Today I began by getting out my Press and Seal, a great product that protects your pages from spray mists, like my handmade mists.
I decided not to wait to take a photo of this page, because it really looks like splats and drips, the theme this fortnight at Moo-Mania and More.
Once dry, I assembled the papers that I hoped looked like the colors of autumn that Valerie, this month's host of Art Journal Journey, chose as the theme.
A few of the reds and pinks clashed with the oranges and browns, but autumn often has these distinctly unique colors.
I stamped a leaf, but made the mistake of embossing it, at which time I ran into a bit of trouble with the embossing powder flaking away from the candy wrapper.
Regardless of all the problems I had with this entry, I was still quite happy with how it turned out. I used four spray mists for the background, two ribbons, various scrapbook papers, a candy wrapper, and a leaf stamp I embossed with embossing powder.
This place was collecting donations for these Little Libraries that will be donated to various homes in one of the less fortunate areas of the city. I think it's a wonderful idea, and so glad they have done this. I asked and the City has given both approval and their blessing for these libraries.
As an aside, I just learned we have a new one in my neighborhood. I'll have to find it soon.
I watched as these two children played chess on a large board.
Then I got caught up taking pictures of the pieces that were sitting on the tables.
I told Sally I thought this reminded me of a chiminea.
We had reached the food area, which is half way between both ends of the art fair. That means we have seen 1/4 of the show so far. We still have the rest of one side and the entirety of the other side to see.
However, Sally was hungry, so we decided to stop. I bought her lunch. She got the prime rib sandwich and I got the grilled chicken. Not exactly where I would have stopped, but none of the places served vegetarian food, and we had reached the last food tent. It's hell when you live in beef country!
Thanks for joining me today as we work our way through this massive art festival. And don't forget to visit Moo-Mania and More where they are featuring drips and splatters, as well as Art Journal Journey where Valerie's theme is Indian Summer.
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