Tuesday, August 30, 2016

ATC Quote #3

#574 Quote
Unfortunately, I'm a little late today.

I don't find the quote on ACT #574 to be quite accurate, but it made a fun experiment.

Card #575, I agree with... it's one of the ones I made for our vacation album. In a later post, I will have a similar quote - I want to make memories all over the world. Since I enjoy traveling, both #575 and it's corollary I find to be true. Finally a quote I agree with ;)

Have a wonderful day and make some good memories!

#575 Quote

Monday, August 29, 2016

ATC Quote #2

#572 Quote
Here are two experimental quotes for today's post. These quotes do not express my feelings, but they are short and interesting.

Usually when I hustle, I make a huge mess and things get spilled all over the place and I have to spend what feels like ages cleaning up... I like the way it looks though. It came out rather pretty.

#573 is not quite right. I didn't get the CAPS quite right, but since it is an experiment, I decided to go with the card the way it was... I think I could use the top half and just cut off the bottom. I like the arrow, flower, and LIVE. Plus I agree with the top part - Live today. That makes sense. Living in caps would be annoying.


Have fun today!

#573 Quote

Sunday, August 28, 2016

ATC Quote #1

#570 Quote
Today I am beginning a series of quotes. The first cards are experimental (well, in reality all my cards are experimental, but these are particularly so). I used watercolor paper, markers, alcohol ink pens, and watercolors, with highlights of white gel pen. I'm not necessarily in agreement with these quotes, but they were short and good for trying out color movement.

Have a colorful day!

#571 Quote

Saturday, August 27, 2016

ATC Flower #53

#568 Flower Large
Two flowers today for your enjoyment.

Have a lovely day!

#569 Flower Large

Friday, August 26, 2016

ATC Laudinella Gifted #4

#566 Stuva Buffet
These are the last two cards of the series for the  Laudinella personnel.

#567 Stuva Breakfast
They serve an excellent breakfast buffet every morning [with a special omelette chef ;) ] in their Stuva restaurant. The sausages, toast, and hash browns were my families favorites, besides the omelettes. Probably because we don't have a toaster and potato products are not allowed in the house very often - I like being able to move. Sausages in Saudi do not taste anything like European or American sausages and we are not partial to them, therefore it was a pleasure to eat sausages... It really was a good thing we hiked 8+ miles every day.

The Stuva evening buffet is quite varied and has something for everyone. I think the boys favorite part of the buffet was the desert part: ice cream, mousse, torte, and lots of other goodies.

Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

ATC Laudinella Gifted #3

#564 Le Carnotzet
Le Carnozet and Pizzeria Caruso occupy the same restaurant space and serve delicious cheese fondue and pizza respectively. They are our second favorite places to eat at the Laudinella.  This year I brought rice crackers to eat the fondue. Bread bothers my system and thus I decided to try rice crackers as a substitute. They actually worked quite well. I broke the round cakes into 5-6 pieces, carefully stuck them on the fondue fork and went on from there. Yes, they do taste different and have a different texture, but fondue is very good on rice cakes.

#565 Pizzeria Caruso
On another note, for the last two years I had not been eating any cheese as it was causing me to have migraines. Knowing I was going to want to eat (and at least try) different cheeses and have fondue on vacation, I tried eating small amounts of cheese a few weeks before we left. I found I could eat some cheese, but I had to be careful. For me, that is a definite 'YAY!' especially after being off of it for so long. So far that is the only reaction to food that has dissipated over time. Now I can eat cheese and crackers, have cheese on a salad, and other good things.

Have a great day!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ATC Laudinella Gifted #2

#561 Omelette 
#563 Siam Wind
Card #561 Omelette is the ATC I made for the man who makes... guess what?!?... omelettes every morning in the Stuva restaurant buffet at the Hotel Laudinella. He seems to really enjoy making omelettes. If you ask him to make an omelette, his whole countenance becomes happy, but if you decline, he seems to deflate. Since he makes excellent omelettes, we ate lots of them.

Siam Wind, #563, is their Thai restaurant. It is one of our favorite restaurants. The boys, picky eaters, have always been able to find something they like and eat their whole order. Whenever we decide to stay at the Laudinella,  everyone gets excited about their Thai food.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ATC Laudinella Gifted

#562 Housekeeping
For the next few days I am going to be posting the ATCs I doodled and gave to the Hotel Laudinella staff.

This one I gave to housekeeping. They always do a great job keeping our room(s) clean. We try not to bring in mud, sticks, rocks, and leaves, but inevitably we do and every afternoon/evening when we come in from our latest escapade on the trails, the room is nice and clean.

Have a lovely day!


Monday, August 22, 2016

ATC Flower #52

#559 Flower Large
These are the last two flowers before the Restaurant posts, enjoy them.

Have a beautiful day!

#560 Flower Large

Sunday, August 21, 2016

ATC Flower #51 (flower and mountain)

#558 Mountain
As you can see I've one flower and a watercolor mountain for you.

Note: #556 I gave away before I photographed it. I believe it was a Flower Large.

Have a great day!

#557 Flower Large