Friday, July 7, 2017

Rolling on the River and Down by the Sea

In the U.S., riverboats are common ways for people to cruise the river.  Although the Mississippi is the best known river for paddle boating, there are also river cruises on the Columbia and Hudson rivers.

I'm definitely enjoying my time on the river, where all meals are prepared and there are frequent stops in major towns along the way.

The paddle boat on the river is even better than a luxury liner on the high seas.  Note the paddle wheel that acts in conjunction with the motor.

Just look at all those flags!  There's no doubt this boat is sailing on a U.S. river.

We're definitely singing as we're "rolling on the river."

We even have our ticket.

It's the perfect way to spend a week or more while someone takes care of our every need.

Materials used include white card stock painted with blue, greens, and lavender, colored card stock, vintage sheet music, a butterfly, a ticket, a dimensional embellishment, words taken from a magazine, and a focal image from a travel magazine sewn in place using variegated thread.  

Thanks for joining Bleubeard and me today and don't forget to join us at Art Journal Journey where we're celebrating summertime, this time on the river. 

And because this paddle boat has a wheel, I'm also joining Moo-Mania and More whose theme this fortnight is Wheels. 

(I have no idea what the problem is, but once I add the MM&M badge, my font size changes.  For that I apologize, but there is nothing I can seem to do about it, since I've tried everything I can think of.)

Chrissie's blog post yesterday reminded me time is running out on Joan's Beach theme at Tag Tuesday

And since I'm spreading the love around, I'm also joining my artistic friends at Try it on Tuesday, where Gill is the guest designer of Tags. 

Bleubeard and I are going to meet you by the sea.

There are shells, 

sea glass,

wonky sewing,

weather worn wood,

and sandpaper sand.  Materials include shells, variegated thread, sandpaper, images, cutouts, and sewing.

Please stop by Tag Tuesday  and Try it on Tuesday, too.  I'll be at all four locations today.  And maybe someone can put a hex on blogger, so my Moo-Mania and More text looks right the next time I link to them. 

20 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page, I wish we still had those sort of boats on the Rhine! There used to be one, and we went on it to Zons, but it seems to have been de-comissioned now. Thanks for joining us with your lovely tag at Tag Tuesday and TIOT, much appreciated. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

A wonderful happy post Elizabeth with amazing artwork. The sewing is fantastic and so neat. You have a wonderful imagination and you trip so relaxing

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday and TagTuesday where you are alwayd welcome

Love Chrissie xx

CJ Kennedy said...

Your journal page brought happy memories of two riverboat cruises I've taken. The first was when visiting friends in Louisville, Kentucky. We did a riverboat lunch cruise on the Ohio River. A tugboat ferried out a pizza lunch. Was fun watching the tugboat cruise offload pizza to the riverboat crew. The second cruise was a brunch cruise on the Mississippi River when I visited Minnesota.The scenery along the Mississippi was beautiful and we saw eagles. Have a great day!

Cindy McMath said...

That's a pretty awesome looking riverboat! I have never seen one in person, much less ridden on one. You did a lovely page. The tag is my favourite piece in this page though - is it any wonder? That lady reminds me of ARTchix images. The composition is perfect, and the addition of shells is great. The sandpaper sand is a nice touch too.

Rike said...

Wonderful journal page! I think such boats should travel in more countrys - we have the river Danube, but why not such a boat?
Your tag is also beautiful!

My name is Erika. said...

First off, I think being an a paddleboat cruise would be fantastic. I have never cruised on one so I feel like I got to today. :) Secondly, I love the nostalgia of the page. Something about me and summer is I find it makes me get nostalgic for those old fashioned times. A little simpler. And I also love your tag. That gal is ready for the beach. I like how you and a few other people have done horizontal tags. You don't usually see them that way. :) Have a great Friday. Time for me to go out in the yard and do some weeding. Hugs-Erika

Rosie said...

A wonderful journal page, I love those ships. It reminds me on the story of Tom Sawyer.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Have a wonderful weekend, Elisabeth

Anonymous said...

Love to take a cruise of our American waterways but those boats are so dang expensive, oh my gosh. Might have to do a driving tour someday, but a paddleboat sure would be swell. Lovely journal page. xox

Divers and Sundry said...

I've been on the short riverboat tours but never one that lasts overnight much less for days. I think that would be a wonderful trip to take!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh! I think I would love this kind of boat! What a brilliant page! Your tag is fabulous! So pleased you joined in at Try It On Tuesday with this great image and texture! Hugs, Chrisx

froebelsternchen said...

What a fantastic boat and page - wow... you did an excellent job on this page -wow..and the beautiful tag Elizabeth!
Thank you so much for joining TioT as well and being such a fantastic host at Art Journal Journey!And Moo Mania & More is happy about this entry as well!
Thank you also for all your lovely comments for me !
I would love to travel on such a boot!
Happy weekend ahead!
I am out and about - have to visit my father at the hospital 120 km away and some other things going on here- like renovation and the daughter went for one week to Hungaria and we had to prepaire everthing for the vacation... but I hope next week without daughter I will have time to make more pages for the fantastic theme you host!
oxo Susi

da tabbies o trout towne said...

great art pieces today Elizabeth ! and your sewing is WAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than mine could ever be ~~~~~~ da tabbies say hi to Bleu & Squiggles; heerz two a grate week oh end two all !~ ☺☺♥♥

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a magical trip "rolling down the river" - you know I'm going to be singing that song all day now ... lol! 😉. I love the shells and seaglass you used to bring your tag to life - that's such an amazing entry you created for TioTs! Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

Meggymay said...

What a wonderful trip it must be to travel on the river boats. I can imagine calm and peace with just the sound of the water ,a gentle way to travel.
The tag you have made for TioT's looks fabulous, she looks happy to be beside the water. I loved the small shells you used as well.
Thank you for joining us all t tioT's this time.
Yvonne xx

Linda Kunsman said...

Oh yeah I am loving this!! A river cruise along the Mississippi sounds divine, and that could be me lazing on the beach:) fab art!

Rita said...

I always thought riding on one of those big paddle boats would be really fun!
Great pages. :)

Gibby Frogett said...

What a fabulous post Elizabeth - I just love the look of those boats and wish we had them here. I have a cousin that lives in New Orleans and his wife sent me some notelets with the Steamboats on but they are just too nice to use. The nearest we have to that sort of boat is a paddle steamer called 'The Waverly' which I think just has small paddles in the middle of each side and that sometimes calls in to our pier on its trips.
I love your tag very much, the vintage bathing suite is wonderful and I love your stitchwork, shells and all the fabulous details.
Thanks for sharing at 'Try It On Tuesday'.
Gill x

Dortesjs said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. i just added you on my blog and iam a follower to you make such nice things.

Jeanie said...

I love both of these, Elizabeth. You know I love water and whether it is riverboat or by the sea, it's all good and you capture it well. Wouldn't it be fun to go on a riverboat?

Thanks for your wonderful comment on my post on self-checks. I have really enjoyed the comments on that as much as writing the post. Once Rick leaves the lake I will need to be extra sure to connect with people up here as I'll be on my own. Good, but I'll need a little human connection too!

Sandy said...

Wonderful by the sea make Elizabeth - you are so creative and productive. I am in a real slump!!
sandy xx