Monday, February 12, 2018

A Quiet Weekend

Happy New Week everyone. I had a quiet relaxing weekend. Anyone else watching the winter Olympics?  I spent some TV time watching both the Olympics and catching up on this latest season of Victoria. The hubby and I planned a summer get away for a week in July which is exciting since we haven't been able to do this since 2014 as he was tied to kidney dialysis, but no more! And lastly I  spent a few hours Sunday afternoon in the studio. I decided to put aside the projects that were not working for me and putting me into a slump. So no Valentine Day cards for anyone and a few journal pages that weren't working for me got put aside until I get inspired to get back to them.
I did make this romantic page in my calendar journal for this week. It's a lousy photo though. I tried to snap it under a light since it was a dark and wet day  but that created dark spots and I didn't get the whole page in the photo. 
Oh well, I think you can get how it looks.
So I am linking up to Moo Mania and their latest theme of Love.
I am also linking up to Try It on Tuesday and their theme of Love Is In The Air.
Another busy week for me. Not sure I am ready for it to begin, but ready or not, here I come. :)
Thank you for visiting, and I always appreciate your comments. 


Valerie-Jael said...

This is a gorgeous journal page, love the warm colours, a pleasant contrast to our cold weather. Glad you are able to take a holiday together this year, you deserve it after all you went through. And sometimes it's good to let things sit for a time....Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

Oh yes, and thanks so much for joining us at TIOT!

Dortesjs said...

You are a wonderful inspiration ;O)) thank you

Rike said...

It is a very beautiful and lovely journalpage with a great quote! Yes, on this dark and wet days it is hard to snap acceptable photos. But your's looks good!
Wish you a nice week!
Rike x

CJ Kennedy said...

Not much of an Olympics fan, and I hope to catch up on Victoria tonight after having dinner with The Eldest as Himself is teaching tonight. Where are you and your hubby going in July? Something to look forward to, instead of cold, wet weather. At least it stopped raining.

Sometimes the best thing you can do when the art isn't working is to put it away and come back to it with fresh eyes. I love your page and the Bob Dylan quote is perfect.

Rosie said...

Wow, Erika, your page is absolutely gorgeous, love it

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Divers and Sundry said...

I always watch the Olympics and am especially impressed by the ski jumping and other sports where the contestants look like they are actually flying. Wow!

I like the quote you paired with that couple. They look like an adoring couple.

Lucyna Marynowska said...

I love your romantic page - the quote from Bob Dylan too. Thanks bunches for sharing this beauty with us at Try it on Tuesday this time. Hugs!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A romantic page and a lovely vintage couple!
Your plans for a summer vacation with your hubby sound great!
YOu made me happy with this beautiful entry linked to Try It On Tuesday and Moo Mania & More Erika!
Hope your week started well!
Our whole country Austria got a huge amount of snow again, but we in the northern part got fortunately none.
oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

Well you may have put a few projects aside for another day, but you have created a beautiful romantic page in your calendar journal.
Thank you for sharing it with us over at TioT's as well Erika.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

I often leave pages and go back to them when I'm inspired again, which can be months later 😉. How exciting to have a summer getaway planned with your hubby and I'm now looking forward to seeing the travel journal that you create - what fun 😁. Your calender page is fabulous! I love the romantic look and feel that you created with the pretty papers and your lovely couple - perfect 😁. The washi tapes and sparkle are beautiful too. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday, it's always such a pleasure to see your creations! J 😊

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Personally, I think your Valentine inspired page is fabulous. Your page turned out better than mine, because my pink turned yellow in the late afternoon light. And I was really impressed with this entry, too. Sometimes it's good to put things aside until you are ready to return to them. I just wish I could get into my craft room for more than about 15 minutes before my hands turn to ice. Sounds like you had fun in yours.

BTW, I'm also enjoying Victoria on PBS.

Astrid Maclean said...

Love of course is everywhere at the moment and this is a truly lovely love themed piece! Good to hear you had a quiet weekend, and how exciting a plan a holiday!

Jeanie said...

I need to watch Victoria today -- missed it Sunday because of the Olympics. I love this page. It's very Valentine! Romantic, too. Happy Valentine's Day!

craftytrog said...

A gorgeous page for Valentine's! Such a sweet vintage image, and great words from Bob! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this fabulously romantic page and I am so pleased you linked to Try It On Tuesday! Hooked on the Winter Olympics, The curling, skating and skiing especially but we have been watching other sports too! Glad to see you have plans to get away too! Hugs, Chrisx