month of july, collage be

antwerp, looking for a cool spot under the summer leaves of "stadspark" trees in different colours
was it ever hot in july? i did do fun things, with fun people. here's a little report. well, a lengthy report. remember. by hovering over the images, more is revealed.

as i quit the job for summer, i intended to do not a thing. unplugging did cause withdrawal symptoms and {unnecessary} loss. barbarabee witnessed my disorientation when losing my glasses. on the plus side, i did eat off my first swiss chards crop ever.
i traveled some, on day trips. i was at the seaside twice. it was cold twice.

i drew and doodled alot, in between days, of a free-wheelin', non-conformist variety. filling an analog diary with plans, i finally collected blogland paraphernalia in a few colour toned images, ...
... thus creating, it seemed to me, multiple mood boards, reminding me of a previous drawing challenge.

which also seems to have summed up this whole month of july: collage starting up with barbarabee's 365 days of memories in our home, {thxs for stopping by, b}

visiting elt mesens' star alphabet in oostend, receiving UPPERCASE magazine through the mailbox, in which it's all about collage.
slipping through my beloved brussels central station, to catch most national train connections,

always inspires me too, to get started. if you don't find your little something in my collage mood boards, then excuse me. please send your remarks to yours truely... ☻

the month of july saw me tending to family visiting in a front living room which has finally come together {bar some significant details not showing up in a clair obscur...}, offering them greens from the garden, a.o. things.

the second part of the month would have seen me tackle our non existing walk-in bathroom shower, but as it was ...
... a heatwave flung itself in between my best intentions and my wiltering labour. i worked on the tinyWOOLF shop {to be relaunched in the autumn} instead.
was sweltering in the process. drank water and had colourful intermezzi.

just a few days ago i managed to clean up the garden and let myself think about the contents of my travel bag. ...

oh yes.
i'm off.
will be thinking of all of you - as always -
while i shoot the world outside my window.