Friday, August 10, 2018

Eat your veggies


By now I'm sure you know the handsome and lovable Bleubeard and I are hosting Art Journal Journey this month.  My theme is count your blessings.

I am so blessed to be able to buy any food I want.  That's why I decided to create this journal page that focuses on art depicting fruits and veggies.

I have no idea what this is, but I suspect it could be stuffed olives.  I just liked the image, so I used it.

I think everyone can tell this is watermelon, although the lighting in my dining room is quite harsh.

I fell in love with this painting.  Don't ask why, but I guess because it is so abstract and realistic at the same time.

I was so happy with those root veggies, that's when I chose to name this journal page Eat your veggies,

even though everything else, like this pineapple

and these cherries, were fruit.

Materials for this journal page include two colors of handmade shimmering mists painted on a white substrate, five fruit and veggie images found in a couple of magazines, and use of the Dymo Label Maker to create the sentiment.

Bleubeard and I are thrilled you chose to spend some time with us today and hope to see you at Art Journal Journey, too.

19 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous page, with lots of wonderful fruits and veggies. Have a great day, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

This would be the choice of my Daughter with her being a vegetarian. You've managed to find some fabulous images Elizabeth. I especially love that painted one too. We are so blessed to have the choice we do.. Food itself is a blessing and one we take for granted so easily.
Sorry my visits of late have been random but it has been one of those weeks for me and looking like the rest of the month will be just the same!!
Wishing you a super weekend, Hugs Tracey xx

Nasreen said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous place and photos!

Sami said...

We're certainly blessed to be able to buy the food we like and enjoy.
It's a lovely page Elizabeth and I also love the root vegetables painting.

CJ Kennedy said...

Bright colors and a happy page. Though I have to nag Himself and The Young One to eat veggies other than corn, peas, carrots, and green beans.

craftytrog said...

A wonderful page full of yummy fruit and veg! xx

froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful page ELizabeth! I am so happy about fruits and veggies - and I am so happy that I feel that good since I eat no meat. Veggies are peacefood and the best for our body - I am sure!
Let's be grateful for all the fantastic food we can enjoy and hopefull we all decide to take the best for us as food to keep well.
A wonderful entry for your superb theme ! I love your page and I love the theme! Hopefully I find time enough this month to get more pages done and support you with this precious theme !
Lots of LOVE
Susi

My name is Erika. said...

Your page could be my week. I have been stuffing my face with cherries, watermelon and even some zucchini from my garden. Thinking it is time to pull my beets out of the ground. This is a great page for sure. It is perfect for your challenge and perfect for summer too. And making me hungry too. Happy Friday. Hugs-Erika

Cindy McMath said...

I love the images you found. A lovely page with a beautiful background and great composition.

Divers and Sundry said...

I love being able to buy fruits and veggies year 'round. Even though winter tomatoes don't taste as good as local in-season produce, I eat them anyway. And there are blueberries and bananas and other foods I'd never be able to have if I couldn't wander into my huge grocery store and choose what I wanted. A blessing indeed! :)

Birgit said...

They are radishes! I don’t care for radishes but they are so bright and pretty. This is a great page and I love the background wash

Misty said...

I love this!!! Fun! And YES we are very blessed to buy the food we want!

Meggymay said...

Lovely pictures of the fruit and vegetables. The one you thought looked like olives made me thing of the tiny peeper we can buy here stiffed with balls of soft Italian cheese. I gues they will be on my shopping list when I next go to the supermarket.
It is a fantastic page Elizabeth and yes we are blessed to be able to go and buy these items. It does make me think of those who are not fortunate and are unable to do this, there is so much poverty these days.
Yvonne xx

kathyinozarks said...

Great page!

Jeannette said...

georgus veggie and fruit page,love the soft dreamy backround and the material you used,looks wonderful.
happy weekend,dear elizabeth.




hugs jenny

Caty said...

It's a fantastique page Elizabeth! I love the beautiful background you've created, it's wonderful, and the fruits and vegetables are my forte, I love them, and I also think they are the healthiest for us. Now we especially enjoy nectarines, which make me crazy, and watermelons and melons, we have many here. The grapes, carrots, zucchini, lettuce ... I also like them a lot. It is beautiful how you have decorated the fruits and vegetables, it is a very original art page. Great !!
I wish you a very nice day, big hugs, Caty

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous imagery on your page Elizabeth and I love the background and pretty colours too.
I'm trying to catch up still - so sorry if my comments are a bit short.
Gill x

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous page! I love the fruit and veggie images you used especially those cherries ...lol 😉. Such a happy and colourful page, thanks for the smiles and I hope you are having a great day! J 😊 x

Jeanie said...

Definitely delicious, those veggies! I love the layout and the theme. Definitely blessings!