Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunshine and Smiles

I honestly thought I would feel better on Sunday, but I simply slept most of the day.  I had hoped to have this ready by midnight my time, but, as you can see, it has taken me much longer because of this .html problem I must deal with.

I was determined to pay homage to Jo whose blog is Let's Art Journal, this month's host at Art Journal Journey and her theme Poetry in Motion.  I felt guilty that I hadn't participated more.

I can also pay homage to Moo-Mania and More, where their theme is Birds, as well as Try it on Tuesday, with their theme of In My Garden.

The cute American goldfinch is happy to be in this garden. 

I found this positive and meaningful saying

that was the right color for the flowers and the background.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.
~Joseph Addison
Originally, I planned to decorate the page with three purple hearts,

then decided feathers would be much better.

I really hated to cover the background, but felt fussy cutting would not be possible in my present condition.

Materials used included a used file folder, painted and decorated, a quote found in my stash, two feathers, and a magazine image.

Thanks for joining me again today, as I feebly try to meet the challenges at

Art Journal Journey

Moo-Mania & More


Try it on Tuesday.

Once again, my apologies for not visiting.  I will no longer promise anything, because I don't seem to be able to do much except sleep, eat, and drink right now.

21 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal pages, feel well soon and thanks for joining us at TIOT. Hugs, Valerie

pearshapedcrafting said...

Eat, sleep, drink and make plans but hope that you are mainly getting better! This is a brilliant page Elizabeth and Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday again! Hugs, Chrisx

roth phallyka said...

feel well soon and thanks for joining us at TIOT. Hugs, Valerie


froebelsternchen Susi said...

You made such a beautiful page - an adorable image with the goldfinch and I really love the real feathers you added! The background colors are beautiful and all goes so well together! The quote fits perfect. What a beautiful page linked to Try It On Tuesday, Moo Mania & More and Art Journal Journey! You made me happy to link to all of my three favourite challenges at once!
I so hope you feel better soon.
I was soo tired this weekend - not feeling bad but just so tired, don't know exacty from what that comes - you should rest dear Elizabeth!!!!
Take good care of you ♥♥♥!
Hugs to the boys!

Dortesjs said...

hope you feel well soon and great colours on your page to

My name is Erika. said...

This is beautiful! I love the rich colors, and such pretty flowers too. Get all the rest you need so you really get back on your feet. :) Wish I could do something to help you. Take care. Hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

A very lovely page. I have goldfinches in my garden. Little bits of winged sunshine. Hope you are feeling better.

nanskidrewski said...

Love the color on your page. Take care and feel better. Hugs.

sheila 77 said...

Hello Elizabeth. This collage is terrific, the contrast of the yellow bird with the blues and purples is great.
This and your previous posts inspired me to join all three challenges too.
Wishing you all the best for a recovery soon.

Meggymay said...

It is a gorgeous collage page , a lovely bird and beautiful flowers.
Thank you for joining us all again at TioT's.
Look after yourself and rest all you can.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Oh my, this is such a beautiful quote and page! I really appreciate your support for my challenge this month over at Art Journal Journey and I'm glad to hear that you have been resting too with being so unwell; there is no need to feel guilty either 😁. The quote fills me with happiness, you can never underestimate the power of a smile and the comparison it makes to sunshine is perfect 😁. Your page is wonderful with the vibrancy of the purple, pretty white feathers, colourful American Goldfinch and lovely flowers, it makes me smile just like the quote! Thank so much and get well soon! J 😊

Cindy McMath said...

Lovely page Elizabeth. I'm very worried about you - please see a doctor soon!

geistige_Schritte said...

wonderful and fantasic journal!
Greetings Elke

Corrine at said...

Purple and that striking finch, what fun. They are all over my garden and love the purple blooms it's true. I sincerely hope you feel better soon, this does not sound good. Rest my friend. xox

RO said...

My goodness, I sure hope you're feeling much better soon, and hate that you were out of commission for the weekend. I love the artwork, and have always been a fan of various hues of purple. Phenomenal work! Hugs...RO

Jeanie said...

Lay low, my friend. And your art is lovely!

Krisha said...

Stunning page! Hope you are still staying in bed and getting lots of fluids!

Birgit said...

This is a great page and I love the purples. The saying is so true and needed nowadays

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful page, love the purples with the yellow of the goldfinch and the feathers are a great idea.
Thanks for sharing at TioT
Avril x
P.s. Hope you're feeling a little better now.

Rosie said...

A gorgeous journal page, love it

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Michele said...

you've made a gorgeous page, i hope you feel much better. xo