Happy Friday everyone. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I'm writing this post Thursday night, hoping all the rain from the remnants of tropical storm Fred have moved out by Friday morning as I have plans for a walk. I've only gotten in one actual walk this week between things going on or the weather, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed I can go.
This week I have been showing you lots of pages for Neet's TYPE challenge at Art Journal Journey, and today I have one more to share. All my effort went into making the tag on this page, so I thought I would leave the background as it is. I hope it doesn't look like I just stuck a tag onto the page.
This page started with this tag I made as an art warm up. I used watercolor paints and made a multicolored background. Then I did a lot of random stamping and added some die cut flowers that I doodled over. I also added some bits of scrap printed type tissue paper to the background also. To finish my tag, I added both a quote and a woman from an Art By Marlene punch out book.
I attached my page to a denim page in my Dina Wakely garden journal. I then used some label maker tape (From TH all punched out, although I should have found mine and used that- that would have been a good idea for the background.). This black Maneki-neko cat die cut that was sitting on my work table. I added a bit of color to him and thought he made a great object to tie the tag and the tape and the page together. Finally I added a few plastic rhinestones that came off of this sheet of rhinestones that I picked up on markdown at some point in the past. Just because a pop of sparkle is always nice.
I guess I could have stenciled a bit of a background on the denim, now that I am looking at this piece on the computer. I might go back and do that, but for today, it is what it is.
And besides this journal page, today I want to take you back the Sunflower festival.
I absolutely loved visiting Coppal Farm a few weeks back. I have some more sunflower photos today.
Not only did I enjoy walking through this big field of flowers (and they were buzzing with bees-smile), but the farm is also a working sheep farm. They even had a few goats and chickens. And some sweet draft horses too. I'll share those photos next week.
This was the view looking from the sunflowers back to the farm and the entrance tent they had up for the festival. If it doesn't look crowded it was because we got there just as they were opening at 10 in the morning.
And you might notice lots of bees in today's photos.
I took tons of photos of the bees pollinating the plants. I won't show you all of them, but I had to include a few.
Hope you enjoyed all these summery flowers.
I might not be online much this weekend as we have my husband's niece's wedding on Saturday night, and because of this wedding, my daughter and her beau will be here for weekend. My husband's niece and her beau actually got married last August in an immediate family only ceremony, but this year they are celebrating their wedding with a big shindig. The interesting thing, and a sign of the times, is that on the response card we had to check off if we were vaccinated, and if you weren't vaccinated, they asked whether you would be by the wedding.
My daughter saw on their wedding website they had posted that all guests coming were vaccinated and that tables would be more than 6 feet apart. The other day they sent out an email with all their celebration covid safety requests, including wearing masks.
What I am curious about is how they are going to sit us at tables. My first thought is that we will sit with my husband's other sister's family and my mother-in-law. I wonder if my mother in law will actually mask up. She goes on about my husband being safe (he had a kidney transplant 4 years ago) and about him taking his immunosuppression meds ,but she never even attempts to wear a mask inside around him, so it will be interesting to see what happens.
I might stop by your blog at either end of the weekend, and I do have a scheduled post for Sunday night.
Have a great weekend.