Hi everyone. Happy weekend.
Hope everyone's week went well. I enjoyed some cooler weather which meant long morning walks, a few little home projects finished and of course, some fun art time too!
I am here today with what might be my last page for Alison's Pockets and Tags challenge at Art Journal Journey. I am not sure if shall get back online with another page before Monday when the month ends, or if I won't. If I don't, I want to say THANKS Alison for such a fun challenge this month. And thanks to all of you who read my blog and participated. You certainly sent lots of inspiration my way!
So this is a page from my garden journal that I have been working in often lately.
This is my tribute to my dream veggie garden. It didn't happen this year thanks to chipmunks and the drought we're in ( I'm not watering as we are on a well and I don't want that to run dry). But being ever hopeful, it will happen next year. I will say my cherry tomatoes have done fabulous and there might be some more kale coming soon.
So my page began with some mini papers, some rubbed on green and yellow ink, and then some blue stamping and brushing on the same blue ink. I then added the vintage seed packets and some other paper ephemera, including a playing card-showing the backside- coming out of the corn pack-that is my pocket. And on the top of the beet seed packet is a small round tag that I stamped and colored with a butterfly image also. And you might notice the corn variety is called Country Gentleman. It's the perfect cue for adding this country gentleman TH found relative.
I wanted to share the star of my garden this year.
I actually got grapes on my one grapevine. It is 4-5 years old (not sure exactly when I planted it), and I did plant it on a whim to see what it would do. I had given up on grapes, but this year it really produced.
It is a Concord Grape variety, better for making jelly than eating, so the other day I did just that. I had hoped for even 1 small jar of grape jelly, but I got 4!
Now I need to make some sourdough bread so I can try it out.
And look at this weird guy who was sitting on one of my hydrangeas.
I was surprised he didn't fly off when I got close.
That's all for me today. We are suppose to have some rain today (hurrah-hurrah-we so need it). My daughter is coming home tomorrow and has another vacation day Monday. If the weather works out, we are off for the beach again. So keep your fingers crossed it will be sunny and not too chilly.
Enjoy your weekend!