Shelby's journal arrived with me last week. Her theme is 'I like this quote because…' The journal is smaller than I usually work with - a challenge!
I picked a couple of quotes and did two spreads. This first one was by Rodin - 'Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.' I like this quote because it challenges us to use everything, to learn from everything, whether good or bad. I try not to get impatient waiting in queues, but instead use the time for observation, prayer, reflection.
The second quote I picked is from Einstein. It is a favourite in our household where we are all storytellers and voracious readers. 'If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.' I only used the first half because of space, but it continues, 'If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.'
And here are a couple of close-ups:
Plus I thought you might like to see what I spend a lot of the winter doing:
This is a detail from the jumper I just finished for myself. I can only knit during the winter months as it is just too hot in the summer and the yarn gets ruined.
Are your creative projects seasonal?