Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Autumn's Coming


Some collage and journaling...
I know I haven't been around quite as much.
I think I am still trying to adjust to my new schedule.
Back to school and I'm exhausted!

It disappoints me that I am so lacking in energy
when I get home
 but I am trying to be kind to myself,
and roll with it.
So, I do bits and pieces of an art journal page...
whenever I can. Inch by inch, you know?!


Hydrangeas still amaze me.
They look gorgeous no matter the season,
changing colors
and demonstrating perseverance.
LOVE them.

Full moon's a comin' too!

Wishing you beauty in your days,

~k

11 comments:

Nancy said...

I am glad you are being kind to yourself. It takes a little while to get adjusted when a new school year begins.....

One step at a time; you still reach the end....I love this page...fall is coming even though I am still trying to hold until summer just a little longer....

Createology said...

Kathy dear moments of creating can be far more joyful than hours...when we truly immerse ourselves in our bliss. Don't be hard on your exhaustion, young monkeys are very energetic and can run circles around us. They will slow down in time my friend. Your Autumn page is beautiful and of course I love the hydrangeas! Enjoy every moment dear...

Gwyn Monroe said...

Kath, This is the first time in nine years that I have not had to teach. My youngest child had a brain tumor and I chose to homeschool him as he could not keep up in a classroom setting. Every single year it was a new adjustment when we had to buckle down and get started all over again. Be kind to yourself indeed, and use art as an escape, NOT another obligation. :) love you! Gwyn PS Your journal page and hydrangeas are BEAUTIFUL!!!

pauline said...

Kathy, new beginnings often bring excitement as well as exhaustion. You're doing all the right things to adjust to this change slowly & with kindness. Making art for moments at a time (rather than hours) is still good. And on those days where you don't feel like making ANY art at all, that's ok too. I can tell by your journal pages that you already know how to take care of yourself. (they are BEAUTIFUL pages...) Much love to you... xox

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Wishing you beauty in your days too Kathy! I love hydrangeas! xoxo

Tracy said...

I just love the little duckling leaping on your page. He reminds me of Zachary Quack from the Lynley Dodd book.
I TRUST your energy levels will increase as you ease back in to school :) The first few weeks back are always the hardest.

Linda R said...

Little by Little.. I like that. Take card my friend. Love your photos of your hydrangeas. They are so pretty.

Hugs~

Yolanda said...

That happy little duckling is terrific on your page.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

this collage and the hydrangeas are awesome Kathryn!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Be kind to yourself
in the fledgling of the year:)
You are so worth the rest
whenever you need it,
Jennifer

Jana TangledPen said...

I really like your page - it's soothing and cheerful (oh that duckling!!! ;)) at the same time...