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Friday, June 26, 2009

Headcase

HeadcaseThis journal page was created for Illustration Friday's and TGIF's weekly challenges and it's also tthe first in a series of blank journal pages that I'm making to take on our trip to New York. Mr. Al and I will hit the road early Sunday morning and drive to New York City. We're such rubes; neither of us has ever been, although both of our sons have been there. We plan to try to get at least as far as Richmond, VA the first night of our trip and drive to the city the next day to spend four days there. We are so thrilled to finally be going to the New York that we are practically beside ourselves. If you have any suggestions about where to eat, what to do, where to go,(especially flea markets, vintage shops, museums, or best NY attractions), please leave your ideas in a comment here for me. When we leave the city, we'll drive to upstate NY, where my dear sister-and-brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Don, have a cabin on Lake Eerie. We'll stay there three days before we return to Georgia. I hope to have 5 or 6 journal pages in various states of completion to work on while we're traveling, so tonight I'm painting backgrounds and assembling supplies in ziplock bags. Mary Ann is very artistic, and last Christmas, she gave me a beautiful handmade book, which I'm using strictly as a travel journal to record my memories of this trip and hopefully many others. I don't know about Internet access along the way; well, I know our hotel has it, but I don't know about the cabin, so I may be out of pocket for 7 or 8 days. I do plan to post all my pages and photographs when I get back, though. It will be really weird to go so long without blogging, but I'm too excited to think about that right now. Please don't forget to share your travel suggestions with me before I go because Mr. Al and I like to explore fly by the seat of our pants when we travel and would love some of your ideas. I'll miss you all tons, but I'll talk to you when I get back.

XOXO
Love,
Alberta

PS
Some of you have let me know that you had trouble posting the badge I made for you, so, if you want to, e-mail me at katherinemccullen@yahoo.com, and I'll send you the flickr code. If I post it here, the image posts instread of the code. I'm sorry I'm not more technically savvy. Feel free to save the image to you photo editing program and adjust the size as you need to.

Good luck!

22 comments:

peggy gatto said...

Have a safe and artful trip!!!

Terri Kahrs said...

I am SOOOOOoo excited for you, Alberta! Yay - Road trip! Have a safe and fun time. You'll LOVE NY! Take tons of pictures. You must experience Times Square and, if you have enough time, go to the "Top of the Rock" - Rockefeller Center. (It's right by Radio City Music Hall.) You'll need a reservation, and when you get to the top you've got a panoramic view of the entire city. Fabulous! Love and best wishes for a safe journey! Hugs, Terri xoxo

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, love the colours.

Sandy said...

Wooooooooooow stunning page.
Very impressive design. Love them.

Thanks Alberta for your brilliant work to TGiF.

Alina Chau said...

NEAT illo!

Lumilyon said...

You are going to have such a wonderful time! I love what you have done on this page, it has an intriguing atmosphere and I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops and where your journaling takes it. As I was last in New York over thirty years ago, I'm afraid I can't suggest anywhere to go!!!

Luisa Migon said...

Oh! You'll LOVE New York!!! All the world is there!!! It's a very exciting city to me, but not so quiet to live! :O) You'll have lots of art galleries, theaters, parks, good shopping... But be patient in the rush hour!!! :O)I can't tell you somewhere to go, because I was there many years ago, so... But I'm sure you'll be inspired by everything in New York! I can't wait to see your creations about your trip!!! Cool, very cool!!!

PS: My daughter is going to live one hour and half from New York! She is so excited because she adores to explore that city!!!

So, all you have to do, is enjoy that crazy New York, girls!!!

hastingshall2 said...

It sounds like such a wonderful trip, Alberta. I know you will enjoy it immensely. We live within 5 hours of NY and several of my friends take the train up every now and then for shopping trips.

Your alphabet entry is so colorful and bright. You really know how to do zetti effectively.
Faye

Ozstuff said...

Give my regards to Broadway, remember me to Herald Square, tell all the gang at 42nd Street that I will soon be there. Stay safe and have a wonderful trip. We will all be waiting to enjoy it vicariously when you return and tell us the whole story in your own inimitable style.
Your "Headcase" is SUPERB.

lorhen82 said...

The colors are stunning! ~Lori

BlueRidgeLady said...

Alberta, so excited for you and Mr. Al! Yall have a great time! I have never been to NY either. I flew over it one time going to Cape Cod though!! I think it's so cool that yall are taking a long road trip, and all the places you will see along the way! Talk to you when you get back! Hugs!! xox

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fantastic unique art work. I'm excited!
Hugs Anja

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is stunning, Alberta! It looks great.

Janny said...

It's great! Have a nice trip!

Martina2801 said...

What a great artwork! Love your creation!

Janet said...

Darn! I didn't get here before you left. I hope you have a safe, fun trip and I look forward to seeing all your travel art journal pages when you return.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Ohhh, I'm too late to give you a proper send-off!! I would have loved to have "chatted" before you left. Oh well, have a great trip, and lots of FUN!

I had to *smile* at your "blank" journal pages! My "blanks" are already painted and collaged also, and sometimes it's hard to explain to people that these are really "blank" pages!

Your headcase is wonderful! I can't wait to see the artwork you've done when you get back from your trip! Be safe and happy!! XOXO

Courtney Putnam said...

Fantastic piece! Love the deep greens and blues and I rather feel like that man with the checkered hat on. A bit of a "head case" myself. :-)

Delightful.

Courtney

BlueRidgeLady said...

I hope yall are having fun!! I can't wait to hear all about the trip!

When you get back and have time, I left an award for you on my blog!

Hugs sweet friend!

vintage wil said...

Gorgeous ! love the colors!!

Flor Larios Art said...

stunning...the colors wow!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.