Saturday, December 9, 2017

Celebrate the season


I'm once again joining Sheila at Orange Esmeralda, our wonderful host this month at Art Journal Journey with her theme Let's Celebrate.

I can't seem to get in the Christmas spirit, so I thought I would try to bring it into my art.  The bear and the toy soldier are both buttons,

as is the train. 



The image started life as a calendar page, the background was created using Twinkling H2Os, although the shimmer is lost in the photo.  Three buttons and a strip of leftover hand painted cardstock I printed the sentiment on using a black Sharpie complete the entry.

I appreciate your visit today and hope you will celebrate with Sheila, Susi, and me at Art Journal Journey.

21 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, so festive, even if you aren't in the Christmas spirit - you're not the only one there! Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

hope you find your Christmas spirit soon! or else just ignore it and look forward to next year!! Have a good weekend anyway!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I hope you will get into the christmas mood very soon Elizabeth! Your page is so beautiful and festive!
A wonderful entry to the Let's Celebebrate theme!
I wish you a happy Saturday !
oxo Susi

Barbara Fisher said...

It isn’t easy to feel festive with all that is going on in the world. I have moments when I feel it, but then it slips away again. I'm sure we will all get there, and in the meantime your page is beautiful, and it certainly made me feel Christmassy.

CJ Kennedy said...

It's sometimes hard to find the spirit when one is running around with so much to do. Shopping, cleaning, decorating.Your page looks like it's from a simpler time. A lovely reminder to slow down, breathe, and enjoy.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful festive page! Those Christmas trees are amazing and it looks such an magnificent setting for a celebration - perfect 😁. Have a great weekend! J 😊

sheila 77 said...

Hello Elizabeth,
I hope the Christmas spirit is returning to your house. Maybe put up some coloured lights? We bought some pink ones yesterday which are certainly cheering. I like your photos especially the one with the dear little teddy button. Teddies are quite good at celebrating anything, if a bit noisy sometimes.
Love from all here including Douglas.

My name is Erika. said...

This is such a beautiful Victorian inspired page Elizabeth. Has the cold weather come your way? I know it was dipping south. Maybe a bit of cold temperatures would put you in the mood a bit, but I think you certainly caught it in your art. What a table centerpiece. Do people other than those with their own decorators even have those any more? Happy Saturday. We have snow arriving later today. Oh boy. Hugs-Erika

Cindy McMath said...

Lovely image. If someone could come and decorate my house like that I’d be in the spirit! Nice holiday page.

RO said...

Everything you did looks very festive and colorful and makes my morning. To be honest with you, it's been rough for me to get into the spirit, but I find that watching Christmas movies where I can see really good things happen to others, lifts me up. Sometimes, it's just doing the little things that can bring about some holiday feelings too. Then it seems like it's over before it even began. I sure hope you're staying warm with some hot chocolate this weekend. Sending some HUGE cyber hugs your way! RO

Divers and Sundry said...

Some years are just like that, I think. I hope the Christmas spirit finds you. The art piece brims with it, so cheerful, cozy, and inviting.

Pamela Gerard said...

Well, I'm with you -- I cannot get into the Xmas spirit either -- but that does look pretty and festive.Maybe we both need to try harder ?? happy holidays.

Sandra Cox said...

Oh, I love this piece. The background takes my breath away and the message the little teddy bear is delivering is perfect.
When you're least expecting it the mood will steal up stealthily and bam, you're in the mood;)
Hugs,

Krisha said...

Great page depicting the holiday, love the little additions of the buttons.
My Christmas spirit comes and goes, but I know once it gets here I'll be ready......I think...LOL

Meggymay said...

Its a wonderful celebration page, it is a beautiful room you have shown us and the details are so sweet. I could happily sit a while in that room.
Yvonne xx

Incipient Wings said...

what an amazing page! I love those buttons, they add so much to the look.
I know it's difficult to feel the Christmas spirit sometimes,I do hope you encounter it very soon.
Wish you lived close by, I'd bring you a plate of cookies and some hot cocoa:)
hugs!!

Kate said...

What a nostalgic Christmas picture! So pretty and the perfect snapshot of Christmas past.
Happy Weekend,
kate

chrissie said...

Just playing catch-up on your blog Elizabeth and such a lot to see and read about. All very enjoyable and interesting as always.

Love to you and the Kitties

Chrissie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous place to be! This is my idea of a way to celebrate! Hugs, Chrisx

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Sweet vintage celebration. xox

Jeanie said...

I love your page. The Twinkling H2Os really set things off. It's a wonderful vintage look.