Art Journal – Prompts 5-8

I’m back with some more journal pages! Click on pictures for a larger version.

Prompt 5 (top left): Here we’re supposed to talk about our favorite blogs. I’m always bad at favorites, and there aren’t really any blogs that I necessarily *have* to check everyday, as the prompt asks. Not everyone even posts everyday. But these are the ones I enjoy that came to mind first (and I may have consulted my reader as well).
Prompt 6 (top right): In this one we were supposed to talk about some goals and desires for the moment (today, this week, whatever).
Prompt 7 (bottom left): Please excuse this one–I really don’t like how it came out. I guess I suck at drawing castles. I even contemplated redoing the page, but got lazy. I liked the prompt (tell how we were feeling that day), but couldn’t really express it very well. Some of you know, so I’m asking the rest of you: any guesses on what book I was reading? I just finished it today.

Prompt 8 (bottom right): Today’s prompt was to illustrate an inside joke. Well, I wrote and illustrated many, instead. (I guess I don’t follow directions all that well at times.) This was a fun one for me, because a friend and I have a ton of inside jokes. These all pertain to one friend, so I’m sorry to the rest of you–it’ll be really lame. No need to read it over. [And please ignore the incorrect guitar drawing. :D]
Thanks for reading, and if I don’t post tomorrow, have a great Independence Day! Non-Americans: have a great regular day!

Portraits: Bella and family

Last year I photographed Aiden for his third birthday, so Mat and Darcy asked me to photograph their new baby, Isabella, this year! She just turned 8 weeks old and look how cute she is:


As I was going through and editing these photos, I felt like I was seeing her for the first time. I tend to be distracted by photography at portrait sessions and have less time to admire the cuteness.



I don’t have as much experience with baby photography, so it was fun to work out some ideas, especially for the outdoors. This blanket was a special gift, so Mat and Darcy thought it would be cool to feature it in some of the pictures.


Her little ballet outfit. She had a point class to get to after the shoot. 😉



We worked in a few family photos as well.


Bella was getting a little pictured out by now.



Really cute!


You can see Bella was thrilled that her brother was holding her, but he seemed proud and big-brotherly.


Aiden’s turn for a few shots. He’s a big Angry Birds fan.


Thanks, Mat and Darcy!