Hi everyone. Happy middle of the week. August is turning into a busy month for me. I'm posting this Tuesday night because this week, even though I thought it was going to be relatively quiet, has become as busy as last week. Maddie came down with conjunctivitis in both eyes which has so far required 2 vet trips. Pete also has been picking a spot on his skin which has gotten hairless and scabby so first thing in the morning I need to bring him to the vet. I checked out my calendar, and I see the next couple of weeks have lots of days filled in also. It will be mostly fun things ( as long as I can stop visiting the vet's office), but I'm not sure if I want so much to do. Maybe a quieter month would slow time down. Ha-ha-I wish!
With all the rain this summer, mushrooms are growing everywhere. They inspired to make this page in my garden journal.
I am linking page page up to More Mixed Media where this month's challenge is Anything Goes with Optional Brights. And I am also linking up to Neet's TYPE challenge at Art Journal Journey
This is not a very complicated piece. It started with a page from a 1970's illustrated science dictionary which you can see on the left side of the photo. I salvaged this book back in my teaching days when one of my fellow educators was cleaning out her storage closet. She put a huge pile to trash in the hall (which is how they wanted us to do it), and I went through it and grabbed a couple of things I though would make good art materials. This science dictionary was one of them.
I then rubbed a bit of brown ink on it just so that the page made more of a background and didn't look quite like I just stuck it on some paper. On the right, where the page didn't reach, I added some of this honeycomb duct tape I had.
On a red journaling card from my stash (that is ATC sized), I stamped a definition multiple times as well as some little mushrooms. I colored the mushrooms. I recently picked up this fun Mr. Mushroom stamp in his coat with those cute big ears (from Pink Ink), and I thought he worked perfect here. I stamped him on white paper, colored him in and after fussy cutting, added him to my page. Finally I stamped the quote words. You can see there is type on the old book page, the definition stamped words as well as my stamped quote words. And you probably don't need any explanation about the bright colors.
And how about just a few interesting fungi photos from my morning walks over the last couple of weeks.
Have a great Wednesday.