Friday, 11 May 2018

Listen to the sounds of nature .....Diary week 19

Diary Day ....week 19

Have you ever just stood somewhere in the countryside and listened. the quietness is something special. But, after a while  start to hear, maybe a bird singing, a rustle of leaves in the hedgerow, a farmer with his tractor in the fields.
If we are lucky we may even see some of the wild life.
I am lucky to live close to open countryside. We have a local fox, the deer visit the wood and we have many feathered friends visit the garden.

I used pieces from a torn napkin  for my diary today, after coating the base with white gesso. I added  stencils as usual and a stamped  sentiment that I really  relate to.
'Seek stillness in your life
if only for a moment.

Thank you for calling in today,
 you are always welcome here.

This is a scheduled post as I wanted to keep sharing my diary on the same day each week.
I will add this page to Jo's theme of Flora and Fauna at
Art Journal Journey
when I can get an internet connection


  1. You have a fabulous napkin collection Yvonne. This one really makes a gorgeous page! I live i the country also, but it is woodlands here.I love it except for now when the oaks are letting out their pollen (augh-my allergies) and right now all the spring bugs that are out. We get the little black flies. UGH. I do LOVE your calendar page for the upcoming week. Happy almost weekend. Hugs-Erika

  2. Beautiful journal pages, love the napkins you used. We really do need some stillness in our lives, that's true. The birds wake me every morning, but I like it! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Oh wow.. this is amazing - and the quote to it is gorgeous! I am in awe of this calender pages ! So glad they fit also the AJJ theme so well ! Thank you dear Yvonne for all your amazing inspiration this month again! Stillness is precious for us - so right! Happy weekend my friend!
    hugs, Susi

  4. I always LOVE diary day. This is a gorgeous entry, and I love how you used the napkin to its full advantage. As always, I admire how you connect the two pages flawlessly together. This is beautiful.

    Since you don't have access to the internet at the moment, I hope you don't mind that I am adding your link to Art Journal Journey. I don't want anyone to miss out on this gorgeous entry today, dear Yvonne.

  5. Wow, your diary page is stunning! I love all the animals you added to your page and how they all link to your countryside where you live - perfect 😀. Their stencilled setting looks so pretty too and the quote is beautiful; I have added it to my quote book, I hope this is ok. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey again and wishing you the happiest of weekends! J 😊 x

  6. It's a gorgeous spread Yvonne!
    I love living near the countryside, and listening to the birds in our garden and local woods. And it's so special to see the occasional deer.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,
    Alison xxx

  7. So gorgeous Art journal page Yvonne !! I love it ! the napkin is very beautiful. And yes, I´ve also listened to the birds´song, the forest or parc noise, it´s increible!! I wish you a very happy weekend, big hugsssss

  8. Wow Yvonne, the site is wonderful as always. I love the napkins you used.
    Greetings Carola

  9. Lovely page and the sentiment is so true. We need this.

  10. A really beautiful page Yvonne and with the wildlife that you see, your lovely napkins were just perfect :)
    Quietness to be able to listen to nature is very special as its often hard to find.
    I like just before dawn for that, before most people are awake and its still and the birds starting to sing.
    Have a great weekend.
    Gill xx

  11. A really beautiful page, Yvonne, the napkin you used for your background is fabulous. Lovely design!
    Great sentiment too!
    Hugs, Mar

  12. I love the wildlife we see in our local woods & sometimes they even venture into the garden, rabbits are less than when we first arrived at the house which was a new build back in 1979 but the deer still visit and we get the odd fox, hedgehog or pheasant come wandering through as well as red squirrels. Enjoy the peace and quiet :-)

    Sally xx

  13. This is amazing Yvonne. Your ideas with paper napkins are always so beautiful--still can't bear to use the ones you sent for me lol

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  14. Listening to the sounds of nature is one of my favurite things to do, so peaceful and calming, - as is your beautiful spread, gorgeous work with that fabulous napkin!

  15. after living in the woods here with the wildlife and all of the birds-I just don't see how I could ever live in the city again-hoping neither one of has to as we get older--it is a special place indeed-I love it.