Prompt60 #36: Return to Sender

"Searching is half the fun: Life is much
more manageable when thought of
as a scavenger hunt as opposed to
a surprise party." 
Jimmy Buffett

5x8" watercolor moleskine, ink

5x8" watercolor moleskine, ink

My guess is that I'm not the only artist with quirky habits. I skip the first page in my drawing journals {going back later to do that page}, although not my mixed media art journals & altered books. I work those in random, non-chronological order. 

I made this page in the pre-op area before my recent foot surgery. My strategy was to focus on drawing rather than the upcoming surgery and it definitely helped! The waves under the word "lost" were added to bring balance after I had written the "st" so high in the air. I'd been told not to bring any valuables, so I brought a "new" journal along, knowing that it could easily be lost in the shuffle {walking pun intended}. I'd rather lose a new journal than a journal with my work inside! 

 Create a "return to" page in your journal. You can do this on loose paper or an index card and washi tape it into the inside front cover of your journal. Or use the last page for this purpose. Try this in ransom note fashion. You might include a phone number or email address or even offer a reward, depending on the importance of the journal to you.

Daisy Yellow