I've found my happy again. It is truly amazing how it visits us and then leaves. Maybe we need the periods of depression to trampoline us back up into the happy. Each time I get down I think, "this is the last time. I'm going to feel like this forever". And then I don't. Thank goodness for that.
One thing that doesn't show in the photos is the use of reflective and matte surfaces I like to use on the journal page. This is black embossing powder on a carved stamp. I like the contrast to the matte paper.
No matter the mood I always feel better with a good dose of color.
These happy little vases hardly show up in the previous photo but here you see I've highlighted them with tar gel. They twinkle on the page and that makes me happy.
I shot this page last night and then wrote some more on it this morning.
July has been wonderful in the Pacific Northwest. Weeks now of sunshine and mild temperatures. Actually perfect. In the past July was my busiest month with the Bellevue fair this weekend. But now I get to have BBQ's and enjoy the summer with normal people. I'm appreciating that.
I've been looking at old photographs on Shorpy's site. When did we stop wearing big bows in our hair? This week I learned to tie a scarf on my head in several new ways. That made me smile.
I'm going to the store now to get the makings for German Potato Salad to take to a big outdoor neighborhood wing ding at our friends' place down the country road. I'll try to get you some shots; these people have a gorgeous farm. Vaya con Dios.