Friday, July 27, 2012

Taking Time...

to recover!
Do you do that after time away on vacation? 
I need a recovery period afterwards for goodness sakes. 
It's like a mini vacation (well, with unpacking, cleaning & loads of laundry) after 
the vacation! ;)

But, after spending time is gorgeousness like this...

iPhone pic of Yosemite Valley. Amazing!
Hike to waterfall
Waiting to fish in Mammoth Lakes
I feel refreshed and ready to tackle the end of summer. Sigh. 
(My daughter starts school in less then 3 weeks. Whoa, did it go fast!)

I did find some time today to play in my art journal. 
I grabbed 5 bottles of color, some Neocolor II crayons, and started doodling. 
Nothing serious. Nothing major. Just play. :)

Instagram Pic - You know I LOVE it! Find me @sadieinspired
 More posts coming this next week with pictures from Yosemite 
and of course some art. 
How are you planning on finishing up summer??

Linking up to Paint Party Friday and Studio JRU


  1. Yosemite is one of my favorite places - I always call it the National Park in our backyard. We are blessed to live so close by.
    I love your "just playing" in your art journal, it looks very relaxed and peaceful.
    And yes, I usually need a vacation after a vacation...

  2. What a gorgeous place to visit! Your "playing" is very pretty...

  3. I have always wanted to visit Yosemite!
    Great photos!
    And your "playing" is lovely!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  4. Looks like I was three or four hours from you! I flew axross the country to Northern CA. My husband wants to go to Yosemite... Beautiful photos!

  5. Fabulous photos, and I think your playing is rather amazing!

  6. That looks like a beautiful place to visit Jen....and your 'playing' is pretty cool too.

  7. Always need a recovery after time away!! Beautiful photos and doodle...even if it is just play!!

    Hugs Giggles

  8. I always need vacations from my vacations, I end up very tired all the time. I love your photos and your doodles.

    Have a great day!

  9. Oh how beautiful! Your vacation looks fantastic. It is funny how we need a mini vacation when we get back from vacation! lol

  10. I love how the crayons & the words turn a cute but nothing-special sketch into something really special! digital arts.. gotta love it

  11. Hi Jen! You have a great vacay! I would love to see more pictures of that beautiful place. And since you are now refreshed and recharged :) Surely your artworks will become a reflection of everything. I can wait to see what your next journals would look like. Have a great week!

  12. Dear Jen: I have missed so much over here!!! You have opened up an Etsy store...YAY!!! And your babies have grown so much!!! Waaah!!! I am so glad that you have had an amazing time away...totally know what you mean about the post vacation though:) Oh!! For some reason I can't get on your blog from mine:(
    Soraya Nulliah xxx

  13. I haven't been there in nearly 50 yrs...must do it again before I die.
    Lovely photos and fun play journal page too. HPPF on Monday!

  14. Love your playing. Your holiday looks amazing, but I know what you mean...I am always ready for another holiday after the unpacking and laundry. My baby started school a few months ago...I don't know where time has gone where she is concerned, too fast!

  15. awe this is great! Nice to fit in a little time. I am soooo excited for school to begin. We need it badly. And I love the IG pic! Looks great!