Thursday, July 18, 2019

A second day in Cuba

Today I'm joining Chris at Pear Shaped Crafting again, our host this month at Art Journal Journey with her theme We're all/going.

Today I'm featuring the back side of yesterday's trip to Cuba.

No trip to Cuba would be complete

without visiting the capital, Havana.

This shows the entire island and some of the surrounding islands, too.


is most famous for its architecture and its waterfalls.

It is famous for its Neo-classical architecture, which is filled with arches.

One should not miss Santiago de Cuba.

It is the second largest city on the island.  It is also considered the cultural capital of the island.  This gorgeous cathedral sits in the center of a park in downtown Santiago de Cuba.

As mentioned previously, this is the reverse of the used file folder from yesterday's art.  I began by spritzing the substrate with handmade shimmering mists.  When the mists were dry, I cut images from various travel brochures. I copied (from the internet) a map of Cuba and printed it on my laser printer.  I then needed a way to distinguish all these images, so drew lines between the cities and the images they represented.

Thanks for your visit today and your support of my art.  It means the world to me.  I hope you will also join me at Art Journal Journey with your own We're all/going journal art.

20 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Good morning Elizabeth. Another lovely page about Cuba, must be an interesting pace to visit. Hope the kids all got home safely. Have a nice day, Valerie

sirkkis said...

An interesting beautifully collaged art journal page.
Enjoy the day 😘

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Another lovely travel journal page Elizabeth. Great idea to put the map in the center, and point to all of the locations in the images. The architecture is fantastic, and that waterfall is beautiful.

Barbara said...

Both posts make a very, very nice presentation of Cuba!

CJ Kennedy said...

The color and the architecture so different and beautiful from my little corner of the world.

craftytrog said...

Great page Elizabeth, I love the images and inky background.
Alison xx

aussie aNNie said...

You put so much fabulous information on your post I feel like I have travelled to Cuba with you.xx

My name is Erika. said...

Your posts have made me think maybe I need to go to Cuba sooner rather than later. Of course you now need a tour, and fitting those in don't always work and can be pricer than I want. But back on track, I really like these spread and the splatters. Very interesting photos too. Hope you are enjoying a little quiet and its not too quiet since your guests have left. Hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen said...

You are a fabulous guide ! A great page der Elizabeth! Another fantatsic entry for Chris' topic! You rock!!!
Happy Day!
Susi xxx

Divers and Sundry said...

You make me want to go :) Such a colorful place!

R's Rue said...


sheila 77 said...

Nice trip, Elizabeth, somewhere I will never go, so extra interesting.
The architecture is so different from here. I expect the climate is too.
Now I'll have a look at the first trip.

Sandra said...

Those pictures certainly capture the beauty of the island. It looks so exotic.

Sandra said...

AND...the map is purrfect.

Susan Kane said...

I think of the stacks of postcards my M-in-law left us when she died. Stacks. I use them for tags on gifts. But I look at what you have made and I love what you do.

You got the touch!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I loved going to colourful Cuba again! Thank you so much Elizabeth! Hugs, Chrisxx

Lowcarb team member said...

… and another lovely page about Cuba.

All the best Jan

Meggymay said...

Another super visit to Cuba, the buildings do look very special.
Yvonne xx

Caty said...

Great Art page Elizabeth !! Love your unique background. The images are beautiful, I would like to visit Cuba now!. Thanks so much for sharing.
I wish you a very nice weekend,
and send big hugs,

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

This is fabulous, Elizabeth. I've never been to Cuba but my (more adventurous) son has. So I especially enjoyed this armchair travel with you. Eileen xx