I heard briefly from my Mom who left for France Thursday and all is well. Her flights were on time and my aunt was at the airport in Marseille with a friend to drive to my aunt's home in the nearby town of La Seyne Sur Mer. The only glitch was a big tear/hole put in my Mom's new suitcase :( My aunt is so very happy to have her sister for a whole month and my Mom says this area is sooo beautiful. I have been to the south of France but believe it or not , although my Mom was born and raised in France she never got to the south so I am so happy she is there.
And speaking of France, it coincidentally ties in to this:
Here is another view on my coffee mug-the front:
and the back:
The lid is an airtight silicone lid I bought at a shop while at the beach. I had never seen these flower lids before so I bought a set of two. Yes, they are airtight! Apparently these are more popular than I was aware of. They are made by Charles Viancin inspired by nature-AND based in -you guessed it-France! They make all kinds of flower tops in different sizes and they make other products too-very cool stuff. The mug is one I received from our breeder when we got our Annie-who by the way is the spitting image of the one on the mug.
For the art part- here are two more collage and watercolor pages I did about my beach vacation. Again, these were inspired by Dianne's tutorial some weeks ago.
Another page begun:
Such a fun way to combine water color paint, doodles and collage papers!
And one last mention regarding art. Big news!!! Life Book 2016 will soon be opening for sign ups but in the meantime Tamara LaPorte is offering 10 spots in this year long class(all of which you can download for forever access)!!! Visit her blog , along with the rest of the teachers in the blog hop, follow the directions, and you can win one of these spots! I looked at the teacher line up and it is amazing!
That's it for today. Linking to my friends at T Stands For Tuesday. Can't wait to see what everyone else has to share!
" We are each spinning our individual threads, lending texture, color, pattern to the 'big design' that is serving us all." Karen Casey