On Thursday I finished this art journal I purchased in Oregon while on vacation in July.
I drew in it starting August 1, 2012 and by September 13 I had completed all fifty (50) pages in it!
This is a sneak peek at it's last page...
And this is what fifty pages of fifty drawings look like~!
On Wednesday of last week I walked from my office down town to the town square. On the way I was suddenly walking behind three moms all with babes in arms and about seven little kids in tow...
We got to the corner and I wondered "Now what?" All of a sudden all seven toddlers joined hands and the group marched across the street, as cars waited allowing them and me to cross.
I was in awe and felt moments of trepidation worrying about the three moms being able to track all of these children at once.
Funny, as over 40 years ago I was one of those mom's and my best friend Patty and I walked ten little children the same way between my nursery school in a duplex up the street to my parents house to play outside in their yard where my dad had built climbing toys for them to use. I had an 18 month old and a four year old at the time.
Sweet to watch history repeating itself. I sat down to lunch outside the bakery and drew the mom's and the kids.
They didn't sit long after their snack time. They were up and running around and I enjoyed watching their every move.
On Thursday I took my art journal to lunch at Taco Jalisco's. I had one blank page left.
I was overwhelmed at the door when it looked like every table was full. The center of the room had two long tables (three smaller tables each pushed together) to hold this large group of workers.
At home that evening I painted them all.
I could not believe how PERFECT this last drawing was for the last page in my art journal when I noticed the words on the guys yellow T-shirt: "Consider it done"...were the words written there.
And now we are packing up, I've packed TWO NEW ART JOURNAL'S in my back pack
as we head out on a road trip across country.
I am taking a lap top as I cannot imagine not posting on my blog!
My brother will be staying at our house keeping things safe.
The fun is just beginning!
Thank you thank you thank you thank you for all of your wonderful encouraging, supportive, warm, caring complimentary comments on my Paint Party Friday blog post and on my Interview as featured artist at Paint Party Friday. I could not have been made to feel more special or good about myself and my art. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ...Lynn xoxo