Saturday, July 9, 2016

Spending time in my garden while I was offline


I'm back online and NOT complaining, but want you to know it's taking me so much longer than I imagined to visit everyone.  After using my friend/neighbor Sally's fast cable, this DSL is like dial-up.  And my computer guru/strong man Scott's phone is amazingly fast, too.  To think a phone can be so much faster than this internet I pay so much for each month is beyond me.  The sad thing is, I'll be gone most of the day because I'll be with Scott all day today.  So I guess I should have said I'll visit when I get the chance.

But for now, here's a piece I created while offline.  It's for Art Journal Journey and the host this month is Yvonne, who we know from her blog Meggy's Way.  Her theme is "In my garden there is."


In my garden, I've planted
happiness among the flowers.

My flowers are not ones you will find in most gardens, but bloom with abandon in my fantasy garden 

while the colorful butterflies flit and flutter above them.

Leftover painted cardstock was cut to create the flowers, then sewn together.  Even the birds started as white paper.  I found the butterflies in my stash and thought they were just whimsical enough to complete the scene. The background was created months ago when I stamped a grip material that keeps objects secure in places like campers and earthquake prone areas.  I glued the entire piece into my Coll-AH-ge Two altered book.

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope to return your visits soon.  And of course I'm just  thrilled you are still visiting me, especially now that I'm back online.

21 thoughtful remarks:

chrissie said...

This page made me happy..it is so lovely

Chrissie xx

Helen said...

just seen your comments on the latest Kew post. Sorry I'm still confusing you. you're right, they've rigged up one of the bee hives (I am sure I put this in one of my posts) elsewhere in the garden and the bees trigger the lights.. here is a link to their website which may help explain better than I am..
http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/thehive

Let's Art Journal said...

So happy you are back on line, I've missed chatting to you :-). Your page looks fab, it's bright and cheery and has all the best elements of a garden as far as I am concerned - flowers, birds and butterflies, perfect! Happy weekend! J :-)

Pamela Gerard said...

I just love the sewing on paper you do.....your time offline was well pent!

Valerie-Jael said...

Perhaps sometimes it's good to have some time offline,even if your break was not really planned. Love your journaL PAGE, and all the lovely details. Enjoy your day, hugs, Valerie

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm glad you're back online, and I'm glad your problem was at the pole! I know how dependent I am on online communications and how much I miss it when it's gone.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

You made a wonderful page Elizabeth! I love your imaginary flowers... they are amazing!
Sorry to hear that you have just tediously slow inet -- that is annoying!!!I feel with you!Happy Sunday!!! Thanks a lot for such a beautiful page to the garden theme at AJJ!♥
oxo
Susi

Sami said...

A happy piece of art, looks lovely Elizabeth.

Little Artbee said...

Wonderful Art projekt Elisabeth, I like the sewed flowers, great.
Greetings
Sabine

Meggymay said...

A joy to see your wonderful journal page Elizabeth and the words you added are beautiful for the page you created.
Yvonne xx
p.s. Good to see you back online

Halle said...

Fun page. Glad you are back online!

Carol said...

Glad you are back!!! We have slow DSL too and it drives me crazy. We can't both be on line at the same time or it goes even SLOWER ! I MISS CABLE INTERNET!!!!! Love your journal page !!!

hazel said...

I love your page especially the stitched flowers.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

A lovely page and I really like the sentiment.

sheila 77 said...

This is so happy and cheerful and colourful, I love it. Love the flowers and the birds and the sewing.
And I'll certainly remember to plant happiness among my flowers, what great advice.

My name is Erika. said...

That's a super background Elizabeth. Finding things to stamp gives such cool results. Your page is bright and cheery and makes me happy. We are dark grey and wet again here so anything brought and cheery is good. But we need the rain badly (its officially a drought here) and hopefully this will put us back on normal track. What did wee use to do with no interest 20 years ago? Now we can't function without it. Have a great rest of your weekend.

Dianne said...

Love these flowers! surprised to see you using pink of your own free will! LOL! glad you are back online...yes, we pay cable each month for our internet connection, as our phone/dial up just wasn't working any more for what we wanted to do. We do not buy cable tv channels however, just the internet service. Hope you have fun with Scott...happy Summer! ♥

Rita said...

Glad you're back online. Slow is better than nothing.
Cute journal spread. Love the birds. :)

Linda Kunsman said...

so happy to hear you're online again-how frustrating-and for so long! I'm just trying to gt back into things and catch up too.This is a really delightful page- i love it!

~*~Patty S said...

Looks like my comment disappeared
deary me...
wanted to say how happy your pretty plant happiness pages make me E!

Glad you are back on line...computer problems can be so very frustrating and disruptive to our lives. Being connected to everyone is part of daily living.
oxo
p.s. hope this comment sticks

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is a beautiful page Elizabeth! Glad you could spend time in this fabulous place!! Chrisx