17.10.21

Let your Heart Fly.

 "In deep silence, close your eyes and let your heart fly 
by spreading those wings of love in an unknown sky." -  Author: Debasish Mridha

My Inspiration: Soar by Monica Sabolla Gruppo Supplies:

ColorBok 71876A Cardstock Paper Pad Marble, 12″ x 12″

“Music” 12″ × 12″ Paper Pizazz – Hot Off The Press

LePage Polyfilla 15-Minute Instant Dry, 162-mL

Collage paper, chipboard buttefly, paper doily, palette knife, ruler, alphabet stncil, pencil, eraser, marker, adhesive, ink-pad, eyeshodow apllicator, collage medium, etc. 

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13.10.21

Melody.



"The name Melody is primarily a female name of English origin that means
Song Tune.
From the Greek word, MELOIDIA" - Baby Nomes.

My Inspiration: Can a little child like me ? by Paula Dion from The Stampers' Sampler Jun/Jul 2005

Supplies:


Tim Holtz Idea-ology SOLOS PAPER DOLLS TH93555


“Music” 12" × 12" Paper Pizazz – Hot Off The Press

Watercolor Paper, Zig Caligraphy pen, dragonfly chipboard, collage medium, foam brush, eyeshadow applicator, ink-pad, brayer (optionel) coloring pencils, adhesive, ribbon, alphabet stencil, Watercolor Paper, Ruler, pencil, eraser, cardstock, etc.
Source: The String Family from The Bird Feed NYC.

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4.10.21

Autumn at Limestone Mountain.

Autumn Limestone Mountain, Alberta, Canada.
Watch on YouTube.
These photos were taken during our recent camping trip.
Music: Six Seasons Made in Minitool Moviemaker.

Limestone Mountain is a minor peak, more like an outlier of The Wedge, than a separate summit. This peak is the runt of the Opal Range, but it is an officially named summit. This little peak only reaches 2173 metres (7,129ft.) and has very little prominence from its larger neighbour. From the shared col with The Wedge, the elevation gain to the summit of Limestone Mountain is only 53 metres.“- Summitpost

“DNA studies conducted by both the University of Calgary and University of Texas show that our Alberta wild horses are indeed genetically unique. They have DNA related to the draft horse, Indigenous ponies and the original Spanish horse. There are multiple genetics found, but these studies show that this blend of genetics is only found in our Alberta wild horses. Leading scientific researchers have stated that if we were to lose these horses it would be a very large loss to Alberta.”Wild Horses Of Alberta

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Camping on Crownland.

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17.9.21

To be able to Fly.

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, 
you cease for ever to be able to do it.”― J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

My Inspiration: Page 9 – Volume of the Dolls – Let art be your light by Mike Deakin Tutorial on
  

Tim Holtz Idea-ology SOLOS PAPER DOLLS TH93555

Supplies: Modge podge by Plaid, paper butterflies, Watercolor paint, Adhesive, Paintbrush, watercolor paper, White tissue paper, Water container, scissors, ink-pad, eyeshadow aplicator, etc. 


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16.9.21

Man about Town.

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.”–Theodore Roosevelt.

Collage backgroround.
I made this art journal spread while camping.
Each page size is A4

Supplies:


Card-stock, collage papers, collage medum, water, spray bottle, baby wipes, brayer, stamp cleaner, inkpad, eyeshadow aplicator, Manilla shipping tag, ruler sticker, postage stamps, acrylic paint, chipboard numbers, alphabet stencil, pencil, ruler, eraser, marker, adhesive, playing cards, Modge Podge by Plaid, Reflections musical score patterned paper, white tissue paper, etc.

   

ANDY SKINNER MIXED MEDIA STENCIL 8"X8" - MADE TO MEASURE

Woody Mixed Round Gear Wooden Crafts Embellishments MDF Unfinished Wood.

Inspiration: Simon Says - It's A Man Thing by Kath all that glitter 

 Card from “The Old Fashioned Party Invitation Postcard Book”-Sterling Main street. 

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Camper Art Kit.


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15.9.21

Camping on Crownland.

Wild Horses on Crownland.
Watch on YouTube.

We went boondocking for almost a week at a spot we call Tokeloshe’s farm, near Limestone Mountain, in the Bearberry valley, Alberta, Canada. We camped there once before you can read the post by clicking here. As usual we were joined by the wild horses. You can read more about them by clicking here.
   

  “DNA studies conducted by both the University of Calgary and University of Texas show that our Alberta wild horses are indeed genetically unique. They have DNA related to the draft horse, Indigenous ponies and the original Spanish horse. There are multiple genetics found, but these studies show that this blend of genetics is only found in our Alberta wild horses. Leading scientific researchers have stated that if we were to lose these horses it would be a very large loss to Alberta.” – Wild Horses Of Alberta

 
 
"Beyond the public and private sites across the province that you can camp in for a nightly fee, Alberta residents are also able to peg their tent or drive an RV onto public (aka “crown”) land. It is also commonly known as “backcountry” camping, “random” camping or “boondocking”- Road Trip Alberta.

Erik doesn’t bark at the Horses.

Feral Horses gallery.

Photo taken from our truck.

Wild Horses of Alberta Society on Facebook.


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Wild Horses on Crownland in Alberta, Canada.
Watch on YouTube. Taken on my phone.

The first few days were lovely, it wasn't too hot or cold.

We love sitting next to the creek.

One of the pleasures of summer is to lie back and gaze up at the stars overhead on a warm, dark night and see the Milky Way.

Erik also likes it.

 Our hammocks are 11 foot long and 7 1/2 foot wide, so that you can lay across it.

We recently bought a Eastman Outdoors Portable Kahuna Burner with XL Pot and Wok Brackets with Adjustable, Removable Legs.

Bacon and eggs for breakfast made in a disc Plough on the burner.

Sausages and eggs cooked in a cast iron pan which fits neatly into the Brackets.

Pork chops, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed bell peppers, fried onions, eggs, etc. cooked on the burner.

The cattle didn't mind us.

Cattle Grazing on leased Crown land.

 
  "The grazing lease system was originally intended to allow cattle producers to grow their herds and make beneficial use of the vast grass resources of the province. Allowing cattle to be grazed on Crown lands through the grazing lease system is a critical component to Alberta's successful beef industry. Alberta's beef industry is a significant contributor to Alberta's GDP and plays an increasingly important role in Alberta's diversified economy employing thousands of Albertans."- Alberta Grazing Lease.

Erik doesn’t bark at the cattle either.

The last two days we had rain and it was cooler, but fortunatly we had lots of firewood.

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Smoke gets in your eyes.

 

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30.8.21

Degas's Fairies.

"People call me the painter of dancing girls.
It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in
rendering movement and painting pretty clothes." -
Edgar Degas

Collage Background. 

Tissue paper and Watercolor added.

My Inspiration:
'Do you believe in Fairies?' by Marta Lapkowska

Supplies:

Strathmore® 300 Series Mixed Media Pad.

Degas Dancers Keepsake Boxed Notecards Novelty Book by Galison.


Art Journal Pad by Jodie Lee from Prima Marketing. 
Click link for examples.

Colorbök Rosewood 12″ Paper Plus Pad

Modge podge by Plaid.


Collage paper
Watercolor paint
Paintbrush
3 D squares
Glue stick
Foam brush
Cardstock
White tissue paper
Scissors
Ruler
Pencil
Eraser
Marker
Forever in time rulers sticker
Paper butterlies and dragonflies by crafts
Water container
Alphabet stencil
Sewing pattern


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20.8.21

Smoke gets in your Eyes.

We went Boondocking with our camper for a few days, during a heat wave. The first few days we had clear skies and saw beautiful stars at night and even a meteor shower.

Although we have camped in the Limestone area a lot, it was our first time at this lovely spot, which we have named Tokeloshe's farm.

 
  “The term boondocking, also known to RV enthusiast as dispersed camping, dry camping or coyote camping, is used to describe camping in the midst of nature without the use of commercial campgrounds and hookups.” Boondocking guide

There was lots of shade and we had a big area all to ourselves.

Note that a the moment one needs a permit to camp on Alberta crownland. Public Lands Camping Pass

A bubbling cold creek.

Moss.

Erik scaled a big rock like a mountain goat.

 

Besides wearing he's collar, Erik also wears a bell around he's neck when we go Boondocking, so that we can always hear where he is. He is well trained and stays within the perimeter.

   

We spent the hottest time of day lying in our hammocks, under the trees. Our hammocks are 11 foot long and 7 1/2 foot wide, so that you can lay across it. Our hammocks are made from Taffeta material (banquet table-cloths.) Sourced from Tablecloths.com. Hammocks are cool in the summer because of the airflow around you as well as the heat loss from your back being against the fabric.

   

Our Coghlan's C-Tech Wireless Weather Station.

We recently bought a RIDGID X4 18-Volt Cordless Mini Radio, which is Compatible with all 18V RIDGID Batteries. This is very handy to listen to news, weather forecasts and fire-ban information. We also have a drill, which uses the same rechargeable battery, to lower and lift our camper's stabilizers.

Sleeping in a hammock guide.

Sleeping In A Hammock: Your Complete Guide To Healthy Hammock Sleep

The Basics of hammock camping.

We came upon a fort in the forest.

A carved tree-trunk, I hope it was dead before they carved it.

The carved tree-trunk in the shape of a chair.

A watermelon chair.

We went for a drive with the quad and then a hike, that is why I didn't use my long walking stick.

I fastened a cargo net under our table for hats, jackets, etc.


The Platters - Smoke Get In Your Eyes - Lyrics

The last two days the smoke from nearby forest fires were very bad.

There was a fire-ban, so we didn't make a fire, but is was so hot, we didn't need one. Alberta Fire Bans.

Smoke in the air.

Even though there was lots of smoke in the air, many people camped in the area and still came coming in.

We decided to leave on the Monday morning as the smoke was very bad.

Nearby cows in the smoke.

"Agricultural leaseholders are individuals who lease Crown lands from the Alberta government for agricultural purposes."- Alberta 

The air quality got quite bad.

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