Saturday, January 23, 2021

Island Hopping

 

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 think we all want to be able to travel again once it's safe to do so.

That's why I'm dreaming of visiting some warm tropical isles.

I definitely want to do some Island Hopping, the title of this journal page.

I want to lie in a hammock that is 

tied between two coconut palm trees
 

or sleep in an overwater hut/bungalow that is built on stilts.

Perhaps you would prefer to spend time on the water,

or simply dip your toes in the sandy foam of the ocean waves.  I want to do it all!

For this page I started in my new watercolor journal, I began by spraying some of my handmade shimmering mists on the page, then allowing the mists to dry.  When dry, I cut images from travel magazines and outlined them in dark blue ink.  I computer generated and printed the title of the page.

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


15 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful page, I think we are all dreaming of being somewhere else just now! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

Beautiful, beautiful work.
We are in a heat wave here - my dream is of ice floes...

Iris Flavia said...

LOL, be careful with that hammock-wish! I remember Cuba, 2006, I guess, Ingo was relaxing under such a palm tree when BOOM! A coconut crashed only inches from his left foot!

But, yes, I´m with you, oh, how I´d love to dip my feet into a warm ocean in the sun - without wearing a mask, too!

Laurie said...

Your work is beautiful, oh how we all need an island to hop to right about now!👍❤️

CJ Kennedy said...

Beautiful page and colors. I'd like to tag along to some place warm as we are headed into a cold stretch. I can carry luggage and I can swear in 5 languages. 6 if you count Klingon. 😺 Enjoy your day

Jeanie said...

It's like a happy getaway on a page! I'd love to be doing this now!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Beautiful pictures, as always! They all look so inviting and serene, espcially with your treatment of them.
As you know, we love to travel and have sorely missed Iberia during all the Covid restrictions. As it turns out, though, we are moving to Portugal next month. I talk about this on my blog. Please stop by.

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm thinking I could live happily in your island paradise :) if only I could get there ;)

Rita said...

Looks quit exotic to me--LOL! ;)

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I am sure that many are dreaming of the day when they can travel again. I know that I am!

My name is Erika. said...

Seeing it is really really cold and windy today, those island photos are making me jealous I am not there enjoying the warmth of the sun and the beach. Fabulous page Elizabeth. Your background is such great colors and work perfect with these photos. One of these days I hope a little island hopping comes to be something easy to do again. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thanks for this super page. Hugs-Erika

craftytrog said...

That looks an idyllic trip! Want some company?! ☺️
Alison xx

nwilliams6 said...

Cool images and theme -perfect for a winter day in January. Super background and fun to think about, Elizabeth! Now I am dreaming of warmer weather and travel. Hugz

DVArtist said...

Siigghhhhhh..... I would love to go back to the Islands.

Elkes Lebensglück said...

Beautiful page from this island !!!!
HUgs Elke