Monday, September 25, 2017

Brisbane and ???

I want to begin today with a spread I've created for my 7 Continents altered book.  It's meant for Yvonne of Meggy's Way our host this month at Art Journal Journey, whose theme is Colo(u)r in my World.

I have chosen Beautiful Blue Brisbane to color my world today.   From the bright blue sky to the shimmering blue water, Brisbane is certainly beautiful.

I began by printing an 1870 map I found on the internet, then painted the substrate background using my wonderful watercolor crayons I got from Cindy at Christmas.  I used the same color on the label.  I found two images of Brisbane in my travel brochures, then sewed everything in place.  Believe it or not, the thread is dark blue.  Today's color is definitely blue for Beautiful Blue Brisbane.

Several asked to show where I went on Saturday when I took advantage of Smithsonian's Museum Day.  Here's a sneak peek.  I took over 550 photos before my batteries died.  I brought extra batteries, but I must have grabbed dead instead of charged ones.  So I missed an entire floor of this museum.

Thanks for joining me today to look at my sneak peek and also my journal page for Art Journal Journey.   Hope to see you there, too!

15 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lots of interesting things at the museum, pity your batteries gave up the ghost. Lovely page for Brisbane, great colour choice. Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

your museum trips are always interesting, so I look forward to some more of the photos you managed. 550 is a lot, even with a floor missing!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That's a wonderful Brisbane page - the blues are incredible- even blue thread - great! Thank you for your inspiring support for Yvonne this month - that's wonderful! many photos!
Sorry for the disaster with the batteries, but nevertheless 550 photos is a lot to manage .
This local history museum seems like just made for you! Wonderful exhibits!
Happy start of the week Elizabeth!
oxo Susi

Dortesjs said...

lovly Beautiful Blue Brisbane page, and thank you for your advise about the pen, i know i should be carefull and normally i use another pen when i use paste to ;O))

My name is Erika. said...

Australia would be a great place to visit. Brisbane looks like such a big city, and pretty. I think Sydney looks fantastic too, bu then everyone seems to visit there. I wonder which would be a better city to visit? happy new week. Can't wait to hear more about your Saturday museum visit. Hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

A trip to Australia is on my bucket list. Love your blue page. The sneak peek museum looks intriguing. Antiques? Antique toys? I really love the carousel horse. The jockey on the pull toy horse made me smile, too. Have a great day!

Meggymay said...

Stunning blue colours in your world today Elizabeth. I love the wonderful page to Brisbane and the details you added , including the colour of the matching thread.
Great photos from the museum, it was a shame the batteries for your camera went down, but it sounds like you will have many more to share with us.
Yvonne xx

craftytrog said...

I love your page Elizabeth, Brisbane looks like a wonderful place to visit!
Great photos too, love that typewriter!!! :-)
Happy Monday!
Alison x

Cindy McMath said...

Very pretty pages Elizabeth - wondering how my next assignment could be Australia. :)

RO said...

I have a friend who lived in Australia and moved here about 2 years ago. Believe it or not, she hardly ever talks about Australia unless I ask specific questions.(lol) The way you've portrayed it is very lovely and creative. That typewriter brings back memories of how we used to type things back in the day. I heard Tom Hanks collects old typewriters, too. Seeing the museum and the things inside is really pretty phenomenal. Happy Monday! Hugs...RO

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm always in the mood for a museum trip, especially one that allows you to take photos.

Those blues! Gorgeous!

Darla said...

Your version of Brisbane is truly beautifully blue. I enjoyed the photo's of the museum.

Kate said...

A wonderful page! I love the map in the background. And is that picture on fabric? Such great texture!
And such interesting exhibits at the museum.

Birgit said...

This museum looks like fun to have seen. Look at that old typewriter. Bummer about the batteries. I love your scrapbook page with the beautiful blue-sets off the pictures just right

Jeanie said...

I can tell you had tons of fun on museum day! I would love to have seen that one -- those are exactly the kinds of exhibits I love!