Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Avery's Journal

I've just finished up Avery's most recent art journal.  Although I'm doing Project Life scrapbooks for the boys at this point, I'm still doing art journals for her, until she turns five, which will be in a little more than a year.  I really love the art journals I've done for my kids (you can see them all on my Flickr page), but I have to say, it's getting harder and harder for me to do them.  My artistic style has changed over the years, and these journals are more challenging than they used to be.   But enough of that!  Here are her most recent spreads:
 
 The above is about Playball, a sports club that meets once a week at her preschool.  My boys also are in Playball at their school, and Avery just loves that she gets to do it, too!  She has so much fun- I usually go to pick her up a little early, just so I can watch her having fun!
 
 This next spread is about a little tea party we attended.  All the girls in our family (aunts, sisters, cousins, etc.) went and had tea together.  Avery had the best time dressing up and pretending to be a grown-up drinking tea!
 
That was the last page in her book (I do her journals in thrift-store books, so they have a limited number of pages), so it was time to make the cover.
 
I love the way the cover turned out!  I love the colors, and the little girl is such a perfect representation of Avery, cuddling with the kittens...  The spine is actually a really saturated teal velvet, but I couldn't seem to get the right color on my computer.
 
 Here it is, sitting on her dresser.  You can see some of her other books over to the side.  I always like the way they look lined up, with the different spines next to each other.
 
Time to start on a new book for her.  I suppose it will probably be her last (before I make the switch to Project Life scrapbooks), which makes me a little sad.  But maybe that will be good incentive for me to do some really nice artwork in it!
 

2 comments:

Musings from Kim K. said...

I continue to be impressed. So very very impressed!!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I love the book you have made for Avery! I always love your work. It really inspires me to be more free and loose...which is what I will try when I finally get around to making my kids books. I have got to find a place around here to create where I don't have to clean it up every time someone needs to eat! haha
Michelle xoxo

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