So did all you Americans enjoy a holiday weekend to celebrate the 4th of July?? Did you picnic and grill like there was no tomorrow?
Not us. Hubby and I kept it very relaxed and low key. I didn't even barbecue on the fourth! Those years of hosting are gone! Instead we took a stroll in town to hopefully find some places open. And of course, McCarthy's Red Stag Pub was open so there's where we had our dinner.
Bill had his favorite which is the "plain ole burger"- a very generous burger-and no grease:) And I just had to have my fave- the open faced roasted pepper, onion jam and melted brie! Hubby helped me with the coleslaw and chips. And, after taking a few bites, decided he liked my choice enough to order it himself sometime:):)
Cheers to the friends at T Stands for Tuesday!!
And here's a card -also for my T gang, and for the Simon Monday Challenge this week which is "Coffee or Tea?"
I used an old direct to paper technique on glossy cardstock. The stamps are also old. Cup- PSX, coffee beans- Rubber Stamps Of America, sentiment-Ann-ticipations. I also used Versafine Jet Black ink and a variety of Ranger Distress Inks.
I have also been watching the Tour De France cycling race every day. The first day began in the Netherlands and then moved into Belgium. The rest of the tour will be in France. How I LOVE visiting so many beautiful places via the bicycle. It brings back SO many memories of time spent there with family. And I especially long for it this time of the year with the tour, my Mom's birthday, my dear aunt's birthday (she lives in La Seyne Sur Mer-moved recently so I have yet to see this area), and the celebration of Bastille Day on the 14th. I was also able to enjoy pearshapedchris's recent posts of her trip to France! So how could I not put my longing to go back into a journal page?
The background and her dress are gelli plate prints on deli paper. The Eiffel tower bit is a collage sheet image and the stamp is from a letter from my family in France. Linking this page to the new theme for July over at Art Journal Journey ( Post and Postage), for the continuing theme of "the facial profile" at Mix It Monthly, Art It Friday-Show Your Face, Art Journal Every Day, and Paint Party Friday.
This is the second last week of the Summer Of Color Challenge and the colors are green, green and pink. I am already envisioning a girl with green hair so am off to see what I end up with:) The entries last week were absolutely amazing and what joy it was to see so much red!! I know it is going to be equally exciting this week too. Won't you join in?
Hope you all have a great rest of the week! See you soon.
" The heartland lies where the heart longs to be. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to find the true place to plant it." Vera Nazarian