Sunday, March 30, 2008

Park Bench


Happy Sunday! I went MIA and I have not explanation for it, but I do have a few things to share since last post; 1 card and some other ramblings. First the card...this started out as Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. As you can see it clearly is not the sketch. I really wanted to use the bench and have had this image in my head since I got the set (Time for You, SU!) I didn't have a tree stamp that was the right size so I ended up drawing one. If you remember from a few posts back, I do have an aversion to drawing from a trama I suffered in 6th grade, which involved a sketch of a dog. I really can't talk about it... deep breaths...ok I'm better now.... I drew the tree and colored the whole thing with watercolor pencils and an aquapen. I didn't want to take away from the image with a lot of embellishments so I kept just a few layers and the ribbon. The sentiment is from one of those little $1 stamps from Michaels, perfect! Please be kind with your comments and the whole drawing thing....
As you might remember, I went to see Elton John on Wednesday night. If you are an Elton John fan I would suggest you stop reading right now, if you continue reading please accept my apologies. At best, his concert was boring and unimaginative; at worst it was base and crude. There I said it and I feel free. I am not going to spend a ton of energy on this, I just expected more from an iconic singer/songwriter who commented on and help shape an era. If we had not been at the concert as guests of a person my husband does business with, I would have walked out. I had lunch with a wonderful friend of mine (hi Justine!) on Thursday and she has run into people that felt the same way about the show, too bad I hadn't talked to them before I said yes to the tickets:(
This as nothing to do with anything, except that I had an almost religious experience at lunch on Friday and thought I would share. A new shopping district has opened in Las Vegas call Town Square right on Las Vegas Blvd. It is an outdoor venue with shops and restaurants and a park for the kids to play in and a movie theater. A Tommy Bahama cafe opened there and I went with my little redhead to try it out on Friday. I ordered the Saba Steak Salad. This was the description for it: Marinated and char-grilled tenderloin medallions served over a bed of fresh mixed greens tossed with tamarind vinagarette. Garnished with grilled potatoes, vine-ripened roma tomatoes, shiitake chips and garlic ailoli. mmmmmmmm, give me a minute please. Thanks. I think that this might very well be a written description of heaven. If you are ever in Vegas, I will meet you at Tommy Bahama's:) Till then my friends, have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stamping by!
Laura~

7 comments:

pescbrico said...

I love the card and the scene that you have created on it! Have a good week! :)

Claire said...

I agree with your comment about Elton John. My MIL and FIL went and they said the exact same thing. but oh won I can't wait to go vegas and try that salad out. Hmmmm.. was it that good ? Oh my word :)
Love reading your blog thank you so much.

Sandra Smart said...

Really cute card, and the drawing of the tree is perfect.
Glad you posted about the concert because now I will not feel as though I am missing out on something!

Jessie/knightrone said...

That is too bad about the concert, nothing like building something up just to be disapointed. That salad does sound like heaven!! As for the drawing, you did WAY better than I would have!!! Super cute!! TFS

Kristin said...

I really like this card, the drawn tree next to the bench is sweet- and I just adore that ribbon! The use of just one photo corner is such a neat look- great job!

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stampbirr said...

I love the coloring and how you added the tree! Beautiful card!