Or at least trying to keep warm. What a winter this has been! We had more snow Saturday with whipping gusty winds and record cold come through. And, more snow is expected tonight into tomorrow... I could cry. But I won't. Instead I'll focus on the fact that Spring will come eventually. And so , my art reflects that.
This is a journal page inspired by another of the techniques in the book Art Journal Courage by Dina Wakley (pg 32). I love using the techniques as a jump start and then just taking off on my own. I've shared other pages inspired by this book in previous posts.
I also made a card around my favorite season of the year, and my place of paradise-by the ocean:
Stamps used: sentiment (unmounted)- Stamping Sensations; Post Card stamp- Rubber Tree Stamps; pen- Limited Edition; woman writing (Acey Deucy).
Linking to Art Journal Journey, Inspiration Avenue, and the Simon Monday Challenge Blog.
On Sunday we celebrated our son's birthday (which was Saturday, Valentine's Day. You can see the two "younger pics" of him in this post. ) Dinner was baked ziti, garlic bread, and salad. Dessert was his favorite cake-dark chocolate with a cup of Starbuck's coffee in the batter, and a homemade chocolate icing. We also had water, Bordeaux wine and coffee:
Although these are not great pics it was the best hubby could do because Todd constantly moved about , covering his face every blessed time. What is it about this 27 yr. old who will take pics when out with his friends and post them on FB and yet we can't get a one????
And lest anyone thinks I have given up on Indian cuisine, I have not. It's just that I am the only one eating it so I will try a new recipe periodically and when I know it won't be too much. This was the latest new recipe I tried from my cook book Healthy South Indian Cooking by Alamelu Vairavan:
This is called Paruppu Masiyal. It is a favorite from the Chettinad area of south India and is made of toor dal (yellow lentils), turmeric, garlic and cumin. I happen to love lentils so I thought this was delicious!
Linking to T Stands For Tuesday with Bleubeard and Elizabeth and friends. I hope that wherever you are the weather isn't treating you too badly. And if it is, put on some fun music or a good movie, bundle up, have something hot to drink, and stay in!
"Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator." Robert Orben