Hello peeps! How are you? We are continuing with warmer than average temps-just so delightful! It does get very cool by night but that's OK. Only had to put the heat on for a bit one night so far, but I am prepared and spent the weekend putting away summer clothes, etc. and bringing out the fall/winter things.
Eileen is guest host at Art Journal Journey this month with the theme of Dreams or Wishes. And at Moo Mania and More the theme is Thankfulness (Count Your Blessings) so I will join in with this journal page:
Most all of you know by now how much I adore the sea/beach. It is a dream and a wish to one day live there. Yet I am ever so grateful that we live within a few hours driving distance and that I get the opportunity to get away at least several times throughout the year. This page was done with all that in mind. I cut a heart shape from one of my beach photos. I also used Tim Holtz Typography and Symphony Collage Papers, cheesecloth, watercolor paint and Golden High Flow paint.
Speaking of the beach...for the gang at T Stands For Tuesday for my beverage reference I'll share one of the breakfasts we had at the Ocean View Restaurant in Cape May last month (our go to place for breakfast whenever we are in town):
On this day I chose blueberry pancakes. I should have cut it open so you could see how loaded these were with fresh blueberries inside-yum! These were quite large and very filling-even though this was considered a "short stack". And coffee as always:)
The new challenge this week at the Simon Monday Challenge Blog is "All Things Pink" to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I do hope you ALL get yearly mammograms!
Here is the tag card I made:
And finally I'll share some of the projects I did for Birgit Koopsen and Gelli Arts 30 Day Gelli Arts Challenge on Instagram in September. I wasn't going to do it because I already had other projects going, plus I was going away...but once the challenge began I just couldn't resist joining in:):) Here is the link to her tutorials on various techniques with the Gelli Plate.
On this day the challenge was to use Pan Pastels. I had never done this before so I followed her technique video and was delighted with the results!
I just don't use my pastels very often so I chose to use them again the next day for the challenge to use stencils:
The cards on the left are first pulled prints and on the right the second pulled prints
I definitely went grungy with these. For the challenge I either did my prints on index cards or circles so I'd have ready made backgrounds for the future circles challenge and index card challenge:)
Posting to Paint Party Friday later this week - such a fun arty party!
Also working through my Watercolor Explorations online class but that's for another post. Keeping creative makes me happy:) Wishing you a super week ahead!
" Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live." Henry David Thoreau