Monday, August 28, 2017

August Sweetness




  Well, August is about over and soon we will be going into Fall so I am hanging onto every bit of summer warmth I can. This past week has been absolutely gorgeous, and I noticed the nights are beginning to get cooler and the sun is setting sooner, alas...

 I have a few more pics to share from our beach week in Fenwick:



 BTW- this photo is especially for you Chris-and your hubby. I think my hubby and yours would get on just fine:):) We always have a fresh lobster bake one dinner every year and Bill has gotten quite comfortable with it all.  Sharing a sip (or two) of wine with Bleubeard and Elizabeth and friends at T Stands For Tuesday.

 One evening Bill and I went across the street to the bayside to catch the sunset and it was stunning!:







These were taken with my PowerShot -no filters or photo editing. I did use the zoom for the last three shots.

 For the Simon Wednesday Challenge , Tag Tuesday Challenge and the Simon Monday Challenge (themes are "Back to school" and "Study/School Related") I made this card with a tag:


Products: Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and Alpha Tiles; clothing tag; black, ivory cardstock; alphabet stamps (studio g); Versafine Onyx Black ink; Distress Vintage Photo ink; washi tape (Recollections); patterned paper (Colorbรถk); sewing machine with ivory thread.

 And I am sharing the following journal page with Art Journal Journey (theme this month is Poetry In Motion),  and Paint Party Friday:


  Golden Cobalt Teal and  Masters Touch Olive Green were scraped over the gessoed pg. Tim Holtz Honeycomb stencil was used with a baby wipe to pull color in areas. Hearts (Dina Wakley) were stamped using VersaMark ink then brushed with Pan Pastel in Ultramarine Blue over top. Face was lightly drawn with pencil then I went over it with a black Stabilo All pencil and waterbrush to soften lines. Next I went in with a bit of Neocolor II purple for some color and used a waterbrush on that. Fine lines were added to her hair with a black pen. Stamped the word (Dina Wakley) using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Spritzed Dylusions ink spray in Bubblegum Pink at the top and allowed it to drip down the page. The words were scribbled on with a black glaze pen. I was channeling the movie Titanic and Celine Dion's song for this page.

 I want to thank you Jo for hosting at AJJ this month with your wonderful theme, for all your super entries, and for leaving lovely comments for everyone. You were a brilliant hostess!

 And thanks to all the challenges hostesses and DT members for keeping us all inspired on a regular basis. Mwah!

         " Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August."     Denise Levertov

48 comments:

  1. Hi Great art pages and wow gorgeous sunsets-I have begun to notice the change in the weather here too-less light in our day now too.
    that lobster looks delicious!
    Happy T Day Kathy

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  2. Oh delightful photos ~ sunset ones are awesome ~ Love the expression on friend's face eating the lobster ~ Your journal page is awesome and love the 'back to school tag ~ you are so creative ~ And yes the cooler weather has been in MA too but am sure we will get some warmer days too ~ Have a great week ~ hugs, ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

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  3. That is an amazing sunset for sure. I can tell you had a great beach trip by the photos you've shared. Your husband looks like he is as fun as those girlfriends you showed us last week. :) Enjoy the waning days of summer Linda. I can't believe it is leaving us so quickly. Hugs-Erika

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  4. Wonderful art, and an amazing sunset, thanks for sharing those gorgeous photos. Love the journal page, and thanks for linking the lovely tag to Tag Tuesday, much appreciated. Love the beach photos and that lobster party. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  5. wonderful artwork as always, linda! the sunset photos are awesome. (i have a powershot, too and i´m very happy with the photos it makes, even with Little light)
    happy t-day!

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  6. I fell in love with your art this week, Linda. I loved the AJJ entry and your back to school tag and card. You have no idea how inspiring they were. I never thought to make a tag like that, so now I have a way to proceed, I believe.

    Your sunset photos are phenomenal. They are so beautiful. And of course, your husband with his lobster had me laughing. Yes, T and your husband would get on great, I'm sure. I'll let you have the wine, and I'll have a coffee with you, though. Thanks for sharing your totally inspiring art, your beautiful sunset photos, your lobster, and your wine with us for T this Tuesday.

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  7. WOW - that's such a wonderful post filled with great Linda - Art and those fantastic sunset photos! I can imagine that your Bill has enjoyed that fantastic looking lobster!
    A brilliant tag and the Art Journal page is marvellous - she has an adorable facial expression! Thank you so much for joining AJJ again dear Linda and for your lovely words for all that are involved in the challenge ♥♥♥
    Enjoy your last days of summer!!!
    Happy T-Day and PPF !
    oxo Susi

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  8. Oh your AJJ piece is tremendous, really wonderful colours together and the background looks like a complex painted patchwork Thanks for all the details you gave on how you made it. The lady is beautifully painted too.

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  9. Oh Linda, thanks for your kind words and I'm so glad that you enjoyed the challenge over at Art Journal Journey so much! Your new page is amazing with all those fabulous colours and techniques and I can see how you must have been channeling Titanic and Celine Dion when you created this piece too - beautiful ๐Ÿ˜. Your trip to the beach looks so much fun and a lobster bake sounds perfect to me - yum! The sunset you captured is stunning too and who'd have thought Mother Nature would know your love for everything red ...lol ๐Ÿ˜‰. Thanks again for joining AJJ and wishing you a Happy T Day! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  10. Lobster... you would have my hubby drooling... I'm not a big fan and always give hubby my lobster tail if we have one for a meal.. Their segmented bodies remind me too much of insects... yeah i know i'm weird..lol Your Journal page is beautiful.. love the girl and the colors and the quote! Ahhh to stand and watch the sunset... and what a gorgeous sunset.. you got some great photos there Linda! Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

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  11. Bill is such a good sport. Mmmm, lobster. The sunset pictures are spectacular. The checkerboard background on your tag made me think of the linoleum in the corridors of my elementary school, Only that floor was dark green and black. Love the colors and sentiment on your journal page. Happy T Day!

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  12. What a glorious sunset!!! and you only had to walk across the street....lucky you!
    I would LOVE to send you some of our hot weather 112' predicted for today.....to HOT for any outdoor activities!
    Fabulous art kid-o
    Happy T-day

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  13. Amazing sunsets! Lobster...too much work for me...never got the hang of it. Your school tag is really cute! But I love the colors and style of your journal page. HAppy t day!

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  14. Oh Dear! Did Bill have to go through quite so much pain for your photo?(grin!) It gave Tony and I a laugh! I'm sure that they would get on! Those sunset pics are wonderful! I love your tag and I think the face you drew is beautiful! Happy T Day to you both! Chrisx

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  15. I miss cold water lobster. Whenever we get north of the Border, we make sure to have a lobster bake with fresh sweet corn. Yum!

    Thanks for sharing your photos of a gorgeous sunset, Linda.

    Your "brave eye" painting is beautiful.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

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  16. Fantastic art projects and the photos you shared of the sunsets looked beautiful.
    That lobster looked huge, I think it would have been a delicious memorable meal you had at that restaurant.
    happy T day
    Yvonne xx

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  17. Your sunset photos are gorgeous! Happy T Tuesday

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  18. Yes, I too am not quite ready for summer to end, but we can definitely feel fall in the evening temperatures here. What gorgeous sunset photos! and adorable tag...always love some vintage images. The journal page is a real beauty - what a lovely lady...and always good to be reminded to be brave! Happy T day! ♥

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  19. The sunsets are beautiful. I have a (Sony) Cybershot too.It is a great camera.
    Yumm. That lobster looks delicious. I wouldn't know where to start. I have eaten lobster once in my life, but I was given the fleshy bit, not the whole animal.
    Your tag and journal page are great.
    We are still travelling. At the moment though at our daughter's house,and she is busy today, so I have time to spend at the computer.
    Happy belated T-Day,
    hugs,
    Lisca

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  20. What a gorgeous sunset! And a wonderful journal page. Very summery! :) Personally, I'm so glad to see the end of summer. It's been far too hot for me.

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  21. Wow! Awesome shots! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Hi Linda, you won a postcard on my blog, so could you please contact me with your snail-mail addy? Hugs, Valerie

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  23. Lots of artwork and all beautiful

    Sorry I haven't time to join in T Day at the moment but I hope you had a happy one

    A really terrific tag with lots of old school things

    Thank you for joining us at Tag Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

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  24. Linda I adore that face.... it's a really special page :)

    I do love a nice sunset.... and that one was beautiful

    Hope your summer is still lingering

    Karen x

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  25. Thanks for visiting and commenting again ~ Wishing you a very Happy Holiday weekend and love having you 'visit' ~ xxx

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

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  26. It will be hard to say goodbye to summer but fortunately there will always be lovely art to enjoy!

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  27. Happy PPF Sweetie, postcard is on its way! Hugs, Valerie

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  28. Lovely work for the challenges Linda, your girl must have experienced some heartbreak there. Beautiful sunset and lobster dinner to close out summer.

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  29. beautiful tag, your Journalpage is really great and wonderful!
    wonderful sunset photos !
    Happy Weekend
    Elke

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  30. What I wouldn't give for that lobster! Love the photographs. Love the tags.

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  31. brave is lovely..I like that your explained the process! The tag is so cute...look at those kids' faces! :-) And your photography is wonderful! Enjoyed the post so much. And thank you for your kind comment on my post!

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  32. I envy you seeing those glorious sunsets on the water. We don't get to see too many, but we do we watch until the sun has vanished below the horizon. Love your journal page and your tag is really cute.

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  33. Lovely pages and wonderful photos too! Happy PPF from Number 34 :)

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  34. Wonderful artwork! Love the sunset photos. :)

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  35. Amazing lobster! WOW! The sunsets are so beautiful! I love Fall do you? Summer has come and gone so fast. Beautiful artwork and love the word BRAVE. So powerful and beautiful. Lovely post and Happy Paint Party Friday! Have a beautiful September! :)

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  36. Linda, I absolutely love your "Brave" turquoise piece. It is stunning. Now, If you ever do another lobster dinner soon, can you photograph just the cooked lobster artistically on a plate for me. Pretty please!!! Tracey fletcher king did a lobster on a plate a few years ago and since then I've wanted to attempt that crustacean. but darn its hard to find a good photo! Have a lovely long weekend and thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog! Happy PPF.

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  37. Luvthe message of brave heart, a fine piece of art that is. Happy PPF

    much love...

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  38. Linda this is such a nice post. Love art and wonderful photos.

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  39. I love this watery effect on your journal page.

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  40. love your artwork this week :) For seafood....not so fond of it. :)

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  41. So much fun and gorgeousness here, Linda! Thanks for sharing it all!
    ~~ Irene

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  42. Super project! love the tag you created and your idea to use on journal page! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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  43. I love this journal page - all the layers and colors and the perfect expression her face! Such nice work. Hope you have a great week!

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  44. Love the colours on your journal page

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  45. Love your tag and journal page! Love the backgrounds especially!

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  46. Your photos are fabulous and I love the card. The checkerboard background looks great! What a gorgeous face, she is so so beautiful! Love the painted layers too. Hugs, Autumn

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