More rain and very dark skies
Here's a different kind of page from my calendar journal. I am linking up to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's challenge over at Art Journal Journey. The theme this month is Count Your Blessings.
It is an unusual style of page for me, but I had fun making it. Sometimes you just have to step outside of the usual. And celebrate our own uniqueness, which is definitely a blessing, even if we sometimes (or often) overlook it.
I first colored the background with various markers, then added the face which I cut out from a magazine. Since he was looking up, I added the sparkly golden circle to represent the sun. I was going to do more with the page, but decided I liked it with just what I had added to it.
And a few random photos for you.
First, for those of you who know Corrine, I'll share this photo.
We live relatively close to each other (like about an hour apart) and we got together the other day for lunch, some good conversation and a walk around Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
My husband was motivated to make me a pepper, onion and cheese omelet as well as a grilled English muffin for me this morning. I was half asleep on the couch so this breakfast was much appreciated.
I got some more marked down goodies at Hobby Lobby yesterday including this pattern book. I figure it will be great to cut out people and clothing images from for artwork. I went in for some dye to make some holiday gifts, but spent more time (and money) on the discount walls.
And I went swimming at my mother-in-laws along with the dogs the other day when it was sunny.
For the first 2 hours no one was home, and the breeze was amazing, so I sat on the dock and read.
And threw sticks into the water for the dogs to retrieve.
Maddie jumped in and once she even went under water, putting up this big splash.
Pete eases himself in. He's definitely more coordinated in the water.
My sister-in-law joined me after that which was nice. We chatted about books, when we both have to go back to school and a little bit of family gossip. My MIL is having some major back issues this summer and other than pain meds, they can't do much for her. I think she was hoping for surgery, but the doctors are saying she isn't in good enough shape for that. It's got her down but she still likes company to come by.
Not much else going on here other than the patter of rain on the roof.
Hope you are having a great weekend so far.