Saturday, May 28, 2016

Taking on Water

Happy summery feeling Saturday from New Hampshire everyone. We are hot and humid today, beach weather. This morning I want to go do a few chores and then we have plans to go to my mother-in-laws this afternoon. She lives on a little pond, so I might even venture in for my first swim. The water is still cold but I just may have to do it to say I did. My mother-in-law is a lobster lover (she eats it like every other week) so tonight we are having lobsters there for dinner, which should be a fun time. My sister-in-law and her daughter will be there too so it will almost be like a little party. Luckily lobsters are on sale for $4.99 a pound, which is cheaper than  hamburgers right now.
Sounds like the rest of our weekend isn't going to be as warm or sunny so I'm glad to have today to have a bit of summer fun.
So some of you might remember that last weekend we tried boating but the engine blew a plug and we started taking on water. In my spring-summer journal I made a page to commemorate that sad and and adventurous event. (Here's the original post Not All Journeys Are Smooth Sailing.)
So I used a background sprayed with a bit of blue ink. I did a bit of doodling (the waves and the rope border), a bit of stamping (the center vintage boat ad, the rope frame, the ore, the water level sign)) and lots of painting. Then I used the metal compass and and the title sticker. I thought I was done at this point, but when I was looking for another water sticker, I found a very old sheet of boat stickers I had. So I added the boat and the life jacket and I thought they really finished my page perfectly.
So this month the theme is journeys at Art Journal Journey, so I linking up my page.
Hope everyone has a great Saturday and that your weekend has started off in a good way.
Thanks for visiting.

7 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a super page to commemorate the first boating with adventure this season. We have nice weather as well..but rain is forecasted again. Tomorrow there shall be very hot again..we will see.
Happy rest of the weekend Erika!
Wish I could have lobster ... here they are not to pay...
but we had fish with onions today... at least something form the sea...lol.
oxo
Susi

Michelle Schratz said...

Another wonderful journal page!!! I'm thinking if I should actually say that I have never ever had lobster before. Am I weird, am I crazy?! I have absolutely no idea, but I've never had the feeling that I should try it. Maybe someday.
Hugs,
Michelle ♥

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, reminds me of your boating photos last week. Lobsters so cheap? Sounds like paradise! Have a great Sunday, hugs, Valerie
Thanks for yet another page for AJJ!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Had to laugh at that vintage boat ad. When I first saw it, I thought it might be the instructions from the repair kit your DH bought. And I agree that the additional stickers/ephemera finished the page off nicely.

You are brave. I walked through cold water up to my ankles in my basement, and that was nothing compared to swimming in the ocean (or even the lake). Will there be photos (grin)?

~*~Patty S said...

Gosh Erika this page is really fabulous.
Great details and color and design!!!
And to think it all came from something scary happening.
Happy Sunday.
I still have a few more ideas for your JOURNEYS challenge.
Thanks again for the super and well timed theme.
oxo
p.s. lobsta sounds yummy!!!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Erika, a great collection of images.
Hope you enjoyed you lobster dinner.
Avril xx

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Hope you enjoyed the lobster, we had some lobster salad today too! Not always smooth sailing, bet there's a bit of chop today! xox