Monday, May 16, 2011

Sisterhood of the Traveling Sketchbook-May/Jaime

I was able to spend the entire afternoon with Jaime's sketchbook.  This is my spread for the month of May.  To me, May represents beginnings and endings.  It is my birthday which always makes me reflect on the past year, give thanks for the good and hopefully the bad seems less severe when revisited.  It is a time of celebration, of gathering my family around me and of hopes for what will come in the year ahead. 

May is the end to my teaching year.  It is celebrated by a nice recital where all my students can showcase their developing skills.  It is when I can sit and think about the progress each one has made, and begin to plan the directions I'd like to take them in the fall.

May is a time of stepping back my studio teaching obligations so that I may enjoy a more relaxed, free summer.  It allows me more time to spend outdoors during the beautiful Michigan summer.  It gives me time to devote to my art and time to really enjoy being by myself.
Finally, May is planting season (usually, but we've had so much rain everything is delayed this year!).  I love seeing all the freshly plowed fields while I'm out walking.  They look so neat and orderly and I've always wanted to go and play in one.  (I've managed to avoid doing this so my farmer neighbors wont be upset with me).  I also love to plant flowers while I'm surrounded by the fragrance of lilacs in bloom and the flutterings of the first butterflies of the year.  May brings many things to a close in my life, but it also opens many new and exciting doors.

I hope that Jaime likes my entry in her sketchbook.  I  had a relaxing and fun time painting it. 


  1. Love it!! Awesome job - your work is so colourful and wonderful... you can definitely see your soul in your art :)

  2. This is neat. I like this traveling sketchbook thing. If it weren't too late to jump in on this, i straight up would.

    it looks fun and relaxing.

    yay for fun and relaxing!


  3. I love the quote, Brandy, one I haven't heard before. Such a pretty spread, both of them. The flowers in the second on are really, really pretty!

  4. How perfect for this, your favorite month! I love the way you included the butterfly into your design- SO perfect!

  5. Just love it! I love what you wrote too amd so glad we decided to do that part - it's going to be such an insight!

  6. Nice sketches. My mom also like planting, because of her, I have a nice garden in front of my house.

  7. Really nice sketchbook pages! What is going to happen to the book when it gets back "home"?

  8. Saw a comment you left on a friend's blog and just had to stop by and Follow ~ what can I say ~ love that hair! ;D

    Your creations are just fabulous too, loved my visit~


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