Happy Saturday everyone. Hope everyone has had a lovely week. Mine was nice. I went to see my mom one morning, had a great lunch with a blogger friend and her husband (Thanks Dorothy and Patrick!), made some art, did a bit of cleaning, went to the doctors to go through my blood work results because of my hives. but mostly, enjoyed some cooler gorgeous summer days.
The heat feels like it is back this morning. I hope the sun remains. Even though we are in a moderate drought area at my house (not far from the severe drought area) and could use the rain, my daughter is coming, and we have plans to go spend the day at the lake where my mother-in-law lives. Lately the track record when she comes is not very good, so keeping my fingers crossed we get even a semi-good day. I am also hoping we get some sun on Monday (that is also questionable) because she is taking a vacation day and we have reservations at the beach.
If beach reservations sound strange to you, it a because of Covid 19. To keep crowds down at many state parks in New Hampshire, you need parking reservations. They have cut back the number of cars to 50%, thus keeping the numbers at 50%. We're headed to a beach called Wallis Sands as where it is located you don't get many walk ins.
Yesterday afternoon the husband and I had a nice day on the boat, even if the seas were a little rough. I didn't catch anything but he got a striper (striped bass).
It was too small to keep but fun to catch. After the photo op it went swimming away.
And for yesterday's interesting boats, here's a few.
A lobster trawler heading upriver.
This is the Gundalow. It is a modern example of the first boats that serviced Portsmouth Harbor back in the 1600s (maybe) but definitely 1700's. The have a fairly flat bottom so they can get up some of the tidal rivers even during low tide. This one sells tickets for sails on the river.
And this is the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) research vessel parked at the University of New Hampshire dock.
A little boat like ours out mackerel fishing.
I like how they painted the front of this boat.
And finally this beauty which looks like it is from the 1930's-minus the canvas and plastic coverings.
And finally I have another page for Alison's pockets and tags challenge at Art Journal Journey.
I started with some black watercolor paper which is a lot of fun to use bold colors on. This page is one of my favorites in awhile. I did some stenciling. Then I stamped and used white embossing powder to add the image (from AALL & Create). But, I also stamped the image on white paper so I could color it, fussy cut it out of the white paper and then added pieces of it to the image on my journal page.
The quote was done on another black watercolor page I made that I ended up cutting apart. I cut this strip out of the raiming paper and added it onto this page. It had the pink dots on it so I put a few on this final page to tie it together.
And I added 2 small tags. In each I added a die cut butterfly and outlined the tag.
OK, enough said for me today. Enjoy your weekend.