Hiking and painting.

Today was my day to work with paint, which is always fun. I have regular colors and some pearl finish, but I have my eye on metallics and glitter (of course – lol). The best parts of this whole art journal thing are doing something for no other reason than to express myself creatively and to make me happy. Another thing I like is that I’ve been focusing from layout to layout which is a lot less stressful than planning a larger project.

This evening we went for a nice, long hike to work the kids out, but I think it ended up working me out more. I thought I had a pretty easy day until we started hiking up a hill. Then I realized how much I had done and how tired I was. It was worth it to be out enjoying an amazingly sunny day. The visibility was amazing. I’m thankful we have such wonderful places to explore such a short distance from home.