Hi everyone. I am officially in summer vacation mode. I've taken to reading cake baking mystery novels and home repair mystery novels ( and trying to finish book 4 of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan story, my brain isn't handling anything too deep so its taking me forever) and watching episodes of Grace and Frankie on Netflix with my daughter. I think the busy July 4th weekend we just wrapped up has left me sliding down the hole to summer slush brain. :)
But today I did finish up a bunch of projects so I have lots of art to show you.
First of all, the challenge at Moo Mania right now is WHEELS, so I have a a page in my drawing journal with a different kind of wheel.
A water wheel.
A few weeks back on one of my husband and my trips into Boston we went to a National Historic Park called the Saugus Iron Works. This was the first functioning iron making factory in the US in the 1600's and they used a water wheel to generate the power. You can see the water wheel sketch on my page.
And the latest challenge at Try It On Tuesday is TAGS. So today I had lots of fun stamping tags. And I picked one to share over at TIOT.
I used lots of stamps and layered them. I added some words and a piece of scrap paper, as well as a little paper ephemera postage piece.
And finally I made a page to share with Elizabeth's SUMMER LOVE challenge at Art Journal Journey.
What's better than relaxing in a hammock on a hot afternoon with a good book? And maybe taking a nap after reading ?
My hammock is bright green and I hang in between two posts of my screen porch. That's me lounging with one of those Home Repair mystery novels right now. :)
Summer love for sure.