Hi everyone. Hope June is going well for you so far. I spent yesterday doing what felt like a hundred little chores. Not a very relaxing day but since the heat and humidity are supposedly coming back, I am glad to say I got them done.
The bees seem to be settling into normal bee life, many of them spending the day buzzing around, and the rest I am guessing are busy in the hive. I won't open the hive until tomorrow or Saturday, so I will know more then about what is going on inside of it then. I need to be sure the queen has gotten out of her box that they ship her in. There is a little plug of food that should be eaten through, and she should be out. If I don't find the box empty, then I'll remove the plug and let her get out. The others should be starting building combs inside.
Today I am back with another page from my garden journal for Mia's butterfly challenge at Art Journal Journey.
Today's page is a collage of some vintage gardening images, as well as a few TH images too.
I began by adding a page from an old gardening journal to make the base of my of my background. I used some green and brown ink pads to give it and my white background paper some color. Then I did some layering, including the old magazine ad and the small piece of green paper. The seed packet is an actual vintage packet that I've had for a couple of years. This seemed like a good place to use it.
I also added a few other paper images, including the TH boy and his dog (hope the dog doesn't get lose in the garden and make a mess of it) and the 3 butterflies. The herb words are stamped from an old Postmodern Design slab stamp I have had forever. Finally I used some stickers to create the word grow.
I've been so busy with outdoor chores that when I sit down at my work table, it takes a bit to get my mind wrapped around art again. I've found collage and paper layering is a good way to get my brain back into art gear. This page is the result of some getting back into the groove of play. And although it may not be one of "masterpieces", smile, I really like the results.
I'll end my post with some more photos from Bedrock Gardens that I visited a week ago.
And I'll finish with one of my favorite shots that I took that day.
Hope you are having a wonderful start to June so far.