Saturday, January 16, 2021

A few favorites

 

I'm once again joining Erika, who many of you know as BioArtGal, our host this month at Art Journal Journey.  Her theme is Favorite Things

I'm sharing a few of mine today.

Let's look at some of my favorite things.

I love to read, so reading the New York Times and eating almonds sounds good to me.  Of course, I don't need glasses except to drive.

I love making handmade paper.  I also love collecting scraps and stickers off fruit and veggies.  A nice flower is fun to have, too.

I love going to the zoo, so the elephant I got in my zoo renewal packet was fun. 
 
I also love gardening, so the basket of flowers in the stamp/sticker reinforces that.

Here's a better picture of the elephant and the zoo notification.

It's no secret I also love cardinals. 

Here I've shared several.

I always hate it when I can't use something. 

It's nice to know I was able to use this left-over phrenology image from last month.

I always enjoy collecting fortunes from fortune cookies.  Some make perfect sense, some are silly.  This one seems to go well with the image, too.

I started this page by laying down various colors of watercolors on a sheet of 110 lb. cardstock.   To that, I added the various pieces I described above.  I then computer generated the words and turned them into a quote bubble.

Bleubeard and I are incredibly thrilled you chose to visit us today, and we would love to see you at Art Journal Journey with your own take on Favorite Things.


20 thoughtful remarks:

Iris Flavia said...

Love this! Great "work"/fun/art.... FUN!
I´m tempted to join but have no idea where to start or how.
Off to the market in the dark, in -2C (brrrr) I´ll think about it - but don´t expect an outcome, my brain might freeze ;-)...)

Elkes Lebensglück said...

A wonderful journal, I love that kind of you! The elephant, birds and your special head and the saying from the fortune cookie all go well together.
Have a beautiful weekend, hugs Elke

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page, you got lots of good things on your page. Have a great weekend, stay safe, hugs, Valerie

Laurie said...

👍👍👍❤️

creativeseconds.com said...

Lot's of great favorite things to see ~Fun page~ Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Barbara said...

This is so much fun! Once again, I like your background. Seeing the New York Times makes me want to subscribe. Holding a newspaper in my hands feels nostalgic.

My name is Erika. said...

I love this page. It is very artsy and meets the challenge at the same time. The phrenology head is great. I think when you show all these things you love it makes all that dopamine in your brain (sorry. geeking out). Thank godness for papers like the NY Times, for gardens, zoos/animals, glasses for me all the time, and handmade paper. And thanks for sharing at AJJ. Much appreciated. Hope all is well. Off to read yesterday's post as I never got onto blogs. hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

What a great collage of your favorite things. The elephant with the big, red bow made me laugh. I love your cardinal stamps. I was trying to take a picture of the cardinal at the bird feeder this morning, but when I moved the curtain, it scared him and he flew off.

Sharon Madson said...

I do love how you use your favorite things! Thanks for the link you sent me Elizabeth. I didn’t know if you would ever see my comment on that older post, so came here to tell you thank you. I am glad you liked my card and punched items. But, I still can’t believe my card took three weeks to get over there! LOL happy Saturday!

craftytrog said...

Fabulous page Elizabeth. Great to see all your favourite things.
Have a good weekend,
Alison xx

Sandra Cox said...

Look at that elephant! All kinds of pretties and fun stuff. Hope your weekend is as special as you are.

Divers and Sundry said...

Favorite things is a great focus for right now :) Happy thoughts :)

Rita said...

OMGosh! That is just a wonderful page! Made me smile to see all the things you love. :)

aussie aNNie said...

Love your fantastic pages, nice to see the creativity of yours always.
Oh and yes, I will adopt you...hugs.xx

Cindy McMath said...

Nice page with lots of favourite things to share! Also loved your butterfly pictures!

DVArtist said...

This is just wonderful. Great memories. You are so talented in the way you put items all together to make beauty.

nwilliams6 said...

Elizabeth, fun way to illustrate some of your favorite things. Love the head, the elephant and the paper. - love seeing some of things that make you happy. Very cool and well done. Hugz

Mrs.B said...

Hi Elizabeth, what a wonderful page, I enjoyed seeing your favourite things and the picture of the elephant has to be my favourite. It's a lovely way of using up the memorabilia.
Avril xx

Jeanie said...

I see a few of my favorite things in your collection, too! How fun!

K M Meena Herale said...

Fabulous page,you have lot of lovely things on your page, a treat for the eyes.
Hugs xx
Meena Herale