Sunday, August 15, 2010
My journal has finally arrived for the Sketchbook Project. Its funny how a little book with a plain brown cover can be such an exciting arrival. Its blank pages hold potential for new ideas, thoughts, images, and creativity. How much fun is that!? The topic I chose for my project is Facing Forward. Its seems appropriate to me as we come to the end of summer and prepare to enter September and Autumn. I know most people think of new beginnings in January with the change of the year. But to me, that always just feels like the middle of winter. I'm sure all those years of school have affected my mindset. September just seems more the time to face forward to new beginnings.
I found this precious little nest in the yard a few days ago. It has been hot and dry here so there have been no blusterly storms to toss the nest out of the tree. I choose to think its owner was also facing forward. Perhaps her young little inhabitants had matured and grown to the point that they no longer fit in the tiny nest which is only about 3 inches in diameter. Perhaps they are enjoying a feast with their friends on the watermelon I set out last night for the turtles. Certainly there was enough for Cleopatra, Claudette, Miss Mae, and Goldie to share with the birds and even with the squirrels.