We are home once again after an AMAZING 11 days in Fenwick Island, DE with our friends! The weather was perfect the whole time and the laughter and fun never stopped. And for the first time we went on a little sight seeing trip to nearby Berlin, MD one day- a charming and quaint Victorian town. Once I get pics organized and edited I'll share the town where Runaway Bride and Tuck Everlasting was filmed.
I have missed you all but I kept my promise to myself to disconnect from the phone and PC (outside of deleting emails each AM, and watching my online calendar lesson for Aug.-the only art I did!) so I have LOTS of catching up to do.
Each year for our big beach trip I like to make a little something for the girls. This year I made fabric starfish using summery batik fabrics. These were inspired by my friend Becky Shander and her article and projects "Stars of the Ocean" in Sew Somerset Summer 2014, pgs. 82-85.
We only ate out one night (everyone took turns making the meals) but I just have to share part of our dining experience in Bethany Beach, DE at Sedona restaurant because it was an unforgettable dinner:
This was our lobster night - a tradition Trina has had in her family for many summers at the beach- and we have taken it on now:)
We began on the deck with champagne (what else do you have with lobsters?) and corn on the cob while Lobster Queen Trina prepared the main course (A few yrs ago I made the crown she is wearing-complete with a moving lobster toy. Lynne was also given a crown for her expertise in cracking and dismantling lobsters :) Our wonderful friends and beach house hosts Lynne and Chad are in the bottom rt. photo. I am joining back in with Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T Stands for Tuesday!
One more art project:
Had to take some time away from cleaning, laundry and errands to make a bit of art for several challenges including Mixed Media Mojo (tags); Mixed Media Monthly (stencils and paste); Mix It Monthly (crazy dresses) and Simon Monday Challenge Blog (scratched up-embrace imperfection and get grungy). Would love for you to play along!
The tag was first stencil embossed using a word stencil (The Crafters Workshop) and coarse pumice gel (Golden). Several ink sprays were used after the tag was completely dry. Edges of collage images, words (ARTchix Studio) and tag were sponged with Black Soot Distress ink (Ranger). Image was embellished with Gold Stickles glitter glue (Ranger). Paint dots added with black paint marker(Deco Color Marvy Uchida). White dots added with white gel pen (uni-ball Signo). Foam tape was used to adhere words and image. Asst. fibers from my stash.
Looking forward to catching up with everyone!
"By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more."