Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone

I thought I needed something a little steamy for today, since today is THE day of romance.. So here's  another journal page for Art Journal Journey, hosted this month by Hazel. This month's theme is :if music is the food of love, them play on."
And no, my bottom row of  hearts do not drop off the page. Its just my photo.
So this page is made with lots of paint, some sketched hearts, a few die cut feathers and   also a few stamped and colored images.
The couple is a great old stamp made by Postmodern Design. I added a little sparkle to the lady's dress since it is Valentine's Day and I thought she would be all dressed up for her guy on this love inspired holiday. You can't tell here but the feathers are die cut from some thick acetate ( the covering on a package I recycled), then painted silver on one side. I drew in the feather details after attaching them.
I am also posting to Moo Mania whose theme is hearts and Try It On Tuesday whose theme is a fine romance.

So yesterday the hubby took me to Boston to the big boat show. 
It wasn't exactly for Valentine's Day but the convention center is so big I got a lot of walking in, and it was fun to see some of the big and luxurious boats, no, big and luxurious yachts, they had on display. I guess if you have an extra half a million dollars to play with you'd be all set. The one boat my husband did drool over was a 23 foot fishing boat, very nice but not exactly all decked out, and the price for that boat was a shocker too.
Grady White's are really nice boats but you'd have to do a whole lot of  fishing or have a BIG bankbook to pay for that.
We are actually looking new motor for our boat, which is a big enough purchase, but we decided our boat, 14 years old and that we bought used for WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY less money than that, still looks good and is just exactly all we really need.
Actually it was fun to have a day out with just the hubby. We went out to breakfast first, and also went out for a little lunch snack too. Plus going into the city for a little change of scenery isn't a bad thing either.  
Last night the polar vortex  moved south into our area and it became bitterly cold and windy.  When I wrote  this Saturday evening it was -9 degrees Fahrenheit,  which I think is like -22 degrees Celsius, with the wind howling too. So it felt much colder than that. 
Today I am not leaving the house, but luckily this cold is only suppose to last until this evening before it breaks.
That's all for me today. I hope you day is warm, not windy, and has a little love of some kind in it. It might be art love, or hubby/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/ just friend love, puppy or kitty love, any kind of love I mean.
Thanks for visiting!


Blogoratti said...

Happy Valentine's and have a nice week!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A really beautiful Valentine's page is this !
Glad to hear you had a nice weekend so far --- yes one could spend a lot of money buying a new boat - o.k. they stay much longer and hold their price - so it's o.k. for someone who has too much money - lol... but you do right to enjoy the one you have - it's perfect- isn't it? And with a new motor ( expensive enough I guess) maybe ready to bring fun for the next 15 years or so. Enjoy the rest of the day dear Erika!
Thank you for joining Art Journal Journey with this LOVELY composition!

I had a nice weekend as well... time enough for making art and no playing taxi for my daughter.. so ..a good weekend!


froebelsternchen Susi said...

And forgot to write -- I send some warmer air in your direction .. it's cold here as well but springlike against this deep temperatures you wrote about...brrrrrrr.

Valerie-Jael said...

Hey, what's your problem with that price - they're even delivering it! Yikes, what a lot of money! Love your fiery hot journal page. Have a great day, and thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

Divers and Sundry said...

It's not nearly that cold here, but our 33F is feeling quite cold enough for me. Happy Valentine's Day!

Nancy Chan said...

I like this journal page. Happy Valentine's Day!

Meggymay said...

A wonderful red hot romantic valentines page. Sounds like you had a great outing.
Yvonne x

Corrine at said...

Fun page. Boat show is all for looking and not for spending. I am sure like everything, boats are ridiculously expensive, depreciate huge sums immediately and are money pits after a while. Nice to get out and about with the hubs. Sounds like the perfect day for you two. xox

Christine said...

Yes we have been hiding indoors in Toronto too but it is already getting milder. Love your romantic piece today hope it was a Happy Valentine's Day for you!

chrissie said...

Wonderfully romantic project

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

hazel said...

A wonderful romantic page, love the little cupid.
xxx Hazel.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Woo!Woo! Steamy indeed, but it sounds as though you need warming up! Looking at boats is about all I would do-not keen on being on water! Glad to hear that you and hubby had a day out together enjoying some dreams! Your card is full of wonderful details and I am so pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx

Margik said...

What a beautiful page Erika! A design so romantic, and love the adorable cupid. I'm glad to see you here at TIOT.
Mar xx

Mrs.B said...

A wonderful journal page Erika, love the images.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril x