Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Hi everyone. The summer  heat has arrived here in New Hampshire. It is making the kids even less interested in school than usual. And I have to say that is true for me too. (Smile)
So yesterday I had a fun evening out. Yes, it was an evening out. My school offered us a parking lot picnic if anyone wanted to go. You emailed in your sandwich order, and they ordered you a sandwich, chips and drink. Then we drove up and our individually bagged up dinner was put in our car's passenger side window. After that we drove around the back to one of the parking lots,  parked our cars, got out  with our lawn chairs and sat socially distanced from  friends  while we ate our sandwiches. 
It was beautiful evening and it was fun to have a short social time. I didn't realize how much I missed it. 
So today I have a journal spread for Art Journal Journey.
Mia's flower challenge goes through the end of the month, and it has been an inspiring one, hasn't it?
It started with some pink paint, some printed tissue paper and this daisey stamp.  I drew and painted the circles, and I also added a tag on the right side and stamped the quote. I also added a few assorted stickers and ephemera.
And Jo suggested I join the Tickled Pink challenge at the Frilly and Funkie blog. So I will.
And that's my art for the day.
Thanks for visiting!


Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you were able to have an evening out, sounds great and safe. I miss other people just now too, I'm on my own 99% of the time, not good. But I do get lots of reading done. Gorgeous journal page, love the daisies, always so pretty. hugs, Valerie

nwilliams6 said...

Sounds like a fun evening. Such a lovely creation. Love the pink and all the pretty details like the flowers. The words on the next page are so calming. Hugz

R's Rue said...

So much sweetness in this post.

sirkkis said...

Glad to read that you have had good time outdoors.
Your spread is beautiful.
Enjoy the day xx

CJ Kennedy said...

The daisies on your page are so pretty, and I'm looking forward to seeing the butterflies. That was nice of your school to host a social evening. Sounds like fun. Take care and stay cool.

Stevenson Q said...

Super love the font styles on the Right Page! Love it so much that the butterfly stamp created a strong point of visual while also accentuating the whole picture :) Happy Wednesday Erika :)

Himawan Sant said...

Welcome to summer in New Hampshire. Your bright color butterfly painting is suitable to depict the bright atmosphere of summer.

Greetings from Indonesia.

Mia said...

I am glad you had such a great evening, Erika. Yes, we all miss social times, but things will be better in the future. We just need to think positive.
Your spread is really inspiring, my friend. I love how you created it. Pretty big butterfly and lovely painted circles. Stickers and ephemera are a great embellishment. Thank you SO MUCH for joining once again my challenge at AJJ! Big hugs, my dear friend.

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, Erika, what a very, very nice gesture your school made!!!
And your work, awwww, love it! Hugs from here!

Cath Wilson said...

I love daisies, Erika. These are beautiful. The tissue paper looks good, too - and the verse may well be old now but it's still a bit of wisdom. Knowing when to let go is half the battle. Great artwork. You just can't fail with butterflies. Everyone loves them.
Hope work is a bit easier tomorrow ;-)
Cath x

Cath Wilson said...

Forgot to say the picnic sounds brilliant. It was a great idea from someone... it's always good to realise we're not alone, but especially now, when we're all so isolated. Glad you had fun x

Lowcarb team member said...

I must say the parking lot picnic sounds an excellent idea …
Who doesn't like daisies :)

All the best Jan

Elkes Lebensglück said...

your page is beautiful and looks so happy. Fabulous design!
It was a great idea to be out with the picnic.
I wish you a nice day
Greetings Elke

froebelsternchen said...

Your spread is just beautiful!
So good that we get back in normal direction .... that's so good for us!


craftytrog said...

Oh how I miss seeing friends! Your picnic sounds wonderful Erika.
I love your page with those pretty daisies and butterflies.
Alison xx

Neet said...

What a wonderful idea the picnic was - it must have been lovely to see faces you have not seen for a while. I could just do with something like that to happen right now. Even though I have my partner in life with me, and he is wonderful, I still feel lonely during this pandemic and it would probably bring me to tears to see friends once more.
Love your pages. Such a beautiful colour of pink and how lovely is that tissue with the music printed on it - perfect as a backdrop for your daisies and the butterfly. I like the way you have linked the two pages together and brought the words of that lovely quote into the same big picture by the use of the tiny circles dotted around the two pages.
Enjoy your summer weather, hopefully I ;will sit out this afternoon in our sunshine.
Hugs, Neet xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful artwork. And I'm glad you were able to have that social distancing parking lot picnic with your colleagues. (It got hot and muggy here in CT, too.)

Meggymay said...

Erika, your organised picnic sounds a good idea. I think it would be very cheerful to meet up with friends, even if the rules still had to be kept.
Your journal pages look fantastic and I like how you are using the burlap base layer in the journal.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

Divers and Sundry said...

The parking lot picnic is a wonderful idea. Fun!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The parking lot social sounded like a great idea and nice that the school offered eereyone the chance to social distance and yet socialize.

Jeanie said...

I think one thing this lockdown has done has made us very grateful for and realize how much certain things mean to us. It's so easy to forget.

Caty said...

Ohh You had a very nice evening Erika !! That´s really fantastic, sometimes we just need one hour with friends to feel better.
Your Art page is Amazing! I love the daisies, the music background with the butterfly, the colour and all the others details. Good Quote.
I wish you a very happy Friday, stay safe, and
Big hugs,

Let's Art Journal said...

What a great idea, the picnic sounds like such fun! So we'll organised too and a wonderful way to catch up with friends - perfect 😁. Your pages are just gorgeous, I love the pink with the beautiful butterflies and words and this white daisies contrast so beautifully! Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! Take care! Hugs Jo x
p.s. your pages would be perfect for the Tickled Pink challenge over at The Frilly Funky Boutique Challenge Blog if your interested in joining in the fun 😉.
Thanks, Jo x

butterfly said...

Stunning stunning page spread - I love the hit of colour with the white daisies popping against it, and the drift of the rose pink over onto the burlap. Just brilliant. Your socially distant picnic sounds very clever!
Alison x

Eileen Bergen said...

The parking lot picnic is a nice idea. I really miss being with orher people.

Beautiful spread! That must be a Dina Wakley journal. It's wonderful too.
Eileen xx

sarascloset said...

Well, I am just tickled pink that Jo suggested you play along at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog with your brilliant journal page! I'm loving how that pink looks on the burlap and as a background to those sweet daisies. How wonderful to share a picnic with friends, even if at a distance. It's amazing how we are not supposed to get close to our loved ones, yet crowds gather and spit in each others faces and share bottles of wine in our cities as of late. Oh, I'm sure we will be starting all over again... I digress...I'm so happy you joined us in our Tickled Pink challenge!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful journal pages! Love the texture of the burlap and the beautiful pink splashy background. Thanks for sharing your journal pages with us in the Funkie Junkie Boutiqe "Tickled Pink" challenge!