Spread 0128 – My Journal/My Garden

Spread 128 - My Journal-My Garden - 72

Spread 128 – My Journal/My Garden

21 April 2013

Vintage and personal papers, handmade papers, napkins, Nova Color Paint, Matte Medium, Distress Inks.

Garden Walkway

Come and take a walk in my garden. 

Bay Window

The bay window where our three cats keep watch surrounded by climbing roses and yellow brugmansia.

Spring is one of my favorite times of year in Southern California. I can usually be found working in my garden. My garden is dense and layered much like my journal pages. I like to tuck plants in little out-of-the-way corners. You have to work to find the gems in my garden. I am currently planting hostas in the shady corner of my garden. We have been in our home almost 7 years now, when we moved in all the planters were bare. Now we love how lush and secluded it is. 

I love journaling on my patio table in my garden in this time of year.  I will share more pictures of my garden. My garden is starting to creep into my journals as well. It is a wonderful place to be. 

2018-05-03T13:39:51+00:00May 7th, 2013|Art Journals|9 Comments


  1. Paul May 7, 2013 at 4:27 am - Reply

    Beautiful Brian! It’s always nice to get to that point where you can sit back and enjoy the garden and all your hard work.

  2. Monica May 7, 2013 at 4:38 am - Reply

    I love when you share garden pics here, Brian! And your journal spread is rich and lush with color, as always =-)

  3. Lisa M from Down Under May 7, 2013 at 5:55 am - Reply

    Beautiful Brian. I love your garden, I’m madly jealous. In Australia we are heading into winter so it will be some time before we see spring blooms.

  4. Terry Garrett May 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Wonderful spread Brian. I love how I can get lost in your work. Your garden is incredible.

  5. Seth May 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Fantastic garden Brian. And I like how it has grown into your journals in an abstracted way.

  6. Nancy May 7, 2013 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Ditto, ditto, ditto!!

  7. caterina giglio May 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    it is funny how our gardens grow all around us…

  8. John May 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Wonderful Brian….great piece, great garden and it is great that you are a featured artist on the blog. Congratulations all around!

  9. Julia July 15, 2013 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    This is one of my favs of yours…love the nostalgia, the cat, the colours…yummy…!

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