Monday, February 22, 2010

Some New Art and A Palm Tree or Two.....

I'm still getting used to being back in the northeast, and all that implies, weather-wise.  I actually love being home, but can't say I don't miss those swaying palms and days spent by the pool.  Anyway....a few projects, and a few shots of Paradise.
 
While I was gone, PID had a "doodle me" challenge, which I completed last night.  We were to alter, with doodling one of their images, and I went to town with my gel pens!

 
Not sure what I was thinking, but it was very therapeutic.  Now, back to Paradise.
This is what the entrance to the dining room looked like:

 
This nice man cut open a coconut for me:

 
And I enjoyed it!

 
Ahhhh, well, back to art.  At ArtHaven, we have a monthly lottery.  This month's theme is "happiness," and we were to enter anything that made us happy.  I've been enjoying altering mini notebooks with both real and faux metal, so this is what I did:

 
As you can see, we had  a very relaxing vacation:

 
We enjoyed Hokkaido, the Japanese restaurant at the resort:

 
  
When I returned home there was a package waiting for me.  It contained a very timely gift from my secret sister (something my SU! team does each quarter).....a picture frame already decorated to hold a vacation photo.  So, I did a little photo collage and popped it in the frame:

 
The new challenge theme at PID is "green or clover."  Yes, it really is almost March, though someone needs to inform the weather people of that fact.  They seem to think we're still solidly in winter.  But, I digress..... I found this cute little guy in my PID stash, and did a St. Patrick's Day card:

 
And I'll end this with a few more random shots from the gorgeous Melia Caribe Tropical Resort in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic:

 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  


16 comments:

Carol said...

Now you make me want to take a vacation there. :-) Nice art by the way. You are such an inspiration to me. c.louise

Dorothy said...

Looks like a great time and wonderful art too!!!

Scrapping Mom said...

Wonderful ART and fantastic pictures of your vacation. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Lori said...

Ooo, paradise! Was there alcohol in that coconut??? lol. Yay, welcome back to reality. Lovely art, by the way. Love the doodling. The PID card is great!

Healing Woman said...

Glad you posted pictures of the resort. It allowed me to compare it with my recent vacation in Cancun. I'd say they were equally wonderful! And, don't we wish we were back. Coming home to all this snow is hard to take.

I also love your gel pen doodle. Thanks for all the information on swaps, clubs etc.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OHHHHH FABULOUS Posting, Eileen!! I almost feel selfish saying that I'm glad you are back!! I enjoyed all the pictures you shared....WONDERFUL adventure adn TERRIFIC ART!!!

Anonymous said...

I loved looking at all your beautiful art work, and your vacation looks like a wonderful place to relax.

Carol P

Nanc said...

The pictures of your vacation are wonderful. A few days in paradise doesn't hurt anyone. Thanks for sharing. I also loved all the art pieces you made. Way too cool.

Helen said...

WOW great pics, and art!

Tammy D said...

Looks like a blast. We are reburied by snow here. Ahh the warm breezes sounds good to me.

Merry said...

What a wonderful looking place you visited. It looked so relaxing. Wonderful doodling and I really like your altered notebook.

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

Going by your Paradise photos, it sure looks like you had a grand time! It has been a long time since I've had coconut water. When I was little my grandmother would make a dessert using fresh coconuts and she would always let us drink the water from the inside. YUMMY!
Love the doodling, I always find it to be very relaxing and fun. Really in love the way the notebook came out. It's really cute.

Elaine Allen

Roxie's mama said...

Your vacation looks great! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Kerry said...

Your doodling was terrific - I think everybody should do have at least once a week! It would be great therapy! Wonderful pictures -- love the peacock, the flamingos! Looks like a wonderful place to be! Thanks for sharing. Kerry Peasland

Penny Duncan Creations said...

OH I love your combination of your ART and your vacation...what a serene place and GORGEOUS ART!!!! I sure have missed you and your blog updates!!! I'm so happy you're home!!!

Nancy Mayer said...

I am glad you had a terrific time. Great memories !