Greetings! Time does fly, and before I realized it, my bi-weekly post turned into a tri-weekly post. My professional schedule continues to be hectic, plus I had additional personal commitments too. Therefore, I got off schedule. Please accept my apologies.
Caran d'Ache, Pens, Charcoal, and More
Art Journal Journey - Autumn Colors
Kristin & Eva's Paint Party Friday - Week 36 Year 5
Kim's Show Your Face
Julie's Art Journal Everyday
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
I had not had a chance to work on my art journal, so this weekend I took a break to work on a page. I found this quote by Juan Ramón Jiménez about changes, which I found quite inspirational. In case you are not familiar with Jiménez, he is the Spanish writer who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1956 for his lyrical poetry. One of my favorite books of his is Platero y Yo (Platero and I), which is a charming monologue of a man with his silver colored donkey.
|Thanks For Dinner|
Tim Holtz Card; Brother's Scan'n Cut 2 Utensils; Art-C Doily; K&Company Butterflies; and Hand Lettering
Freshly Made Sketches #211 - A Sketch by Karren
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Thanks
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #209
Tim Holtz Stamp, Die & mini attacher; Glossy Accents; Brother's Scan'n Cut 2; Recollections Brads; Hand Lettering & More
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - So Glossy
The Male Room: Challenge #22 Hardware in Your Stash
Try It On Tuesday: Lots of Layers
Although I have not had time to work on my art journal, I have made several cards for family and friends, including the two above. The second one is for Mike, one of my best friends. We will both be celebrating our birthdays this week over dinner. Him and his wife are in the process of selling their house in town, so this may be the last time we will be able to do that for a while. We have shared lots of ups and downs for nearly 16 years, so it will be a bittersweet celebration.
|Happy Birthday, Abby!|
Smash Folio Page
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday - Week 201
Denise, Roger & Leslie's ABC Wednesday - R is for Remembering
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #336
I do not consider myself a scrapbooker. However, I have enjoyed preserving special memories through my Smash Folio for a little over a year. In this page, I tried to capture our trip to Texas A&M University, during which we celebrated my youngest daughter's birthday a couple of weeks ago. She is a beautiful, smart and good natured young lady whom my wife and I consider to be a true blessing. Although it rained almost continuously during the 3 days we were there, our spirits were never dampened.
|Banded Garden Spider|
iPhone 4s Photograph
Our Beautiful World - Space
Bella's 52 Photo Project - Tree Branches
In closing, I leave you with another fascinating creation of God which I found in my garden. Thank you for your visit, for following my blog, and for taking the time to leave a comment. Blessings!
Thank for joining us at TIOT
Love Chrissie xx
Your art is always so brilliant!
Thank you for joining TIOT's and Art Journal Journey!
Always a delight to have you with us!
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/basilica-shrine-of-saint-mary.html
I love your beautiful artwork (as always) and your photography - you should share the latter at our Wordless Wednesday Party!
I also wanted to let you know that I'm hosting an ESV Journaling Bible Giveaway now through Friday - would love for you to join us!
(Will also be hosting one for men in the weeks to come...)
Blessings to you dear friend! :-)
Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Apologies accepted ofcourse, although theire not necessasy if i may say so.
For everything is a time and a place... one can't do more that possible ;-)
Be and stay blessed !!
Have a nice abc-day/ - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ <abc-w-team)
Love your creations and the spider is a bit scary. :)
and I have read the translated
version of the tale about the man and his donkey!
Have a grand week end,
Word Art Wednesday
PS Wonderful photo of the spider!
Have a great week,
Have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x 21
And it looks good on that page too. Your daughter's page is lovely too! Everyone looks so happy.
I bought the Spectrum Noir Brights set, so there are no neutral colours amongst them :) (I am using them to "colour in" my own designs.)
Thanks for visiting earlier too.
RosA # 27
Have a great weekend
I love that you make cards for friends and family and I'm sure they are much appreciated. I do like the card for Mike and the brilliant way you have presented it with the rusty bits. It's sad when an old friend moves away.
Yes, the spider is fantastic, with such an appropriate name. Insects and moths can be so beautiful with amazing colours and designs.
great spider photo :)