Sunday, January 14, 2018

Discarded Lovers


Once again I'm joining Erika at Bio Art Gal this month's host at Art Journal Journey with her theme New Year, New Adventures. 

I'm not sure this is what Erika had in mind when she decided on this theme, but this is how I interpreted the new adventure today.  I colored the background in my large art journal using water soluble crayons.  I used a red bingo dabber to color the hearts I cut freehand.  I used washi tape for the heart flower stems.

When I saw this quote by Mae West, I simply HAD to use it.  You have to admit, this would truly be a new adventure when discarded lovers take a second chance at love.

The red dye ink I used with my new stencil turned out to be pink.  It was too late to change the colors, since I had already printed the quote. 

Thanks for joining me today at Art Journal Journey.   I am very grateful to each of you for your visit and your continued support of my art. 


20 thoughtful remarks:

Cindy McMath said...

Oh my, I adore this page! And for many reasons. First of all, I love the cheeky quote from Mae West - of course it’s nothing today but in her day I’m sure it was risqué, like so many of her antics. And the page itself is fantastic! Blue and red, you can’t go wrong in my books. And of course I love the hearts, and their washi tape stems.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your page is very striking, and the quote is wonderful. Love the use of washi tape. Have a great Sunday, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I am in LOVE with this cheeky quote! I am going to remember this quote and I am most impressed with your hand cut hearts. They look like machine cut - and with the washi stems and the quote and the color effects it is a terrific make! What a great entry for Erika's theme! LOVE is always an adventure of the heart!!!
Happy Sunday my dear co-admin,
hope all is going well - here we got nice powdersnow .
♥♥♥
Susi

Gibby Frogett said...

ahh this is fabulous Elizabeth - starting with that quote and imagining her saying that, which made me chuckle :) and love the washi tape and hearts - love it all!
Hope your weekend is going well... Gill xx

RO said...

Not only is this a lovely and colorful artistic impression, but your interpretation is definitely right on point. What a brilliant post and so true! Hugs and Super Sunday to you Elizabeth! RO

My name is Erika. said...

Oh no, this is exactly what I had in mind. In fact I have a somewhat similar page in queue. (but great minds do think alike). Love it! I think not only is love an adventure, but so is your art. I am very glad you joined in with this page. It's a lot of fun! Hope you have warmed up a bit and hope you are also having/ and you have a nice Sunday.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Great interpretation of the theme, and who wouldn't love a quote by Mae West. xox

CJ Kennedy said...

That is a great quote and I love your interpretation. Have a great day!

sheila 77 said...

Ha! Great quote, and discarded lovers deserve a second chance of happiness. Or do they?- I suppose it depends on why they were discarded, and now my mind is thinking of reasons for justifiably discarding a lover.
Anyways - I love your hearts art, and pink hearts are easily as good as red ones, if not better. Maybe pink hearts represent a second chance of love?

Meggymay said...

When I read your quote today I can see why you had to use it. Its a fabulous page. I love the row of hearts.
Yvonne xx

Lowcarb team member said...

The quote and your page is just great!

All the best Jan

nanskidrewski said...

Cute, clever and fun! Love it. Thanks for visiting my page. Hope to be back with the Tuesday gang next week. Xo

iHanna said...

Haha, great quote!

Rita said...

Made me laugh!! :)

craftytrog said...

Great quote Elizabeth, and those heart flowers are wonderful! Xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wonderful page! The washi tape and heart flowers are beautiful with that great quote 😁. Hope you had a lovely weekend! J 😊

Jeanie said...

Your hearts are making me so happy! And I LOVE that quote! Thanks for coming over to the Gypsy! Hugs and happy today.

pearshapedcrafting said...

LoVe this quote!!! Totally agree!!! Big Hearts to you Elizabeth!! Chrisxx

Linda Kunsman said...

Soon as I saw this page pop up in my reading list I had to have a closer look. I do love hearts. And red. What a spirited vibrant page! Love the washi tape stems-so clever.

Incipient Wings said...

my favorite, i love this..especially how you colored the hearts with the bingo dabber!