Thursday, November 9, 2017

Vacation Day (not 2nd Thursday tutorial day)


I fear I've been caught off guard and haven't even thought about creating a 2nd Thursday Tutorial.  I will have one ready by next Thursday, though.

Instead, I'm once again joining Chris from PearShapedCrafting who is this month's host at Art Journal Journey.  Chris wants us to give her 101 Ways to Stay Warm.

And because this is also all about the beautiful women in the picture, I'm also joining Moo-Mania & More with their Make it Feminine theme.

I suggest the best way to get out of the cold

is to take a vacation day, find a great warm beach, or visit the Caribbean.

Find some beautiful women or people to celebrate with,



dig our toes in the sand, appreciate your time from sunrise to sunset,

and warm your cold bones.



For this spread, I began by painting a sunrise (or maybe sunset) background, which I promptly and unfortunately covered with the focal image (found in a magazine) once it was dry.  I added cheesecloth at the top and bottom, three shells, and computer generated text (it's odd how my spell checker in my word processing program corrected how I spelled Caribbean).


 This is Day 9 of AEDM, and I am checking in with Art Journal Journey and Moo-Mania & More.  Thanks, also for stopping by.  I always appreciate your visits.

22 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous pages, I would love to be somewhere warm just now and not shivering here at my desk! Have a lovely day, hope Firefox is behaving itself. Hugs, Valerie

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh yes! Let's! This is a fabulous entry for my theme Elizabeth - it definitely made me feel warm - your background looks exactly like a warm sunny day! Have a great Day!Chrisx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fabulous motif and you used it in a very beautiful way on your page ! Reminds me of Carnival in Rio as well....
The carribbean - oh yes I would like to warm my cold bones there!
A happy page for AJJ and a beautiful feminine entry for Moo Mania & More!
Thank you my friend!

Happy Thursday - I am off to do grocery shopping now.

oxo Susi

My name is Erika. said...

I could go for the Caribbean right now. Just sit on the beach, sleep late, read. I've been fighting a head cold and man, not really in the work mode. Love your page and the lady who looks like she is celebrating Carnival. It's very inspiring. :) happy Thursday. Hugs-Erika

TammyVitale said...

I think we're finally getting cold weather (if the heat coming on is any indication) - and truthfully, I'm ready for it! 80 degrees in November is just not right.

Love this - it is very joyful, and all the mixed media is wonderful!

CJ Kennedy said...

Your page is the perfect warm and bright spot for my week. We got a dusting of snow yesterday. Much too early for cold and snow. So, yes, please book me on your Caribbean tour. My bags are packed.

Floating Lemons said...

Great page ... especially as I definitely needed warming up today!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

This is such beautiful art work. I'm an art love and teach an after school art club for 8-12 year-olds at a community center. I think aft is such an important part of life. These pages are gorgeous.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. It wa nice to meet you. I'll be back here in the future. Have a great day.

Sami said...

Your page makes one want to travel to those exotic islands.
On my side of the world, it's been very hot, in fact on the news it was announced it's been the warmest November in 120 years!!
Temperatures have been around the 29-31C (84-88F).

Meggymay said...

Book me a ticket, its a fabulous destination to get away from the cold.
I love this page, it makes me have a warm glow inside.
We have just come in from a rather cool outing and had frost again this morning, winter is nearly here.
Yvonne xx

nanskidrewski said...

Such a fun page. You have me smiling and feeling warm. Wishing you a happy day Elizabeth.

Rosie said...

A fantastic piece, Elisabeth


Thank you so much for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Maron said...

What a fun post!!

Let's Art Journal said...

It would be lovely to head to the Caribbean for some sunshine and your pages captures the warm beach atmosphere wonderfully 😁. The background colours are beautiful! Have a great day! J 😊

Nelly and Norah said...

From fall leafs to carribean summer in one day, you gotta do it! Beautiful pages!

Nelly and Norah said...

Look at that, I commented as Nelly&Norah! It just happened, I don't know how! Seems like the Universe is very kind with me today after all those days of chaos, I got a looot of creating time today ànd easy comment posting. Yay! :-D

Jeanie said...

I wouldn't mind being warm in the Caribbean right now! Our temps are dropping fast!

Sandra Cox said...

This is just lovely. I intend on following your advice in a couple of months:)

RO said...

While your artwork is amazing as ever, believe it or not, I'm not a fan of hot weather. Very strange considering I was born in August. So if I had my way, an Alaskan cruise would be my vacation choice, along with tacos, cheeseburgers, and a ton of books. (lol) Right now, the weather is hovering between the 40's and 50's, so I'm doing the happy dance! Happy Thursday night! Hugs...

Lowcarb team member said...

Your pages are perfect!
We have had a chilly day today so it was lovely to see them!

All the best Jan

Mascha said...

Oh yeah, let's dancing ans imagining to be in the Caribic. That's a famous way against the cold and grey... Thank you :)
And: thank you for your visit and lovely comment.
By the way: I have always two challenges: make matching colors not only in one picture, but it should be matching to the colors of my previous post. When you scroll through my blog, you can see: I'm a woman of color-rhythms (not alway successful, but I try)...
Have a colorful sunday

NatureFootstep said...

sounds like a good idea :)