October is my favorite month of the year. I love everything about it; the crisp, clean air, the dramatic skies, the smell of homemade baked goods fresh out of the oven. October means it's time for sweaters, dark evenings spent snuggling or putting puzzles together, and drives into the country to admire autumn's lovely colors. Summer's hectic pace slows down and BBQs rapidly become apple shopping and costume parties. Welcome October!
GLITTER AND A MOVIE
Shorter October days also mean longer evening hours and more time to watch movies! A Little Shop Around the Corner is hosting "Glitter and a Movie", a movie-themed creative challenge. This month's movie challenge is "When Harry Met Sally". The challenge is this: Create a work of art inspired by the movie. I'm in! Artwork for this challenge is due October 12, 2012. Click on the challenge button to learn more about participating.
My Travel Journal Continued
I'm making progress on my travel journal each day. I really like the way my typed descriptions are tying everything together, but it is a time consuming process. I'm "roughing in" all of the pages for now, and when my book is complete, I'll go back and add some artistic details.
|A Day to just hang out, only leaving the house for meals. I'll add darker paint and stars around the dome , and other details from our night tour of Mizzou campus.|
|I've attached the entire Andy's carry-out menu and added a photo of the sundae I got.|
|I didn't take photos of our lunch at Tony's Pizza Palace (I was SO hungry!), but I was able to pull images from the Internet.|
|It's STILL smoldering outside, but not so hot we stay at home today! Five Guys for lunch, Hobby Lobby for the afternoon, and an evening of music with Johnnie.|
|I bought my first alcohol inks (and I'm having fun with them!) I applied each color to a tag and attached the tag to the page. I'll go back later and label the name of each color.|
|I found these great ribbons (also on sale!) at Hobby lobby. I cut a section of each ribbon and glued them to the edge of the page as tabs.|
|A welcome brochure is a great place to add a photo from the lobby and embellish with other items.|
|Inside the brochure, I've attached a photo of our very nice and cool room. I'll write more notes about our stay on the piece of hotel stationary I have.|
|I still have room on the other side of the brochure for a couple photos and additional thoughts. I also have a menu from R.T. Weiler's where we finally had some BBQ. I've incorporated photos from St. Charles and a coaster from the restaurant.|
A couple pages for our flights to Houston International Airport and on to LAX...
And finally.....our first trip to California! I'll post these updated pages next week. My hope is to do a video journal flip when my travel journal is completed - if my computer cooperates!
Have a great Monday and a great week, and I hope your autumn is colorful, spectacular, and filled with celebration, creativity and love!
CELEBRATE * LOVE * CREATE