I am happy to say the big heat wave has broken, and it is now fresh and cool - lovely!
It will warm out again at the weekend, but not with extreme temperatures, just normal summer days - that's fine with me!
I have been working on a lot of stuff this week which I can't show yet, as it's being made for something I can't talk about yet, so we will have to wait. But I did manage a journal spread for PPF, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin. I am also linking to AJJ - squares, Colour this quote at Artists in Blogland, 'Seize the Day', and Journal Journeys - what summer means to me. I am also linking to Out of a Hat creations - things beginning with 'B' - blue; and to the Three Muses challenge - circles or squares
I have used my fave summer colours here - aqua, turquoise, blues and greens, and pale yellow. I colour washed the background and then used a CWS stencil to add the squares and rectangles in the background. The next layer was made by using the ink pads to stamp squares in greens and blues. Then I used a small template to draw squares of different sizes with a fine liner in black. I added more colour to some of the squares by colouring them with pastels. Then I took scraps from one of my wonderful boxes - parts of holiday photos, painted scraps, pieces of images and patterns, and cut them into squares. I pushed them around till I liked the way it looked, glued them down, and finished! Well, not quite, I added a few coordinating embellies and a quote from Bill Gates.
'Seize the day', is, for me, an invitation to use the day to create something, then no day is perfect for me when I have not been creative.
I hope you all seize the day to do something good for yourselves, then we can't be good to other people if we are not good to ourselves! Take care, have fun, and thanks for coming by.