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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer Fun on the Books

Hello everyone!
This post is bittersweet for me.  I love that I can join in one more week over at Butterfly Effect,  the theme is BOOKS....
....but, I'm going to miss you sooooo very much!

You see, we are leaving for our annual camping excursion tomorrow....so, I'm going to be disconnected and unplugged from CyberWorld for a while.  Please don't do anything too exciting while I'm gone!  Then, again, it will be fun to catch up with all of you upon my return.


Plus, I'll get to subject you all to lots (and lots...heehee) of pictures ;-P


We look forward to being together, enjoying the great outdoors and getting away from the heat of the Summer every year.

I love trees, always have...and one of my most favorite things about camping where we do.
I was thinking about them at sunset when I tried coating book pages in black acrylic paint and smooshing (such a technical term, I know...haha) them together to see how the image would transfer to the other side.  The answer....


Not very well...but interesting to try.
Maggie was so intrigued by the whole notion of painting inside books...she wanted to join in.


This is her tree, complete with grass, sky, flowers, the 3 of us....and the words, "I love my family" :)


I also just played around with a quick face and lots of bubble wrap stamping....


Maggie told me her next page represented her room...and how we switched the blue, dark space into a bright and happy place for her. (You can read about that transformation HERE)


She added glitter as the last layer, which is hard to see here, but really does make the whole page sparkle.  I  was smiling to myself thinking how easily she grasps the whole concept of expression.  Proud Mama moment :)

Well, I guess that's it for now....
Need to finish cleaning the house and packing up the pantry items...so, I better go, but I'll most definately be thinking about you!

Sandy toes and Adventure awaits!


See you Mid July!

Yep, you read that right!

Enough hugs to last you,
Cam

34 comments:

The Secret Hermit said...

I figured that's what you were up to when you left the comment on my blog about missing the give-away in a few weeks.

I hope you guys have an awesome time, I know how much you love it, I'll miss you while you are gone but I'll be waiting for your return and the piccies ;o)

Hugs x

Diane said...

Have a great time Cameron--nothing better than this!!!

Manon said...

Have a fantastic time Cameron!!! We will miss you.
ManonX

WrightStuff said...

Hope you have an amazing time getting back to nature. Sounds like the best fun. Me and my boy are off to Corfu soon too. A week in the sun - bliss! It's freezing here again. Poor Prince Philip caught a chill at the Jubilee Flotilla.

Be good!!

NatashaMay said...

That is so cool! :) Have a fantastic time and I hope you get to create some, too. :) Love your tree smooshing and Maggie is so talented. :)

Fallingladies said...

You are always making me jealous! We leave to go camping in 15 days but only for a week, i'd love to stay longer. Hope you have fun and relax( that's the part i'm looking forward to... The relaxing) so... We'll be here anxiously awaiting your return and photos.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Have a blast, we'll miss you, but I'm sure you'll share all kinds of goodies when you get back and make us feel better.

I love your trees, all four of them. And, yum, bubble wrap stamping looks fun--I might try it.

Maggie is such an artist, I wonder where she got it from ;-) Love her flowers, sky and her family loving nature.

On the vacation side, my Piano Man will start hiking in a couple of weeks, and in August, we plan to go to the Dominican Republic ;-)

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Cameron,
did you say mid July? My gosh, that's my kind of a camping trip.

You and Maggie, I'm very sure will have tons of creative fun under those beautiful trees and fresh cool air.

Have a splendid time with mother nature and best of all, family :)

see you when you get back,
hugs,
~Diane

Teacup Mosaics said...

Enjoy your family time!

Carmen said...

How I wish I could get Craig to 'disconnect' for that long. I bet it does the power of good.

Have an amazing time, soak it all up. Am so jealous! :)

Where does the kitty go while you are away?

Beadwright said...

Well I will see you end of June. I am so excited that you are coming to Florence, OR. We will have coffee in Old Town.
See ya soon
Nicole/Beadwright

Karen Isaacson said...

Happy travels! I will try my best to be boring while you're gone.

Emi Brade said...

Love the trees and the color wash behind them really makes a mood!

Treehugger_31 said...

Have a great vacation!!! "See" you when you get back! ;)

Mina said...

Have a wonderful vacation! We will all be delighted to see your pictures when you return. Hugs, Mina

Lisa Richards said...

Your camping photos look heavenly! Enjoy every second! We'll be here when you return! :D

Magic Love Crow said...

Have a great time away! I love the camping photos! I guess that was from last year. And I love what you painted in the books with Maggie! Fantastic ;o) Take Care ;o)

Jennifer said...

I can't believe you're going to be gone for so long! I'm going to miss you *tear tear*. I hope we can Skype when you return. Oh and I found the one step crackle at Michael's haha! Guess I wasn't looking hard enough.

I love this idea to use books in art. Really have to get on that. You inspired me a ton when you were making that art journal. Love Maggie's work too :)

Piarom said...

oohhh so wonderful to read that you have so much time to enjoy with your family :)) BUT I miss you already ;) I always love to read your blog with all the cute and yummy art you thrown in;) Big hugs to you, Maggie and the rest of your lovely family and have FUN !!!

Heather H. said...

Have fun you lucky girl! I mean have fun spending time with your family cause I'm not a camping kinda gal! I find it strange for people to pretend they are homeless! LOL Thats what I always tell my husband when he tries to get me to go.
I'll get pics to you eventually!!
Tootles,
Heather

Lisa Graham Art said...

Wow...that will be a LONG camping trip...how wonderful. No wonder you are such a happy person...you get this mega dose of nature every year. Have a great time of togetherness and rest. You will be missed.

Love your pictures here...and your art and especially Maggie's art :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Camping is the MOST fun! You'll have so many interesting things to share when you return! HAVE FUN! Breath that fresh air and enjoy yourself!

Scarlet said...

LOVE your beautiful creations. Enjoy your travels!

Kristin said...

Awe . . .HAVE SO MUCH FUN! (Love the toes ;) and adventure! I can smell the air out there as I write this, xoxo!

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Hope you have a great time on your hols, camping is so much fun:)

Gina said...

Hope the weather stayed nice where your holidaying Cameron!!! Lovely to watch you arting with your daughter :D XXX

Daniele Valois said...

oh wow, you'll be camping for a LONG time! You trooper. I love camping and I hate camping, so my kids are lucky if we go every three to four years for like two days. haha. Can you tell I'm an indoor girl yet?

Well, I am back and I will miss you! Can't wait for you to return and then we will have a trade ready!!!

Lots of love,
dani

Joyce van der Lely said...

Noooooooooo ! I am so going to miss you, but you get to be amongst the trees......I hope you also took some books to read, I always love that about camping trips too.......rest well my freind and tell us all about your adventures !...here it's winter...no camping for me now..... ♥

Caz said...

I hope you have the most amazing time :-)

Magaly Guerrero said...

I was thinking about you and thought I would stop by to say that I hope you are having the time of your life and you are missed!

Devon said...

Hello :)

Have a great camping trip :)
I clicked the link through to the bedroom makeover and it looks great :)

Devon xx
http://cheekymonkeyingaround.blogspot.co.uk/

Lisa Graham Art said...

Missing you Cameron. Hope you are having fun!

Heather Henry said...

Hello dearest....all of this time I thought you were already on vacation....apparently my mind is on vacation. BAH!! I missed the vampires. Awesome pics, bloody fantastic...haha!!! Hooray for camping and family time. I am so hoping to see you soon. Looks like your past trips have been quite lovely. And the book painting idea, very nice, I should definitely give that a whirl sometime. Happy trippin to you!! Big hugs. hooray!

Erin K said...

Have a great and wonderful time Cameron! Aw, so awesome that your little girl loves to make art. ^_^ I've heard about the book painting, I think is looks rather neat to see images over top of written words...hmmm, I think I'd like to try it too sometime, looks fun. Yayy! Man, I haven't been camping in ages. Where your family goes looks so beautiful. You'll be missed. <3 Have a blast. Hugs!

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