Friday, October 30, 2015

Vacation and Art - Part 2

The second half of our vacation was spent in the Harrisburg, PA area. We really enjoy taking Fall vacations. The weather is usually cooler, yet still wonderful. We had a perfect week in the upper 60's and lower 70"s and sunshine almost every day. The bonus: it was peak color time in the mountains.  Experiencing fall colors on rolling hills is much different than in flat Northwest Ohio.

While my husband visited an antique auto show I bopped around the Harrisburg and Hershey area visiting art supply stores and taking a photo walk in a park along the Susquehanna River.

On our way home we took a side trip to Falling Water, which is probably the best known Frank Lloyd Wright house. It was an incredible tour of an amazing house. And the fall colors enhanced the experience.

I saw a lot of birds on my vacation and recorded them in my nature journal.

A page from the notebook I've been doing quote art in. Curved edges are an idea from Bernice Hopper's class The Promised Land on the HKC site.

Reading about breathing exercises in The Creative Call and making a habit of taking photo walks as my breathing exercise has been one of the most beneficial things I've done in a long time. It combines solitude and self-care and exercise with being outside in nature enjoying the works of the Creator.

That's all for me today. I'm off to Bliss Cottage and a weekend with my sister. :) Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Love the gorgeous background for your bird page! Such great inspiration. Mary, I saw your pages featured on the Somerset website advertising the magazine and am so proud for you! So beautiful and what a feature! WOW!

  2. I love those mountains in their fall foliage. I used to live in WV and I always thought they looked like giant Ju-jube candies.

    Beautiful little birdies and thanks for the reminder about the breathing exercise.

    Hugs & smiles

  3. Thanks for sharing your vacation pictures with us, Mary. Beautiful pictures and I love how you're doing your bird sighting journal and, of course, your quote pages!