The podcast opened with some mention of the recent end of the Portland Rose Festival and the wonderful weather we have enjoyed. We have had some amazing weather in the past week or so, but it is getting to the point where it is starting to become too much of a good thing, especially after about 11:00 am. I cringe as I write this, but I am looking forward to the cooling down beginning tomorrow. My husband participated in the Dragon Boat Races with his employer’s team. I described them as being sort of like viking boats and canoes, but looking at the picture, I’m thinking they look a bit like a gondola too. A good time was had by the everybody involved, regardless.
I have been using my gelli prints as backdrops to my personal art journal while I refine my process. I am having a lot of fun playing with the press, paints and media in the process. My latest discovery has been deli paper, which I can not wait to use in collages. The quote for the week is from Mother Teresa, “Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.”