Friday, November 8, 2019

Heart Healthy Veggies


I'm once again joining Rike at Rike's Art our host this month at Art Journal Journey.   Rike's theme is Fruit and Veggies.   Today I went back to my roots and used images I have in my stash and sewed them in place.  I haven't sewn in awhile and I really missed it.  I like to sew something paper oriented and wonky every day.  BTW, I couldn't sew a straight line, even if my life depended on it.

As you can see, we're enjoying

"Heart Healthy Fruit

And

Veggies."

I tried to use my zig-zag stitch,

but my sewing machine didn't like it rebelled because there were too many heavy layers of card stock and postcard weight paper.

Instead, I reverted to my straight stitch wonky style sewing.





For this journal entry, I started with a piece of 110 lb card stock to which I glued a magazine image which became my background.  Next, I cut an extra heavy weight (heavier than the card stock) calendar cover that had the various fruit and veggies then sewed them in place using variegated thread. 

I'm simply thrilled you chose to visit today.  I also hope to see you at AEDM and Art Journal Journey

This is Day 8 of Art Every Day Month (AEDM), hosted by Leah Piken Kolidas
and I created a journal page for Art Journal Journey.


23 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely page, and you and your machine got lots of heart healthy exercise sewing it! Have a fun day, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

LOL... OK, I was about asking if you could do the sewing on my trousers, but I guess I forget about that ;-)
Aren´t in art straight lines boring anyways?
Wow, I love this work! If I had space, this would be perfect for the kitchen! Especially in summer!

Cath Wilson said...

I love fruit and veggies...what a celebration of them! Not too sure about that dish, though...whatever is on it looks more than a tad undercooked to me, but I'm told I'm a Philistine when it comes to preparing meat - it has to be well and truly cooked.
I'll focus on the good stuff, lol.
Cath x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

No matter the stitching wonky or not it all looks fabulous to me Elizabeth. Love your Heart healthy creation, it's an important food message in our house everyday. Wishing you a super weekend Hugs Tracey xx

RO said...

By the way, you're not alone, even with a ruler, I have a rough time drawing straight lines.(lol) I know I need to eat lots more veggies, but the best I can do is to eat a ton of fruit, and some of my faves are highly represented here and I love it and the work you've done. Keep those reminders coming on eating heart healthy. I definitely need them.(lol) Hugs, RO

My name is Erika. said...

Oh you are making me hungry this morning. Smile. And also dreaming of summer and when these veggie were harden fresh. Very nice page. Happy Friday. Enjoy. Hugs-Erika

laurie said...

This is beautiful, the world health association could use this as an advert to encourage healthy eating it’s beautiful, makes me hungry!

Rike said...

An amazing collection of healthy fruits and veggies! Your collage with this pictures is colorful and I enjoy to see you sewing again! I can understand that you missed it - we have favorurite things we like to do again and again! It does not matter that you couldn't sew a straight line, this makes the page individual! I like the result!
Thank you for another great entry for my theme! (I have forgotten to say this in your last entry, so I do now twice, thank you :))
Wish you a happy weekend! Rike xx

CJ Kennedy said...

A lovely colorful page. Another blog post that I've seen this morning trying to hold on to Summer. I 💙 it.

Cindy McMath said...

Really love your fruit and veggie pages this month Elizabeth! This is another lovely page.wktn all the bright colours and your stitching adds another dimension to your collage.

Meggymay said...

No matter that you said your stitching was wonky, it looks good to me. I always love to see how you sew the details onto your pages. Its a fantastic page and collection of fresh healthy foods.
Yvonne xx

craftytrog said...

Fantastic page Elizabeth! I love all the stitching!
Alison xx

froebelsternchen said...

The heart of a vegan girl smiles today Elizabeth! A wonderful entry for the current topic. I love your arty sewing style! Awesome! Your sewing machine is a special artistic character and you both create unique art together!
Susi xxx

DVArtist said...

Elizabeth, I really like this. It could be a poster for healthy eating and living. The stitching is perfect, a little wonky has character. Well done my friend.

Elkes Lebensglück said...

I like fruit and veggies, they are great pictures!
happy weekend Elke

Divers and Sundry said...

This is actually an inspiring page for me, as I try to decrease carbs while still getting enough of the healthy carbs in fruits and veggies. Thanks! :)

NatureFootstep said...

my favorite is peas straight from the field :)

Let's Art Journal said...

Wonderful page packed full of yummy fruit and veggies! I'm now craving watermelon salad - delicious 😀. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Jo x

butterfly said...

Who needs straight lines?! I love the stitching detail bringing all those luscious vegetables together - talk about eating the rainbow! Wonderful page.
Alison x

Jeanie said...

I like the wonky. It looks less predictable and more fun!

Sami said...

This would be perfect for a kitchen wall :) Nice one Elizabeth.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this colourful page and I'm sure you know that I love it especially because of your sewing! Chrisxx

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Lovely page, Elizabeth. The blurred affect of the magazine image makes a perfect backdrop for the fruit in the foreground. The stitching adds a lot to the page. Eileen xx