Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Berries


One minute after this post goes live, my county has officially declared a "Stay at Home" order.  They are not calling it a lock down, because we are still allowed to buy groceries, get gasoline, and visit the hardware store.  However, everything has been shut down for 30 days as of today.  

For those of you who were here yesterday for T Tuesday, I said you don't need SUN and you don't need HEAT to make sun tea.  Some of you thought I meant I had no heat.  That is NOT the case.  Apparently, I didn't make myself clear because I have plenty of heat, lots of blankets, and warm furry bodies to snuggle with.  Now let's join my regularly scheduled post.

I'm back joining Eileen from The Artful Crafter.  She is our host this month at Art Journal Journey with her Green (the color) theme. 

I created this green inspired art, then couldn't decide if I wanted to give it a name.

I finally concluded that any words I might add to the images would actually take away from the piece.




For this page, I began with 110 lb card stock to which I added pieces of a fibrous sheet of fabric paper I was gifted many years ago.  I even forget what it was called, but it is beautiful.  I had a long strip of double sided scrapbook paper in which I cut the strip in three places and used two with the polka dots and one with the single color.  I then added the focal image which was cut from a sheet of gift wrap.  I'm sure you will see more of this paper next month, too, since it's recycled. 

Bleubeard and I are delighted that you stopped by today. We hope you will also join us at Art Journal Journey with your own art inspired by the color Green.

21 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page E, the berry paper is really pretty. Have a great day, take care, and stay safe at home with your fur boys. Hugs, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

Beautiful, very slowly green is developping here, too :-)
Sorry you have to stay inside, we´re still "open", but I avoid people. I hold my breath when one comes near, too, it´s crazy. But the sun is shining, that makes it all better!

Btw, Ingo would be OK giving you his mug, if you like I just need your postal address (flaviakaiser@gmx.de).

Neet said...

That berry paper would make a lovely card on its ow, it is so pretty and looks so wel on here. The mulberry paper is identical to some I have and I have the same colour with a gold thread running through it if I remember rightly, now where did I put it?
My love and wishes go to you, Bleubeard and Squiggles - may you all stay safe and well (and warm with snuggles)
Hugs, Neet xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful paper and lovely colour...take care.xx

Cloudia said...

I like that

creativeseconds.com said...

Hi! when you said it was freezing and people were bundled up, I thought ohhh poor you no heat!! ~ I'm glad you have heat. Your recycled wrapping paper is very pretty and full of creative promise ~ just keep crafting

J said...

Elizabeth I like your page as it is, it's bright and cheerful
Take Care, Jan x

Barbara said...

Very pretty, almost Christmas-y!

Meggymay said...

It is a beautiful page and I especially like that lovely paper with the berries and white space. I think you were right to let it stand alone without adding words.
Please stay safe and well and look after yourself and the boys.
Yvonne xx

DVArtist said...

Here in my town on the Oregon Coast, tourists think they can still come here and invade our beaches. Some towns have an order that they will be find and all hotels are closed to tourists. Some people are just stupid.
As for your art. I am glad you left words out. This is so pretty and really feels like spring.

Divers and Sundry said...

A beautiful page! We're still allowed out for "essentials" so are getting regular grocery trips in weekly. I hope a lock-down never happens :(

Jeanie said...

Whew. I was worried about your heat.

Love the greenery on this piece. It's very delicate and pretty.

Take care. Staying in isn't bad at all. I've been in for 10 days now and our Stay At Home goes till April 13. I'll probably be in longer. So far, so good.

Eileen Bergen said...

Wonderful page, Elizabeth. I agree, no words are necessary. Love the berry paper. Thank you for sharing it at Art Journal Journey and for all your support of my theme this month.

Stay safe and well.

Eileen xx

Sandra Cox said...

Excellent. I especially like the berry paper. Very delicate.
Hope you don't have any more internet problems.
Stay safe and stay healthy. Sheltering at home is smart. I think its just a matter of time till all states are doing the same.

My name is Erika. said...

I agree about not putting any words on this page. That berry paper is too gorgeous, and I love the dark green fibrous paper too. There's talk today that the state of NH may be closing schools even longer than through the end of next week. I am expecting that and so are most people in my school department so let's see how long that takes. I actually hope when we slow this down that people don't rush to reopen everything and make it come back. Keep washing those hands and stay safe. Hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

Gorgeous. Liking dining room wallpaper. We are also on a Stay at Home order. The governor didn't feel like he had the authority to tell people they couldn't leave their homes. Only necessary travel to the store. There's a list on the state website of essential businesses that can stay open. Everyone else has to work from home. The governor also extended the school closure until May 4. I'm glad our governor is heading the advice of his medical advisors.

Cindy McMath said...

This is beautiful in both colour and composition !

craftytrog said...

A beautiful collage Elizabeth! I love the gift wrap focal! xx

Caty said...

This is a Wonderful Art journal page Elizabeth !! I loove this green fabric paper, and the central image is just gorgeous. you have created a great design!
I wish you a very nice afternoon, and send big hugss
Caty

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a gorgeous page- it definitely doesn't need words! Big Hugs, Chrisx

nwilliams6 said...

Fabulous layers and papers! I love the berries and texure. Well done!!!