Friday, June 30, 2017

Summertime Love


We are Bleubeard and Elizabeth and are delighted and honored to be invited again to host Art Journal Journey.  You can find us at Altered Book Lover ( http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/ ).

Summertime.   What images come to mind?

It’s hard to resist the love of summer

because there are so many activities to participate in.  School is out and families are planning holidays/vacations. For those of you who live in the southern hemisphere, summer may be a distant memory, but I’m sure you can remember good times you had when the sun beat down on your face, your hair lightened, and you couldn’t wait to don sandals and flip-flops on the weekend. 

So either think back or think ahead about what summertime love means to you.  Of course, if you’re stuck for topics,



all you have to do is look at the heart for inspiration. 

Then please join Bleubeard and me for a month of warmth and love as we embrace summer in our art journals, altered books, and large loose journal pages.


Bleubeard and I are delighted you joined us today and hope you will join us throughout the month of July at Art Journal Journey where the theme this month is Summertime Love.  And while we're at it, Bleubeard and I want to wish our Canadian friends a happy sesquicentennial Canada Day.

20 thoughtful remarks:

Cindy McMath said...

Oh this is lovely summer fun Elizabeth! I love the way you assembled all your favourite things into the heart! Thanks for remembering Canada's 150th tomorrow! I will have an extra day off Monday - yay!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your heart, have a fun month Elizabeth, and looking forward to seeing what you create. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a beautiful theme and I love your inspiring summer heart page! I am sure that we will have much fun this month over at Art Journal Journey with you as our host! Happy weekend Elizabeth!
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

Have a great and loving month Elizabeth. It must have taken forever to do all the saying on the heart but it looks fantastic.

Look forward to joining in at AJJ

Love Chrissie xx

sheila 77 said...

Lots of fun ideas on your heart. I will certainly get rid of uncomfortable shoes (I think I already have!). "Eat ice cream" - OK, if you insist, haha! It's even sunny this morning to welcome your theme.
Happy Summertime painting, Elizabeth.

Let's Art Journal said...

So glad you are hosting AJJ this month and you have chosen a wonderful theme with all the lovely things to do now summer is here, what's not to love 😀. Your loose page is beautiful and how clever of you to provide us with a heart full of great ideas as inspiration! I'm looking forward to joining in the fun and wishing you a very Happy July and weekend! J 😊

CJ Kennedy said...

Fun. Very clever to put the journal prompts in the Summer Love Heart. Enjoy the weekend.

Rosie said...

A wonderful page, Elisabeth.

Happy July

Sami said...

A great love month with so many wonderful things to do!
Have a lovely weekend Elizabeth.

Jeanie said...

It will be fun seeing the challenges you come up with and your beautiful work!

My name is Erika. said...

That page is full of wonderful summer inspiration. So many summer things...I loved the reading the heart...the joys of summer for sure. I have a few ideas already rolling around in my brain and I can't wait to join in. Great topic Elizabeth! Hugs-Erika

Sandy said...

Great theme and page - I am anxious to get started!
sandy xx

Pamela Gerard said...

Ha! San Francisco was 57 degrees yesterday and I was wearing my leather jacket......that's our summer. But it is still a fun idea and we do have Sonoma....

pearshapedcrafting said...

So happy to see you hosting AJJ! Such a great theme too! I think I will be spending some of my time in the garden! !! Hugs, Chrisx

Divers and Sundry said...

Summer joys! I love what all you thought of to highlight for summertime love, and the heart was such a great way to bring them all together.

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic new theme, it great to see you hosting this month and I loved your inspiration page.
Yvonne xx

kathyinozarks said...

a perfect journal page for summer-you are so creative Elizabeth
Hugs Kathy

Linda Kunsman said...

Thrilled!! For three reasons: you are hosting; a fabulous theme ; and your wonderful art and inspiration!

Rita said...

What a funny, uplifting heart!! :)

Gibby Frogett said...

What a really great theme Elizabeth and your first piece, besides being lovely, certainly is something I will come back to again if my mind goes blank for ideas :)
Hope you are having a lovely weekend
Gill xx