Thursday, September 29, 2011

It was a colorful Tuesday

My friend Sally was unable to go to lunch on Monday due to a doctor appointment, the day we have designated to go out and about. So we decided to go on Tuesday this week. It's a good thing, because our weather turned unseasonably hot yesterday and the trend is supposed to continue through the weekend. It's back to air conditioning for sure.

After some computer time, I realized I still had an hour to kill, so I decided to put my excess Halloween backgrounds away.

While doing that, I also decided to get some paper out and make some backgrounds. I was so inspired by all the hand painted background papers I saw when I blog hopped last week, I wanted to make a few myself.

I decided that paint didn't work with my collographic plate, so I grabbed what I thought was a black crayon, only to learn

it was purple. I knew I could work with that color, but my collographic plate was not made for using heavy scrapbook paper.

You can see the heavy paper left something to be desired: like a good image.

I grabbed some green and lavender acrylic paint and went to town painting over the images of the keys.

Next I grabbed my gold fluid acrylic paint and spread it over punchinella (sequin waste) and a piece of netting.

I tried to get a close-up, but this camera simply doesn't take close-ups well.

Next I grabbed my black fluid acrylic lid and added five black circles. By now, an hour had passed and it was time to go to lunch. So I set this page aside to work on later

and headed for another Mexican restaurant, this one called Reyes. Once again, Sally chose the restaurant. Like Chinese, I never tire of Mexican food. We were surprised to see this one had a buffet, something that pleased both of us.

While Sally was getting her plate, I took a few photos of the very colorful surroundings.

We had this very lovely table by the window. I was seated with horses.

This was Sally's side, the beautiful calla lilies.

The next booth over had parrots.

Even the chairs matched.

I wasn't especially crazy about the salad bar,

but the eggs, zucchini casserole, and rice were awesome. Love those eggs and zucchini, even though my plate looked more mess than color at this point. How colorful was your day?

9 thoughtful remarks:

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wow! What beautiful carved chairs! Never been to a Mexican restaurant with a salad bar before either. My day was not too colorful which you will see when you stop by to see my IA entry this week!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Talk about swanky booths, what a great place to meet your friend. Page play is always fun, sometimes more so with unexpected results, always a thread to send you along on a colorful adventure. Love your file folder for pages. Looks like hand made paper? xox Corrine

Lynn said...

Love all that resturant art and glad you had fun making yours as well!!!! Hey, the food looks good too.

Marilyn Rock said...

Well; beautiful art, lunch spot and meal! I love how you go for it Elizabeth with your art! You share your process and always love your results.

I also enjoyed viewing the restaurant's decor! Very cool!

Glad you shared that time with your friend! We are still humid and very warm, here, too. :(

KatzElbows said...

I'm on tenterhooks waiting to see how your page turns out. Have you finished it? When will we see more?

Halle said...

Those chairs are amazing! So glad you took those photos!

Jo Murray said...

Fabulous chairs!!!! I look forward to the progress of your painted page.

Yvonne said...

Amazing place with art everywhere around you. I never tire of Mexican food either. In fact my DH and I will be going out to eat some tonight.

~*~Patty S said...

You certainly know how to make the best use of an hour of waiting!!!
What a beautiful restaurant...I would be so distracted click click ;)