Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday wonders: Postage stamps

I wanted to have a post on postage stamp art, but there were simply no photos available through Pexels on this topic.  So here is what I found on postage stamps.

Thanks so very much for your visit today.  Even though the photos all came from Pexels, the concept was inspired by my postage stamp collecting friend Pamela who can be found at Cappuccino and Art Journal.  Please visit her blog and you'll want to make mail art using old postage stamps, too!  Don't forget.  Your blog might be the next Wednesday wonders inspiration.

I'll leave you with a quote from Pamela:

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Last Time We'll Go To Legends T

My foodie friend Sally and I love to visit Legends.  We have been on numerous occasions.  However, their buffet is now gone, and their restaurant has been drastically overhauled and remodeled.  They no longer cater to the people who live and work around the airport and various nearby facilities.  Instead, they are now strictly an upscale hotel restaurant where you can grab a bite if you are staying as a guest at the hotel, but will avoid if you are a local.

Sally held the lunch menu up so I could take a photo.  I swear, nothing sounded good to me, because I was expecting a buffet.

Because there was nothing vegetarian on the menu, except salads, I ordered the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, and got this mess.   This is what happened when I tried to take a bite.  I asked for ranch dressing and the buffalo sauce on the side, because I am NOT a fan of vinegary hot buffalo sauce. Just a tiny taste of the sauce and I knew I hated it.

Sally got one fish filet and it was gone practically before I remembered to take a photo of our food.  Needless to say, I took the other half of the sandwich home.  I was so unimpressed with the new facility, I completely forgot to take photos of the new restaurant and bar area.  You can see a bit of it in the background, though.  It won't be long and those vinyl seats will have holes in them, I'm sure.

In case you didn't notice, both Sally and I had water, mine with lemon.  We both agreed this would probably be the last time we would come to Legends, which is sad, because we always looked forward to this outing at least a couple times a year.

Now it's your turn to share a drink related post.  Your post may include photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Please share your direct link below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.

365 Day Art Challenge: Week 3

Here are my collages for Week 3.   This 365 something project was created and hosted by Hanna at i Hanna.

Which direction is up?
Written in the stars
Read between the lines
The dancer
Thanks for joining me today.  If you are playing in Hanna's 365 Something project, please let me know and I will be by to see what you are making.   As always, I am very grateful for your continued support of my art.  To see the collages I made for week 2, please go here.

Sunday, January 21, 2018


I'm once again joining Erika at Bio Art Gal this month's host at Art Journal Journey with her theme New Year, New Adventures.

This page, which I created in my Challenges altered book is all about changes.

Changes are

opportunities to


our lives.

What better example of change than beautiful butterflies?

For this page, I cut a beautiful painting of a palm tree (have I not mentioned I have a love of palms?) which I overlaid with fussy cut butterflies and the computer generated words I colored using my metallic Gelly Roll pens.

Thanks beyond belief for joining me today at Art Journal Journey.  Thanks, too, for your continued support of my art and artistic endeavors. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

December Artifacts: a review

Seth Apter, the host of ARTifacts, asked us to
send 2 images from your ARTifacts project for a final online exhibition on my blog. 

It could be an image you have already used or a new one. You can take a new photo of several pages and/or submit a pic of the outside of your journal (if applicable) if you like. Anything goes.
As  you can see, for my first photo, I created a mosaic of my 11 pages I shared, along with several photos of my journal cover, both empty and filled.  For those of you not familiar with it, the rocking horse cover was sun printed using fluid acrylics and some of my flat rocking horses.   The spine decoration was one inspired by Seth from a tutorial he created at Make it Artsy.

For my second page, I included this one I made for my September ARTifacts.  I believe it is my favorite because I used some of my rust colored paper and found objects on the left side, and my handmade shimmering mists, a real leaf, and colored pencils on the right side.  All items were sewn into these pages and all pages were sewn.  No glue was used in this book.

I want to thank Seth again for hosting this fun collaborative.  It was a really different way for me to create a monthly calendar.  I also want to thank each of you who joined me in this monthly journey.  I am truly grateful beyond words.