Monday, February 22, 2021

Weathering The Storms

 


How is everyone? I missed doing a post for last week cuz hubby had some extra time off d/t snow storms, and the national holiday for Martin Luther King Day so we just took advantage of some extra time together. 
Oh, and we woke up this past Saturday at 4:30AM to find a water main break on our street!!  We were without water until late that night and are now on orders to thoroughly boil all water before using-ugh! Hubby actually took a day off today (Mon.) at the last minute because we were getting hit with some dangerous snow squalls and another heavy snowfall right when he should have been leaving for his 45 minute commute!


 
 I just took these a few min. ago even though they look identical to the snow photos I shared in my last two posts! It just keeps piling up. Enough already😠! I am trying to dismiss the winter by using lots of bright and bold colors in my art 😉

 We did  get to have Todd and Kyra over on the 14th for Todd's birthday dinner in between the storms:



    We got him a custom mug with a silly photo of he and Kyra and on the other side of it I had printed "Remember to always have fun together". He doesn't like ANY hot drinks so I filled the mug with his favorite Goldfish snack😀. We also got him a set of custom coasters with a photo collage of him, his groomsmen and father from the wedding day. That and one of his fave dinners- German meatballs over noodles, warm bread, salad, and a dark chocolate cake. I'd say we did good. Cheers to the T Stands For Tuesday gang!

Art Play: I actually have two pages of art yet to post here that are listed in a small notebook! Not always easy to keep up with what is posted here and what I post on Instagram or when. This page I'll share with Try It On Tuesday (theme is Oh So Cute) because I think this darling Dina Wakley birdie fits the bill:)

 
 Still enjoying starting  a page with a grid of a few colors and playing with more unusual color combinations. Here I used Dina Wakley paints in Sand, Ocean, Eggplant, and Evergreen.

Here is another temporary mandala I created playing with the fussy cut leaves I made from the Darkroom Door small stencil- Ferns:

 
 I used Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays through the stencils. These will be used on cards and journal pages.


 A simple collage done on a burlap page. I'm determined to finish the handful of pages left to complete this journal (so I can get a new one of course:):)

 And one last page for today. This one is for Art Journal Journey with the theme of "Heavy Metal", and the Simon Says Monday Challenge (Anything But a Card)::



 Lots of Dina Wakley products. I used metallic Gloss Sprays in Gilt and Medieval for the background. Other- Dina Wakley Collage Collective, Just Words Collage papers, Good Idea Stamp set, Mantras stencil. Kraft card stock, Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Also joining in at Paint Party Friday. Well that's all folks! Take care and have a wonderful week.

" Whether the weather be cold, or whether the weather be hot; whether the weather be fine, or the weather be not, we'll weather the weather whatever the weather, whether we like it or not."   Unknown
 




34 comments:

  1. We are having the same type of winter snow. It is snowing now and still piling up. UGH! I'm totally with you that it is time to stop. It sounds like you had a fun dinner for your son's birthday. The meal sounds yummy. I have never had German meatballs, but lots of Swedish ones. And nice art Linda. Thanks for sharing pieces for both Try It On Tuesday and also for Art Journal Journey. Hope you have a great (sunny) T day. Hugs-Erika

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  2. meatballs and chocolate cake — sounds like a real winner! You are dedicated to do all that cooking.

    be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow some very well done creations! Love the ferns, the bird, page, all the Dina Wakely stuff, and the super birthday pictures. Stay warm and safe!!!

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  4. What a wonderful birthday celebration for your handsome son! Beautiful creations as well!

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  5. I have a question Linda. Who is Todd's father? OK, that was silly. Yes, I think he looks like a younger version of your husband. They could be brothers, too. I love the mug you got him. Thanks for sharing his gift, his meal, and your wine with us for T this Tuesday.

    Your art is amazing. I love the layers and sewing you did on the page with the birds. I'm also struck with this awesome mandala you created. And of course, I totally love the awesome glitter you shared that goes so perfectly with Valerie's theme at Art Journal Journey, dear friend.

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  6. Seems like the snow just went over toyour place, here it´s finally gone!
    Funny idea with the mug :-)
    And I love your pages, esp Little Italy :-)
    Have a happy T-day.

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  7. So many places are having deep snow falls this winter.
    A lovely celebration with your son, our son had his birthday this week but being in San Francisco we just had a facetime call together.
    Love your artwork especially the ferns.
    Stay safe and warm
    Jan S

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  8. Sorry you still have so much snow! It's warmed up here! Love your beautiful art, all of it, and thanks for linking to AJJ and TIOT, much appreciated. Glad your son enjoyed his birthday ��! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  9. It's so good that you could have Todd for his birthday! In spite of all that horrible weather. I saw on the news how it is affecting certain regions in the States. Awful. I can totally understand you are fed up.
    Your floral mandala is beautiful! And I love that collage on burlap. I have noticed the lady's coat. The design is amazing. Really timeless, don't you think?
    Happy T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  10. Fabulous birthday celebrations and artwork 😁. Loving that little 🐦. The snow looks so deep - brrrr! I'm glad it didn't stop your celebrations and your happy pictures look wonderful. Happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x

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  11. What a lovely snow! We're under a boil water order but at least we have water to boil.

    That birthday meal sounds good :) Happy T Tuesday!

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  12. Oh so glad you are back blogging ~ Glad you had a good birthday party for your son ~ dinner sounded wonderful and look at all your artwork ~ Favorite is the last one ~ love the quote and composition of it.

    Happy Week to you ~ I'll be back ^_^

    Living moment to moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. As always, your art is colorful and fun. The mandala is my favorite though. I love that you used the fern leaves in this unusual way.
    That birthday dinner sounds delicious. And what a fun gift. One is never too old for goldfish.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  14. Fabulous art Linda! Thank you for the wonderful page for Try It On Tuesday! Pleased you could celebrate Todd's birthday! That snow still looks very deep - do take care! Happy T Day, Chrisx

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  15. Lovely pages and fern mandala. All the snow is gone where I live, now getting a lot of rain.

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  16. Sounds like a fun celebration. Wonderful journal pages. The little ditty on the last page made me laugh. Happy T Day

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  17. The weather is crazy! A week ago we were minus 17, and today we were 70! What is that all about? Now we go back to 40s! LOL.
    Lovely artwork. You are gifted. The celebration featured my favorites, too! Happy T Day!

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  18. Sounds like a nice birthday. Too much snow for me. Your are is just outstanding. Have a nice day.

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  19. Be bold ~ be willing to play is a great quote and colorful and creative collage artwork ~ ^_^

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. That mandala is fantastic ~ love the colors and the textural look ~ so creative! ~ Rain this weekend here ~ wishing you a good weekend ~ Xox

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. Lovely pages. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

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  22. Happy PPF, have a great weekend, stay safe. Hope the weather is better! Hugs, Valerie

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  23. I love your art Linda, especially the ferns, that's so lovely! :) Eegad...a broken water main, not good. What a pain in the butt to have to boil your water...we went through that last summer when we had our new well drilled, it's not fun! Oh I would love a mug full of Goldfish lol...I can easily get addicted to those... :)

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  24. Fantastic use of all those products!! Happy too that you got to have a birthday celebration between storms. Our storms came fast and locked us down a few days, then left as quickly as they came.

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  25. Lovely art this week, glad you survived the storms though.

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  26. Warm Wishes. Your collages are gorgeous

    Happy PPF

    Much💗love

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  27. Lots of fabulous art Linda. Love the leaf idea. Gosh you are having a lot of snow - yuk.

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  28. Wonderful work of yours and you have had a lot to do with dme snow and the burst water pipe. The beautiful birthday celebrated by the son.
    Take care, hug Elke

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  29. Here in North Idaho, we finely got some snow on ground. Although harder winters in past. Love your collages. The bird and little Italy caught my eye.
    Happy PPF
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  30. Times Square and 'Do your own thing.' are awesome creations! Happy Weekend to you ~ Xox

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  31. Great artwork Linda and yes, that little bird is cute.
    Great photos of Todd's birthday and I'm glad you managed to meet up to celebrate, that really looks like a lot of snow.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday, Avril x

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  32. lol, my favorite today are the flowery mandala. Very beautiful :)
    Take care!

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  33. Wow, you have snow! Our terrace is clean of it - hopefully it will stay like that :)
    We had a few sunny days, oh, so lovely.
    Your art is great (always is).
    Have a good week!

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  34. 'Do your own thing is wonderful ~ hope Spring is on its way to You!

    Happy Week to you,

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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