As I sit and type this post on Memorial Day evening my thoughts continue to be with remembering the many fallen soldiers during the wars, along with those who continue to fight for our protection and freedom.
Usually this is a day of picnics and the gathering of family and friends. We don't have picnics anymore but did spend a nice afternoon at our neighbors celebrating Buzz's 75th birthday.
I had been sending Buzz funny cards the last several days but yesterday he lamented not getting a handmade card from me . So today I got this together and wrote a poem about bears for the inside since I nicknamed him "the bear" some time ago:)
For Elizabeth and friends for T Stands For Tuesday I am sharing my poppy mug of coffee along with an authentic Irish currant scone from McCarthy's Red Stag Pub. If I had eaten it there it would have come with some clotted cream and jam. Elizabeth was lamenting last week about not being able to find a true scone. I am only sorry that I can't send you one of these Elizabeth because I know you would LOVE it.
And one last entry for the theme of "Journeys" hosted this month by Erika for Art Journal Journey:
This is how I created the page:
A stencil (Paris cathedral from Artist Cellar) was used with stencil paste at the corner (you can see bits of color here and there-remnants left on the stencil previously as I rarely clean paint from them-however it is important to always clean off any other mediums you may use!). I then used Post-It papers to make masks for the sun rays. Pan pastels were used for the coloring along with a white uni-ball Signo pen for the dots. One of the yellow pastels I used has a lovely shimmer but unfortunately I couldn't capture it in the photo.
Thanks Erika for a great theme and for being a wonderful hostess at AJJ!
Wishing everyone a great week ahead, and thanks for popping in!
" Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future." Robert Schuller