Just happened to catch on the local news the other day that the infamous Budweiser Clydesdale horse team would be in our area for a few days and we'd be able to see them in their stalls practically up the road from where we live. Until 5PM. So at 4:40PM we got in the car with our cameras and were not disappointed.
Even the official Budweiser dog was only interested in getting his food :)
These magnificent creatures average about 2000 pounds!
We were told that the next day (today, Thurs.) they would be "dressed" and hitched to the wagon for a short parade in town, but that there'd be a good chance for it being cancelled due to the threat of heavy thunderstorms and high winds. Couldn't reach anyone or find out this afternoon -and fortunately we were spared the storms up to this point so I hopped in the car at the last minute, parked and ran down the way just in time to see them pass!
This is our local mayor sitting along the side and our state senator sitting up front.
I just want to hug them all!! Pictures aren't so great because it was like bedlam all over!! LOTS of people running about for photo ops in the midst of traffic-including school buses trying to get thru-OOPS!! There def. should have been blockades up to keep the vehicles away for that short period of time. Glad I didn't miss it though.
Felt like just playing with color in my "mop up" journal when I had just a little time.
One more journal page:
No step outs this time- I didn't even think about the camera once I began this. It's in a watercolor journal and the background had been done awhile ago. I've been so inspired by the fabulous faces/portraits so many have been doing lately for this challenge that I just had to paint one too! I love how as I was painting, some of the red (which was also on the top left of the page to begin with) bled into the wet paint giving her face some added color. Chalks were used for some shading on her face. Then a charcoal pencil was used and smudged with my fingertip.
Won't you join me in the fun at Art Journal Every Day, Glue It Tuesday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Paint Party Friday, Show And Tell Saturday , and a new to me challenge- Blue Monday?
" Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of ones chosen form."