Sweet Summer


I’m home again after two weeks on the east coast. Above is a glimpse of my journal page for summer solstice. Though it is now July, I still feel I have been dwelling in the long days of summer solstice, squeezing everything I can in to my trip. There is much to tell; it will have to wait until I get my bearings again. I am home, but a bit disoriented, on east coast time so waking in the middle of the night, and deeply tired from traveling. Still, it was a trip full of marvels and miracles, memories and a little bit of madness. Journeys are like that, full of unexpected surprises around every corner, and you must always be on your toes and ready. Now I am looking forward to some quiet time, slow time, time to absorb and synthesize all the parts of this trip, which were many and varied. So for now, I can only share this image. The yellow was painted on the page before I bound the journal, and its placement in the exact center of the book marked it as my summer solstice page. At the master class I was attending, all was exact and careful lettering, so here I just let my freak flag fly and let my letters go wild.

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  • Sherrie Lovler 07/01/2010, 4:24 pm

    Beautiful, Cari. I love the free-flow of your letters. I think it’s good to alternate between very exacting letters and freer ones. They feed into each other and they both grow. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip and workshop.

  • Hecate 07/01/2010, 5:31 pm

    Quite lovely!

  • june maffin 07/03/2010, 3:52 am

    This piece exudes life — colour, flowing line, circle shape … all extending outwards hinting at the reality/hope that life continues – moves on – in spite of ourselves! Such a joy-filled piece, Cari.

  • Alex 09/08/2010, 12:00 am

    That’s one hot piece. Really beautiful!

  • Alex 09/08/2010, 12:02 am

    Really beautiful, so light and expressive. I feel the warmth.

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