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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Peaches, cream, and raspberry-colored arrangement
I haven't been arranging flowers much this summer, but I put these two flowers together, and I think I like it!

Happy Saturday, My Lovelies!  I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend so far.  We're chillaxin' at the lake.

I wanted to share with you a small little project that only took about five minutes.  I decided that the inspiration board in our library was looking a little tired: It needed an update!  Due to its location, I thought book quotes would be appropriate.  I used the pretty quotes from my Once Upon a Book Club subscription boxes.

Currently the inspiration board is on our large desk between the computer and printer.  It's displayed on a tabletop easel.  I like to move it around the house, so the easel is perfect for that!

If you aren't a Once Upon a Book Club subscriber (but really you should be) you can create your own quote cards using your favorite quotes, plain 4 X 6 notecards, and markers.

Another thing I want to share with y'all is that I've reactivated my art journaling blog.  I thought it might encourage me to draw and journal more.  My other blog is called Meditation of My He{art}, and you can follow the link on the bottom of my sidebar.

Here is one of my latest art journaling pages:

On this page I included a cantaloupe and peach salad recipe.

I drew the peach using Prismacolor Colored Pencils.

I'm trying to decide how to proceed with my art journaling.  I've seen so many beautiful mixed media pages, and I'd like to learn new techniques.  BUT I really want to improve my drawing, and I like keeping a written journal, too.  What I really need is an art journaling workshop, but I can't find one close by. Maybe I can travel to one in the fall once Shelley returns to college.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. I love your board of quotes. What a cute idea and I REALLY (don't laugh) love the peach drawing. Your flower arrangement is just gorgeous! I LOVE the color combo.
    Hope you have a great weekend. xo Diana

  2. I love the peach drawing and the inspirational board is to swoon over. Your flower arrangement is beautiful. I hope you have a great weekend.

  3. That peach is gorgeous! It looks luscious enough to bite into, actually. Have fun at the lake!

  4. Beautiful, RJ. Love the quotes on your board, and the flowers are yummy!

  5. What a lovely peach and a board of quotes is so perfect! I am so glad to connect with another Alabama blogger! Your blog is beautiful and full of inspiration! Happy Sunday!


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