Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday is Here!

Happy Friday everyone!
It is almost the weekend! Yahoo! I'm tired this morning though because last night was parent's open house at my school, and I got home late.  Plus since I can't easily go home after school (before open house begins) so I  hung around until six o'clock when open house started, and I think the hanging around just takes it out of you.But parent's night is OVER!!!
 At least until next semester.
 Today I have a journal page to show you. I am linking up to Paint Party Friday and also to Art Journal Journey. Thanks to Kristen and Eva for hosting Paint Party Friday and also to Corrine who is this month' host at Art Journal Journey. 
So my background is a gelli print. I painted the black border , added some white paint dots, and used a white pen to outline some of the background design's flower petals. The I added a bit of Gelli printed deli wrap and that cut little girl from TH found relative cards. I also added the little sun shaped window around her face, and added a few little sequin like stars. Then I added the quote.
Finally I added some of these little cloth and metal butterflies. 
This quote is really how I feel right now.
Smile!
I colored her eyes blue and I think that brightens up her whole face!
So I have a few photos from my week.  Nothing wildly exciting, as I've been tied up with work and have spent my evenings watching lots of episodes of New Girl with my daughter.
 Cool spiderweb covered in raindrops.
My chives are blooming. Rather late I think, but they are pretty to look at.
 Wednesday was such a beautiful summery evening I built a fire in the fire pit and my daughter and I had a hot dog roast. The dogs were very interested in the hot dogs, of course.I look pretty weird in this photo, but it is a selfie so what can you expect!.
It was my fun couple of hours of well needed escape from the week.
 I hope to have another fun escape this weekend. Not sure what, maybe some quiet studio play time or maybe going out on the boat tomorrow since Sunday might be rainy.
We shall see.
Hope you have a fun escape of some sort planned for the weekend.
Thanks for stopping by!


19 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the fun photos, great shot of the spiders's web, too. Your journal page is great, love it, the image of the little girl is beautiful. Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, Happy PPF, Hugs, Valerie

whimsyville said...

Love the color in the journal page. Hope you get some boat time ! Happy ppf.

sirkkis said...

Great post Erika. Your page is very creative. She looks enjoying her life.
Happy weekend ♥

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A super page Erika! That blue in her eyes makes a big difference.
Good for you to have weekend now after this long exhausting week at school.
We had here also summer again on Wednesday and Thursday with high temperatures, it was great - today is again cold and rainy.
I would like to sit at the fire and have hot dogs with you !
Thank you for another fantastic idea to this month's theme at Art Journal Journey - and Happy PPF as well!
oxo
Susi

Carol said...

Great journal page! Looks You and the daughter had a great time... there is just something about a fire that makes one feel good. Now I think I'll go an play with my Gelli plates.

Faye said...

Great colors and I love the outlining. It really makes things pop! The firepit hot dog roast looks yummy. As for your teaching, some day some student will write you long after you have retired and tell you what a difference you made in his/her life. Then all the hard work will be worth the effort. A few years ago I crossed paths with one of my former students (from 50 years ago or more) and that very thing happened. A teacher has more influence in shaping lives than she imagines.

Nordljus said...

Oh I adore that photo! The whole page is very beautiful, very happy. Great photos, looks like you had a great time. I'm so glad it's Friday too. Have a great weekend!

Linda Kunsman said...

I LOVE escape time!! Your page is fantastic! Love the background and that sweet vintage girl is especially lovely with her blue eyes. Happy weekend!

Gloria J Zucaro said...

very fun post! I love all the layers to your journal page and the spiderweb, too.

Giggles said...

Very fun post.. sad to say I remember goody goody gumdrops too well!! lol Love the background of that journal page...I can see it as a throw pillow!! Beautiful! I want to jump in the screen after those fire pit hotdogs...I know just how the dogs feel..so yummy!! Have a great weekend...you deserve it!

Hugs Giggles

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I especially liked the deli paper and how you used it. It was a delightful AJJ entry.

I also enjoyed your selfie. It's nice putting a face to name. You look like you two had fun.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is a wonderful post. Art and family. Very nice.
Nicole/Beadwright

Margik said...

Love your fabulous page, Erika! The background is stunning, and I like the super girl image. Great post today! Mar. :)

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Great background to the page and the eyes are amazing... And I love the raindrops on the spider web... That is a beautiful photo

sheila 77 said...

I do like the pink background very much and all the details you've added to make it special.
The spotted deli paper is just right behind the girl. A gorgeous art page.

Laney said...

I like your journal page - love the blue eyes! great photos, too. Your hot dog roast sounds like fun. :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Too funny. Love the page. Why ever is parents night so early in the year, why not in January or something. I never could figure that out. You've hardly had time to get to know the kids by now...burning questions, answer please? Ha. xox

Indira said...

The little girl is beautiful, you hit the mark perfectly with the blue eyes. The sparkly spider web is cool.

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Beth Niquette said...

Your artwork is charming. I love collages. I also especially loved your dewy spiderweb photo.