It's been a BUSY, crazy last week and so again my creative time went on the back burner. Hopefully that's changed especially since my Mom has returned home from her month long stay in France.
The journal page above is meant for Art Journal Journey -the new theme for this month being "architecture". I used a photo of an area I visited often in France. The page began with a coat of black acrylic because I have a fear of the black page-unlike most who have a fear of a blank or white page. And you know what? It wasn't so bad and I quite like the atmosphere of the dry brushed paint over the black. Couldn't get that song "Ghost Town " by Adam Lambert out of my head thus the words from the song which actually seem appropriate for this piece.
A few pics from the eve my Mom came home:
My dear hubby came with me to her place and we cleaned the house from top to bottom, even getting her newly remodeled bathroom ready to use. Got home to grab a bite, shower and then back to the house where we set up the kitchen table. One of her dear friends had stopped by earlier to bring the bouquet on the left in addition to the flowers from us and my younger brother and sister.
We had not only French wine, but...
French inspired t shirts! My brother on left and hubby on the right. These shirts were bought here in the US recently:)
and my Mom-happy to be home but quite tired after such a long day and flights. She loved that shirt I got for hubby. In case you can't quite read it says " I'm a proud husband of a freaking awesome French wife (and yes she bought me this shirt)".
And along with the wine I'm sharing with my T Stands For Tuesday peeps I have this:
Yes, this is the cake recipe Patty shared in this Tuesday post and I knew I had to try it. I kept hubby away from it til the next morning (only by having some other goodies handy) and it was YUMMY!Thanks for a wonderful , easy, and not too sweet breakfast cake Patty:)
Lastly, here is a special card I made for a dear friend celebrating her birthday-today.
Trina celebrated her 60th birthday by participating in a Susan G Komen 3 day 60 mile Walk for the Cure in Philadelphia this past weekend along with her daughter and a friend. It was 20 miles for each of 3 days and they all made it!! Haven't heard yet but I do believe that although the first day was not good because of so much rain and cool windy weather I think they lucked out as we did with not as much bad weather the remainder of the weekend as anticipated. Linking this to the Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog this week for the theme of "anything goes".
Will be around to visit after I get home from an appt. at the vet for Annie for her wellness check.
"The mystical journey drives us into ourselves, to a sacred flame at our center."