Wednesday, March 18, 2009



Last Saturday, I attended a class on journaling at Fanning Springs, a gorgeous spot about a 45 minute drive from here. I learned all about Journey Daybook and worked on a couple of pages in my journal. Journey Daybook Inc. is a foundation founded by Cedar Key artist Peggy Hendrick. You can read about it by clicking here. And go see beautiful pages here.

This is one of the pages I did there.

And this on the second page..... I'm still working on this page.

It was so good to go and paint and journal with others doing the same. I look forward to spending more time with the group here that goes out every Friday to work in their books.


It is sure hard for me to set up a routine around here. I'm just too much relaxed. I have been doing at least a little painting every day and took photos of most of what I've done and loaded last night, and here they are.

One evening I did several sunsets..... this is done in gouache,

and this one in watercolor. Both are views of from our porch.

This one was done from a photo taken on my morning walk on Saturday..... I just can't seem to last sitting out in the sun painting, and there isn't all that much shade around where I want to paint. I need to get an umbrella. This little gouache painting as well as the sunset one is only the size of a business card, whatever that is..... I don't have a ruler. Guess I ought to borrow Van's tape measure.

And in my moleskine, a pine cone..... I was going to paint the whole thing but kind of liked it like this, so might leave it.

Van and I drove to and did some hiking at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday. I found these along the roadside coming back. .... haven't identified them yet.

I did these on Monday.... the paintings are all business card size


If you've followed my other blog, you know that I've been painting the twice monthly offerings on Karin Jurik's DSFDF blog. Karin invites anyone who wants to to paint from a photo she puts up.... the latest is here. I would have had fun with this if I were home, using some of my Japanese wares and design book along with it, but pretty much stuck with the composition such as it was. I never could figure where the light source was coming from in the photo, maybe from a flash bulb.

Well, there I've done it..... no painting yet for the day..... this takes lots of time... but hope to get back to daily postings, though we will have company tomorrow and will be going down the coast on Saturday for a few days, so probably will get behind again.


Maria Kovalenko Leysens said...

I like what you did with the sushi. I also had trouble finding the light source and also work in watercolor. It is nice to see more. I also like your journaling and think that is a great way to jot ideas and organize and plan. Thanks for sharing.

r garriott said...

For someone who 'can't get into the routine' you sure are getting lot done! Beautiful stuff. I especially like the pine cone.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole Dear, I am truly impressed with your output when you're in such a relaxed state! I envy you the weather. Your situation looks quite beautiful, with nature right outside the door yet again. The work is beautiful and inspiring. I am working on some collage and altered this 'n' that. Keep up the good work, thanks for keeping this (and the other) blog. You're not crazy. This is from Jane, not really anonymous

Carole Baker said...

Thanks all of you, Maria, R., and Jane for your nice comments.... I'm encouraged to get caught up again.