Saturday, May 03, 2008

Fairies & Food

What do you do on your weekends? We used to spend them cleaning. The whole weekend, except for church time. I hate that. We now seem to keep some semblance of order during the week and usually only do a bit of Saturday cleaning. My DH is the cleaning guru. By the weekends I usually just want to veg and do art because it seems the weeks are long and not full of art so much lately. Yes, I'm a slug, he's a saint. Someday I'll catch up to his lofty status. In the meantime...

I worked on this page this week. For an altered book about Fairies, dragons and goddesses. I'm almost done with 2 more pages and I'll share them later. It has a new saying I love:

"Faeries, come take me out of this dull world. For I would ride with you upon the wind. Run on the top of the dishevelled tide. And dance upon the mountains like a flame." - William Butler Yeats

I like how the background came out although I'm not sure what 'mood' I was going for. That stamp reminds of old things, churches, dreams, Irish designs, etc... It just 'worked'. All images are by Altered Pages.




This weekend DH and little DD bought a clay firepit, set up a tent and camped out in the backyard. Older DD and I bought Chipotle, lattes and watched No Reservations INSIDE the house. We're the smart ones. But they had fun outside as well. Tonight we lit the clay pit up again, roasted hotdogs and sat around playing a word game. I'm liking this clay pit thing if it gives us quality family time. Plus I get to smell like a campfire all night long. Yum.


Here's a sneak peek of next week's Creative Therapy challenge. Look for the topic to be posted on Monday or late Sunday night. I'll share my idea behind this page once it has been posted on the site. Can you guess though??!



Edited to add journaling:
Food. Not all foods, but certain food places really are my guilty pleasure. Not that I have an unhealthy relationship with it, although my weight scale might beg to differ; its just that I had no willpower when it comes to driving by a Chipotle. I rationalize the purchase to myself by saying ‘oh, its all natural; rice, beans, meat, veggies, dairy. Can’t go wrong there!!’ And lately my teen has hooked me on Starbucks Chai Tea Lattes. At $4.50 a pop those really ARE a guilty pleasure! In this piece I’ve used parts from my latest food run. And, although you can not tell, I spilled my latte on the piece today and decided just to dry it and leave it. So the piece is actually INFUSED with my guilty pleasure. Smells good too!

Tomorrow we gather with extended family to celebrate one returning from a trip, a birthday, and to say goodbye to one going off to Alaska for the summer. It will be a good day of family, food and swimming. What are your Sunday plans?

For those who shared their music ideas with me, I appreciate you doing so. I'm going to draw a random name Sunday night or Monday morn, so if anyone wants to still share their favs, please go to the music post and leave me a comment! Good luck!

8 comments:

Kerry said...

Ohhhhhhhhh! I absolutely LOVE that fairy page! The background is so perfect.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Hello,
I just discovered your blog and have had a delightful time reading, gazing, and being inspired! I absolutely LoVe all of your art! What an amazing artist you are and I am so glad to have found you! I will be adding you to my frequent visited blogs. So glad you're here! Blessings, Katie

Rachel said...

I am hungry looking at that Chipotle wrapper... I'm now craving one of those big-as-your-head burritos! Seriously, I love your layout for this catalyst. Wonderful job!

ricracsally said...

Oh, Chipotles is a STAPLE in our house!
Love the page :)
Tiffani

Angela Harris said...

I LOVE LOVE the faeries page. The background is so beautiful. & I love the doodle touches.

Crafty Chica said...

i heart the faeries, but i sure think the chipolte page is supa-cute...

Shannon of MayaBella said...

Your work is so beautiful! And thank so much for the nice comments on my blog. I need all the help I can get! Will be checking back for your new posts.

trisha too said...

Hiya, honey! How was the party??
The pages are purty--we need to go to Chipotles . . .