Hi everyone. Happy end of the weekend.
Last night we had a fun wedding for my husband's niece. This morning we are all a little wedding hungover. Not from drinking too much, although they did have an open bar, and the drinks were very strong. I switched over to Diet Coke very early in the event. The DJ was great; there was lots of dancing and singing. The groom and a couple of his friends were amazing break dancers. Who knew? My husband and I sat with 2 of my husband's cousins and one uncle from his dad's side, and how 4 people can be such clones of each other, I don't know. They look alike ( except for age related differences), think alike, act alike. Luckily all us wives could roll our eyes at each other and feel like we had some compadres.
My only complaint was the food. Not the appetizers, which were an assortment of veggie medleys such as spring rolls and veggie somoas, and not the dessert which was a huge help yourself assortment of vegan donuts. The meal food, though good, was sparse. The bride and groom are vegans, and I am OK with having a vegan meal, but the serving plates were the size of a tea saucer and could hardly hold any food. It was dinner time after all.
Overall it was a fun night out, and my only other concern is that no one comes down with covid because of course, even with masks, when you haven't seen someone for 2 years, there was a lot of hugging going on. (But fortunately everyone there was vaccinated, as was requested by the bride and groom for you to attend.)
The other news here in New Hampshire is, unless there's a change in the track,
Hurricane Tropical Storm Henri is bringing some rain and wind into New England.
According to the last forecast I saw, (and this may have changed by the time this is posted) the track of Henri comes right through my area, but late in his travels. I think by the time he reaches New Hampshire he would have lost some steam over land, but there still will be rain. But better that than a full blown hurricane.
Today I want to share another page for Neet's TYPE challenge at Art Journal Journey. This is another page in my garden journal with a denim background.
I used some black ink to stamp the swirls using an ancient Hero Arts stamp from my collection. Then I added some scraps of printed tissue paper with lots of type on it. Once my page dried I added several of these vellum leaf stickers I've had for a while. I love how you can see the type tissue paper through them.
I stamped the butterfly image on white paper, cut a rectangle out around the image and used some green watered down paint for most of the background. Then I used a couple of markers to color the butterfly. This gear die cut was sitting on my work table which framed the butterfly perfectly, so on that that went. And finally I added those typed words.
Hope you like my page.
This week let me take you back to the sunflower festival. When I was driving out after the visit a few weeks back, I passed a couple of really interesting old barn buildings. This first one was huge. With all those little screened over windows I'm guessing this first building is an old chicken barn, maybe?
This other old building was across the street.
This glass and wood door looks like a cool art mosaic.
You have to love the weathered wood and peeling paint. And that yellow door is a beauty too.
I'm a fan of barns, and one of my dreams in life is to have one. Of course I want a barn I can turn into a large bright art studio. Smile. Whether I ever get a barn or not, these 2 really made me happy to see.
OK, enough said for me. My husband and daughter just got home from their bagel run-we need breakfast this morning still being hungry from last night.
Hope you have a great start to the new week.