Journaling Reads:
Flamingo Plastica
Flamingoes aren’t something you normally see in Oregon. Any part of Oregon. Not the beaches. And definitely not inland in the Willamette Valley, or near the hills in the rural part of Yamhill. Wait...all of Yamhill is rural. Anyway...couldn’t believe these guys out in a field. What you can’t see are the two goats they are sharing the field with. Real goats. I guess flamingo-ing is something you occasionally see around in front yards. I hear it even happens in offices. It’s a new way of raising money for different causes. When my daughter worked at Nike they were getting flamingoed in Customer Service. And then you pay to have the flamingoes removed. Hence the money raising. They were doing it for a local organization called the Children’s Cancer Association. Awesome group of people there at the CCA. When I was younger (a teen-ager...okay, much younger) we did something like this, only we used toilet paper. And we didn’t actually raise any money because we didn’t remove the toilet paper. You know, from the trees and bushes and cars that belonged to certain houses. Okay. I guess it was really nothing like flamingo-ing, but it was a lot of fun. One time I was having a slumber party and we didn’t have enough toilet paper to TP my boyfriend’s house, so we went on a scavenger hunt for it. And we actually told people, “Yeah, you’ll get it back when the scavenger hunt is done.” I don’t think they believed us, so I didn’t feel bad about it. Not returning the toilet paper, that is. I didn’t feel bad about TP’ing his house either if I stop and think about it. Which I don’t often do. But, I’m thinking about it right now and I’m smiling. I don’t think flamingoes would have been nearly as much fun. But they would have been great to have on the list. “Do you have any empty mustard jars, a golf club, an English/French dictionary, dustmop, toilet paper or perhaps some pink flamingoes?” Yeah, I think we could have asked for the flamingo plastica and we still would have gotten what we needed for the task at hand..


Paper:
LGrieveson Color Challenge 21dec08
Graphed Paper Pack No. 03
Lightly Letter Box Paper Pack No. 02
Conifere Paper Pack
Grunge Overlays No. 03


Frame:
Photo Clusters No. 25
Worn Photo Edges No. 05: Hazy Days
Photo Clusters No. 29 (tape)


Brushes:
Painted Flourishes No. 02
2007 + 2008 + 2009 Brackets Title + Journal


Fonts: Jane Austen, Garamond