Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A get-away week

We have returned from a long weekend get-away to the coast, down at Edisto Island, South Carolina. Our favorite beach destination and always so relaxing that it is now difficult to get back into the bustle of our daily routine. Our week began with Kiddo's 10th birthday celebration. Then packing and driving southeast for a few days of sand and sun. And this was the week that I decided to take Nina up on her challenge to do a journal spread for a week, adding a little each day. Above is my week of sketchbook journaling. The autumn colored leaves in our backyard to the palms of South Carolina. Mostly watercolor with a bit of wrapping paper collage in my hand.book journal. The key to our beach cottage is included because of the morning we thought we had lost it on the beach, leaving us locked out of the cottage, only to find it after much distress in our shell collecting bag.
Our rented cottage was very cute with a wonderful screened porch across the front. This quick watercolor sketch is the view from that porch. My favorite spot to sit and watch the world not going by along the palmetto lined boulevard.

11 comments:

Lisa Reed said...

Love the colors here and it looks ohhh so vacationy!

freebird said...

I love your beach and think it's a great spread. Your tree looks super too. It really looks like fall. I think you did a great job.

Margaret Ann said...

A beautiful and jubilant spread...:)

kazumiwannabe said...

Love the week spread and the view from the porch - all is lovely, fun and fresh - I feel in vacation just looking at them!

Jennifer Rose said...

great sketchbook spread :D interesting idea and it look wonderful

sharon said...

i think the spread looks good & might be fun to try. and what a great place to vacation!

Barbara Weeks said...

Love the quick sketch from the porch! It's so fresh.

Nina Johansson said...

Nice going! I like your week´s spread - really vibrant colours! I like the other sketch too, the bright colours with turquoise in them makes it look kind of like a fifties postcard. Looks like a fabulous spot to have a vacation in.

Rita said...

Isn't it wonderful what a simple week away can do for one's energy level?
The sketches are fantastic and it looks like a little piece of paradise and I'm glad to hear you had a good time, even if you did think you lost your key! ;)

Luba said...

So nice, loose, and colorful! A wonderful memory of your days.

Ann said...

Thanks everyone! So nice of you all to stop by and comment :)

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