Monday, March 20, 2017

A visit to Reykjavik and Húsavík in Iceland


Welcome to spring, everyone.  I hope it looks like it in your part of the world.   I'm back joining Yvonne at Meggy's Way, this month's host at Art Journal Journey with her theme of Out and About.

Today we are continuing our trip to Iceland, where we will visit both Reykjavik and Húsavík.

This reminds me of several photos my blogger friend Erika at BioArtGal shared with us when she visited there.   The volcanic eruptions from bygone days are prevalent, especially around the peninsula.

Húsavík is located on the north coast of Iceland.  It is a tourist attraction, as well as a fishing village.  The wooden church seen in the background is Húsavík's most famous landmark.

For those of you who visit from Norway, please note the name is the same as one of Norway's cities, except the little marks over some of the vowels.  Unfortunately, I failed to add these by hand after I printed the word.

The homes in Reykjavik are colorful, especially the rooftops.   Because there is so much land, the city is spread out, and there is ample room between homes.  According to Wikipedia:
Reykjavík is a spread-out city: most of its urban area consists of low-density suburbs, and houses are usually widely spaced. The outer residential neighbourhoods are also widely spaced from each other.
 Materials I used for this spread are a used file folder I colored using a paint marker, three doilies, three images from three travel magazines, and computer generated text.

Thank you for visiting today as we take this imaginary trip to Reykjavik and Húsavík in Iceland.  Now let's visit Art Journal Journey and see who else has been out and about today. 

18 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely page again, I get the feeling that you are having fun with this theme! Have a good, new week, hugs, Sniffy and sneezy Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This looks fabulous! I love the doilies - lovely effect for the page Elizabeth! Thank you once more again for joining Yvonne's theme! I think you like the theme, am I right?! You took me with you again to Iceland - I enjoyed it!- Thank you!
Happy new week!
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

Very beautiful page Elizabeth it looks like a tea tray with the wonderful doilies as a background for the pictures

Love Chrissie xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Lovely vibrant page! The way you have used the doilies to frame the pictures is so clever and looks so pretty :-) . Hope you had a lovely weekend and wishing you a great start to the week! J :-)

Sami said...

Enjoy your Spring Elizabeth, our weather is getting cooler, we're going into Autumn or Fall as you call it.
The doilies framing your pictures make them pretty and soft.

CJ Kennedy said...

The doilies remind me of the souvenir plates you can buy. Very charming.

Meggymay said...

Its a lovely way to frame the pictures, on this fantastic page.
I am enjoying your visit to Iceland as much as you are.
Years ago we went by boat up the coast of Norway, those lovely destinations in Iceland have brought the memories back to my mind, as it looks so similar.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love how you have picked up those colours so well for your background - the doilies are a perfect frame for such beautiful views! Hugs, Chrisx

Sandra Cox said...

The pictures make me want to go visit there.
Love the dollies under the pictures. Really sets them off.
You have a great week.

Sandra Cox said...

Whoops. Doilies.

Sandy said...

You certainly make me want to visit Iceland - fabulous out and about spread - love the pictures.
sandy xx

Neet said...

Lovely page and a great way of displaying those pictures. How I would love to visit Iceland - I have the coat, boots and hat and mitts to wear but then it all goes down hill.
Loved my visit via you and your page - that was good!
Hugs, to you Squiggles and, of course, Bleubeard.
Neet xxx

My name is Erika. said...

Nice page again today Elizabeth.I'm loving how you picked Iceland to visit. I bet their days are getting really long- and if not yet they will be soon. Although hard to sleep, I loved the long days. happy spring and happy new week. Hugs-Erika

Linda Kunsman said...

I love how you travel and art at the same time:) Lovely page with the doilies behind the photos.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

wow just love your blog today, those pictures of the wee houses with those lovely coloured roofs made me smile.
We have a bright red roof on our log cabin here.... something very different for the homes around here.

xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous page Elizabeth... the doilies are a great
way to frames the images.
Have a great week... Gill x

Jeanie said...

The photos are really good -- and they look great on the orange background. Nice choice!

Cindy McMath said...

I always enjoy these trips! Such a fun spread. I'm ready to go any time!!