Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Intricate Patterns

I'm joining Erika, aka Bio Art Gal, our host this month at Art Journal Journey with her themes plaid, stripes, polka dots, and patterns.

I'm not too sure how intricate these patterns are, but they are certainly symmetrical and colorful.

In case you need a translation:
Pay attention to the intricate patterns of your existence that you take for granted.
 I tried to give a bit of bling to the TH paper dolls that shifted slightly when I adhered them to the page using some incredibly sticky red double-sided tape. 

For this journal entry, I began with a sheet of 12 X 12 inch (30,48 centimeter) square colorful and symmetrical scrapbook paper that I cut to 8.5 X 11 inch (21,59 X 27,94 centimeter) size.  I found the sentiment on the internet, but couldn't find if it was a quote or not.  After printing it on my laser printer, I sewed it to the background using variegated thread.  The final element, as mentioned before, was the paper dolls.

Thanks for spending time with Bleubeard and me today.  I hope you will join both of us at Art Journal Journey, too. 

20 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Fun page, that's a very colourful paper you used as a background. A room I had when I was student had wallpaper like this, huge patterns on a small wall, and it was hard to look at, but I wan't allowed to paint over it! Valerie

froebelsternchen said...

Amazing- the pattern in the background and those fantastic quote sewed on.... A fantastic thought-provoking entry for Erika's topic dear Co.-Admin!
All the best for this Wednesday for you!
Here is everything o.k., thank you!
Have you seen the scheduled posting already?!
I will add the linky soon as well.


My name is Erika. said...

I like this patterned paper. It must be hard to work with though. But you were smart to add this couple, I do like them. They work for so many topics. And nice quote. I didn't think of finding a quote for this challenge. Hope your week is going well. I've actually had a bit of art time which I didn't get last week, so I can't complain. Hugs-Erika

Divers and Sundry said...

I do like the patterned paper. That'd be a great way to get some pattern in the background of an ATC without stencils :) Great idea!

Cindy McMath said...

Great colourful page Elizabeth! That is a really fun pattern, and I liked the way you added the pops of colour on the people. Cool quote / saying as well.

kathyinozarks said...

I really like this one-hugs

Sandra Cox said...

Purrfect! Love her purse:)

Caty said...

Wonderful Art journal page Elizabeth !! Love the patterns of the background, very happy colours, and lovely couple!
I wish you a very nice afternoon, big big hugsss

da tabbies o trout towne said...

there's a lot we take for granted; I learn that more and more each day. nice piece Elizabeth, very colorful !! ☺☺♥♥

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is lovely and the words are very true.

Meggymay said...

Wow, thats an awesome patterned background and you found a great quote to go with the page. I love how you sewed it to the page.
Yvonne xx

CJ Kennedy said...

That background looks like a quilt. I like the intrepid couple you chose. They don't look like they would be phased for whatever life has in store.

aussie aNNie said...

wow this is one aMAZing pattern, love it though.x

Iris Flavia said...

LOL. I had to look up "Intricate", isn´t that irony?

Clever one. Never take anything for granted, right.
Oh, I love this.
Today we take so much for granted, we have no idea anymore how hard it must´ve been "back then".
My Dad went to the bunker instead of to school way too often. The bombings. His Mother once freaked out when, after the darn war was over, a "black", big soldier wanted to ask for the way.
She spoke no English, ran into the cellar and brought him butter and gherkins instead.

And later... My hometown wasn´t hurt that badly, but the town that I call now my home was ... gone in most places.
Right around the corner all was gone. They started all over and mixed in what was left, too.

This is a beautiful, very clever one, great job.
Guess "just" going for a dance was a big issue to be talked about for days. To enjoy for days.

I am very thankful my Nieces play outside and the big Niece didn´t even know what "surfing the internet" means.

Great design! The colors so fit, too!

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, and that watch!!! My Dad and his Father (I never met him, he died when Dad was 14), they both were watch makers.

butterfly said...

Brilliant words and a beautiful tiled pattern for the background - intricate patterns indeed! And one of my favourite Paper Doll couples.
Alison x

Sami said...

Colourful pattern and nice quote. Very nice Elizabeth :)

Birgit said...

Love the background which goes so well with that wonderful quote. Love the old world couple from the 1920s. You know, the men today wear their pants some 10 inches lower I think

Rike said...

Wow, these patterns are gorgeous and the choice of the colors too!
The endresult is a wonderful page with a great quote and a very nice couple of old days!
Wish you a happy weekend, dear Elizabeth and Bleubeard! Rike xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful page! I love the patterned background, the colours are glorious 😀. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x