Flashback Friday: Gelato yum! #art #ink #mixedmedia #GalenaIL #laborday

I took the week off last week but I am back with another Flashback Friday post. ArtJournal_4_5This journal entry brings back some fun memories I had towards the end of last summer. Trying our best to squeeze every last bit of warm weather activities before the cool autumn air sets in. Among one of our favorite activities is tasting all that delicious cold ice cream!

Last year around Labor Day we took a trip to Galena IL which has many quaint shops and food places to explore. It was unexpectedly hot that day and we found ourselves frequently diving into the air condition shops that lined the streets to cool off. One of the stops included a lovely gelato shop “Chocolaterie Stam” right in the heart of downtown Galena. Gelato is surprisingly lower in calories than it’s ice cream cousin but tastes simply sinful. I remember I ordered a small Stracciatella flavored gelato which is a creme vanilla gelato with lovely layers of thin chocolate pieces folded into this dreamy cool treat.

I was so in love with my gelato I decided I would journal about and talk about our day in Galena.

This particular entry uses Ranger’s Mini Distress Inks and Stabilo’s all pencils. Some of the ink from previous entries invaded this page, but I went with the random pattern and loved effect it created on my page.

All in all, this was a wonderful day that made it’s way into my journal plus I had a lot of fun drawing my delicious dessert I thoroughly enjoyed that weekend. So I leave now with parting wishes for you to have a safe and memorable Labor Day weekend.

Til next post…