Hi everyone. I'm home from a little 4 day jaunt out to the Finger Lakes in the middle of New York state.
I found this map on the internet to show you the area in green where the Finger Lakes are located. It's a big area, and we spent most of our time that red triangular looking loop I added to the image . :)
They are called the Finger Lakes because they are long glacial scoured out lakes that look like fingers.
We visited only Seneca lake and Keuka Lake, so as you can see there is a lot we didn't explore.
It was a beautiful area. We kept busy by visiting a few museums, taking a gorgeous gorge hike, doing some wine, beer and other alcoholic tastings, as well as a few other fun things. I have lots to show you in the near future once all my photos get unload and sorted.
But today I want to show you some art I had made before I left to link up to both Jo's fab poetry in motion challenge at Art Journal Journey and also the use your scraps challenge over at Tag Tuesday.
First my silly poetry in motion piece based on a poem by Edward lear. He was certainly known for his fun and often nonsense poetry.
I chose this poem because I had a this strange urge to try drawing some parrots. Don't ask me where that idea came from, but I will say, I was pleased with the way they came out. I actually based my drawing more on scarlet macaws which are beautiful birds who pair for life.
Here's an internet photo (from Southwick Zoo) of what they really look like.
And my tag is really an assortment of pieces that I put together. It's made with some scraps off my work table which include some tape, a TH found relative, some stamped words and a metal frame, as well as a lot of painting and doodling.
That's all for me this post.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and the new week promises to be a good one.