pleasure of getting to know in the "real" world. as summer deepens into fall i look forward to more artful adventures. for all of us. every last one.