Monday, May 7, 2018
Back In The Game
Hello everyone, it's been awhile! Hubby and I unplugged and spent almost a week in our beloved Victorian seaside town of Cape May, NJ. We've been going there 25 years now and each time we get into town we say how much it feels like home. It only rained during a night or two, the days were mostly sunny, albeit sometimes quite chilly and windy. It didn't stop me from doing this though:
Only lasted a brief moment because it felt like I stuck my feet in a bucket of ice! Had a wonderful time. Met up with some CM friends along with new people visiting, went to some favorite places to eat, went back to the alpaca farm, did lots of beach and town walking, and found a fabulous tea shop- all of which I will share gradually in my posts:)
A big hi to Bleubeard and Elizabeth and the T Stands For Tuesday gang! For this week I'll share our dinner the first night in CM. A favorite place- Oyster Bay Restaurant and Bar . This is one place we really enjoy eating at the bar and chatting with people.
A crab cake sandwich, waffle fries and Stella Artois for Bill
while I chose another flatbread-fresh veggie- sauteed with roasted peppers, spinach, zucchini, yellow squash with fresh pesto and a glass of merlot. Bill had to help me a bit but the flatbread was very thin and crisp-very light :)
When I got home I made this collage in my calendar journal. And here are the completed pages for April:
For the Simon Monday Challenge (theme is "ombré") I have this card:
Products: white cardstock, black cardstock; lotus acetate sheet (Stamp On It); stitched circles dies (Our Daily Bread Designs); several pink and yellow markers; glitter glue; vintage gold dresden corners.
And for Art Journal Journey (this month's theme is flora and fauna - hosted by Jo); Moo Mania and More (theme is flowers), and Paint Party Friday I have this journal page:
(You may remember the similar style painting I did in this post inspired by the Art Sherpa You Tube videos). Page covered with black gesso. Acrylic paints, brushes and q tips. I have two double white lilac bushes in the yard and they are finally blooming and smell gorgeous!
My days are getting busier with gatherings and events, and of course the fine weather has me outdoors quite a bit so my art time may wane a bit and that's OK. Oh, and next week we'll be dog sitting a friend's shih tzu for a whole week and I cannot wait!!
Does your art time fade and then pick up as the seasons change?
Sunday is Mother's Day here in the US, so I want to wish everyone an especially happy and loving day!
" Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life." Rumi