Monday, February 11, 2019
This Week's This n That
Thursday is Valentine's Day! Do you celebrate? Like it? Not so much?
I have always loved Valentine's Day since I can remember- even when I didn't have a "valentine" to call my own. I have always chosen to celebrate by remembering my friends and love sending out handmade cards and sometimes little bits like bookmarks, ATCs and such. And with my love of this holiday it's no wonder our son was born on this day- 31 years ago now! He was due on the 7th but I guess was too comfy inside to come out when he was supposed to:):) I love my Valentine baby-
happy birthday Todd!
I'll share my canvas ATC and vignette with Moo Mania and More (theme is "Love is in the Air").
Thanks to this blog post by Susi I have made a book to hold all of hubby's recent birthday cards:
the inside front and back cover. These are the quotes I had found online, printed, and cut apart to put in his lunches (and sometimes in a book too) that he took for work each day starting the week before his birthday. I hope you can read them-funny!
And this is the book filled with cards:
Thank you for the wonderful idea and inspiration dear Susi!
For T Stands For Tuesday I'll share a recent meal I had when I was out for "Girl's Night" . We went to the Artisan Wine Bar (which I have mentioned before and have gone to many times):
I had a Mediterranean salad with olives, feta cheese, tomatoes and mixed greens in a light herb lemon vinaigrette. Warm pita bread and grilled lemon came with it-SO good! My wine of choice (my usual here) is Peirano - a California cabernet.
For Art Journal Journey the theme this month is "the colour yellow" so I'll share this page from my Dylusions Dyary calendar journal:
The grey background (which I in turn extended to the left side of the spread) and flowers were already printed on the page. I colored them in with markers and then used a Tim Holtz layering stencil and yellow acrylic paint to add the sun rays.
Lastly I will share the full "Grungy Flowers" journal page I painted with acrylics and used in the digital pic I began with in my last post:
Inspiration from Shawn Petite's You Tube videos. She is a master of grunge!
Sharing with Paint Party Friday.
I'll be hunkering down for a round of ice and snow coming our way :(. Hoping it isn't too bad. I worry about everyone that has to go out and drive in such nasty conditions.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
" Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet." Katharine Lee Bates