The Feeling of a Place and Time-Get Messy, Season of Adventure-wk 1

I am joining with my fellow Get Messyians In the Season of Adventure. (more about Get Messy Art Journal challenge here as I was taking care of my Grandmother, and with out wifi for most of the season of Brave I was not able to participate in it as much as I wanted to. But after my incredibly hard April/May I really need to return to more Art in my life. I have missed the creative practice so much. So I am really going to challenge myself and join the ladies who are going to be sharing their art journals from the prompts every Thursday for the season of Adventure.

So for this week we are to share our sensory experience of a place. Which imediately brought to mind the amazing flowering tree at the end of April in Columbus. I don’t know when I have ever seen flowering trees blooms to last for so long. My daily walks with waffle into this gloriously scented and exquisitely painted landscape. Is one of the things that kept me sane during the long and grueling days I spent being the only able bodied and responsible “grown up”. As I spent the month being caregiver  for my Grandmother (and her husband) as she recovered from knee replacement surgery.

So I wanted to capture the atmosphere of that place and time, on those long walks with my westie and my Polaroid cameras. I tend to be obsessive detail girl, so I really tried to challenge myself to be more impressionistic. To capture the essentials and the feeling, to be as minimalistic as I could. I am very happy with the result. I wanted to get the the whole spread done for Thursday but I did get the left page finished and hopefully can get the other page with my polaroid photos done tomorrow. But here is my page:

My last I process shot, yes I have paint on my hands so you can tell I was happy:  
  This is my favorite series of Polaroids that I took in Columbus they will,go on the right hand page when it is finished. 

I did an overly page of tracing paper to put my journaling on to represent things floating in the air:



And the little details that help tell the story: