No more fun travel or parade pictures - back to every day normal life. On a positive note, I have been able to fit in some art.
Hereis an art journal spread I finished this weekend. I am adding it to Alison's Summer Landscape challenge theme at **Art*Journal*Journey*. I started the pages in my journal around July 4th after seeing Dina's stripes inspired Mixed Media challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com and got as far as stamping some foliage at the bottom. I was stuck after that, and I wasn't sure where to go with it next.
A few days later, I was clearing out some things in the craft room and ran across a Thomas Kinkade book I cut up and use in my Bible Journaling. There was a picture of the San Francisco Bridge and another of some mountains so I tore them out and added them to my page with Gesso representing some of the beautiful things in America and also Alison's countryside theme. They did not blend in very well and I needed to alter them to work them in. I repainted the images with Goache paint extending them into the collage and changing them up. I stamped more trees around the mountain picture and changed up the hills, sky, and sea in the bridge picture (you can't see the bridge cables but they are still there - lol). Then I had to repaint the stripes and restamp the bottom.Since this is an art journal book that is only to contain parts of songs (per my grandson's choice), I added in some words from America the Beautiful. A bunch of splatters finished off the the background.