Documented Life: Another Trip to London!

WEEK 29:

So, I’m a little behind with blogging my Documented Life Project art journal pages, but I will get caught up over the next couple of days. I’ve pretty much stopped doing the DLP journal prompts. I prefer to just do my own thing and go with the flow rather than have to think about how I’m going to incorporate someone else’s idea of what I should include in my journal. That doesn’t mean I won’t do any more of the prompts; just that I haven’t done any for a while and I don’t know when I next will.

Week 29 then!

The backstory: We had been away camping for a week (week 28, here) when Little Miss Ford announces that she bought the three of us tickets to go and attend a talk and book signing in London by one of her favourite authors. Her favourite. Not mine. Not his. She had done this without asking permission despite the fact that she would need us on side so we could drive her to the city and look after her if she had a panic attack.

I wasn’t especially happy about it. We’d just had an exhausting week away (our holidays are never very relaxing, we pack too much in!) and I needed time to get back into my normal routines. But what could we do? She had already bought the tickets, in secret. She had us over a barrel!

#documentedlife week 29 art journal page by zoe ford at #topfloortreasures

So we went. And, apart from the panic attack that hit her full force on a London Underground platform on the way to the event, we had a nice evening. Due to the aforementioned panic attack, we arrived late and had missed the talk, but Waterstones Piccadilly has a lovely quiet area with armchairs where Amber could relax while the queue to get books signed got shorter.

#documentedlife week 29 art journal page by zoe ford at #topfloortreasures

She got her books signed eventually; we went off to find some dinner and then made the long journey home again.

#documentedlife week 29 art journal page by zoe ford at #topfloortreasures

EDITED TO ADD: Amber took lots of great photos on our trip to London, visit her blog and event report here to see them! She made sure that the author signed one of the books without a personal dedication – so you’ll find an awesome SIGNED COPY OF ‘LANDLINE’ BY RAINBOW ROWELL GIVEAWAY at the bottom of her post too! And it’s open worldwide!

And that’s all the art journaling I did for week 29. Other arty things included making more index card art for the ICAD Challenge and getting a pack of artsy stuff together to send to an Instagram friend in the USA.


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