Friday, 4 March 2011

Time Marches on ...

I am a bit tardy getting my March calendar pages posted, but I have actually started it, I have just had an adversion to going through the process of scanning the pages etc.

 I am glad to say good-bye to February - it has been not only a dreary month, but one of restlessness, especially the last couple of weeks.  Every few months I feel as if I am turning another corner in my creative journey so hopefully March will be the beginning of the next phase.

I rather slopped this page together in my new journal - I love filling in the little squares, but my creative energy has been focussed elsewhere. 

Thanks to everyone who was so encouraging after my last blog, ` I quickly came to a decision after writing it.  I have decided not to registar on a college course, but to try to follow my own path taking part in as many workshops as I can, buy books, build up my  local contacts and set myself goals.  When I began this blog with the sub-heading "chronicles of a mature learner" so that is what I am going be doing.  Watch this space.

I took advantage of the sun this afternoon,  so join me and Marvin in the garden.







Have a great weekend,
Jill

20 comments:

Karen Blados said...

Beautiful images! Jealous, but it's raining instead of snowing here, so I'll take that as a good sign. Thanks for the spring fix!

thekathrynwheel said...

Oooh I'm loving your 'slopped on' March pages :-)
It looks like spring has arrived in your neck of the woods YAY!

webb said...

You English ladies sure have turned my ideas all upside down! Here I have always thought to was cold - well at least cooler - in England than here in the southern U.S. But you have all sorts of flowers that just will not open here.... not yet! Love the purple crocus. So pretty. Thanks for sharing, even if it does frustrate me!

marigold jam said...

Glad you have made a decision Jill - always feels better once you know what your doing doesn't it? Glad to see Marvin looking well and your garden too by the lovely photos. Love the yellow crocus header too. Have a good weekend.

Jane

Menopausal musing said...

Hoping the sun stays here for the weekend. Marv will have loved it I am sure. Looking forward to seeing what workshops you go on and where they take you artistically.

Giullietta said...

Oh you have the kind of mahonia which smells like lily of the valley - divine. I love it!

Cheryl said...

oh love your photos,hun,looks like spring has arrived in your garden,love your cat,just adore your pages,so creative hugs cheryl xxxx

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I love your images of the Spring flowers. I was unable to enjoy the sunshine, I was stuck inside a classroom with noisy 3 year olds!

PaperPumpkin said...

...I am a mature learner, too. Ii LOVE your calendar pages!! ~Kath

Sandra Hall said...

Stunning photographs Jill, as I have come to expect when I visit :) I do like your 'slopped on' look too, great colours.
Regarding your future creative journey, I'm sure you will be successful forging ahead and exploring in your own way - and I certainly will be watching your progress with eagerness! x

elisa said...

How I like your calendar pages. I would like to make them all of months but I am not continue.

Thanks for sharing

JP said...

I think you have chosen the right route - there are so many books out there with loads of ideas for projects and ideas - good luck with continuing on your journey

ju-north said...

Lovely cheerful images!

Printed Material said...

Jill,
Glad you've made such a positive decision. Enjoy your workshops, share your book finds and keep showing us your wonderful creativity please! The purple of those crocuses is so intense isn't it? I also love the inside photo too, such a sharp contrast. Have a great weekend. Lesley

Anneke (An) Wijers said...

Beautiful artistic pages!
I like march very much!
Greetings Anne

flutterbycrafter said...

Two gorgeous pages, I just love all the doodling you put on your pages, they make it so personal

Jane said...

Lovely to see Marvin in the sun (and the other photos too,of course). We're all going to enjoy sharing your journey.

Chrissie said...

I have a feeling you will chose a wonderful path forward in your creative journey, much more useful than something 'off the peg'. We'll look forward to hearing all about it!

Emma said...

Thanks Jill! I love the slopped look, too & glad you've given yourself an excuse for as many workshops & books as poss. you will work from them, i'm sure, that's what you do, now. Give yourself permission!

Ticking stripes said...

Jill - I think you came to the right decision - I'm trying to do the same - I want to develop new skills but in my time frame and I don't need certificates any more! This way you get to cherry pick to your hearts content (or as funds permit in my case).