Thursday, January 25, 2018

Cheers


It's time to once again join Erika at Bio Art Gal this month's host at Art Journal Journey with her theme New Year, New Adventures.


I'm raising my glass today to cheer this new year and new adventure.


Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right.

I just hope I learn to pack my bag better this year.


For this spread, I began by laying down blue and yellow craft acrylic paint.  The more the two colors spread on the page, the more green I got.   I added some orange and white watercolor crayons to the page, and added yellow and orange watercolor crayons to the computer generated text.  The bag was also colored using watercolor crayons to which I added a couple of stickers.

Thanks for joining Erika, Susi, and me today at Art Journal Journey.  And thanks for your visit and continued support of my art.  I am very grateful for your visit.  

17 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic page, hope you will have plenty of good adventures this year and find the right road to travel along. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

The background itself is a piece of art and this bag looks so cool - and the idea for the page is just super! I wish you a wonderful year filled with just amazing adventures Ms.Elizabeth and say ♥Thank you♥ for being such a wonderful friend and Co-Admin!
Happy Thursday - time really flies this week again! Boah!
Everthing o.k. at the different doctors until now - thank you for asking!
oxo
Susi

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a brilliant page Elizabeth not just for the fabulous background with your bag all packed but for what this page represents so well! I do hope that the adventures you have ( with what looks like a rather full bag) are all you hope they will be! Hugs, Chrisx

My name is Erika. said...

I love this sentiment. I find it interesting how different people come up with different ways to represent a theme. And a new year is definitely a way to start a new, isn't it? I am still waiting for the new year to start-finally slowly coming out of my winter hibernation mode with a little adventure. When I retire in a couple of years I wonder if it will be any different. :) I love the page. I love the suitcase and wish I was going someplace right now other than work. I always enjoy your pages. Hugs-Erika

Cindy McMath said...

This is such a fun page Elizabeth, and it makes me want to pack my bags and go somewhere exciting! However, no big trips for me in the near future (that I know of!). I’m glad my card finally arrived - it seems like the mail is taking longer to get from A to B these days, especially between our two countries. I wonder if it’s getting stuck at the border, or just staff cutbacks on either or both sides. I bought those cards in the UK and the dots were already on them, so they were really quick to embellish. Hope you have a wonderful and creative day and that things are warming up in your area.

kathyinozarks said...

what a great page and I laughed at the suitcase-that's me always taking too much along lol enjoy your day

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

what a great sentiment to start the year off right! Enjoy your new year adventures.

Caterina Giglio said...

oh!!! I love the concept of the bag and beginning new adventures and I scrolled down to see your stamp post and I immediately thought of Pamela Gerard, well done!! x

Birgit said...

New adventures are right! I love the strong blues and the green used because it shows earth and water-stable yet mutable...great page

Jeanie said...

This really works but I particularly love the bag -- the texture/shape/colors. And the background is really nice too!

Divers and Sundry said...

Packing a bag is a fine art, isn't it! Off to new adventures!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

bleu N squiggles; if Elizabeth's takin a trip; ....well....PARTEE AT BLEU & SQUIGGLES HOUZ !!!! if ewe haza grill, we will bring fresh catch !! ☺☺☺☺☺♥♥♥

Meggymay said...

The bag looks well packed and good to go, its a fabulous page, the background looks great with the book page and paints. I think it looks like you had an adventure when you created this page.
Yvonne xx

Rita said...

Ah, yes! I hope this clean slate before us is better than last year. ;)
Nice page!!

CJ Kennedy said...

Wonderful page and quote. Each day is a new beginning.

Lowcarb team member said...

I thought your page looks great.

All the best Jan

craftytrog said...

My turn to catch up! Wonderful arty pages, and that museum must have been so inspiring Elizabeth.
Alison x