I have been busy! And with our American Thanksgiving coming next Thursday it will be another busy week since I am hosting dinner and will be doing a lot of cooking beginning on Monday. So this week I made a point to make art beginning with this page in my art journal:
This is a page inspired by Matisse's still life paintings. I used only gelli plate printed papers for all of it. Oil pastels were used to enhance the images and a black Stabilo All pencil was used to outline and add some shading. This is the second page I've done using only printed papers and I am finding it to be such a fun challenge! You can see my first one here. Linking to Art Journal Journey (be inspired by the masters); Paint Party Friday; and Art Journal Every Day.
A few weeks ago I received the planner on the left with large coils. I wanted to document next year differently and thought this planner filled with beautiful art created by women, along with poems and stories etc. would be fun! Last week I received a hansa charm with a very cool silver charm attached to the moo card which I won in a giveaway by the talented Jessica Sporn. I also received a beautiful postcard. Jessica's thoughts behind her creations along with all the vibrant colors are just fantastic!Thank you Jessica! Don't you think these will fit perfectly with my new planner?
Last week I mentioned starting my venture in Indian cooking. I have made two dishes and here they are:
This is called Rava Kitchadi. It is so good-made with cream of wheat, mixed vegetables and spices. It makes for a great breakfast!
And this is a Mixed Vegetable Poriyal. I did change the recipe a bit and used sweet potatoes in place of russets, and used frozen mixed vegetables. The taste is divine and I have eaten it in a lo carb wrap almost daily for lunch. I love this!
Can't wait to try more recipes but I must finish these up first. I'm the only one enjoying them so I will have to cut down the recipes a bit.
Since I may be MIA next week I want to wish everyone who will be celebrating a very Happy Thanksgiving!
I made a handful of these cards to go out to family and friends along with a note of gratitude. I also wish to share my sincere gratitude for all of you, for your thoughts, kindnesses and support. Have a beautiful weekend!
Linking this card to the Simon Wedneday Challenge Blog (theme is Thanks/ Thanksgiving).
" I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." GK Chesterton