Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Y is for Yellow

Today, I was going to give everyone a glimpse of a tangle that began with the letter Y, but I didn’t like how my drawing turned out.  So instead, I found a word I like: YELLOW


There are so many beautiful sheets of washi papers out there with yellow designs and backgrounds.  Here are two books that I made, using washi paper for covers: Sea of Flowers, a journal and Cherry Blossoms, a doodle book.  Pulling out the doodle book is perfect timing, since I’m in Washington, DC and the Cherry Blossom Festival is going on.  Too bad my camera is acting up and won’t open.  Urgh!  I haven’t taken ANY photos, but my boss has taken loads and I’m in most of the pictures!  Isn’t he a sweetie? 

Yesterday we walked down to the Reflecting Pool from our hotel.  I really wanted to see the monuments – it turned out to be about a 6 mile stroll !  We saw the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, and the Washington Monument.  I don’t remember seeing the Korean War Veteran’s Memorial before… maybe it wasn’t there, the last time I was in DC…  It is so vivid and wonderful.  Here’s a view of it:



Sorry, I have digressed.  
 Do you want to read more about what other students in Ms. Matlock’s class thought of, when asked what words begin with the letter Y?  You can go to Jenny’s blog, “…off on my tangent” and choose any blog title here.  And participate with us in AlphabeThursday class next week.  I believe we will be looking at the letter Z!   




22 comments:

fredamans said...

I did yellow as well.

Teresa said...

What a great picture. It's a shame your camera isn't working.

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

This monument is amazing. I am from Northern Canada, but hope to see Washington one day with all it has to offer. Thanks for reminding me.
Dana

BeadedTail said...

It's been a long time since I've been in DC so I haven't seen that memorial before. It looks incredible! Hope you have a fabulous time and I'm glad your boss is taking photos!

Jackie said...

wow they sure outdid themselves with the monuments eh? wonderful statues!

Vicki aka Jake said...

Popular Y word this week, although mine is a tad different:)

Jo said...

your journals are beautiful ... love the yellow, so bright and cheery! The memorial looks very interesting ... This is the first time i have ever seen it.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

How neat that you make your journals with such pretty papers. I've been in DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival and it is quite amazing and beautiful. Thanks for showing the Korean War Monument...it's new to me...it's awesome!

randomcreative said...

The journals are great! The last time I was in DC was 1996 I believe so the Korean Memorial wasn't up yet. I would love to see it sometime. One of Jake's best friends is in DC with the Air Force right now. We'd REALLY like to get out there this summer before he gets deployed so maybe we'll get a chance to see it then.

Re said...

Thoughtfilled photo. I have not been to DC since I was a kid. I couldn't tell by the forum if you were already there, or still waiting to go...must have missed something. Thanks for sharing...

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Yellow is such a pretty color...and so are your books :)

Sue said...

Wow, that's amazing. I need to visit DC soon. Believe it or not, I've never been there.

=)

Jingle said...

warm feeling yellows.
love it.

Cindy Adkins said...

I love your journals. And I have never seen that monument in D.C....is it new?
XO

Maggie Flatley said...

Lovely journals.

Erika said...

There are so many places I want to visit because of the history. DC is one them.

Have lots of fun!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful journals!

The Korean War Memorial is so poignant isn't it? My son went to college in DC so I know that city pretty well. The New WWII Memorial is beautiful too.

Splendid Little Stars said...

beautiful paper! So you're getting bonus exercise as well!
I never saw the Koren memorial either.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Great post ... and I enjoyed your DC post, too. the Korean War Memorial is wonderful. My friends who served say it really tells he story. One of my friends, who just turned 82, says his feet are still cold ... that he has gone through life with freezing feet, because of the fact that he spent two years in Korea with freezing feet. The ponchos have significent meaning.

Judie said...

Your journals are lovely! I used to give our mum a handmade journal every year, and when she died last fall, I collected them all one day and sat down to read her memories! Bittersweet--

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Well, I love your journals. I have never seen even a picture of these awesome statues at the Korean War Monument! I want to visit!

Jenny said...

Those statues really moved me. Wow. What amazing emotion in such simplicity.

As for paper addictions...yeah...I have one of those of my very own. I adore paper in all forms.

And the ones you shared were both so lovely.

Thank you for linking.

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