Friday, April 29, 2016

One Last Lyric Page for April

I'm not sure its "Happy" Friday for me this week since my one week vacation is winding down. But when I go back to school Monday we are in the wind down until the end of the year. That is good news.
My baking class is over; it ended yesterday, and it was a blast.
Here's yesterday's yummies.
A chiffon cake. We frosted and decorated these towards the end of class and I was feeling a bit rushed, so it could have been a little neater I think. But still looks yummy. I haven't cut into yet, but I think today would be a good cake day.
And some chocolate truffles! Yum.
I never took a finished photo but these were rolled in coco and on a few I added a white stripe effect.
But you get the gist I am sure.

So I have a  journal page which I am linking to both Paint Party Friday (Thanks again Eva and Kristen for hosting!) and  Art Journal Journey (Thanks again Linda for hosting!). The theme this month at AJJ is "For the Record", using song lyrics. I chose an older French song by Joe Dassin called Aux Champs-Elysees.

This song came out in 1969, and I heard it on a movie soundtrack a few years back. I can't remember what movie it was, but I think it was The Darjeeling Limited starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman. The movie was good, not fantastic, but this song stuck in my head.  
Anyhow, my page about this song is made on a Gelli print. I stenciled and added paint to the Eiffel Tower. I also painted the clouds and the song words. The bicycling woman is an old stamp from Stamper's Anonymous. I love it. It kinds of bugs me that Stamper's Anonymous has gotten so much into making only a few people's images now rather than their varied old catalog. I guess its where the money is and the old images aren't so popular anymore. Not that the new images are any less cool and interesting; I just wish more of the old catalog was available.
I finished off my page but adding in this blue rose.
So as much as I loved my 4 day baking class, I am glad to be home today, enjoying the last of my vacation. I plan on having lots of play time in my clean studio area. Big smile on my face. I have the whole day and evening to myself, since no one will be home until almost 9 PM, and after 4 busy days, I am ready for a little quiet time. And the other big thing about my weekend is that tomorrow night I get to meet my daughter's new boyfriend. They have been dating a little over six months and my husband and I still haven't met him. This is mostly because 1) she is an adult-24 years old and 2) he lives on the other side of the state and since he has his own apartment and she is living with us right now, when they get together for the weekend she goes to his place. 
So that is the exciting finish to my week off. Hope everyone has something a little bit exciting in their weekend too.


Blogoratti said...

Great stuff indeed, have a lovely weekend!

Valerie-Jael said...

Being greedy I have to start with your calory rich delights, wish I could taste them. And your journal page is gorgeous, and I LOVE that song, I'm sitting here singing along already. Have a great weekend, glad your course was so good. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Delicious Post. Thank for video.
Happy weekend 🌸

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this baking class and a new boyfriend for the daughter that's wonderful!!!!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A wonderful Paris scene and a yummy cake. Happy PP Friday!

Linda Kunsman said...

of course you know I adore your Parisian age-and I haven't heard that song in a long time-love it! I think I have your woman cyclist's man-I have a VERY similar old rubber stamp of a Frenchman on a bicycle:):) Luscious and gorgeous looking cake Erika-you did such a great job with all your class desserts. Glad your daughter is having you meet her boyfriend-my son is a bit older and he had us wait months before meeting his gf, but I think he wanted to be sure of her first:) Have a great weekend!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an incredible way to end the baking class. I am SO impressed with your baking skills anyway, and this week was just the icing on the cake (unexpected pun).

I've never heard of that song before, but I love anything that has to do with Paris. Your art was super.

Nice to finally meet the daughter's new boyfriend, but just as nice to have this day to yourself and time to get your craft area broken in properly to make sure everything works as well as you hoped. Don't be afraid to move a few things, if something isn't working (or located) the way you'd hoped. Have a fun and SUPER weekend, too. Unfortunately, I'll be dodging storms AGAIN!

Christine said...

your baking looks fabulous, these are not easy to do in my opinion! Love your song and beautiful page Erika!

Faye said...

Love the lady on the bicycle. I have never figured out how women bike in skirts and stay modest! When I first visited Germany I saw many women in skirts riding bicycles. That was in the olden days before many women were into slacks. Very nice journal page. and your cake looks wonderful.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I enjoyed your baking class... yes! Amazing products - I would like to taste all!!Thanky for sharing at least the photos with us!!!
This page is so beautiful - and I am in love with the song- thank you!
I hope you enjoy the last days before work starts again!
Happy weekend and thank you again for such a fantastic entry to Art Journal Journey!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Forget to mention - finger crossed that the new boyfriend is the one for life ---♥♥♥♥
How exciting!

NatureFootstep said...

seems you been to Paris. It would be a nice peace for a travelling art :)

Your cake looks delicious.

MiSchra said...

Cake! Almost better than art journaling. Almost ;-)
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
MiSchra ♥ #25 this week on PPF

Jeanie said...

Well, I'm such a sucker for Paris and I love this song so an extra delightful way to start my day! Everything is beautiful in this post, Erika -- the journal page, the truffles (I can only imagine the finals!) and the gorgeous cake. We're all harder on ourselves but from what I see -- holy cow! Fabulous!

Thanks for taking the time to visit the Gypsy -- especially when you've been on holiday and so busy!

Giggles said...

Beautiful page and yummy baking......wonderful job! Baking is so artistic too!! Sounds like an accomplished time off!! All the best with the New Boyfriend....hope you like him as much as she does!!

Hugs Giggles

Fran said...

Yum! What a gorgeous cake.

Indira said...

Cake looks yum. Hope you had a great weekend meeting your daughter's boyfriend. Both the journal page and the song fit perfectly together.

Nordljus said...

Your cake and truffles just look amazing! And sooo delicious! And a fun journal page too! Now I just want to go to Paris and eat chocolate! :)