Friday, August 14, 2015

Happy Hour

I'm not sure I want it to be Friday; summer is going WAY TOO fast! Before I know it I'll be back to last 2 weeks have started now. Sad sad face.
Anyhow, Friday means the end of work week and after a long work week a big cold margarita is often the drinkers choice at Happy Hour. If you don't know about happy hour (as I am not sure if it is international or not), it is a time when a bar or restaurant or pub or tavern offers a little cheaper drinks to get you in, and it can also just refer to the late afternoon when someone has a drink at the end of their day.
I am linking this journal page to Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting.
I am also linking this page to Art Journal Journey.  This month's hostess is Yvonne.
I mad this page with some clear gel paste and a stencil, spray inks and then some Golden liquid acrylic paints. After that I sketched the glass, painted in the drink, and then added a ring of Glossy Accents and some clear glass glitter to make the salt ring. I drew and colored then added the lime.
I painted and then outlined the flowers at the top of the page and then stamped the clock and the hearts and the little Think Happy saying at the bottom of the page.

So my week has been all about being a local tourist. Yesterday I went for a little hike up a small local mountain with a friend and my dog. And of course my dog loved a little walk in the woods!
Aren't the clouds pretty?
If you look super close with a magnifying glass you can see all the way out to the ocean in this direction.  It is just there, on the horizon.

Today I am off to Boston for the last round of kidney donation testing. I've made it through the other rounds with flying colors so keep your fingers crossed this round goes the same way.  This is the last round, and if I pass my results go before the doctors and they decide if I can donate to my husband (or in a switch).
So I hope everyone has something good on tap (excuse my pun, keeping with this Happy Hour theme) for the weekend! Thanks for stopping by and visiting!


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photos, love your dog, too, very handsome! Your journal page is great, happy hour is a great theme for time! Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey! Good luck for the final testing, hope all will go well. Hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Oooh, how delicious page! Love the bright, beautiful colours and design.
Your photos are impressive.
Happy weekend Erika xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a fantastic page Erika! I would like to have a drink like that just now.. every hoor should be a happy!
You made a nice walk with your lovely doggy!
Fingers crossed for the last round testing!♥♥♥

Thank you for another fantastic TIME page fpr AJJ dear Erika!
Happy PPF!

Faye said...

The colors are gorgeous. Loved seeing the photos. What a beautiful place!

Laney said...

Love this happy colorful page!

Meggymay said...

I had to smile when I read that you had named this page Happy Hour, its a fabulous, bright happy page. Your photos are lovely as well

GlorV1 said...

Wonderful post. Love your dog, he looks happy. That margarita looks ready to drink and now I want to go make one.:) Good luck with your final testing. Happy Hour to you.:)

~Rasz~ said...

Very cool painting. I love all the photos. The ocean looks so inviting. There is nothing like being on the edge of the water for me. Keeping good thoughts and prayers for you and your husband. You sound so patient. That's so good. I don't wait well, and I know you have to be able to wait when it comes to answers of tests. Happy PPF! Have a great weekend. Hugs!

Christine said...

Good luck on the kidney testing! Your happy hour drink looks delicious!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That margarita looks so yummy, especially since I could use one on Sunday before I go back to work on Monday! I'm praying that everything goes well with your kidney donation, so that you can help your husband. Blessings!

prachee Vashistha said...

awesome work..!!!

Sirkka said...

Beautiful page with the happy hour -drink. I wish with crossed hands good luck for your final testing. You are living in a beautiful place with a wide horisont, beautiful photos.

Corrine at said...

Close to home. Looked like there were lots of places you could hike in your neighborhood. Xox

SLScheibe said...

Ha! What a perfectly fun piece! Love the clock, lol.

sheila 77 said...

This is terrific, love the bright colours and the way you have created the salt ring, the bright flowers and the glass of the lime drink.
I like the Happy Hour link to AJJ too, a clever idea.

Neesie said...

A gorgeous collection Erica,
Great photo's too.
Good luck with the test results... sending positive thoughts and best wishes your way.
Have a wonderful creative week.

Nordljus said...

Beautiful, happy page! And what a spectacular sky. Hope the test results are positive!