For the previous two Tuesdays, my friend Sally and I have gone to the zoo. Sally's internet and cable provider handed out free tickets during the month of July. It was quite a bargain, too, since looking back on the admission fee if taking a family of four, two children (under 11) and two adults, the cost would be nearly $50.00 (USD). If the children are over 11 everyone would pay adult fees.
Not the same photo as last week, but still taken at Applebee's, this is my obligatory drink photo consisting of water and lemon.
I already had this T post ready, then I heard that Patty had received her package I sent her. Ironically, I also received one from her the day I sent her package to her.
Along with that, I got another lovely ATC (from Dianne), so I thought, even though
this post is quite long, I would take time to share these with you, as
well as Art Journal Journey.
On the left is Patty's lovely ATC, on the right is Dianne's.
Dianne is right. There's always time for tea.
For this spread, I first painted the background in two colors of pink. I then used my Xylene pen and tried to add words that I found on a photocopied flyer about our calendar. Unfortunately, since I haven't used my pen in such a long time, I think it's dried up. Next, I dug out my clock stencil and tried to make it work, but I've never been good with stencils. For this one, I used a pan pastel and sealed it with a spray fixative. The words are all left over from my Time Altered Book. Now it's time to rejoin this post which is already in progress. Then it'll be time to visit Art Journal Journey, where their theme this month is Time. I've already shared one entry, coming in at number 4.
Also from last week, this is the Zoo entrance.
I saw this duck on the rock and thought it was a statue
until it moved!
I was surprised how many new plants were blooming the second week, but this is what I photographed the first week.
After checking a map,
we began our voyage through the orangutan and chimp habitat.
I'll let you peruse these photos at your own pace, and I'll only chime in when I think it's necessary.
I have trouble believing these tree trunks fell in these exact spots, but I applaud the eco-friendly way the zoo showed the decomposition process which allows the nutrients to return to the soil. It could have been a teachable moment, but no one stopped to appreciate it, except me of course.
Can you see the chimp as he
moved to a lower platform?
Both chimps and elephants draw at the zoo. Give them a paint brush and they will create some pretty awesome abstracts.
We are now outside the Habitat and ready for our next adventure. Of course the depot was closed, but I enjoyed taking a good transition photo. I really MUST clean my lens, as I fear that's what brings on those white spots in my photos.
I hope you enjoyed this tiny peek at our first stop the first night at the zoo. More photos will come soon. But now it's your turn! Share a photo or ten, or a scan of something drink related. It can be anything, such as if you were out and about, or perhaps photographed your favorite tea cups, mugs, glasses, or teapots. Maybe you made art to share (whether traditional, hybrid, or digital), or reviewed a drink related book or movie. Whatever you choose to share, as long as it is somehow drink related in at least one photo, please feel free to link below. Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang, will be by to visit, but Squiggles simply refuses to leave the safety of my office!
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