Welcome to the Summer Blog Hop!
You should have come here via Amanda's blog If you are lost or just tuning in here, start out at Amanda (Okgirl's) blog Thanks Okgirl for organizing another fun sketch blog hop. Along the way you will get to see what a group of us, a pretty large group, have done with a sketch that Amanda designed herself! I hope you enjoy hopping your way through all of our sites. I will draw one random comment, who's author is a follower to win a prize :) Be sure to link up your own creation on Amanda (Okgirl's) blog in order to be in the running for the grand prize!
I actually really enjoyed this sketch. There is a simplicity, yet great texture in it. I chose the photos of a hike we did at the end of last summer. I woke up feeling a bit queasy, but sometimes I do first thing. I usually feel better as I get going. So, I went forward; had some oatmeal. Halfway through, I decided I wasn't ready to eat. We went ahead and hit the trail. About a mile up, it became clear that I was getting sick and really not feeling well. It was a beautiful hike and I said I could go on. We got near the end and to a pretty serious uphill section. By now I was really not feeling well. John trucked right on up and waited for me to just take my time and go slow. He even shouted encouragements down back at me. Really the view from the top was so worth it! Just stunning. And it was a gorgeous day. He tried to get me to eat a little. I think I had 3 bites of PB&J. I ended up sick the rest of the weekend.
It wasn't a bad experience though. I would really like to go back and hike it again. Parts of the trail reminded me of something out of Lord of the Rings. John and I really enjoy the hikes we take together. Oregon is so beautiful and we are just sharing time together in this beauty!
Of course the sketch is a one page sketch and I have turned it into a double page layout! I really do like double page layouts the best; plus I enjoy adding to the sketch and making it more. I would like to gain in skill in this area.
Be sure to create your own layout with this sketch and link it up with the Mister Linky at Amanda (Okgirl's) blog Now hop on over to Cassie's blog