Monday, November 13, 2017

Keeping warm day

Today I'm once again joining Chris from PearShapedCrafting who is this month's host at Art Journal Journey.  Chris wants us to suggest 101 Ways to Stay Warm.   

I'm also joining the wonderful ladies at Try it on Tuesday whose theme this fortnight is Home Sweet Home.

This is a tiny home

and I suspect it will be easy to heat.

It's almost as if this stencil and the word I wrote are out of focus.

Maybe it's easier to see here.

For the opposite side,

I cut a pot belly stove from a book and colored the background to match the page's color.

When I saw the zig zags on one of my new stencils, it reminded me of heat radiating from one of those old stoves.  I used to have one of those old stoves when I lived in a different state.

Just a bit of play on the phrase "Home is where the heart is."

For this spread I tried to tie the two pages together by using different colored watercolor crayons.   Both images came from a book, which surprised me, since I normally look in magazines to find my images.  The words on the right were computer generated, colored with more watercolor crayon, and outlined in pigment ink.  I used one of my new stencils on both pages using pigment inks.  I wrote the word using a green Gelly pen.


This is Day 13 and I am joining AEDM, Try it on Tuesday, and Art Journal Journey.  Today I created another spread in my Challenges altered book.  Thank you beyond belief for joining me today.

22 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal spread, and thanks for joining us again at TIOT. Have a good start in the new week, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That is so cool made with the different colors for the backgrounds and you tied theme together perfectly! Thank you for joining not just Try It On Tuesday but also AJJ with your wonderful spread!♥♥♥
Much appreciated Elizabeth!
Have a great start of the new week my friend!
oxo Susi

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! I can imagine being in this home with a Pot Belly Stove (never knew there was such thing) I used to visit someone years ago who had a stove in the centre of the room and in Winter it was always so cosy! This is fabulous entry for my theme and I am also pleased to see you again at Try It On Tuesday! Hope you are keeping warm! Big Hugs, Chrisx

My name is Erika. said...

Ahhh, the woodstove. The potbelly stove is very cute, and there is nothing better for heat on a cold day. It would sure keep you warm! I like the simplicity of this page and the mini-house is very cute. I think it would heat really well also and the potbelly stove fits in so well. It would be a nice little home to live in.:) Happy Monday. Wow-it was so hard getting up this morning. I could go back to sleep, but it's Monday. Hope yours goes well. Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Wonderful pages! What could be better than snuggling up and keeping warm in front of a potbelly stove - perfect 😁. I hope you had a lovely weekend and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

RO said...

What a great tie in and a reminder that I love pot bellied stoves and tiny homes. I've seen some really creative work done with those tiny homes on television. How long did it take you to pull this together? I really like it a lot! Happy Monday! Hugs...RO

RO said...

Every time I come over I find really neat stuff! I just noticed that you have the monetary exchange rate over on the side. Brilliant idea, Elizabeth! Hugs...

Darla said...

You managed to create something great and to combine two challenges in one. I like the way you think, LOL! Very colorful, very nice way of meeting those challenges.

Marjut said...

This is stunning page! Thank you for joining us at TioT.

CJ Kennedy said...

Instead of seeing the window with curtains and with home written in the stencil, it also looks like an arrow pointing to the house. Home is where the hearth, heart, and warmth is. Thoughtful spread as we move closer to Thanksgiving.

Meggymay said...

I think a home with a stove like this will be really cosy and warm. Its a sweet house and the journal spread looks fantastic, with the colours you used. Thank you for sharing with us at TioT's, its lovely having you join us again.
Yvonne xx

Dortesjs said...

Wonderful journal pages.. ;O))

Sandra Cox said...

This piece has such a warm fuzzy feel to it. Love it.

Regarding TNR (trap, neuter, release), yup, it's been around for awhile.
I was a member of the Feral Cat Society here several years when we had one. Are you familiar with Alley Cat Allies? They basically started the movement.

Divers and Sundry said...

I especially like the way you showed the heat radiating from that stove. I want to hold my hands close!

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Love the tiny home and the wood stove. Makes me miss my big old queen atlantic wood stove. While our house is nice and toasty now, something about the wood stove signifies winter warmth that can't be matched. xox

kathyinozarks said...

beautiful post Elizabeth love your art
could you link my post up for me for T stands for tuesday-I will be tied up tonight and won't be able to get it linked up til tomorrow thank you hugs

TammyVitale said...

This is a fun project to watch unfold. I am sure the finished project will be fun to go back through, the whole being greater than the sum - great energy!

Rike said...

Yes, a tiny house is easier to heat and you get more warmth than in a big one :)
You used wonderful warm colors for the background of this very special potbelly stove!
Rike x

Jeanie said...

Nice spread -- and it definitely fits the theme like a glove!

NatureFootstep said...

I could use some of that. It is quite cold where I am. :)

I hope you feel better now :)

Lowcarb team member said...

I thought this journal spread looks great.

All the best Jan

Joan said...

Great pages, could do with that pot bellied stove tonight, so cold!

Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge

Joan