Can I See Through Your Eyes? : Mixed Media Art Journal
Not much has changed since last week. I am still sitting in the same spot as the last time I typed, just on a different day. We spent some time this weekend preparing my garden for plants. We have had a lot of rain so it was nice to be outside as a family working in the yard and playing basketball. Hubby build up my sweet potato planter so I can add more dirt and he tore some old lumber down to create a pathway in my garden. Hopefully, I will have less weeding to do (my least favorite part of gardening).
Our state is still on lock down but regions are supposed to be opening again, starting on May 8th, depending upon the percentage of the population which has been infected.
I wore a mask for the first time this week while grocery shopping. Hubby had some construction masks on hand so I wore one of those. I figured everyone would feel more comfortable if I wore one, especially the poor young sales guy guarding the store entrance. Everything in me wanted to rebel and walk in with a naked face, while clutching a printout of why I was exempt, but my hubby reminded me that I wouldn’t be protesting to anyone that makes the rules. Not only that, but sometimes showing love to others requires us to speak their love language. And right now, a face covering seems to be a lot of people’s love language. So, I caved and wore the mask. Not because I think the governor has the right to tell me to wear one, but because when I try to see it through the eyes of other people, I think they would say that I care. And if I can show a little bit of the love of Christ to others during this scary time, then I’ll wear the stupid mask. I even took a mask selfie. I am not from a generation of selfie takers but I figured one for documentation of current events would be a great conversation piece some day.
My kids didn’t do any baking this week because I did too much. I hope you are hungry because there are a lot to choose from. All of the bakes include sourdough but surprisingly, it was not too strong of a flavor. My family loved them all.
Creating the Layout
I made this layout some time ago, keeping with the journal theme that you can see in this layout. I used PaperArtsy paints/infusions and stamps for this layout. I used StencilGirl stencils in the background.
Fabric, tissue paper, thread and embossing was added for texture. Don’t you just love these stamps?
Today, I am joining the lovely ladies for Tea over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s. My tea today is one I haven’t tried but it is on my wish list. It looks yummy, doesn’t it? It is a Spiced White Pear – White Loose Leaf Tea.
I’d love to hear about your favorite baked good. Leave me a comment.
Happy Tea Day,