Friday, June 6, 2008

Summer's Here!

Did you hear that great sigh of relief? It's been a challenging school year, and I am so very grateful for the start of summer vacation! It's always hectic at the end of the school year, so I didn't have time until now to do Lisa's fabulous ATC challenge for My Daughter's Wish. I cheated a little on this one - I didn't have an accessible childhood picture of myself that fit the theme, so I used one of Madeline instead. I had a little fun in Photoshop with it (hurray, just got my new Elements!) and then added the ever present paint and text.
The catalyst this week for Creative Therapy is if you could make a big impact on the world, what would it be? I had planned to write a long entry about my thoughts and feelings on this subject, but as the piece came together, in true Buddhist tradition, it seemed that simple was better. Last week's Step Outside Your Box Saturday was pint drips, and although I played with drips on some patterned papers, I never posted any. Drips seemed like the perfect touch for this one, so I used watered down acrylics and a dropper to add them. 

Breathe in. Do you smell it? Jasmine, water, paint, wine coolers, farm fresh produce from our own little town, fireworks and sidewalk chalk? Smells like summer!


  1. I love your interpretation of the Catalyst! Thanks so much for participating!

  2. this is absolutely beautiful. thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love your take on the catalyst this week. I love My Daughter's Wish!!!!!

  4. I love, love that thing you did for the creative therapy thing and that atc of madeline is adorable.
    and yes, it is beginning to smell like summer. i will be so happy to be warm without wearing flannel pajamas!!