Thursday, July 2, 2015

This Week

So  my daughter and husband are both off from work today, and we are starting the long holiday weekend a bit early. For those of you outside the US, it is our Independence Day on Saturday. Its a big day for parades, cookouts and fireworks here. My husband's family always has a big cookout and we often go to the local fireworks once it finally gets dark.
So there's been a lot going on in my house this week. What a mess it is!
On the couple of cool rainy days we've had, I did some more painting in my daughter's old bedroom.  This photo shows the new coffee ice cream color I am painting the walls. The color in this photo is pretty true as it contrasts well with the white left on the wall. I still have one corner left to finish, but it is where all her things are piled until she has space to take them with her. I am still hoping to paint that corner this summer, but at least most of the room is finished.
This is why I needed to paint. I love color on my walls (I have a green living room and a barn red dining room) but this electric blue was a little too much for me. A bedroom should be a restful place, and this blue is left-over from her teenage years.
And my living room ceiling has been under construction much longer than I hoped it would be. I was expecting it would be done in a week, but ha-ha! But I think that's what happens with construction projects. But it is looking nice!
Those old lights are now gone and we've got some new smaller ones to put in. I am hoping maybe the hubby can finish some more of it this weekend since he will be home a bit more than usual. I am so ready to put my house back together and clean it up!

As its July there's a new theme at Art Journal Journey.
Here's a page I managed to make in between all my cleaning and painting projects.
I used one of my ready made backgrounds (Brushos and then images stamped with paint). Then I added this air mail paper tape I had, and I die cut these little envelopes. That's when the idea hit me.
So what is the letter you always wanted to get? A love letter?  A big check? An inheritance? An envelope with tickets for something or to go someplace? A note from a long lost friend?
I found this mailman in an old magazine I cut out of (guess this page was meant to be made) and I added a few post mark images, some blue paint on the border,  the some arrow doodles and finally the die cut stars.
I'll let you know when I get the best letter ever!
That's all for today.
Hope your day is going well and thanks for stopping by my blog.


Valerie-Jael said...

First, love what you have made for Art Journal Journey, thanks for joining us and being true to us! Love the photos, looks like you still have a lot to do, but sooner or later it will be finished and hopefully just as you like it! Enjoy your day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen said...

Oh .. I love your postman page Erika! So glad you found time for journaling as well . Looks all very good so far in your house I think.. I am with you -we have an ongoing renovation here since four long years.. last weekend we managed to move into two new rooms .. we have green for the bedroom and a new floor and orange for the living room and a new floor... it always tooks much longer than planned and no end in sight ..that's life!
Happy weekend - have fund with family at the celebrations!

Jeannette said...

love your mail post,its wonderful idea you give the letter from you,very inspiring page.

greetings jeannette

Blogoratti said...

Really lovely work, best wishes!

chrissie said...

Fantastic ideas pn your postman page. Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx

Anonymous said...

It's always fun when mail art comes to my house. Love your coffee ice cream walls, that will be a serene space. Wonderful quilt I spy on the bed, did you make it, it's swell. xox

ULKAU said...

A wonderful postage-mix-work! ulrike

Lori Saul said...

Love your smiling postman- what a great art collage!