Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Good Weekend

Happy new week everyone.
A good weekend does a lot for a sagging psyche, and I am feeling recharged. Of course this week at school is going to be insane as it is Spirit Week, which is the lead up to home coming next weekend. Lots of craziness ahead, but at least no evening events and no thoughts of surgery. :)
I'm also thinking I might be naughty and maybe take a day off just to stay home and make art all day.  That thought makes me happy.
The goal of this past weekend was to have some fun but also get something accomplished. So I did a few chores and squeezed in a little gardening. :)  Amazing how getting something done can pump you up. Or at least me.
So I squeezed in a bit of art time this weekend.  I didn't really finish much, but I  managed to make a bunch of backgrounds and I did complete this page.
I tried something different by making a collaged background of assorted paper scraps and some tissue paper scraps.
Then I sprayed it with some ink. Once dried I  added some leaf stickers. The larger ones I added some glitter glue (Stickles). I also stamped the words and the flying geese. The pumpkins are cut from a box of Trader Joe's pumpkin cookies. I added the glitter glue to them also. And the fox is a little die cut that i added and colored.. 
I am linking up to Art Journal Journey.   This month Valerie is our hostess and her wonderful theme is Indian Summer-Golden October.
The golden October colors were rather pretty at my house this weekend.
 I love this maple tree in the back edge of my yard. 
 Sunshine in the woods behind the tree, And also leaves that fell out of the tree that covered the ground.
Hope everyone else had  nice weekend too. I'm glad you stopped by my blog. I always appreciate it.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a wonderful page for AJJ. I like the background, and guess you ate the pumpkin cookies. The things we have to do to make art (grin).

Your yard is awesome, and I like how you showed the pit and the garden. It helped orient your yard a bit. The colors of autumn are fantastic at your place. It's still HOT here and supposed to be even hotter tomorrow. Hope you find time to take a day off this week and have an awesome Monday.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your colourful and sparkly journal page, and the autumn photos. Glad the weekend gave you new energy, a day off sounds like a good idea....Have a good start in the new week, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love this happy page and am looking forward to seeing what you will do with the backgrounds in future!
You wrote something that spoke to me so well:
"""Amazing how getting something done can pump you up. Or at least me."""
The same to me so often! If something is finally done - I am happy and powered for so many other things!
Good to know it ...

Your garden looks fantastic - I would love to help you with your gardening...
but I think we would not do much gardening at all..we would just do art!
It seems as there is much going on this week -
wish you power for the kids and all the events and preparations!

Thank you for supporting the Indian Summer theme so well Erika!

NatureFootstep said...

love your orange journal. So much fall in it :)

Sadie´sGedankenfülle said...

Hello Erika
A wonderful page and colorful autumn pictures, I like very well!
Nice week for you.
Greetings Sadie

Jeanie said...

I've done that before-- taken an art day. It's good for the soul. And so if you happy page today. Very fallish -- quite perfect!

Sue said...

I love your collaged background. It adds great texture and the colours are perfect for the AJJ theme.

Corrine at said...

Glad you are finding time to relax and play. Lots of gold and reds here, quite lovely really. xox

Gibby Frogett said...

aww I think you deserve a naughty day off for yourself with all that's been going on.
Your journal (like your garden) is lovely and captured autumn and its colours beautifully.
Wishing you a good week.. Gill xx

denthe said...

Your piece of art matches that beautiful maple tree perfectly ....

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful background for your lovely page. Autumn is a magical time of the year. Pleased to read you had a good weekend.
Yvonne xx

Lisca Meijer said...

What beautiful photos Erika! That maple tree is stunning! Fall can be very lovely. (shame about the weather...)