Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A summer day on the water

Today I'm attempting something a bit different for Art Journal Journey's Summertime Love.  I decided to try my luck at abstract.  I added the sentiment I hoped would convey why people like to spend time in their boats during summer months.

I added the doily behind the boat so there would be some interest.

I really tried to make it look like there was a mooring and a sailboat just leaving the dock.

You may have to use your imagination, though.  As I've mentioned on numerous occasions, I'm not a painter, although I seem to do better with abstract than reality.

For the background, I started by spritzing several of my handmade shimmering mists on heavy card stock.  Once dry, I added the doily, the painting, and computer generated text.

Thank you for joining Bleubeard and me today as we spent a summer day on the water in abstract.  Please also join the two of us at Art Journal Journey, where this month we are hosting the theme Summertime Love.

Bleubeard and I also have another art treat for you today.  We have created an Index Card specifically for this event.

It is for our beloved friend Squiggles.  All Bleubeard's friends got together to wish Squiggles a very happy third birthday.  Does this mean you have finally left the terrible twos behind, dear Squiggles?    Somehow Bleubeard and I doubt it.

18 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your abstract boat makes a great journal page, and I LOVE the card for Squiggles, what a lovely way to remember dear Squiggles, happy birthday from me, too. Hugs, Valerie

Jeannette said...

wow,your abstract summerpage its beautiful,i love the soft colors,and the photos of the cats its cute.
wishing you a happy week.

hugs jenny

chrissie said...

Interesting and beautiful abstract page Elizabeth and a wonderful idea for Squiggles card. It was great to see all the cats.

Love Chrissie xx

Sami said...

I like the abstract Elizabeth and you can really see a boat there.
Lovely page with Bluebeard's friends. Happy birthday to Squiggles.

CJ Kennedy said...

I think your page captures the tranquility of being on the water. The beautiful blue of the sky. The doily makes me think of gentle breezes.

Happy Birthday to Squiggles =^..^=

kathyinozarks said...

wow your art piece is amazing-love it--and I love the kittys too

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your abstract page is super.. I am in love with it - specially the colors go together perfectly here!
Happy Birthday Squiggles!!!

Thank you for another amazing idea for the great theme you have chosen for this month!

Sandra Cox said...

Happy Birthday, Squiggles. Enjoy your day.
Party down.

jinxxxygirl said...

I can totally see everything you described in your Art Journal page Elizabeth.. Fabulous! And Happy Birthday to Squiggles!! :)

One more thing Elizabeth..... Can i please have your mailing address as i'd like to send you an ATC also.....Hugs! deb

Helen said...

I am better at abstract than reality too... love your sailboat! Hope Squiggles has had a great 3rd birthday!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

bleu & squiggles; pleez ta tell Elizabeth this piece DOES look like a boat sailin away...ther him goez...just past de travelz !!☺☺

squiggles; sendin best fishes happee day wishez N mice creem dishez two ewe fora most happee thurd N heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health ☺☺☺♥♥♥

eat sum donutz ~~

yur birthday card iz total lee awesum !!!!

Meggymay said...

Yes I can imagine the sea and also the sail boat came out to me. It looks a fantastic abstract page.
It is a fantastic card for Squiggles Birthday, I'm sure it was a good day for both your adorable cats.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

So that on the water page is great. Its like sailing at sunset (and during the summer it would be easy to sail into the sunset). And I think your birthday card for Squiggles is great. It made me smile. Hope he had a good day with maybe a little catnip or some tuna or other kitty treat. Hugs--Erika

Dortesjs said...

I hink YOUR cake topper is did well ;O)) and your journal is so sweet. awww sweet squiggles ;O))

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! I love this page! Your abstracts always look so beautiful! Happy Birthday Squiggles! Hugs, Chrisx

Jeanie said...

I love your abstract. The colors, the theme. It's beautiful and you did it so very well. This might be an area where you move into!

Love the birthday card -- Happy BD, Squiggles!

And I laughed back with the crapht fair. I bet now that you have your crown you could make them for a fraction of the cost and sell them at the next Ren fest!

Cindy McMath said...

Your abstract boat is great! The colours for this page are perfect too. And happy birthday Squiggles.

Carol said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Squiggles ♥ I do love your abstract and makes me wish I was on a boat right now with my feet dangling in the water ♥