Sunday, November 8, 2015

Journal 52, Week 45: Child's Play


For Week 45 of the hugely popular Journal 52, hosted by Chelle, we were supposed to, in Chelle's words:
. . . think of what it’s like to be a kid again – full of imagination, ideas, and creativity and dreams for the impossible!
It was with that thought in mind

that I created "My Play Day."  This entire page was created in my imagination and the images I found in my stockpile. 

My internet friend Helen asked me to use some of my background paper I created as the first stage of a masterboard (seen here in case you missed it on Day 6 of AEDM), and although I already had plans for most of the pages, I obliged and cut a few ends in order to write my "journaling" words. Unfortunately, I cut too much off two of the pages, so had to make more today, too. Thankfully, they are fun to make now that I know how to do it.

This is Bethany, my play day friend who has come to visit.

Bethany and I drew pictures and rode on my rocking horse.  It wouldn't be MY play day real OR imagined without a rocking horse!
 
Of course, we had to play outside in the snow, where we built a snowman.  The snowman then showed us how to make snow angels.  He was a real angel himself!

It was time to head back inside before we got too cold.  Of course, in order to warm up, we made a pot of strong tea and drank it while we discussed what a fun day we'd had.

One final look at My Play Day where I began with a painted used file folder, then added three bits from the background I created on Day 6 of AEDM.  To that I added four magazine images taken from various places, and a Christmas card from my stash.  I hope you can read my handwriting, because it's gotten even worse harder to read since I hurt my wrist.

As always, I greatly appreciate your continued support of my art endeavors during this month of November. Today is Day 9 of Art Every Day Month, or AEDM and I created an imaginary Play Day with a friend for Week 45 of Journal 52.  Unfortunately, Journal 52's linky has gone walk about, so this and AEDM are the only places you will see this entry that I forgot to mark with the week number until after I scanned it.

13 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a great and fun page. How nice to be a kid again and just let go and play - lovely ideas here Elisabeth. Have a great day, and hope our wrist is soon better, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

nice to see inside your imagination!! I think I only said I hoped we see you use the masterboard (or at least that's what I meant) ,but thanks for obliging!!

Jennifer McLean said...

Ahh, I remember snow angels and trying to make a good snowman. I alway sucked at snowmen because I could never lift the second ball onto the first! I also hated that grass ended up in the balls. I was a perfectionist even then! Can I switch the tea for hot chocolate with marshmallows please?? I haven't had that for soooo long. ;o)

Stacie said...

This is lovely! It really does make me feel like a kid again. I especially love the snowman!

Maron said...

Love the innocence of this post. I can just imagine that being a child's rendition of a memory...

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fabulous page - you played perfectly Elizabeth!
oxo
Susi

Darla said...

You imagined a great play day and put it on the page so well. As a little girl I would have enjoyed being there.

johanna said...

a wonderful playday for you and brittany... and now i know how Long your love for rocking horses lasts... awesome part with the snowman and -angels. a fun day seems to have had by all!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous time you both had! Glad you enjoyed your rocking horse ride and you made me realise that I have never ever made a snow angel! I love the record of your fabulous day! Chrisx

Meggymay said...

Oh the joys of being a youngster again. Everything back then was magic. You had a lovely playday friend [its a wonderful, sweet, image] and your journal page is fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Abigail Davidson said...

This is a fabulous collage! Can definitely feel the joy and magic in this piece -- great collection and imagery!

NatureFootstep said...

how wonderful to head back to childhood wonderland. You created fine art from memories. :)

Dianne said...

Enjoyed your Play Day! I would make snow angels with you any time...and I think your handwriting is pretty, just for the record! it's you, and that's important. hugs, dear friend. ♥