Friday, January 6, 2017

Sydney


I'm joining Erika (AKA BioArtGal) at Art Journal Journey where her theme is "Every journal page tells a story."  I see this as a way to once again pick up my 7 Continents altered book, my longest project ever (started in 2004), and work in it this month.  After all, I always imagine visiting these places I dream about, while learning a bit of geography (my confessed weakest subject) in the process.

Today we are visiting down under, where the weather is warm (oh how I wish) and the palm trees are swaying.


The Sydney Opera House, one of the most famous and photographed places in the world is where I will head right after I cross the Sydney Harbor Bridge.  

Yes, I dare to dream about these places I want to visit.   But until then, I will allow my imagination to take me there, instead.

This photo shows how I roughed up the edges of this scene by running my open scissors around the edges until I was satisfied the edges were to my liking.   It's too bad you can't see the beauty of the paper I used for the word.  It is sparkly, but doesn't show in the photo.

The materials I used include a used file folder that I colored using a stencil (thanks Corrine), two pieces of glittery heavy card stock, one image from a travel magazine, and a Micron pen.

Once again, photos are the only way I can show my art, since my camera is the only thing that works with my old computer.  I'll continue to be frustrated until I get my new computer back.  At this point, it could be a defective video card, or more serious motherboard problems.  Thankfully, all the components are under warranty, so it should be an easy fix with both Scott and Jason diagnosing the problem.  It's the waiting that is killing me.

Thanks for visiting and thanks for believing in my art, even when I seem to be a mess. 

12 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

great trip to Sydney! hope you get your new computer sorted soon, how very frustrating for you....

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, and would gladly join you on a trip to Sydney instead of sitting here shivering by minus degrees. Sorry the computer is still not there, hope you have everything done soon. Just watching the sky light up before sunrise here. Have a great day, stay warm, hugs, Valerie

Sami said...

Happy travelling Elizabeth, it's always great to have dreams!
Hope you do make it down under one day, you can visit me in Perth.

My name is Erika. said...

Oh wouldn't it be nice to be in someplace where its summer? I've been been to Australia and would love to go there. I'd go just about anywhere-with a few exceptions for dangerous places of course. I enjoyed your page and glad you could join us over at AJJ Elizabeth. Happy almost weekend. :) Hugs-Erika

kaybee said...

Computers - can't live with them and can't live without them! Oh to be somewhere warm, which I am briefly, looking at your photos. I think you must live in some extended time zone as I don't know where you find the time to do all this artwork, and blog everyday! I am in awe of your output! :D

Gaby Bee said...

Dear Elizabeth, your page is adorable. I would like to go there too.

Hope that 2017 will bring you health, happiness, joy, peace and an endless stream of creativity ... and may your dreams come true one day!

Gaby xo

Jeanie said...

Ugh. You've been having those computer issues for a long while. I think you'll alert the media when you're on the new one for good!

Meanwhile, the camera is just fine. Looks like a wonderful journal. That's a place I'd love to visit. Especially now when it is 6 out. Cold there, too?

CJ Kennedy said...

Great page. I heard the Sydney Opera House is called the preganant oyster. Don't know if it's true, but it is amusing.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I would rather be in Sidney than here in ice and snow just now!
Great page for AJJ!
Thanks a lot for being with us at Art Journal Journey Elizabeth!
oxo Susi

Divers and Sundry said...

We have snow here and a high predicted of 28F, so your warm sunny pictures are just what I needed :)

Meggymay said...

Thank you for the trip to Australia with this fabulous page, I agree it would be good to feel the heat, its freezing here .We are lucky to be able to turn up the central heating.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I am so pleased to see you working in your 7 Continents book! This is one trip I would love to take (it's not going to happen!) so this page is even more delightful than you can imagine! Hugs, Chrisx