Paint Party Friday ~ Recipe Pages

Happy Paint Party Friday to all!!!

{First of all I want to send a BIG apology out to everyone at the Paint Party for not getting to read all the blog posts last week and comment.  My internet at home has been down since last week and I have to come to my husbands business to get online until the cable company decides to come and fix the problem.  This makes my online time very, very limited.}

I have had this idea in my head for sometime.
Some of you may or may not know that I am a big foodie and last August I went vegan, after being a vegetarian on and off for 20 years prior.
I love to take a recipe and veganize it, and also love to find amazing recipes that satisfy my carnivore husband!
So my idea was to do a journal/recipe pages for my recipes.  A lot of my recipes are scribbled on pieces of paper or if they are in a cookbook there are a million notes and changes made to them.
This is the first one….

I am so excited about how this turned out and cannot wait to do some more which I will be sharing with you.

Sorry for the quick post but time is limited online when I am not at home, and we have people working around the house so I have to get back.
Be sure and check out all the awesome Paint Party Friday posts HERE!
Have a wonderful and creative weekend!

Paint Party Friday ~ Morning Pages

Just a quick post today for Paint Party Friday.
I told you in my last post about the morning pages I was doing, but instead of writing, it was an artful journal page in a sketchbook.
Here are a few from this week:
These are pretty quick to do and a relaxing way to start the day.
I don’t think about what I am going to paint before….i just paint!
I am using a portable watercolor set which makes it really quick.  The brush has the water in it and the watercolors dry within minutes.
Don’t forget to go check out all the other Paint Party Friday posts!
Have a great weekend!

Creative Project #19 ~ flea market shopping creativity

I am exhausted!!!!!!
I spent the day at the Man-O-War Flea Market helping out at our Humane Society’s booth, so there wasn’t much time for creating today, but I got some good finds at the flea market!
Of course I found some new plates for my collection.
Most were a plain mint green, but still pretty.
You can see (most) of my existing collection in the background.
This floral one with the bee couldn’t be left homeless.
A floral one with colors from the 70’s.
I also got a bunch of different linens.  I’ll show you my favorites.
This funky flamingo one will be perfect out by the pool!  Time for another pool party!
Some cutwork, embroidered napkins.
Some fun pillow cases that I think I may turn into napkins that will go perfectly with the flamingo table cloth.  I need to measure and see how many I will be able to get out of them.
And this set of 8 napkins which will be great for everyday use, since I am trying to cut down on my use of paper goods.
I did manage to squeeze in a teeny tiny bit of creative time.  One of my blogging friends, Bella Bead Jewelry, has a challenge on her blog for Art Journaling.  I have also been watching lots of youtube videos on this lately.
So this afternoon I got out the watercolors to do a small piece to describe my day.
Here is what I created…..

Watercolors really intimidate me.  I think I am terrible at them, and that bothers me.  So I am looking forward to incorporating them into my art journaling.
Hope you have all had a happy Saturday like me 🙂