Saturday, 25 August 2012

A Birthday Trip

Yesterday was my birthday so Lindsay and I decided to go out for the day to "celebrate".  The weather has been so unpredictable lately that we decided not to risk our first idea of visiting the Zoo, but instead went to Farmer Parr's near Fleetwood - lots of farm animals and other assorted creatures including a corn snake (which I was able to touch, a first for me, and was surprised how dry and cool its skin felt) and our favourites, the little white chipmunks.  There's also an indoors museum displaying items and models (including some rather creepy looking dressed dummies) from bygone days, especially around the time of the Second World War.  Here are a few pics of our day out:-
 Here's Lindsay beside one of the steam roller vehicles on display (apologies for a rather blurred photo).
 One of the shop displays - this was the Cobblers.
 The chipmunks were hilarious, showing off and whizzing around very fast in their wheels!

 The kid goats were just so cute, could've taken one home with us!
There were two huge pigs, named Eddie and Elvis.  Here's Lindsay with Elvis ......
 .......and here's me with Elvis
 Eddie and Elvis together
After our visit to Farmer Parr's (and if you want to see more photos and a link to a You Tube video of the chipmunks that Lindsay took, then click here to visit Lindsay's blog and check out the post titled Heather's Birthday), we popped into the Tavern at the Mill at Marsh Mill in Thornton for a very tasty carvery meal - excellent value - though I don't think Lindsay bargained for being covered in Shandy when I knocked my drink all over her - oops, sorry, sis!

Had a lovely day out (and the sun stayed out most of the time too) and then relaxed at home doing nothing much of anything all evening.

Happy afternoon today too, as I went to watch Blackpool F.C. play Ipswich Town at Bloomfield Road (yes, I AM a football fan!) - it was a six-goal thriller and ALL of them Blackpool's.  The season's only just begun but we've won our first three games to put us at the top of the Championship League and the team's looking great!  

Monday, 6 August 2012

A Couple of Journal Pages

Just thought I'd post pics of a couple more pages I've done in my art journal to show that I am still around and still creating, albeit in "fits and starts", when the mood takes.  

Continuing the words and colours theme, this is what I made ....... the word was "Adventure" and the colours were Indigo, Bright Yellow and Brown.
When I'd covered the page with the acrylic paints and swooshed them with an old plastic card, it suggested someone standing on top of a rocky promontory (somewhere hot and dry), so that's how the page developed.
 I found an image of a leaping woman and adhered her to the page, then added some journalling.
The word and colours for the second page were "Languorous" (just loved the sound of it) and Peach, Pale Pink and Mid Blue.  I found a lovely poem which I wanted to use, as well as the dreamy image of the woman's face, then inked and stamped the page with shells.