Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Headlights


I'm joining my friend Valerie this month's host at Art Journal Journey with a journal page for her light and darkness theme.

I call this one Headlights

because headlights show us the way

through the dark nighttime streets and roadways.


I fear my scanner is on its last leg (although it is barely two years old) because of the lines it creates on this totally black background. And even though I clean the glass each time before I scan, there are a surprising amount of white spots that show on each and every scan.  The background is as black as black can be, but it doesn't appear that way in the scan.

Thanks for joining me today as I show homage to Valerie's light and darkness theme at Art Journal Journey.  I'm thrilled you took the time to visit, even though this is a really busy time for all of us.

15 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for another lovely page! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Such an interesting and artistic page Elizabeth. The patterns are beautiful and the quote is terrific

Love Chrissie xx

loveofcollage said...

great page very artistic looking happy christmas and thankyou for always taking the time to leave lovely comments on my blog

My name is Erika. said...

Very cool page!I like the contrasts of black and white. Have your temperatrues warmed up any? :) Hugs-Erika

sheila 77 said...

This is great, the cars and trucks and buses are moving and lighting the dark, I can see that! I wonder how you did this, it's very clever, and of course perfect for the theme.

Darla said...

Wonderful! This seems like somewhat of a departure from your usual work. You know I'm a fan of black/white art. You were so creative in meeting this challenge.

CJ Kennedy said...

Headlights and tail lights in traffic jams always remind me of strings of Christmas lights. That's the first thing I thought of when I saw your page.

As to the scanner. See if your scanner settings has a way to calibrate the scanner. Check the manufacturer's support page.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love all the motion in this expressive page Elizabeth!
I didn't want to make you cry with my last comment - just wanted to say how I feel about you and your blogfriendship!
Thank you for such a great entry to Valerie's light and darkness theme!Much appreciated!

oxo Susi

Caterina Giglio said...

I love this E, the abstract pattern and the scale, and the color.. and if it is black as black can be, then even better!! x

Meggymay said...

Its a wonderful page, and such an amazing contrast in black and white. I can imagine cars speeding on motor ways with their lights on full to show the way.
Yvonne xx

Little Artbee said...

An amazing page, must have taken a lot of time to make it. Great!
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Dear greetings
Sabine

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! What a fabulous page - those roads are like the one we came home on this evening for seeing my brother and SIL! Some headlights are almost blinding though when the roads are really dark! We stopped up on a very high road and got out to look at the stars without light pollution though - amazing! Big Hugs, Chrisxx

Divers and Sundry said...

This is another one of your works that I can picture framed on a wall or shelf. Intriguing. I like cityscapes and city images, and this scene really appeals to me :)

Carol said...

This is really great Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanie said...

This is beautiful, fascinating and incredibly unique. I love it!

Merry, Merry!