Saturday, March 17, 2018

Beannachtam na Femle Padraig (Happy St. Patrick's Day!)


Happy St. Patrick's Day.  You don't have to be Irish to celebrate this holiday.  I'm not Irish, but I still like to spread a little blarney on this day.

I'm once again joining Rosie at Rosie's Kleine Bastelwelt (Rosie's Small Craft World) this month's host at Art Journal Journey whose theme is Spring.

May the leprechauns be near you,
To spread luck along your way.
And may all the Irish angels,
Smile upon you this St. Patrick's Day.

A few step out photos show I circled all things Ireland and Irish on this dictionary page.

I'm not quite sure why, but ladybugs (called ladybirds in other countries)

seem to be associated with luck.

Shamrocks, 

especially the elusive four leaf clover, are also signs of good luck.



For this page, I started with my large art journal (8.5 X 11 inch; 21,6 X 27,94 centimeter) then laid down a predominantly green background that started life as a calendar page.  Next, I colored an entire page of card stock using my two green watercolor crayons (the best Christmas gift ever).  Then I added some of my handmade mica-infused shimmering mists to the top to give it a bit of sparkle that doesn't really show in the photos.  I outlined and cut four hearts from the card stock, along with a stem, then added them to the dictionary page.  Next, I added computer generated text I also colored with the watercolor crayons.  I found some ladybug stickers and cut around them, then added them to the page. Finally, I used my green gel pen to outline the words and their definitions.

Thank you beyond belief for your continued support of my art.  Your visit means the world to me.  Today you will find me at Art Journal JourneyHope to see you there, too.  I apologize that I'm having keyboard problems, so my comments will be far more brief than ones you normally expect from me.

20 thoughtful remarks:

Jeannette said...

wiw,love your lucky irish page,wonderful,love it!
happy weekend-

hzgs jenny

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page Elizabeth, have a great Patrick's Day, Valerie

chrissie said...

Happy St Patrick's Day Elizabeth. I am one quarter Irish so will celebrate with you.

Love the page it is such a brilliant idea to use the dictionary page and the words are just right.

Chrissie xxx

froebelsternchen said...

I love your fabulous four leaf clover and the fitting dictionary page and the lovely ladybirds which compliment the green page so well! What a fantastic St. Patrick's Day composition in your large art journal !
And fortunately it fitss Rosie's theme as well in a really unique and fantastic way! You rock again dear Co.-Admin!
May all the Art Journal Journey and Irish angels smile upon you this St. Patrick's Day dear Ms. Dr.E.!
Hugs from Susi

CJ Kennedy said...

Top o' the morn to ye and the rest of the day to yerself. Your blog looks quite festive with the wearing o' the green.

Rosie said...

Just wonderful, Elisabeth

Thank you for sharing it at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

Have a wonderful weekend

My name is Erika. said...

This page makes me happy because it is so GREEN! Green makes me happy right now...better than all the snow. :) Sorry to hear about your keyboard and love the page! Hope the keyboard gets fixed and hope your St. patrick's day is full of some leprechaun spirit. (Not Irish myself either but you might as well go for it anyhow...) Hugs-Erika

Rike said...

What a wonderful green page to celebrate St.Patrick'sDay! That's so clever using 4 hearts to create the four leaf clover and to add the dictionary page "Irish"! The ladybugs are the red eyecatchers!
Wish you a happy weekend!
Rike xx
Your question on my blog: It would be a great honour if you add my blog to your left sidebar, thanks!

Sami said...

Lovely St Patrick's day page Elizabeth.
Enjoy the "green" day and have a nice weekend.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Your page is lovely, Elizabeth. Using the "i" dictionary page is just perfect.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm one who is Irish for the day ;) I love how you show the luck today :)

Jeanie said...

Oh, I really like this so much! I'm not Irish but I love to celebrate the day (soda bread is in the oven!). Hope your computer is doing better. Wish you could see those cars in person. I thought of you doing that post -- I know you like historical places and museums!

okienurse said...

great looking St. Pat's page! I haven't been around much of late and just wanted to pop in and say hello! Vickie

Dortesjs said...

Fabulous love that green and the old vintage paper

Incipient Wings said...

what a great, fun page! I love it!

Cindy McMath said...

Oh this is lovely! What a great idea to make a quick shamrock - using hearts! My last name is from my Irish paternal grandfather, who I never met unfortunately. My mother always claimed my dad and I were lucky - must be our Irish roots. :) Of course I’m always a fan of dictionary pages too.

Halle said...

Super fun page for the holiday!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this page Elizabeth! When we went into town the other day they were setting up an area for an Irish Festival! Hugs,Chrisx

Meggymay said...

A fabulous page for St Patrick's day, I love how you used a dictionary page and the luck four leaf clover.
Sorry I am late calling, we have been away for a couple of days.
Yvonne xx

craftytrog said...

I love this St Patrick's Day page Elizabeth!
We were walking around Manchester on Saturday, and the pubs were full of people celebrating.
Hope you had a lovely weekend, & wishing you a wonderful week!
Alison xx