Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More fun in Iceland, this time at the Blue Lagoon

Today we are off to visit the Blue Lagoon.  It's the geothermal spa we flew over a few days ago.  Thanks to Yvonne at Meggy's Way, this month's host at Art Journal Journey with her theme of Out and About, I've created another Iceland experience.

Here we see it up close and personal.

Since it seems to be the heart of Reykjavik, I set the magazine image inside a heart.

This is a really famous area to visit

because of the warmth of the geothermal spa located in the lava field near Reykjavik. 

It appears you must book a visit to this man-made lagoon.  Many Iceland sites tout it, and talk about it's healing power, but Wikipedia tells the history of the lagoon:
In 1976, a pool formed at the site from the waste water of the geothermal power plant that had just been built there. In 1981, people started bathing in it after its supposed healing powers were popularized. In 1992, the Blue Lagoon company was established, and the bathing facility was opened for the public.
According to Blue, it's reported to be one of the top 25 wonders of the modern world.

Materials used include a used file folder on which I used a brayer to spread three colors of paint and added two hearts while the paint was still wet.  Also included are four strips of scrapbook paper and four circles cut from that same paper.  Also included was one image from a travel magazine and computer generated words outlined with a dark orange paint pen.

Thank you for visiting today as we take this imaginary trip to the Blue Lagoon about 25 miles (39 km) from Reykjavik in Iceland.  Now let's visit Art Journal Journey and see who else has been out and about today. 

17 thoughtful remarks:

chrissie said...

This is wonderful Elizabeth. I just love the way you did the background it says Iceland to me

Love Chrissie xx

Sami said...

I like the background too Elizabeth.
Blue Lagoon reminded me of the film with the same name starring Brooke Shields, many, many years ago...

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I enjoyed this imaginary trip to Iceland. Something I had not thought of doing although I have read that one gets just as much pleasure from planning a vacation as actually taking one. The colors you have chosen are perfect for this getaway.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What an amazing background for this brilliant Blue Lagoon page Elizabeth!
I would like to have a spa now there!
Thank you for another brilliant entry to Yvo ne's theme ♥♥♥
Happy Wednesday!
oxo Susi

My name is Erika. said...

I did visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland and it is a really cool place. It is HUGE. Since it is so close to the airport they actually run shuttles between the airport and the Blue Lagoon soon if you have a flight layover you can go for a relaxing soak before your next flight. Its very different from a typical soaking spa because it is so blue-the water is like blue milk. I love how you created your background and added the big hearts. Nice page. Enjoy your day. Hugs-Erika

Meggymay said...

A Wow for that background, I love it and the heart you added to the surface, a perfect setting for the picture you used of the Blue Lagoon.
Its another fabulous page for the trip you are taking us on, even though we have to keep it in our dreams.
Yvonne xx

CJ Kennedy said...

Beautiful relaxing colors of your page. That sounds like an amazing place to visit. Might have to bucket list that one.

Sandra Cox said...

Wow, Elizabeth, this was great. Not only did you have a lovely piece you gave a great geography lesson. I had no idea where the Blue Lagoon was. Blush.

Caterina Giglio said...

Awesome layers, and bits, and If I ever get to Iceland, I will be sure to take photos for you, E!! x

Jeanie said...

I really love how you did the background on this -- loads of textures and of course I love the colors!

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful page you created E!
This would make a really special artsy travel brochure.
I could use some of that healing...couldn't we all.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

we like de tabs... coz they ree mind uz oh one oh thoz globe ballz... catz R knot a loud ta play with; but we due when no onez lookin ☺♥♥

sheila 77 said...

Oh, now we've landed.
What fun your virtual trips are.
I like the way you've made the background so Ice(land)y, and fun that you set the pboto inside the heart.

Anonymous said...

Nice second spread on Iceland I've seen from you. Spas are always so glamorous. They need all the spas they can get in Iceland, and their saunas too. xox

kathyinozarks said...

Love this-especially the background

pearshapedcrafting said...

This page is wonderful Elizabeth! I love the background and those fabulous layers of paint! Great how you have used the map to mount your words! Hugs, Chrisx

Cindy McMath said...

Oh I love this Elizabeth - your brayered background is lovely, and I like the way you carved in the hearts. A perfect backdrop for the Blue Lagoon.