How are you? It was a long weekend for us in the US with Memorial Day- a special day to remember and honor those who fought and continue to fight for our country. It was quiet here. The weather wasn't the best but Bill managed to weed our shared garden with the next door neighbors and got it tilled and all ready for planting.
Last week I found this in one of my hanging geranium baskets. I know it's a purple finch. But what about that odd brown speckled egg? Could a cow bird have layed one of her eggs for the finch to hatch? I've heard that does happen.
And here is the latest:
That is some BIG mouth on such a teeny thing :) I only peek in and take a pic when I have to take the basket down to water. Momma waits in a nearby tree branch until I go in.
For T Stands For Tuesday I have two special drinks to share:
Bill and I have never had a martini and were always curious as to what the fuss was all about. At one of our favorite places to eat in Cape May we noticed the bartenders serving up LOTS of them. So we figured this would be the day to give them a go. Bill had a poma martini (on the left) made with pomegranate while I went for the original. I cannot tell you what alcohol is in them. Our verdict- they were pretty good but we're really not mixed drink people. Do YOU like martinis?
While in Cape May last year we bought this Turkish lamp:
Although a general pattern is used each shade is unique due to the hand cut glass and beads. It is so beautiful. I had my eye on another one but we didn't get it. Until this last trip:):)
I couldn't stop thinking about it, and fortunately it was still in the shop! Only one other item was purchased (in another shop) which I am currently reading:
For Tag Tuesday ( theme is "locks and keys"):
Products: manila tag- Ranger; Tim Holtz Idea-ology- Worn Wallpaper (LOVE!!) used on the tag and as a backdrop, Paper Dolls, Alpha Tiles, Harlequin Grungebord (which is like a flexible cardboard you can ink, paint, etc.), ChitChat Stickers, Distress Tool; Distress Oxide - Frayed Burlap; Distress Inks- Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood; Stickles Diamond Glitter glue; vintage lace, hand dyed ribbon.
For Art Journal Journey (Flora and Fauna), Paint Party Friday, and Moo Mania and More (Even More Flowers) I have this art journal page:
This was painted with acrylics, meant to imitate Japanese style painting with sumo ink. Inspired by an Art Sherpa You Tube video. Not one of my best but I enjoy the learning process. And I think this would be much prettier with the flow of the ink.
Lastly- thought I'd let you all know I am finally on Instagram!! You can find me here . And my son has helped me start to navigate, etc. He also put the link at the top right side of my blog for me. I've been looking into starting a Society 6 shop the last few months but will -yes- wait for Todd to help me. He really wanted me to set up an Etsy shop but I'm just not into it. Do let me know if you're on Instagram -I'm trying to find my artist friends! If you have any favorites to follow I'd love to hear about them too. And don't forget to follow me:)
Will catch up with everyone throughout the week and weekend. Be well, and happy arting!
" Share your smile with the world. It's a symbol of friendship and peace." Christie Brinkley