Almost-July Garden Journal

Dear Liza,

Summer, which dawdled like a kid going to the dentist, has now arrived and has taken off like a freight train. I am in the garden everyday, making sure everything is watered and rejoicing in every new sprout or blossom.

And I am recording it all in my garden journal. When I started my first illustrated journal last spring, I was not confident in my ability to draw anything and make it look right, much less pretty or enjoyable.

But Auntie Bridgett and Ruthie Inman gave me courage and support, and I have really enjoyed both the process and the product!

To be honest, I don’t write or illustrate my garden journal while I am IN the garden. There is nowhere to sit and I don’t like sitting in the sun for very long.

I take pictures and notes on my phone and then use the images to draw in pencil, then watercolor, then outline with a micron pen.

It is like writing an illustrated story, but one where I am IN the story, snd I don’t know the ending yet. Good times.

Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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