Thursday, May 17, 2018

Poetry is like a bird


I'm once again joining Jo at Let's Art Journal, our host this month at Art Journal Journey.  The theme she has chosen is flora and fauna.   Because it fits their flower theme they have chosen for a second fortnight, I'm also joining the challenge at Moo-Mania & More.

This entry was created in my Challenges altered book. The flowers may look familiar to you long time readers of my blog.  I used this same napkin last year for a July 4th spread, where the flowers were turned into fireworks.  Just goes to show I never throw anything away!

The little bird was hand painted (not by me) and fussy cut from a high end calendar that came from my local zoo.  You can see where I've pieced the napkin together to allow it to cover the page in the altered book.

The sentiment reads: "Poetry is like a

bird, it ignores all frontiers."   I have no idea where the quote came from.

I started by laying down pieces of the napkin in my Challenges altered book, then added the fussy cut bird and sentiment I outlined with gold ink.

I'm sure I don't say it often enough, but I am very grateful for your visit.  Thank you for sharing time with me today where you will also find me at Art Journal Journey and Moo-Mania & More.

22 thoughtful remarks:

Let's Art Journal said...

I love your page for AJJ today, you have captured the beauty of nature wonderfully! The napkin flowers look beautiful with the book text showing and the way you have arranged the leaves with your pretty bird and quote is perfect 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun and Happy Thursday! J 😊 x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page Elizabeth, birds and flowers are al ways wonderful to see. Valerie

Meggymay said...

Your page looks gorgeous, I love the napkin background, with the book print. behind it, a wonderful backdrop for the sweet bird and the quote you used.
I also love the soft colours on this great page.
Yvonne xx

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froebelsternchen said...

This looks so good showing the booktext behind the beautiful scene you created with the various elements! Gorgeous done ! I googled and found out that the lovely quote it's from an interesting Russian poet whose name is too difficult for me to keep in mind-lol.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yevgeny_Yevtushenko
The Napkin flowers are so beautiful - yes I can remember the firework pages with it!
Happy Thursday. We got cold again and much rain... so indoor time.
Great entry for Art Journal Joureny Elizabeth! ♥♥♥ Thank you!
Hugs, Susi

My name is Erika. said...

I would have never thought those were fireworks until you mentioned it. I thought they were abstract flowers or dandelions in full fluff mode. This is really beautiful page, and that quote is so true. :) I's a perfect page for spring! Nice work my friend. Hugs-Erika

Caty said...

Love absolutelly all your page Elizabeth !! It´s so gorgeous, wonderful bird, lovely napkins, fabulous!!
i wish you a very nice afternoon, hugsss, Caty

Linda Manning Findley said...

Very nice job "E" ... I love using napkins for background, treating them so the feathering effect almost makes the joined places disappear ... the bird and flowers make me think of Spring ... ;-)

kathyinozarks said...

This is really a beautiful page-love the textures and the colors. love the quote too Happy Thursday

Sandra Cox said...

Aww, this is wonderful. I love the prominence of the bird and the softness of the background.

Pamela Gerard said...

Love this one! Good job!!!!

Birgit said...

This is very beautiful with the background and that beautiful bird in the foreground. Love the saying as well

Lenie said...

I like the bird on the branch and your beautiful quote! Beautiful page.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Elizabeth; this is REALLY neat !!! I didn't know that was a napkin and would have never guessed, had you not said something. very creative and the overall piece is .....did I mention...REALLY NEAT !!! great job ☺☺♥♥

Rita said...

So pretty and delicate! :)

Rosie said...

So very beautiful, Elisabeth


Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Rike said...

What a beautiful page! You gave the bird the best position on your page! I like how you covered the book page with this wonderful napkin, so that the text is shining through! The quote is great and the outline with gold ink is a topping!
Wish you a Happy Weekend, dear Elizabeth!
Rike xx

CJ Kennedy said...

A really beautiful page. Love how you used the same motif in a different way.

Jeanie said...

The anchor of the bird on those sweet gray blossoms is really nice. The textures and positioning really works with this. Nice, Elizabeth!

Cindy McMath said...

What a beautiful page! I love the napkin background and overall great composition.

pearshapedcrafting said...

REALLY loVe this page! I have been watching the first bird to use our nesting box that I have seen - it has been there for a couple of years and I saw a sparrow investigating earlier this Spring - a lot of flying in and out at the moment so there must be babies!! Hugs, Chrisx

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Great page and thought-provoking quote, Elizabeth. I love how you've allowed the text to show through and also the texture you achieved with the napkin decoupage. Lovely <3