Sunday, May 3, 2015

Journal 52, Week 18: Observations

For Week 18, Chelle's Journal 52 prompt was "Observations."  Chelle asked us to observe the things around us, because we could be inspired from them.  Chelle shared with us that her favorite place to observe was from her front porch with a cup of coffee and a notebook.

Chelle also shared her reasoning behind her page this week, which is the very reason I have stayed with Journal 52, even though I am not really a journaler.  Per Chelle:
This page this week definitely follows my motto of “process not product”
And for that, I applaud you, my dear.  You make this FUN, even though I often struggle to get it "right."  At least you never make me feel bad because I don't have the proper products!!!

Following Chelle's reasoning, I could only think of one place I had been the previous week, and that was in BED.  I now give you "Observations from my sick bed."

There's a lot more going on in this collage than in many of my previous entries.  This week, I went all out and hand wrote everything I did.  So let me step you through the page that was created with the help of a used file folder as the substrate.

The number 18 that is on both sides of the book on the night stand represent the week number.   Now for my observations.

It's obvious Squiggles would play a part in my observations, because he was very demanding of my time and affection.  Of course, there were times he actually had me laughing while I coughed and watched him throwing one of my slippers over his head.  He has a thing for tossing items, usually into the water bowl, which thankfully was nowhere near my slippers.

My adorable Bleubeard was so good, never once causing me any trouble, and only snuggling with me when Squiggles was out of the room.  Other than that, he laid quietly at my feet, or between my ankles.

There were days when I thought I would burn up, so I opted for a tepid bath, rather than a steamy shower.

It's fairly obvious that even though I was sick, I was going to have my coffee.  However, there were times when I drank a mixture of honey and lemon to soothe my sore throat.

These were my observations from my sick bed.  Note there was no computer time, and no art time.  However, I hope you liked my interpretation of this week's prompt.

Materials used included black, green, and white pens, magazine images, and paint chip samples.

As always, thanks for visiting and leaving such heart felt comments.  They have truly helped more than any of you will ever know.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Jane said...

Amazing that you could still make such a lovely page even while sick! Hope you are feeling much better by now!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful collage E.! Get well soon !

Nan G said...

Hello Elizabeth! I hope this day finds you on the mend and doing better. I can so relate to your observations, except for the coffe stuf...substitute diet Pepsi...te he. The Girls have each found a window sill to sunbathe on and send meows n nose kisses to you and the boys. Hugs from me.

Halle said...

Very well done! Great collage! Hope you on the mend now.

Divers and Sundry said...

"You can observe a lot by just watching." - Yogi Berra

And it's so true lol! Look at what all you saw just from your bed. :)

TwinkleToes2day said...

Excellent collage. I do hope you are on the mend. I'm glad your boys are keeping you company. :o))

Rita said...

I sure hope you will be all better soon!! :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

A fabulous observation page! I can't understand why you don't write more - I love your handwriting- unless it's painful for you course…hadn't thought about that!
Just had hubby pass by and he wondered why I had my head to one side!! Hope that by now you are much better! Take care! Hugs, Chrisx

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Pretty creative mood board from someone who was sick. xox

Threads of Inspiration said...

Oh my, yours is the third blog I've looked at today where the blogger is sick. I'm so sorry you feel bad. Your journal page is lovely but stay in bed until you feel better. I had this yuck about two weeks ago myself.

johanna said...

while sick you were bored enough to escape into some creativity! thats a good sign i think! hope you get well soon!

massofhair said...

FANTASTIC observations Elizabeth and i am so glad you shared them with us. Hope you are feeling much better now! :-) xxx