Thursday, July 15, 2010


At the end of April my husband, my middle son, and I traveled to Texas to celebrate the "Winging" of our oldest son Ryan as a Navy Pilot. After the ceremony we traveled to San Antonio, Texas for a brief visit as a way to celebrate the big event. We really enjoyed wandering around the RiverWalk. 

These are memory pages of our short stay in San Antonio. I did these memory pages as part of the Artful Journaling class. For the second page the assignment was to use the same images as the first page but do different things to compose the page. It was a good exercise in doing things differently.

My reason for posting these images *today* is that it is Ryan's birthday.  
Happy Birthday Ryan!!


lori vliegen said...

your pages are such a wonderful way to remember a special time.....i love the way you've designed both (what a great exercise to use the same elements in a different way!!). your watercolors always make me smile!!
happy birthday to ryan.....wooo hooo!!!
xox, :))

Teresa said...

1. Both paintings are beautiful... you have such a light, lovely touch with your art.
2. Happy Birthday to Ryan!
3. Congratulations on his recent Winging ceremony. An accomplishment to be proud of (as I know his Mom is :-)

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday to your son, and congratulations on his commendable accomplishment! Wishing him well as he takes to the skies. Years ago, a Blue Angels formation flew through the town I lived in, and to this day, I remember the awe of seeing those incredible jets.

chrissy said...

claire...i LOVE your art.
i am going to be one of the first ones on the list when you put your BOOK out.
yes, YOUR art book.
oh, didn.t you know that i am waiting for that?
get going miss talented artist.

chrissy said...

it.s chrissy again.
i was just going to share with you that when miss micah and i made our "inspiration rocks" we just used a plain old wonderful sharpie pen. it worked perfectly!
so happy you asked.


john.p said...

Good way to remember a celebration about your son. The stout beer looks good enough to drink. Interesting to see two different layouts for the same graphic elements. Good exercise.

Krista Meister said...

Congratulations to your son, Claire, what an honor! Lovely sketch too. Hope all is well and you are enjoying your summer.