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 Lagoon.com, 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.