Sunday, April 8, 2018

It became a yellow butterfly

I'm once again joining Alison/Craftytrog, our host this month at Art Journal Journey.  Her theme is recycle and collage.

Nearly everything in this page is recycled.  That's why I am also once again joining Try it on Tuesday where their theme this fortnight is Recycle Something.

I am a huge fan of Buckminster Fuller.  I love his geodesic domes, his bucky balls, and this quote.

I wonder if the caterpillar knew it was going to turn into a beautiful yellow butterfly.   

I began this page using a piece of card stock that was in my recycle bin.  I made a boo-boo on the other side, but this side was still acceptable.  I sewed two pieces of security envelopes together with the doily I had hoarded/saved from under my tea cup in a high end restaurant.  There was also one under the tea pot, so I'm sure this will be the month to use it, too.  The butterfly started life as a calendar page.  Only the variegated thread and the sentiment had never previously experienced life in a different form.

This is Day 8 of 22 and I re-purposed part of a calendar page, a doily, used card stock, and security envelopes to create a page in my art journal.   

I genuinely appreciate you spending time with me today.    Thank you beyond belief for your continued support of my art.  Today, you will once again find me at Art Journal Journey and Try it on TuesdayHope to see you both places, too.

18 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page with a wonderful quote and lovely colours. Enjoy your day! Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous page and love the quote...butterflies, flowers warmth, it all reflects from your card...x💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

froebelsternchen said...

Not only you made me happy with this wonderful page with it's amazing composition of recycled items and the beautiful sewing you added -- I like your sewed pages especially as you know.I am going to sew something for AJJ in one of myjournals today as well!
But you also made me happy to introduce this architect to me, I didn't know him yet and I googled his quotes and they are just famous !
I love this one and it made my morning:
"Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person."
R. Buckminster Fuller

I wish you a happy Sunday my friend!
You are so busy recycling this month - a great inspiration for everybody dear Dr.E.!
Thank you for linking this beautiful page to Art Journal Journey and to Try It On Tuesday !
Hugs, Susi

Meggymay said...

This is a beautiful butterfly and you have included wonderful recycled pieces on this page, I love how you included the sewing.
I will be following the lead for the quotes you added when we get home again midweek.
Again thank you for adding a link to TioT's you are an inspirational artist for this theme.
Yvonne xx

Sharon Fritchman said...

hi Elizabeth! First of all, I want to thank you so much for visiting my blog last month! Your comments mean the world to me! Secondly, I absolutely LOVE the gorgeous page you created here for this month's AJJ theme. The photo is so amazing, and I really like the quote and the way you zig-zag stitched it onto your page! Just beautiful!!!

Lula said...

What a great example of recycling Elizabeth! Love every single detail! Thanks for sharing it with us at TIOT this time. Hugs!

Rosie said...

A wonderful collage, Elisabeth.

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY:

My name is Erika. said...

Very pretty page Elizabeth. The colors remind me of your visiter's hair. Perfect for spring. And lilacs are my of my favorite flowers! I can smell them in my mind now. I like all the bits you sewed on your pag. You are lucky that your bearthday challenge and the AJJ theme are similar. :) Have a great rest of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

It's cold out today (no snow at least!) so your pretty butterfly page sings of Spring. I especially like the use of the lace doily which mimics the look of the lilacs. Your weather sounds a bit like mine, not Spring-like, so stay warm. Give your boys an extra cuddle for me.

Linda Kunsman said...

what a gorgeous page Elizabeth!! I love the purple and yellow and the stitching is such a nice touch.

Let's Art Journal said...

What a beautiful recycled journal page! The colours and butterfly image look glorious 😀. Wishing you a happy and creative new week! J 😊

Rike said...

What a wonderful quote - and it fits perfect to your calendar picture with this beauty of a butterfly! I like your sewing on the page and the doily!
Rike xx

Cindy McMath said...

Another lovely recycled piece. Even the backing! Love the quote too, and the stitching.

Divers and Sundry said...

Beautiful! I'm looking forward to the butterflies :) and your art makes the vision in my mind clear on the page. A sunny 60s day today. Butterflies will be here before I know it, and in the meantime your piece will comfort me.

Jeanie said...

I love that quote, Elizabeth. You must have quite the collection of quotes because you always seem to find the perfect one!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I had never heard the name Buckminster Fuller but having looked him up and seen his geodesic domes and so many quotes by him I can see why you are a fan! This page is a wonderful and positive page, especially with the addtion of the quote! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!Chrisx

craftytrog said...

Ooh yes!!! I love this page you made for my challenge Elizabeth! Great recycling, the butterfly is gorgeous, and that's a great quote too!
Alison xox

Marfi-topia said...

beautiful work! love the way the colors set each other off!