The Hobonichi Techo is the name brand of the Japanese journal in which I write and draw for my 'illustrated diary.'
The Hobonichi brand sells an extensive line of
planners and accessories, and enjoys an almost
cult following of lovers of their products
The Hobonichi Techo Challenge is a creative challenge
by Penguinscreative originally posted on Instagram,
in which she comes up with a theme and daily prompts
for Hobonichi users to draw or write about.
A busy week has passed, as I rescheduled appointments
and prepared to travel out of state to visit family, attend
a play co-directed by my music-teacher-daughter and
attend a high school graduation ceremony.
I usually squeeze in the time to write notes in my
journal, adding drawings and doodles later.
The fruit challenge this month has really made
my pages colorful and fun.
It was a long drive to Tennessee to attend my
grandson's Fifth Grade graduation ceremony. Hubby
had to work, so I was on my own. I was
surprised at the formal ceremony, because it isn't
something done in the area where I live. However, I think
it encourages the students to look forward to graduating
from high school. So that's certainly a good thing.
No caps and gowns, but everyone was dressed up
and there were helium balloons, flowers, and a
very nice awards ceremony. I'm so glad I got to attend!
This is one of those pages where I wish there had been
more room to write and draw! Very proud of
my grandson, who is 11. (but looks so much older!)
I discovered on the drive back to Ohio that listening
to an audio book makes the time pass much more
quickly and enjoyably! It was actually a title that my
grandson had read, and features a 'steampunk' kind
of alternate universe. Fun stuff.
On Friday, I drove to Northwest, Ohio where my
daughter teaches music. Some of her students were
performing two different one-act plays. Since I hadn't
been to any of her programs this year, I wanted to
attend. The plays were funny and well done, and the
venue was quite interesting.The Fayette Opera House, which my daughter explained had been built for the
old Vaudeville days. Still needs some restoration, but
so inspiring that the community is working to
keep it going and make improvements.
I discovered that some of her students have
been looking at my blog. As my daughter was doing
theater make-up for her students, I thought it would
be a good time to do a little work in my journal.
"Oh, is this the famous journal?!" asked one of the students.
"Famous journal?" ah, um, yes. I didn't know it was famous
in Fayette, Ohio... Lots of interesting questions followed.
So surprising to find that they were even interested...
I guess it's a good reminder to keep in mind the impact
of the images and words that you put out there on
the internet! You never know who is seeing it, and it's
one very good reason to keep things positive.
Then there was High School Graduation on Sunday and a
very nice family gathering afterwards for my nephew.
The school happens to be my Alma Mater too. I
remember being so glad to move on to college! And
did I mention making 'Buckeye Candy' for the party?
They are truly decadent. But sooo yummy!
Linking up for T Tuesday over at Bleubeard and
Elizabeth's blog, where we share a beverage and
a chat about whatever is on our minds.
Thanks for stopping by!