Happy Friday everyone. I can't believe this first week of August is almost over. As my hubby says "Nothing goes faster than July but August." And I think that is true.
So today I have a quickly done page for Art Journal Journey. This month's hostess is Gill, aka Gibby Frogett and the great theme is Nature's Wonders. Here's a page in my summer journal that works for that theme. I painted this background to represent a grassy knoll, some lava rocks and the blue sky. Then I added these 2 adorable puffins I cut out from a tourist brochure, drew in the Icelandic flag and stamped the plane. I added the banner for a title and as a date, since this journal is more of a day to day art journal than just an art journal of random pieces.
I am also linking up to Paint Party Friday since it is Friday and time party with some paint. Thanks to Kristen and Eva for giving us a great site to link up to.
So the one thing in Iceland last week I wanted to see was a puffin, and I came home thinking I didn't manage that. But then when I was going through some of my photos, I looked carefully at this water picture. Well it wasn't just water, but 2 birds that I tried to photograph. They were quite away out from shore, and my zoom lens only goes so far. I thought they were both guillemots, 2 arctic birds.
So when I got home I wanted to enlarge my photos, and low and behold, only 1 was a guillemot and the other was a puffin! That put a big smile on my face for sure.
Not the clearest photo because I cropped it so much but here is the puffin. Very obvious to see. :)
And here's the guillemot, spreading his wings and stretching.
Hope everyone has a great weekend coming up and has something fun in their plans. Not sure what is on my agenda yet, or I should say my husband's agenda which effects me, but even so I could easily have fun playing in my happy space and reading in my hammock.
Thanks for visiting today.