In July of 2013, I flew from Florida to Lahore, Pakistan to get married there to the most wonderful man I have ever met. We are still happily married. These are some photographs that I took during that trip. Most of the photographs were taken in Lahore and also quite a few from a small village named Prince which is close to Lahore. The warm welcome we got in the village was heart warming and the children followed us where ever we went and were eager to let me take pictures of them.
Some of the places we went to in Lahore are the amazingly beautiful Badshahi Mosque, the Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, the Qaid E Azam Library and the Lahore Historical Museum.
I enjoyed every moment while I was there and found the Pakistani people to be warm and friendly.
That bittersweet, last day of summer before school starts up again, should be a special day filled with happiness and joy for each student returning to school. No more staying up all night giggling with your friends, having sleepovers, an occasional Netflix binge, playing video games or being online for countless hours at a time. All that disappears in the blink of an eye. Summer’s fly by and next thing we know academics take a priority again… I had my own special way of saying farewell to the summer and wrote about it last night and this morning in two consecutive art journal entries. As usual, my art journal pages are consisted of layers of mixed media and I feel good expressing myself while doing them, verbally in what I write and artistically with the colors, designs, stencils and materials I choose to use.
Here is a list of materials I used to make these entries:
- Dylusions Large Art Journal
- Faber Castell Pens
- Micron Pens
- Gellyroll Pens
- Liquitex Acrylic Paint Markers
- Block Stamps
- Cling Stamps
- Watercolor Paint
I used Gelatos and pens by Faber Castell for doing the background and coloring in some of the stencils. I love their products. Liquitex Acrylic paint and mediums, Micron Pens, Prismacolor colored pencils, Gellyroll pens, Faber Castell Gelatos and pens, Windsor &Newton and Jane Davenport Watercolors are must-haves in my art supplies. I also like Jim Holtz and Dylusions products.
This entry is from July 21, 2018 I think. The day after I saw the orthopedic surgeon and learned that I HAVE to lose 40 pounds before they can operate and give me 2 new hips. Time for some major lifestyle changes!!! I’ve been exercising on my recumbent bicycle every morning as soon as I wake up and have found that it’s already helping with my stiffness and pain. Soon, I’ll add swimming into the mix. I ordered a cute bathing suit online.
I saw this gorgeous rose at Home Depot and luckily had my camera with me to capture its perfection.
Several years ago, in 2013, I treated myself and bought an awesome, high-quality camera, a Sony Cybershot. I still use it to this day and highly recommend it. The very first time I used it, I went to John Easterlin Park in Fort Lauderdale near my Grandmother’s house. That park is lovely and has many childhood memories for me. My Mother used to go there as a child also. The park is known for its population of stunning peacock’s but, sadly, I didn’t spot any when I went there to take some pictures. This one white duck in particular caught my interest and I think it was reciprocated! The featured image is one of him looking at me while I photographed him. He sure is one beautiful animal and I will be posting some more pictures of him. Next time you’re in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, check out John Easterlin Park which is a little hidden gem in South Florida. They have a small campground area also. Here’s a link to the park’s website: Easterlin Park