Monday, November 20, 2017

A Mix of This and That

 Good day ( or evening depending on where you live)! I am still a bit busy assisting our great aunt as much as I can going back and forth to her home, visiting Momma cat (who is now with her original owner temporarily- the vet) and making hospital visits. Thankfully I can still get my own housework done and get a little art time in along with the Deepak and Oprah meditation series. And now I will also be preparing for a small Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday with just hubby , son and his gf.


 This vintage tag is meant for Tag Tuesday (theme is music), and the Simon Monday Challenge (theme is tear it up). Products: white tag; music washi tape (Tim Holtz Ideaology); gesso; torn patterned paper; vintage collage sheet image and sentiment (ARTchix Studio); snowflake stickers (Mrs. Grossmans); dot sparkler stickers (Stampendous).

 For T Stands For Tuesday with Bleubeard and Elizabeth and friends:

Not long ago Bill and I went antiquing not to buy- just for fun- in an area we've been to many times before. And we decided to have an early dinner at McCooles Red Lion Inn which we also enjoy:


Not sure if you can click on it to make it larger to read...


They served us some pumpkin hummus and pita bread while waiting for our order. I never had pumpkin hummus before and it was pretty good.


We both had the crab cakes-a favorite of ours there along with roasted cauliflower and rice.

 And of course hubby had to have dessert with his coffee:)


that chocolate cake was so rich and decadent-and he ate all but one bite! Special pose from him to your hubby Chris ;)

 Speaking of Chris- I made a journal page for Art Journal Journey with the theme of '101 Ways To Keep Warm' hosted by Chris this month:


 Not sure if I want to add words or not so this is it for now. Cozy thoughts of reading by candlelight. My page was inspired by another 'Painting With Jane' you tube video. I used acrylic paints, brushes and a palette knife.

 Detail of the candle:


  Also linking to Try It On Tuesday (theme is colourful) along with  Paint Party Friday later this week.

 I made one of my recent journal page paintings into cards:


and to those of you celebrating I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! Til next time...

"If you use gratitude a little, your life will change a little. If you use gratitude a lot everyday, your life will change in ways you can hardly imagine now."       Rhonda Byrne

50 comments:

  1. I love that candle Linda. What a beautiful piece. Hope your great aunt is doing better soon so you can get some of your time back. I am having a small Thanksgiving too, just the hubby and me this year, but I am looking forward to this. No traveling, no time schedules. :) Hope you have a wonderful holiday and I do think your husband has a good idea eating all that cake. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Oh Linda ~ wonderful creations on your post ~ I love the candle the best I think but each one is special and so creative! Food looks yummy ~ love crab cakes ~ ^_^ ~ A special Happy Thanksgiving to you ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)
    Happy Thanksgiving coming in USA

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  3. Your tag is lovely! And so is your journal page. Those crab cakes and chocolate cake look amazing!!
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  4. My keyboard is having a PMS hissy fit today, and refuses to work much of the time. I would LOVE to leave you a personal message like you are used to from me, but it took nearly 30 minutes to write my last "real" message. Fortunately, my mouse still works well, so I can copy and paste this generic message to you. So, I will just wish all my U. S. friends a very happy Thanksgiving and EVERYONE a very happy T Tuesday.

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  5. Now that chocolate cake looks great. And I love the sound of pumpkin hummus, sounds very yummy. Lots of lovely art, I especially love the lovely musical tag, thanks for joining us at TT, much appreciated. Great candle painting, too, just beautiful. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  6. a good idea to make your paintings into Cards! the candle is so wonderful, you could print it, too!
    pumpkin hummus sounds great, i must Google if i can find a recipe.
    wishing you a wonderful thanksgiving - and thank you for always being part of the tea Party with your inspiring Posts!

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  7. What a beautiful tag - a great vintage look! Loved the look of the meal - pumpkin hummus sounds good! Hubby has dessert envy now - great hubby shot! I love your candle page! Thank you for your support! Happy T Day! Chrisx

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  8. Wonderful post! I so enjoyed seeing all you fabulous art and hearing about your week 😁. The Christmassy tag is adorable and I love your candle painting, the texture you create always amazes me and the candle looks stunning! Pumpkin hummus sounds lovely, I may have to try making it myself and those crab cakes look delicious too! I think your hubby may have stole the show with his pose or maybe it's that huge piece of chocolate cake...lol 😉. Wishing you a Happy T Day and Happy Thanksgiving! J 😊

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  9. Lovely tag and journal page. That cake does look rich, my hubby can't resist dessert either.

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  10. Wonderful art this time again dear Linda - I am always thrilled about your wonderful creativity ! Thank you for joining AJJ again !
    Love all your pieces - specially the candle is amazing! Happy Thanksgiving and happy T-Day my friend!Those food looks tempting .wow!
    oxo Susi

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  11. It is a beautiful painting of the candle, I am so pleased you have added it to the new TioT's theme.
    The tag looks fantastic as well.
    The crab cakes looked delicious and so did that yummy chocolate cake.
    T day wishes and I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving day.
    Yvonne xx

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  12. Lovely creations. The candle painting is beautiful and the tag would look pretty as an ornament on a tree. Dinner sounded wonderful and I'm drooling over that chocolate cake. And what a good sport your hubby is to pose for a picture. Have a Happy T Day and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. Love the art today, especially the candle ♥ That food also looks fantastic!!!! I haven't had crabcakes in forever. :( Happy Thanksgiving! It will just be Bob and I on Thursday... my families big day is on Saturday and it will be different this year as Mom has finally turned over the cooking to my sister and I . ♥ We've been trying to take over for years but she pretty bullheaded. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind wishes.

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  14. The food the candle the chocolate!!!!! What a post Linda!! You are one busy woman and you carry it all beautifully!! Thanksgiving and Tea hugs!! deb

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  15. I enjoy shopping -but not to buy- at antique places. So many interesting things to see. I like crab cakes, too, and that plate looks delicious! Happy T Tuesday

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  16. Loving your art, your meal looks delicious and wow that chocolate cake looks amazing. You have been busy busy-take care of you too-hugs
    Happy Thanksgiving and Happy T Day Kathy

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  17. Fabulous job one the candle painting, Linda. I've never tried palette knife painting. And you squeezed in time for a lovely tag too. I hope your great aunt is doing better soon. It's so good of you to help out. You must be exhausted. Fun picture of your hubby. How does he stay so thin eating desserts like that?!

    Happy T-day and Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Eileen

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  18. Yum, pumpkin hummus sounds delicious, and healthy too. If I ever come across any, I'll have to try it. Happy T-Day!

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  19. a perfectly lovely music tag! great art journal piece too. and yummy cake! xo

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  20. What a beautiful warm candlelight painting! The effects with the palette knife on the candle are gorgeous!
    Rike x

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  21. Beautiful Thanksgiving Blessing creation ~ ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)
    Happy Thanksgiving in the USA

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  22. lovely tag and journal page.

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

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  23. Great to see you still had time to priduce such gorgeous and varied art.

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  24. Gosh that cake looks good.... no wonder your OH looks so happy!

    Really love the candle Linda, loved seeing the close up brush strokes.

    Hope you have a really great Thanksgiving.

    Karen xxx

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  25. A beautiful tag, and I love your candle page Linda!
    Alison xx

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  26. A lovely piece Linda, love the texture you created on the candle and that's such a beautiful tag.
    Never had pumpkin hummus, sounds great and the chocolate cake looks yummy, no wonder hubby has a smile on his face.
    Avril
    p.s. thanks for linking to TioT

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  27. Happy PPF Linda, have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  28. Oh Linda, I love your candle and the wonderful background light. It looks warm and inviting for sure. Happy PPF

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  29. Love your beautiful Christmas tag and lovely post, too.
    Happy PPF 💕

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  30. Hi Linda, beautiful art..wonderful post, lovely photos, looks like fun and yummy food! Gorgeous vintage tag, so elegant and inspiring, the quote is so sweet! Your candle painting is awesome, a wonderful glowing feeling of radiance and spirit, gorgeous work! Have a most beautiful wkd and wishing you many blessings
    Victoria

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  31. Oh thank, so much, Linda for your wonderful complements in your comments today ~ You are a treasure so creative yourself! ~ Happy Weekend to you and your family ~ Xox

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)
    <3

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  32. lovely warm page for AJJ and a beautiful Thanksgiving card. The food looks amazing this week.

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  33. Love the candle painting! Happy TG a bit late.

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  34. You sound busy! It's good that you can still find time to do art. That candle is amazing. the whole piece has such a soft warm glow, and it makes me think of sitting in a comfortable chair with a good book in a small room in an old castle ... weird eh!? Hope you had a happy thanksgiving!

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  35. Your tag is lovely, but I just love that candle. Great work.

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  36. I liked your tag but then I scrolled down and found your candle. Absolutely love it :)

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  37. Fantastic texture on your candle!

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  38. your blue pumpkin is awesome. I had carrot hummus the other day and it was awesome so then I thought... hmmmm I bet making hummus using other stuff would be awesome. I made mushy peas and added it to garlic hummus and it was so delish. The sweetness of the peas and the garlic hummus was really awesome. Visiting from PPF. Oh, I'm having a HUGE Christmas Giveaway on my site, the giveaway closes midnight Sunday night pacific time. Here's the link... http://justaddwatersilly.com/2017/11/21/christmas-giveaway/

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  39. Cute and pretty tag, love the background and a soft look. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week!

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  40. what a sweet little music tag, and beautiful art work! loved hubby's special pose for Chris' husband, lol... your hubby looks pretty pleased about the chocolate cake! hope your Thanksgiving was cozy and wonderful!♥

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  41. Hi Linda! Thanks for dropping by my blog. The candle is brilliant. The tag is lovely, and the pumpkin card is beautiful. I also noticed your gorgeous new blog header. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  42. What lovely artwork!!! I enjoyed it all!

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  43. Thanks for visiting again ~ always love to have you and thanks for great comments ~

    Happy Week to you ~
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  44. I've no idea how you manage to make all this gorgeous art as well as deal with all your Real Life activities. I really love the tag, the shape, the old-fashioned look and the muted choice of colours. It would make a great greetings card too. I also love the "simple" design of the candle which I know would not be at all simple to paint. I rather like it without words, just giving the idea of sitting and reading quietly by candlelight.

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  45. What a beautiful tag and lovely candle! Your art has wonderful ambiance.

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  46. Great art and very happy hubby = perfect reason to post! :)

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  47. You are such a wonderful blogger Linda! Always so much interesting items to share! Love your tag naturally and your Candle art painting is fantastic! You know I always make humous but have never heard of pumpkin humous! Is it a combination of chickpeas and pumpkin?
    xox Suzy

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  48. Beautiful candle painting Linda and love the Thanksgiving card too!! Pumpkin humus sounds different...I wonder if they still use chick peas as the base. Oh I see Suziqu asked the same thing. All the best to your Aunt I hope she's feeling better soon!! So sweet of you to help out!!

    Peace Giggles

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  49. Very Nice Collection.Thanks for sharing keep up the Good work..

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