Tuesday, October 10, 2017

T Stands for Catching Up

Happy Tuesday folks!  Thanks for dropping by to see what I've been up to in the weeks I haven't been here in Blogland.  As you can see I'm still in the "coffee" stage of the morning as I'm trying to get set up for Bible Art Journaling with a couple of my friends.

A little broader shot of the table....only halfway ready, but I really wanted to join the T-Gang at the Altered Book Lover with our Hosetess Elizabeth.

So WHAT have I been doing?
Prepare for a lot of photos........"grin"

Some finished Mixed Media Paintings

I finally unpacked my paints and did a little creating. I saw a photo somewhere on the blogs, of blue poppies and just had to paint some.

A closer look at the background and texture created with tissue paper and designer paper. 

One afternoon my friend, Mary came over and we were playing with our pallet knives.  I really do not like this painting!

A closer look at the mixed media background

Next I decided to paint some tulips......with a brush!!!  Again a mixed media piece.  I really like this one, reminiscent of the tulips my Mom used to grow when I was a kid. 
Closer look at the background

Yummy texture, again with tissue paper.

A QUICK trip to the state of Colorado
 When I say quick I mean for the weekend!!!

My cousin and his wife were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary!!!  WOW! Isn't that just amazing, especially for today???  This is the card I made for them. 

I found this idea on Pinterest, I mean just WHAT do you give somebody that has been married this long?  They have what they want, or buy what they need, and let's face it, do they need something else to set on shelf and dust?  So I bought a Scrabble game and got it all laid out on a burlap background.  I found this burlap with a gold thread running through it at Hobby Lobby.
 also found the rusting frame there too.  They are "cowboy" people, I guess because their son is a big rancher in the area.  They said they loved it, and I'll accept that.
NOTE: I didn't take pictures at the party, it was at a park and a bitter cold wind blew all day!

The evening I made the anniversary card above, I just kept on going.  Ya know, once your in the grove it's hard to stop.  I think I stopped somewhere around 1 A.M.

YEP! I got this beauty form Deb! She is really a wonderful artist.

This is where I am keeping this one, where I see it every time I sit down to create.
I should move it, because it intimidates me......LOL! I swear, Deb, I have started 3 PC to send to you and none of them have made it past the trash can.....LOL!!!!

Well, my friends, I better put and end to this and finish getting ready for "the girls" to come and play.  Some of you expressed that you wanted to see our Bible Journaling, and I do have pictures.  I'm thinking of adding a page just for Bible Art Journaling.

Since when did "JOURNAL" become a verb???

I'll be around later this week to get caught up with everybody.........Patty is going to stay today and we are going to paint after lunch today, then there is Bible Study (BSF) tomorrow morning, followed by my back adjustment. 

Inky Hugs