Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day


Today, Father's Day is celebrated in many parts of the world.  I'm also joining Halle at Halle's Hobbies, who is our host this month at Art Journal Journey.   Granted her theme is Words to live by, but I may be stretching this one a bit.

Most men, however, would certainly agree with the sentiment I created. And because it involves A Man's World, I'm also sharing this with Try it on Tuesday, their theme this fortnight.

Note the man.

Note his toys.


Note the bicycle.

Note the duck.



Note the horse.

Note the boy.

Note the toys (Jaguar XJ-S and Corvette ZR-1).

Note the sentiment:
The difference between men and boys is the co$t of their toys.
Note the boy perched

on his race car.



Note the contradiction, the disparity, and the role-reversal I have created with these two "players."  The man, surrounded by beige and brown, is playing with vintage children's toys, while the boy has amassed a fortune in expensive and colorful automobiles.  As for the sentiment, it may not technically be words to live by, but a lot of men would agree with it.  Happy Father's Day, all you dads out there.  Choose a toy and enjoy!

I know most dads are being treated to their special day today, so I thank those of you who have chosen to drop by to see this Father's Day spread.  I will also be at Art Journal Journey and Try it on Tuesday joining other like minded mixed media artists.

22 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful spread, have a great day, Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

Great project and post Elizabeth, love it all...
I finally found your details hidden in 'spam' in my google blog, it must have somehow gone there as you had 'spam' on it....not sure but I was just cleaning up a few things and came across it....will post off tomorrow.xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

This is just fantastic!! Love that background with all masculine things.

Cath Wilson said...

DT head on today...
Wonderful spread, Elisabeth. Perfect for our 'It's a Man's World' challenge :-) Love the words you chose and it is oh so true... men do love their 'toys' AND they often throw them out of the pram, ROFL.
Love the background and the figures of man and boy - brilliant ;-)
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Cath x

Meggymay said...

Oh how I can relate to those words Elizabeth, you know how my lot love their 'big boys toys'.
It is a fabulous page, I love both aspects of the spread and all the layers of detail. The technical drawings make an awesome background.
I think we have been on the same wavelength today with the found relatives.
Of course I am thanking you for your support and for adding this to our challenge over at Try it on Tuesdays, it illustrates the theme so well.
Have a super day
Yvonne xx

CJ Kennedy said...

I like the engineered designs. Himself is not into fancy cars or boats, but does enjoy power tools. Fun spread!

Rike said...

The sentiment is so true! I like how you created two pages - the boy related to men's toys and the man stands in front of the boy's toys, wonderful idea!
By the way I love those race cars since my childhood :)
Wish you a happy Sunday and a nice new week! Rike xx

My name is Erika. said...

Wow Elizabeth. Fantastic page today. That little boy sitting on top of that car is a fabulous thought, and also looks fabulous too. Nice spread for Father's Day. and although it may not be words to live by, it is a good quote that is so true! Happy Sunday. Hugs-Erika

Divers and Sundry said...

What a fun contrast lol I do like the kids' toys better, always ;)

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful art journal pages Elizabeth. Great artwork.

froebelsternchen said...

This is a brilliant spread ELizabeth! I am in awe of it! WOW! Thank you for joining us over at Try It On Tuesday and linking another fab inspiration for Halle as well! Big, big hugs, Susi xxx

Halle said...

I love this! And it totally fits as long as it has words on it...it fits. Some sort of journaling whether its your words, a quote, description etc. Just words.

Cindy McMath said...

Great fun pages Elizabeth, and definitely true!

Rita said...

LOL! Quite appropriate. :)

Marfi-topia said...

wonderful work on these! lot's of fun.
Big hugs!

Caty said...

What a so so so Wonderful Art journal pages Elizabeth !! I love the lovely images of the left background, and the so pretty colours of the right one, just Amazing boy with the cars. Wonderful the little green frames.
I wish you a very nice new week, big hugs,
Caty

butterfly said...

I love the contrast between the two sides of the spread - the rainbow vs the neutrals, the men vs the boys. Great found words, and a brilliant combining of images with the Paper Dolls.
Alison x

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like how you've done both of these pages … absolutely brilliant for Father's Day.
We had a wonderful Sunday with visits from the children and grand-children.
Special times, create special memories :)

All the best Jan

Jeanie said...

I adore absolutely everything in this. Every single image. Glorious.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such fabulous pages! The designs are amazing, I love the contrast of worlds between the two with the vintage and modern themes - beautifully done 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous spread Elizabeth, love the vintage images and the contrasting super car. Those words are so true - men and their 'toys' and if they can't have them then they drool over them!
Thanks for sharing this with us at Try it on Tuesday
Avril xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

On my Elizabeth! I've been having quite a time of stress ...yes...on holiday! This is just the spread to cheer me up! I hope to get a catch up soon! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chris xxx