A Walk Around in My Summer Gardens

We've been enjoying a lot of outside time this summer. Splashing around in the pool is about the greatest past time these kids have these days, and I love how our "old fashioned" summer is going! It's so nice to be able to just stay home, chill out, enjoy each other's company and not have to be "go go go" constantly. 

It's nice to be able to sit outside with the family, look at the pretty flowers, listen to the birdies singing and just be able to enjoy each other's company! At one point over the weekend, I decided I needed some inspiration for my art journal. So I got up to walk around my yard. I forgot how many pretty flowers we've got growing around here, so I thought I'd share some pics:

Lots and lots of different shapes and colors in both my yard and my flower boxes that totally gave me inspiration to doodle and draw some pretty things in my sketchbook. Wanna see? Check it out:

I'm really into watercolors these days so both of these pages are using a couple different watercolor sets. I'm loving the vibrancy and contrast of all the colors and learning as I go, how the watercolor acts with other colors and with various techniques. That's what my art journal is for: to play, frolic and have fun seeing what happens with each of the elements that I put on the page. Not to care about what the final outcome is. Not to look for perfection. But to just let go and enjoy "arting" with various supplies!