Hi Peeps! Again it's been awhile as I had a long, full week in Cape May towards the end of September where we celebrated our 38th anniversary. And we couldn't have asked for a more perfect, sunny and very warm summery week! We only had some rain one day and it was actually a really nice very relaxed day spent mostly in our room to rest a bit ( we tend to take full advantage of our time from morning til night everyday!), read, and watch a movie.
I'll share a few photos along with more in future posts so this doesn't get exceedingly long as of course there is new art to share too😉
Most of the days we walked the full length of the promenade which stretches almost 2 miles and at the end you can see the lighthouse in the distance.
We arrived our first day just in time for lunch so before even checking in we went to the Ocean View Restaurant where we usually go for breakfast. Their lunch and dinner menu is extensive and very reasonable as well as delicious. (You can click the link to see the lunch menu.)
And this is my ticket to T Stands For Tuesday:
I am thoroughly enjoying using my watercolors again! The lessons may be on the back burner for a bit as I am now working through some of the free Lifebook 2022 Taster Sessions . You can still sign up but once all the lessons have been presented they will go away. There are LOTS of lessons and I won't get to them all but am picking and choosing the ones that appeal to me the most.
This journal page is from the first lesson by Tamara Laporte called "Rainbow of Joy":
She presented her lesson using watercolors. I instead chose to use Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays as my medium and made mine a bit differently. Anyone else doing any of the lessons?
There are some new blog challenges and it's been awhile so I made an effort to create for those challenges as well. First up is a journal spread again in the Dina Wakley Kraft Journal:
I used some brand new Dina Wakley stencils, stamps and Gloss Sprays along with some older ones. I also her washi tape, Mineral Paint, and Words tissue paper. Posca pens for spattering and doodling. To me this deep green Fir, along with Sage Gloss sprays, and Mineral bluish grey paint remind me of autumn. Hence I am linking to Try It On Tuesday (theme is Autumn Blessings) and Art Journal Journey for the theme of "My Favorite Colour Is October" with guest host Tracey this month. I'm sure my next entry will be much more colorful😉
As soon as I read the tag challenge colors I knew I had to do something Halloween themed! I covered a manila tag with patterned paper from my stash then spattered it with both an Orange Posca pen and Dina Wakley Tangelo Gloss Spray. Word tag, brad, pumpkin, witch's hat, and bats are all Michael's. Paper Doll is Tim Holtz.
Whew, and that's more than enough for one post! Thank you if you stuck around to the end- much appreciated! I will also again join Paint Party Friday, and am looking forward to catching up with everyone again. Keep well 🤗
"Nature always wears the color of the spirit." Ralph Waldo Emerson