I am taking part in a Round Robin art journaling exchange. There are seven of us involved. We each created our own journal and we all are working to the theme of where we live, a sort of 'staycation' travel journal group. It's been both a challenge and fun to work in other's journals, trying to find new and fresh things to say about the special place where I live.
I used the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival as the theme for my page for this journal. I love the Tulip Festival and I have a special connection as my mother lived in the Skagit Valley while she was growing up and I still have a lot of family in the area.
It will be very apparent that I tend to work intuitively, rather than to a firm plan! I covered over a lot of the map I did as a background, but hey----it was fun. I know it's there!
This set of pages if for another journal in the Round Robin group. I am suggesting that the viewer take a bike ride with me through my town and I used a lot of my original photographs, which was fun.
This is my sign-in page for the bike tour entry. I love the ferry picture and was happy to finally have a good place to use it.
Since the journal I was working in had a pocket placed in just the right place, I used a lot of small photos of town and put them into a handcrafted paper envelope I made to hold them. The artist whose journal this is had included a few photos of her town on her page spread, so I just carried on the idea with my spread.
One of the other members of the Round Robin group, jna, has become my new art friend. He very kindly shared a photo of a hand with a pointing finger that he took and used in this journal on his spread. We had chatted about doing a collaboration within the Round Robin. I used his photo in my spread and enjoyed incorporating his image. I also did my lead-in to my spread in a similar manner to how he led into his spread. Very derivative but you know the old saying, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." My new journal friend is a very talented artist and I am happy to follow his lead in this journal.