Monday, September 11, 2017

A Hodge-Podge Post

 Hi all! Hope everyone is well and safe.My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by hurricane Irma. I want to mention that my hubby's employer is doing their part to help. Any donations made to the Red Cross coming out of employees paychecks is going to be by the matched by the company to the penny. Every bit is going to help all those affected by the recent hurricanes. We should also pause to remember the horrific terrorist attacks on this day in 2001 and pray for the many lost lives and affected people.

 On to the art:



  This is a palette knife painting I did in my calendar journal using acrylic paints.
A few detail shots:




  I also decided to make a few photo prints and turn it into cards:


 
 I sent them out as thank yous to my beach friends. Sorry about the bad photo. And speaking of the beach, here's one last photo from our August vacay:



 I could easily live with this view every morning for the rest of my life:) Sharing my coffee with T Stands For Tuesday. Oh and hey T gang look what I recently made:



 I tried canning for the first time! Thanks to one of our beach friends who shared an easy recipe for 24 hr. refrigerator pickles :)

I have a tag for Tag Tuesday (theme is Paris):


 
 The Simon Says blogs are continuing to celebrate STAMPtember so I have two more cards to share:



 and matching envelopes:



 Products: large white note cards and envelopes; Neenah 110 lb. Solar White cardstock; Simon Says Assorted Moonshine sequins; Altenew Build a Flower Camelia stamp and die set. Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cut machine. Foam adhesive.

Blue camelia card: Inks: Staz-On Azure, Distress Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn; PSX Indigo. Archival Leaf Green, Ranger Seashells- Sandal. Ribbon-Michaels. Sentiment-Hero Arts.

Purple camelia card: Altenew Painted greetings stamp. Patterned paper. Inks: Brilliance Pearlescent Purple, Distress inks- Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn; Versafine Onyx Black; Staz-On Forest Green; Archival Leaf Green. Linking with the Simon Wednesday Challenge (Stamp It).

 I am also joining in at Art Journal Journey for the theme of "Colour in My World" hosted this month by the lovely Yvonne of Meggy's Way, and Paint Party Friday.

 Have a super week everyone!

" I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted, and behold, service was  joy."              Tagore

47 comments:

  1. Oh Wow I am enjoying all of your art! Loving your sailboat painting and I love that you are making cards with it-what a relaxing beach scene-love that too I also really like your Paris tag-these have been fun seeing everyone's Paris tags.
    Happy T Day hugs Kathy

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  2. You are SO busy making art, and I love everything you created. Your calendar page is fabulous, and your sailboat is out of this world. It was great to see you even created cards from it. I love it. And you know I LOVE anything Paris inspired, so that tag really spoke to me.

    I would gladly join you for coffee if I have that view every morning. It is fabulous.

    Thanks for sharing your warm thoughts for those caught in Irma's path, for remembering 9/11, and for your great and beautiful art. But most of all, thanks for sharing coffee with us at the beach for T this Tuesday.

    BTW, have you heard from Patty?

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  3. The sailboat painting i fabulous, I think your time by the sea has influenced you there. Gorgeous cards, and of course, a fantastic tag for Tag Tuesday, for which many thanks! Your pickles look good, enjoy! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  4. A very thoughtful post. A lovely Paris tag

    Thank you for joining us at Tag Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. your sailboat painting is outstanding - what a good idea to multiply it by having Cards printed with this summery motif!
    yes, These are the days to help each other by donating, praying or whatever we can do. and we should be so grateful for every good day we have.
    happy t-day!

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  6. Wow to your sail boat painting it is a beautiful scene, love the sea and sky and how peaceful it all looks. I am thrilled you are sharing this at Art Journal Journey.
    The tag looks wonderful, Paris is always a romantic subject for our art.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. OK, I want to sit with that view this morning for hours. Nice share Linda. And your sailboat piece is gorgeous. As well as the other art. You've been busy. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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  8. Fabulous art! I loved this particular calendar page when I saw it last week and seeing it close up and learning about the techniques you used makes it even more amazing - I love it! That seaview is fabulous, I can see why you would never tire of seeing it and the quote on your mug made me smile too 😁. Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊

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  9. Beautiful cards and tag. I can imagine your sailboat visible off the deck as you sip morning tea. Yeah, that would be a great view to start your day. I did freezer pickles one time. Fun and tasty. Have a Happy T Day

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  10. The sailboat painting is absolutely stunning, fabulous to make cards out of it as well! A lovely tag and gorgeous cards !Your pickles look tempting! Happy T Day and thank you very much for supporting AJJ again dear Linda! Much appreciated!
    oxo Susi

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  11. 24hr pickles.. now that sounds like something i could do! Lets us know how they turn out... Love your sailboat card... I like to do that too with my paintings/drawings... I hate for them to sit in a drawer or book and never see the light of day or be shared.. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

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  12. I love your sailboat! The image made great cards. I agree with you about that view. I'd say yes to it in a heartbeat! What a gorgeous setting.

    Happy T Tuesday

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  13. Love the sailboat ~ you have out done yourself ~ so much creativity here ~ love it all ~ neat Paris tag ~ thanks ~ love your ending for 'vacay' and pickles look yummy!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

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  14. Great to see all that wonderful and varied art. Love the idea of turning some of it into cards!

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  15. love the texture of the sea on your peaceful canvas..lovely paris tag and the pickles look great

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  16. So beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  17. I love your brave little sailing boat speeding along under the orange sky. It's good to make it into cards then other people will enjoy it too. (I make cards from my art a lot).
    Your two birthday cards are delightful too.

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  18. Wonderfully created Tag Art Linda ~ you always do wonderful creations ~ thanks,

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

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  19. Beautiful tags and cards! Love the texture of the palette knife painting...I am sorry to see the end of summer, but I do enjoy the fall! Happy T day!

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  20. hi Linda - love love LOVE the palette knife painting! You did such a great job - very impressive. The cards and tag are also lovely.

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  21. I couldn't make it to tea this week, Linda, - we're traveling - but I just wanted to pop by and say, "hi."

    Thank you for the pause to reflect. I love your palette painting. It makes great all-purpose printed cards. A two-fer!

    Hugs, Eileen

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  22. Your pallet knife painting made adorable cards.
    You B-day cards reminded me that I have to get one made TODAY......can I just borrow one of your beauties???
    Happy T-day

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  23. Happy PPF and have a great weekend! Hugs, Valerie

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  24. Linda
    That sailboat is soooo much fun, enjoyed your post totally. Happy you dropped in at my blog today

    much love...

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  25. What a wonderful seaside painting!
    The tag is beautiful, too. Thanks for nice photos here❣
    Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend 💕

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  26. Really love that seaside painting! I love the sky behind and the subtle colors in the sail...not easy with a palate. Happy PPF

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  27. Your cards are so pretty! I just love handmade cards and they're always so fun to receive. Love the pretty sailboat too!

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  28. Always love your creations ~ beautiful ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^ and PPF ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

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  29. Gorgeous sailboat art and cards. Love your decorated envelopes on the other cards, a wonderful touch.

    My sister in Florida is still without power.

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  30. What a lovely work of art. Greetings to you.

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  31. I do love your palette knife paintings!!! Have a great weekend!

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  32. Lovely work! And this ocean view! I love canning and also love pickles. Yum! Happy PPF!

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  33. I love the texture in your journalpage, and the card you made of it. Really pretty. And the view of the beach .... Oh yes! I could happily live there forever after too! :-)

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  34. The view is stunning! I could look at it forever. I'd paint boats every day. :)

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  35. You did such a great job with the palette knife! I'm still trying to work out how to use one when I paint! Happy PPF!

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  36. Love your sail boat, a great idea for a card...also a possible fathers day card!! Wonderful collection of artwork!! There is something so perfectly peaceful about the beach in the summer! Now to look forward to the beauty of Autumn leaves!!

    Peace Giggles

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  37. Fantastic post Linda! Love all your paper crafting and artsy projects! The cucumbers look scrumptious! Happy PPF :)

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  38. It would be thrilling to receive such a beautiful card:-)

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  39. Love the little sailingboat. Thin it looks great as a card :)

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  40. Busy for you this week. A lot of beauty going on here. I really like your sail boat.

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  41. Happy Weekend to you ~ love your Paris theme tag art ~ thanks for visiting and commenting ~ hope you see some gulls soon ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

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  42. Love everything! Palette knife painting is challenging, but yours is beautiful. Such pretty colors. Love your Paris tag and really impressed with your canning!

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  43. Love the boat Linda.... so much variety here :)

    Those pickles look fantastic!

    Kx

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  44. What a wonderful sailboat and beautiful art cards. I've never tried canning before, yours looks lovely.

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  45. Lovely painting and tag - very inspiring :) !

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