Thursday, March 1, 2018

Spring has arrived!


Today we welcome a new host and it is the beautiful and very talented Rosie at Rosie's Kleine Bastelwelt.  For those of us who don't speak German, it means Rosie's Small Craft World.  I don't believe her craft world is all that small, because she makes fantastic art.  She is our host this month at Art Journal Journey and the theme she has chosen is Spring.  I suspect many of you will want to join her, whether spring has arrived in your part of the world or not.

Also, according to Susi (who would know), this month begins Art Journal Journey's SEVENTH year.  I'm so proud to now be a part of this wonderful adventure and look forward to many more years sharing art with each of you here.

When I think of springtime, my thoughts automatically go to

Paris.  And what city is more beautiful
and romantic in springtime than Paris?

It's time to fly there, visit the Arc de Triomphe, and sit in a little cafe along the Seine.



For this page, I started with a sheet of card stock I colored using two water soluble crayons.  When the page was dry, I added it to my large art journal.  I added the focal image which started life as a thank you card.  Around it, I placed various Paris inspired washi tapes.  Next, I stamped the Arc, then added the words "Springtime in."

I hope you will join Susi, Rosie, Bleubeard, and me this month at Art Journal Journey.  And of course, thank you for your continued support of my art. It's definitely time to think Spring!

And because this journal page is spring inspired, I'm also posting to Moo-Mania and More, where their theme is Think of Spring.

23 thoughtful remarks:

Rosie said...

Thank you for your lovely words

A wonderful page to honour the Spring in Paris, Elisabeth

Thank you for sharing it at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page. It's still freezing here! Hugs, Valerie

Jeannette said...

oohh my,what a georgus spring page i love paris to.
and a good coffee and dinner is so good,love the image of restaurant.
here come not the spring,we have snow and its very cold.
have a nice rest week.


hugs jenny

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Dear Dr.E! This page is utterly beautiful -
You set me in the mood of traveling to Paris , at least in my thoughts! What amazing colours and details you have added here and all the detail!
Thank you for the beautiful introduction of our host and your lovely words for our beloved Art Journal Journey Challenge!
I am very proud to have you as such a supporting and thoughtful friend and Co-Admin! Thank you for all you do - I appreciated it very much!
oxo Susi

Rike said...

You begin the new month and theme with a beautiful collage about Paris, where it is easy to think about spring! I like the stamped Arc de Triomphe - this great monument found place in a little stamp! But I like the whole page you created - the card stock colored with water soluble crayons, the wonderful photo of the old restaurant, and these amazing washi tapes!
Thank you for your friendly words in your last comment on my blog, I appreciate them!
Wish you a happy new month!
Rike xx

Sadie´sGedankenfülle said...

Beautiful page,
I hope you can handle it
conjure up the spring.
I wish you a pleasant day.
Greetings Sadie

johanna said...

i want to jump into the train and ride to paris... actually it is just a few hours from here. but it´s been a long time i haven´t visited...
your entry is great and you found perfect add-ons!
xox

craftytrog said...

It's a wonderful page, and a great idea to fly off to Paris, if only in our imaginations Elizabeth! I remember catching the train there with a couple of friends back in the day, and spending a wonderful Easter weekend exploring the sights.
Have a lovely day,
Alison xx

RO said...

Thanks so much for the shout out yesterday. I liked what you did! Paris Washi Tape sounds so fantastic and a brilliant idea for your art project which I adore. I was able to take a trip to France thanks to you without even leaving my desk. My goodness, you've been doing this for 7 years? That's very impressive. HUGE Hugs...RO

Sami said...

Spring in Paris sounds wonderful Elizabeth. And in my side of the world today sees the start of Autumn or Fall as the Americans call it.

CJ Kennedy said...

Happy thoughts and a lovely page to get my mind off the storm that is coming this weekend.

Lejla said...

Love your blog, follow back, I'm new:)

My name is Erika. said...

Now I have the song by Frank Sinatra in my head..."I love Paris in the springtime..." But you are right. Paris is a great idea for AJJ this month. I love your page too. I would like to be there right now eating a chocolate croissant with a mug of chocolat chaud. I think it would be a good day or the D'Orsay Museum to look at Van Gogh's and other art of that period. :) Hope you have recuperate from your couple of days away. And Happy March. hugs-Erika

Meggymay said...

I would love to visit Paris in the springtime. Your awesome page looks amazing and yes I can imagine visiting that cafe, it looks may kind of place with charm and atmosphere.
Its a great new theme this month.
Yvonne xx

Sandra Cox said...

These are wonderful, Elizabeth. They make me want to go to Paris, sit at an outdoor café and watch the world go by.

Let's Art Journal said...

What could be better than Paris at springtime! I love your page, the colours are perfect for spring and your Paris references are beautiful 😁. So much lovely inspiration, thank you and wishing you a Happy March! J 😊

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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sheila 77 said...

Springtime in Paris is a long way from here so thanks for the idea of it and the thought of a nice coffee in mildly warm Paris. The restaurant looks very inviting.
And thanks very much for the ultimate accolade on my recent artwork - that Bleubeard likes it.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I'm with you here Elizabeth!A beautiful collage to remind me of Springtime in Paris! Hugs,Chrisxx

Incipient Wings said...

so pretty!
It's spring here for sure,it's going to be 82 degrees next Thursday!

Cindy McMath said...

A lovely Spring page, and yes I’d love to be in Paris!

Jeanie said...

My springtime thoughts go to Paris, too, so of course I am drooling over this piece. Very nice -- it reminds me of so many spots I fell in love with!

Divers and Sundry said...

Springtime in Paris sounds good to me :) but then Springtime _anywhere_ sounds good to me ;)