As a farewell to my favorite season, I made this week's photo album showcasing the things I did over the summer. I posted a few pictures on Instagram, too, in case you're interested.
And because I associate summer with learning (or re-learning) something new, here are some creative endeavors in photos:
|I took a watercolor class where, aside from|
paint, we used materials like salt, bubble wrap,
and colored tissue paper to make art.
|Taking that class sparked an interest in watercolor.|
I got all nerdy and borrowed some books from
the library to learn new techniques.
|I even bought a few things like a visual|
journal (watercolor paper), a quality
paintbrush, and a color wheel.
I took my visual journal everywhere, including
a trip to Brooklyn.
|I gave myself the daunting task of painting |
the Brooklyn Bridge and the skyline of
lower Manhattan. I started with a sketch.
|Then I added color.|
|Some black ink for definition and TADA!, |
my first cityscape. I know, I need more
practice, but I gotta start somewhere.
|I made this little work space that invites me to|
practice with watercolors on a regular basis.
|I even use watercolors for calligraphy.|
|I decorated these blah envelopes and|
mailed them to friends living miles away.
Keeping in touch via snail mail is
|I also offered some time at City Harvest |
(we rescue food for New York's hungry),
where I've been volunteering for
several years now. Doing this always
leaves me with a TADA! feeling.
|I'm hoping that by reaching out to long lost |
friends and doing some community service,
I would've spread some joy.
Thank you for indulging in my summer album.
I wish you all a beautiful weekend!