Sunday, May 19, 2019


I'm once again joining Erika, or Bio Art Gal, our host this month at Art Journal Journey with her themes In the air/In the sky.  Today I've once again chosen In the sky.

Once again I called on a used security envelope to be the backdrop for my spread.

This explains why we perceive the sky as blue. 

It also explains why we see both sunrises and sunsets as red.

Today I have chosen to share a sunset with you.

You can see how

the reds and blue interact

to create our atmosphere.

For  this entry, I began with the blue security envelope, then, using variegated thread, sewed a different security envelope to the back after hand printing the word Sunset, the title of the piece.  I found the information on the atmosphere and the sunset in a book on the cosmos. 

Thanks beyond belief for joining me today and I also hope to see you at Art Journal Journey.

15 thoughtful remarks:

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is lovely and educational. I like seeing the explanations for the sky colors we see. And then there's that old saying, "Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning." (I don't know how true it is, but I like it.)

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely piece Elizabeth, have a great day, Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

Whether we see red, blue, or a combination, sunsets are spectacular. Like your page. I enjoyed reading the color explanation, too.

My name is Erika. said...

That is a fantastic page Elizabeth. That is such a cool photo where you can see the atmosphere i black above the blue. Not only it is it a beautiful sunset photo, but I really like how you included the explanation. The sky has some fantastic colors when it wants to. Ours today is a wash of grey, after a gorgeous day yesterday. I didn't even see the moon last night as the clouds were in by 7ish. Saw on the news you could be in the storm threat again, so hope the news was wrong and you have sun and a beautiful sunset too. Thanks so much for all your support and for linking up this fantastic page my friend. Hugs-Erika

Sami said...

I love sunsets :)
Had idea why the sky was blue :)
Have a lovely Sunday Elizabeth.

Birgit said...

This is so nice with the pale blue background showcasing that vivid sunset. Neat to show why the colours show up likenthey do.

Cindy McMath said...

Wonderful page Elizabeth! Great recycling too!

Divers and Sundry said...

Beautiful! The ever-changing sky :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh yes, well done :)
I really enjoyed this, your art-work is lovely with an educational twist. Love it!

All the best Jan

Caty said...

Woowww Wonderful Art page Elizabeth !! I love the way you have created the page, recycling the enveloppe, sewing the image, explaining the nature´s colours ! Very clever design dear friend, you always amaze me!
I wish you a very nice afternoon, and send
Big hugs, Caty

froebelsternchen said...

Simply GORGEOUS dear ELizabeth! I am in awe of this page! Such a wonderful page for Erika's topic!
Happy start of the new week ahead!
Susi xxx

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful sunset photo on your great page. I really liked how the words were defined as well. Its a great way to recycle the envelopes , the stitching looks great as a frame for the page.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a beautiful page and as so often I learnt something too! You found a fabulous photo! Hugs, Chrisx

Halle said...

That's so cool. Its so funny because my 8th grade science class was just learning about this a few weeks ago.

Jeanie said...

I like this, Elizabeth. Very simple and tells the "story" so beautifully.