Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year and a new host at Art Journal Journey


Happy new year one and all.

Looking for T Tuesday?  It's the previous post, dear friends and T Tuesday addicts.

Today we have a new host at Art Journal Journey.  Susi and I welcome Alison, where she can be found at Craftytrog's Arty Adventures.  Her theme is Geometric Shapes and I am in LOVE with this theme.

If you have been around my blog for any length of time, you know I can't draw.  I've said it before that it's not in my wheelhouse.  I not only can't draw, I am not particularly good at coloring the shapes I DO draw.   However, I CAN draw geometric shapes, even if I have to use a ruler and a French curve to do so! 

That's why today I give you my first entry for Alison's theme and I call it "Friendly Waters."

I hope this catfish

finds these waters friendly.

Since this is supposed to be a fish (come on dear friends, use your imagination), I am also joining Moo-Mania and More with their Fish theme.

For this page, I tore a page out of an old Plane Geometry book and colored it blue using a water soluble crayon.  Since the page was so old, the light blue was difficult to color over the brown paper.  The geometric shapes I chose for the fish I colored using a dark blue water soluble crayon were three triangles, two circles, and two one-quarter ellipses. The fin and center of the eye were made using turquoise acrylic craft paint, while the "whiskers" were orange acrylic craft paint.

Thanks for looking and thanks to Alison for her inspiring Geometric Shapes this month at Art Journal Journey.  Please also join me there and at Moo-Mania and More for their Fish theme.

Please, please be aware, Alison, Susi, Bleubeard, and I want you to join us at Art Journal Journey with your geometric inspired altered book pages, loose pages, journal pages, or canvases.  However, we cannot accept cards or tags, and will be forced to delete them.  Digital art is always welcome.

27 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful fishy page and a great theme from Alison. Have a great start in the new year, Valerie

Sami said...

Not too bad a fish Elizabeth :) Happy New Year, may it be a very artistic and productive one for you and Bluebeard.

froebelsternchen said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

I just love love love this "Friendly Waters" page!
This is incredible! I love your wonderful fish on it's fantastic and clever made background !
Even though I am the completely opposite of you in terms of mathematics - I am and always was bad at maths - BUT - I am sure you would be a teacher to bring it nearer to my heart ! Lol!

Thank you for combining the first wonderful entry this year for AJJ with Moo Mania & More!
You know how to make me happy!

Have a great first day of the year!
My start couldn't have been better as with your amazing posting here! Thank you for a fantastic entry for both of my favourite challenges!

Hugs, Susi

Meggymay said...

I love your blue fish he pops off the mathematical background you created. It is a fantastic page and a super new theme.
I'm with you on the freehand drawing, I cannot draw for toffee[an old quote of my grans]
Happy a super first day of the year.
Yvonne xx

Mia said...

Great page, Elizabeth.
And I love the geometric theme for AJJ.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cath Wilson said...

You've made me smile, Elisabeth - a wonderful twist on the geometric shape theme and beautifully done!

Happy and Blessed New Year to you!

Cath x

craftytrog said...

Wow! What a fantastic page you created for my challenge Elizabeth! I adore the big blue fish, and that's a perfect background collage page!
Lots of love, and a very happy new year to you and Bleubeard,
Alison xox

froebelsternchen said...

Me again Sweetie!
I let a comment for you at 2amscrapper
and to answer your question about the bird canvas for 2nd on the Second!
Yes those were plaster bandages used back then.
I have still some left here and by all means must use them in 2019 ...lol!

Hugs, Susi


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kathyinozarks said...

I love your new journal page-I agree it is a great theme
Happy New Year Kathy

Halle said...

I like your fish. He's cute.

CJ Kennedy said...

Your fish is recognizable as a fish so you can't say you can't draw. I like how your background page echoes the shapes you drew to create the fish. I'm partial to his or her color, too. Well done.

Rosie said...

A wonderful fishy page, Elisabeth.

Thank you for sharing at MOO MANIA & MORE

Have a happy 2019

My name is Erika. said...

I just love your fish. And even though I love your fish, that geometry book page is an outstanding background for this challenge. Wow, it's a double winner page. I will also admit I kind of forgot about the moo mania challenge and if I get my holiday decorations down with time left I'm going to go make some fish myself. Hope day 1 of the new year is a good one for you. Hugs-Erika

Daniela Rogall said...

Wonderful Elizabeth, have a wonderful 2019 <3

Divers and Sundry said...

I love this! Geometric shapes are a fun theme to work with, and who doesn't like fish? :)

Aimeslee W. said...

Happy New Year, Elizabeth! Best fishes for your best year yet! xoxo

chrissie said...

A clever creation Elizabeth and very inspiring. Hope to join in soon

Love Chrissie xx

Julia Dunnit said...

It’s clear as clear that it’s a fish and I love the friendly waters title! Happy New Year Elizabeth, love to see that you’re plunging in on the first day of the year, go you!

Cindy McMath said...

Love your friendly fish Elizabeth! Nice start to the new year. I also love your colour combination here. Happy New Year to you dear friend!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Elizabeth, you haven't wasted any time getting started my friend. I love your fish it has real character and a gorgeous colour too. Wishing you a happy New Year full of creativity, Angela xXx

Jeanie said...

Your fish is such fun -- just looking at it made me smile! Great colors!

Happy new Year!

j

Sandra Cox said...

Another fun one.
Hope your 2019 is filled with much creativity, dear Elizabeth.

And wishing much catnip for Bleubeard:)

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this geometric fish Elizabeth! Great idea for your background too! I realised I hadn't wished you a very Happy New Year so along with this wish I also wish you all you would wish for yourself this year! Big hugs, Chrisx

Gibby Frogett said...

Hello Elizabeth - firstly thank you so much for the lovely message you left on my blog. I hope you had a lovely Christmas also and that this year will be a happy and healthy one for you full of lots of lovely arty adventures.
I must also apologise for not joining in with your AJJ theme in December - I had intended to but I don't know where the time went.
Love what you created for the January theme - your fish is pretty cool and your background paper/graphics a perfect choice.
Have a great week and Happy January.
Gill x

Little Artbee said...

Dear Liz your blue fish looks pretty good. Let me tell you: Everyone can draw, not all in the same way and quality, but all can do it. The beginning is alway difficult but you will become better by doing it often. Don't give up. Art must not be perfect.
Best wishes for this New Year Dear, stay happy,healthy and creative.
Big Hugs
Sabine

Neet said...

Your Geometric Fish is very clever. Great use of the geometric shapes - bet Bleubeard had something to do with this concept of yours.
The background is perfect for your fish - well thought out - and he is instantly recognisable.
Hugs, Neet xx

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