Friday, July 19, 2013

The final week for the Summer of Color; and week 2, Book of Days!

Good Morning everyone!  If you live in Eastern United States, you know that we are going through an extreme heat wave.  The heat and humidity have been so high the past few days, it is almost impossible to get outside to get anything done!  The average temps have been in the high 90's with the heat index going up into the 110's!!  WOW!  Stay cool everyone . . .




Since I was not able to do much outside last evening, I am worked on my project for the Summer of Color.  I cannot believe that it is Week 6 already!


The time literally flew by.  This week's colors are sage and sepia!  I love these earthy colors, and they seemed perfect for my Book of Days assignment, too.



Here is my finished 2-page spread:


I have been pretty stressed out lately, and this is all about my feelings regarding my decision to leave  my present job and to starting a brand new one in August.  One of my favorite songs is "Reflection" from the Disney movie, "Mulan."  I used the lyrics from that song and a picture that I found on the web as the basis for my pages.


If you open the flap, there are more lyrics:


Making these pages was very therapeutic for me!


In addition I would like to share some of my favorite "reflection" pictures from last year:

This one was taken at the Women's 5K Classic!


 And both of these photos were taken last Fall at Jacobsberg Park!


 It's such a beautiful place to walk and reflect!


And I will leave you with one last look at both pages:


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  Have a wonderful Friday!  TGIF!!!!!  Stay cool! 

I will miss Summer of Color - goodbye and thank you all for your wonderful inspiration and support!  Thanks Kristen, so much, for hosting these challenges!

42 comments:

  1. Wow Sharon I love your journal pages for the "sage & sepia" colour theme - just fantastic!

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  2. Hallo Sharon,
    Deine Buchseiten sind wunderschön. Du hast eine richtig tolle Arbeit gemacht.

    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland, Carmen

    PS bei uns sind es heute angenehme 20° mit viel Wind. Wir müssen heute nicht schwitzen :)

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  3. Love love love your page!! LOVING the colors and the textures!! Stay cool!!!

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  4. Beautiful job with sepia and sage!

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  5. Sharon, I'm so happy to see your art journal again!! I thought for sure you'd do a nature picture layout.

    I love this so much, it's beautiful. The colors are great and the image/lyrics are so nice together. Those extra photos are gorgeous and so neat. I love taking reflection pictures too. So glad you played along with SOC, hope you will next summer too.
    I didn't get anything done yet for SOC, it's been a busy week and my ideas aren't coming out right. Will keep trying though. I do have a PL post on blog now though.

    OH MAN IS IT HOT!! I have been stuck inside all week too. Did do a little walking thru the garden and it's growing so big and pretty! Sitting inside with the A/C on for this long drives me crazy, can't wait for the cool down to start.
    HAPPY TGIF TO YOU!!

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  6. Hey Sharon- boy am I glad I am not on the east coast during this heat wave!

    Your LO is gorgeous. It gives the feeling that it has been around forever.

    New job, huh? Scary and exciting all at the same time. Best wishes on that- let us know how it goes!

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  7. Your journal pages are fabulous. I love the saying. It asks the basic question so many of us ask of ourselves. And I love the reflection, too.

    But that is NOT hot (grin). Hot is the midwest, where the heat is overwhelming, the humidity is so thick you drink it, and the AC runs relentlessly day and night. Right now it's over 100 F here.

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  8. So beautiful, Sharon!. I LOVE the journal pages, they reflect nature so well :). I hope things gets better with the new job, I indeed love the song very much. Beautiful song by Aguilera and the meaning is so deep. Stay cool, looks like it is almost as hot as here! WOW. Love to see so many empowered women wearing all pink having a nice day out!. HUGS.

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  9. Your pages are just beautiful, and what a bonus that you found creating them therapeutic. Good luck with the new job!

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  10. every artful piece is a joy to see
    wishing you a cool breeze

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  11. Hi Sharon, for the past two years I have been wanting to start an art journal. Sometimes I think I need a good kick under the butt to get started. I love your pages and that your journal is about your life journey. I also love to take photos of reflections.

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  12. Hello Sharon,
    I like that song/lyrics too....fab idea to use them and your image choice is lovely! Good luck with the new job- wherever you go you will be a blessing. Have a great weekend :)
    S

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  13. Guess what? Hard to believe but my shed read that exact temperature in your top picture this week! I'm in Kent! England! What the flip is going on? Unbearable weather.

    I love those pages and I had a little shiver when I read those song lyrics. Good luck with your new job - I hope you start to see you in your reflection soon :) (I am just starting to in mine!)

    Thank you so much for your lovely words over at mine - you really made me smile today.

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  14. Gorgeous pages and photos! SOC was so much fun--looking forward to doing it again next year!

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  15. Your pages are just beautiful - I love your use of the colours, you've achieved wonderful vintage feel. Good luck with the new job. Looking forward to next year's SOC!

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  16. HI. Yes I did see on our news that you are having a heat wave at the moment.. the weather can get so extreme so do take care.. Your pages in your journal look wonderful.. I am sure it was very therapeutic.. and all the best with your new job, I do hope it is all you hope it to be.. my hubby has just left a job he has had for 20 years and is looking for something different, so I know how you feel.. I am hoping his next job is what he is looking for.. take care!!

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  17. Beautiful pages and photos to capture your feelings of reflection.

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  18. WOW! How pretty both the journal page and the photos are.Hoping all settles down for You real soon.

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  19. Gorgeous soft gentle reflection pages, the last SOC colours are just perfect for this creation. Love the sentiment and the picture too. Thanks for visiting my owl - BJ

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  20. Love, love your post and your wonderful cosy colors in sepia and sage! Happy Weekend, Dear ♥

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  21. Your pages are so beautiful! You used the colors so effectively. I think of sepia and sage as peaceful colors and that's the feeling I get looking at your project. I'll miss the SOC too and I'm happy to have gotten to know your beautiful work.

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  22. That is so good that you can release your stress by making art! Art really has a way of healing. Your pages are gorgeous and I love the lyrics. Good luck with your new job!

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  23. Your art journaling page is amazing! I really love the way you used the lyrics. I'm very sorry that you are so stressed but I am going to keep you in my prayers that your new job goes wonderfully!

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  24. Beautiful art can be so cathartic and soothing... glad you are able to put your stress somewhere...I'd be stressed over that kind of heat...we are in the eighties lately and that's even harsh!! Too hot for this winter girl!! All the best in the new job, and remember a change is as good as a rest!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  25. Beautiful pages, Sharon.. Love your design and colors... and such a beautiful song too! ~tina

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  26. What lovely journal pages! Wishing you all the best at your new job. And what gorgeous photographs.

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  27. Beautiful pictures of reflections. Loved the middle one with just the water and the reflection. You made an absolutely beautiful journal page also.
    It has been hot here to, but luckely not as hot as where you live. We Dutchies are cold country people so usely anything above 25 degrees celsius is to hot for most of us :-)
    Bye Carla

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  28. Beautiful journal pages and lovely photos, thanks for sharing! Valerie

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  29. I love your journal pages....the muted sage and sepia are just perfect.

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  30. I love how earthy your pages are,very cool. I really like that song too. I'm glad you found some peace while you made these as big changes can be really stressful even when they are needed!

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  31. Your page is wonderful; I love the patterns on it. And your reflection photos are so cool.

    Good luck with your job change!

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  32. Sharon, your journal pages are absolutely gorgeous!! And your photos are very stunning as well! Wow!! So glad I found your site, count me in as a fan! And thanks for your kind words on my blog!

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  33. Gorgeous pages.... and good luck in your new job!

    Karen x

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  34. Summer of Color has been great, hasn't it?! Your pages are wonderful, so perfect for this week's colour combo. The image and quote sit so well with each other.

    Wishing you lots of luck in your new job.

    x

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  35. Wowness..what a beautiful post! Firstly your art pages are absolutely gorgeous and enchanting to the heart ad spirit...and your photos are stunning and mesmerizing..totally magnificent images and the feeling and moods they embody....totally powerful!!
    Thanks for sharing your artistic soul...beautiful!
    Victoria

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  36. What beautiful pages, you took to these colours very well. A probing question to ask, it really spoke to me. The lyrics are fantastic too. Really love this spread, it resonated with me a lot.

    Loved the photos as well.

    This has been a really wonderful challenge, so many great connections have been made (as well as art!) :).

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  37. Love your sepia & green journal pages!

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