Spread 0065 – Home

Spread 0065 – “Home”

February 29, 2012

Vintage and personal papers, crackle paste, tape, Adirondack Color Wash Sprays.

I’ve been under the weather with a cold the last couple of days. I was at work and the only place I wanted to be was home. Home under the down covers of my warm bed, snuggled with my kitties. Now you must understand my kitties don’t just like to be on the bed with me, they have their own spots on the bed. Hank, our female cat loves to sleep between my feet. Melrose our newest Maine Coon cat loves to sleep at my left side on top of me, and Tyler our 20 plus pound Maine Coon cat loves to sleep curled around my head like a furry hat.

Home to me is making dinner for my partner Ed after a long day and just sharing our day together. Home to me is spending a Saturday afternoon with good friends new and old art journaling, laughing and sharing. Home to me is spending a wonderful afternoon art journaling in my backyard in the sun all by myself. Home to me is sitting down to a nice cup of fresh mint tea grown in my garden. It could be an afternoon in the yard, trimming, planting, arguing over what we are going to replace and or plant in our yard with Ed. It could also be a big pool party with all our friends or an intimate dinner with friends on our patio. It could be me and my journal, just playing. It all means home to me.

P.S. Home is where the X is. Click on the photo for a larger version.

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  1. Orly March 1, 2012 at 5:24 am - Reply

    And what about Ed in the bed??Where does he fit in the invasion of the cats? Heehee, so enjoyed reading this post, I felt at home in it. And lovely lovely journal pages. Hope you feel better soon, or may be not, cause being sick for you means being home. Sorry, feeling goofy today. Great post Mr. Brian. See you sooooon!! Yay!

  2. Elizabeth March 2, 2012 at 3:18 am - Reply

    You have such a great collection of vintage papers – and I so enjoy all your spreads. My cats are the same – one sleeps between my feet and the other by my head. And Maine Coons are such fantastic cats! I had one for 18 years; he had such a wonderful personality. Hope you are feeling better!

  3. ajsartjournal March 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Really love this spread, your home sounds so homely and comfortable, I love it when the cats sleep with us, but ours are fickle sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t and it’s always on their terms 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
    Big love

  4. Monica March 3, 2012 at 1:22 am - Reply

    This is a beautiful journal spread and beautifully expressed blog post Brian =-)

    I love how little moments can be “home” for you, from tea in the backyard to making dinner for your partner to lying in bed with your kitties. It reminds me of the old saying:

    HOME is where the HEART is…

    And its clear that your heart is definitely at home!

    PS: Hope you’ll be feeling better in time for the workshop!

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