And check out that sunrise over the trees! That was about 10 minutes after we landed the fish!
Monday, September 24, 2012
It's been a long slow 4 weeks of fishing with nothing to show for it and only one take down which we lost at the boat! (ARGH!!!!!) So, today, it's a fresh week, the high tide is about mid-morning so we decided to get out before the crack 'o dawn and see if the bite changed. Did it ever! Our first run up "silver alley" and bammo--fish on! We were both hearts pounding the whole time, managed to get the net hung up twice before getting it under the fish and finally into the boat. Wow! did that feel good!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Back to playing with collage techniques. The theme for this month's lottery over at PAO is Fall, so I thought I'd make a fall themed collage. I started with scrap paper in fall colors and then added paint around the seams. A little gesso to soften things up and then more paint with stencils. Got my chalk inks out and added texture stamps, then a die cut clock and birds nest and a nice fall quote. Then I stamped the birds leaving for the winter with archival ink. I made some pinecones with the TH pinecone die (LOVE IT) and added them along with some fall leaves. A little more paint and ink around the new glued on items. Finally, added some Distress Stain dots with picket fence.