Sunday, November 26, 2017

November ARTifacts

I'm once again joining Seth Apter in his ARTifacts collaboration.  Here is my November entry.

This is the photo Seth will share on his blog.  The rest of the photos are detail shots.

For much of the month of November, it felt like the end of summer, not autumn.  Then autumn arrived and quickly took on a wintry blast.  

November's autumn was represented by trees changing colors.

I really didn't have too much to decorate winter with, so I went with a gifted snow embossed piece of card stock.   I added the gifted snowman and one of my die cut butterflies.

For the left side, I began by sewing the two snow inspired images together.  I then sewed the black cardstock to the assembly and added the trees.  I sewed three sides to each of the images so I could add tags I made for this spread.

For the right side, I wanted to show I am playing all month in Art Every Day Month or AEDM.

I tried to represent a few of the things I did during the month, including

bringing my plants inside and planting seeds, making and cutting lye based soap,

creating pages in altered books,

creating die cuts, and hosting T Stands For Tuesday parties.

For my Second Thursday tutorial, I created various backgrounds, including the one I used for this spread.  

I also dyed some baby wipes and used the last of them here.

Since this is the final month we will show our monthly art (next month is a review and view of our book covers), I wanted to sign our names

and the year.

For this page, I sewed together various pieces, including magazine images, die cuts, and stamped images.  I also used the last of my dyed baby wipe and wrote AEDM in white ink using a gelly roll pen.  Although I normally cut the strands from my thread, this month I intentionally left them long to show sewing was also a part of my AEDM posts.

Thank you for sticking with me through this collaboration.

Once again, I want to thank Seth for creating this collaboration.  I have really enjoyed this project and am delighted beyond words that I decided to join this group of amazing artists Seth features.

This is Day 26 of AEDM, and I joined a collaboration of mixed media artists with a monthly journal page.

And thanks go to each of you for visiting today.  I'm very grateful for your visit and your support of my art and this collaboration.  

15 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely pages for this month, and you really got a lot done in November, a lot more than I did. And today I am planning a lazy day, so that won't get much done either. It's cold and grey here again, so good for staying home. Have a nice Sunday, hugs, Valerie

RO said...

You really did an awesome job of showing what you created this month Elizabeth, the reminder of winter with the embossed piece and snowman is adorable. I'm already getting into the spirit! It's crazy but our weather during the day is back to being in the 60's! Bring on the winter I say! Happy Sunday! Hugs...RO p.s. - Hope your Thanksgiving was one of joy and relaxation.

froebelsternchen said...

I like how you represented your art month on this spread and how you showed your special private November! That is ARTifact in the true sense of the word - Very well done and I also like the idea of the extra hidden tags! Super is this and as always the sewing makes a fantastic touch !
I am thinking of you and your keyboard ♥♥♥
Happy Sunday my friend!!!

CJ Kennedy said...

I love how you captured all your activities for the month on the page. I especially love the Curly wind thread above the snowman and butterfly. That image really made me smile as I see the butterfly trying to dance away from the snowman's icy grasp.

Sami said...

A nice page Elizabeth. Love the embossed Christmas motif card and the snowman.

My name is Erika. said...

Nice review of your month. I like all the various details you included. And so many different techniques and types of materials. Nice! Just a few more days to go until December-I can't believe that. November flew. Happy end of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

Cindy McMath said...

I really like the way you tied together all the things you did during the month. That garden looks so much like our local Butchart’s Gardens! I am in denial about it being almost December. Thanks for sending me the link to your Dia de los Meurtos page with the German scrap - I did indeed forget I’d sent you that. It would have been ages ago! Sorry I have still been MIA. I am going to go and try to catch up on all your wonderful work.

Meggymay said...

It is a fantastic page, showing how you spent these November days. Autumn to winter in one month happened here as well.
Great details and things to look at on this super spread.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Elizabeth it's all here! I love how you put your pages together! You even have your snowman trying to keep warm with his hat and scarf! Big hugs, Chrisx

Kate Yetter said...

So cute. But my favorite is the colorful baby wipes. They add such a fun bit of texture and color.

Sandra Cox said...

I loved your piece, dear Elizabeth, and all the meanings behind it.
Hope your Thanksgiving was wondrous.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Fabulous spread, Elizabeth! I love all the colorful stitching and the symbolism.

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful pages! You have had a busy month and I love how you represented all your projects and makes - perfect 😀. The background and autumn to winter theme is fabulous too, the embossed snowflake card is gorgeous with the little snowman and pretty stitching. Happy November! J 😊

Jeanie said...

I love the embossing on the snowman. Lots of "action" and energy like snow! Great spread!

Marfi-topia said...

love this! you are so so creative!