Hi everyone. Happy Thursday. This week is going by too fast. I've been trying to get some must do chores completed (clean up all the books in my daughter's room before she comes home this weekend and get the bees partially winterized), and I haven't had any art time, sadly. Luckily I always work on several pages at once so I do have some things to share today.
Since we are so close to Halloween, it is time for some spooky art again. My art today is on the dark side. I am joining Elle's Fairytales, Folktales and Fables: Tell Me a Story challenge over at Art Journal Journey
Now to explain my page. In many fairy tales someone dies, often a princess's or young woman's mother or father who might even be the king or queen. And often there is an old crone (you don't hear that word very often, do you?) who brings some magic potion which, if it doesn't kill you, might put you to sleep for years. You may drink that potion or maybe it's in the form of a magic apple so some other treat.
My page is in my Halloween altered book. You can decide if this woman is the "old crone" who is delivering the potion or if she is the poor person who received it. I did some inking of the background, and then layered 2 pieces of ephemera. The photo is not an actual photo but from an ancient collage sheet. All the potions are images I either stamped, colored and fussy cut or they are ones I drew and added. I also added some bits of cut out paper I had to make a couple of "corners" on my page, and I also added lots of little foamy bits.
Today is Rain's Thursday Art and Dinner Date , and this week her challenge is Trick? or Treat? I think my spooky page also (in a broad sense) works for that because often in fairy tales the treat ends up being a trick.
And here's a couple of fun Trick or Treat pages I made in 2019.
And for the dinner date part of this post, I have this super yummy leftover meal.
Every once in a blue moon I get a hankering for pot roast. I made one last week, and it was a yummy meal. However, we still had a bit of left overs, but not enough for 2 people for a second meal. My solution, I made hash.
I fried up some chopped onion and peppers, then I added the leftover roasted potatoes and carrots along with the leftover beef. I served this with a couple of fried eggs on top.
I find this is just as yummy as the original roast was. And this made extra servings so now I have lunch for a couple of days also, all from a tiny piece of leftover pot roast. I love it when things work out that way.
That's all for me today. Thanks for visiting.