Thursday, May 26, 2022

Pursue Your Passion for Rain's Thursday Art Date

 

Today I want to share another journal page for Art Journal JourneyMatilde of Craftowanie is our host this month and her theme is BirdsRain has opened up Thursday Art Date, or TAD so we no longer need to use her prompts unless we choose to.  I thought this would be the perfect time to share another journal page.

It's obvious I named this Pursue Your Passion.  From the sky to the lake, these birds are pursuing their own form of passion.  I have provided some close-ups so you can better see the birds and the background.





Please don't ask what kind of birds these are.  The only one I know is the white swan.  These all came from a gifted book (thanks Erika) I received and from which I fussy cut the birds.  Since it's TAD, maybe David will know.

A couple of weeks ago, I was looking for the receipt to my hot water heater, in case I needed it when I returned the heater.  I have a designated "junk drawer" in my kitchen where I throw receipts I think I might need at a later time, or receipts for meals I have purchased.  It obviously wasn't there (it was stapled to the warranty), but I found a plethora of old receipts dating back to as early as 2002.  Although I threw most of the old receipts away, I saved a few of the more interesting and colorful ones.  I thought they made a different and interesting background.

Thank you beyond belief for taking time to visit today.   Please also join me at Rain's TAD and Art Journal Journey, where the theme this month is Birds.
 
Before I forget, will anyone be making ICADs this year?  I think it will be my 10th year. 

 

27 thoughtful remarks:

Iris Flavia said...

"Pursue Your Passion" is just wonderful, Elizabeth! And "more doing.", too. Mama and Baby side by side.
Oh, lucky you. Our receipts are printed on some thermal paper and the color fades before warranty is gone. You have to scan them all... But good thing - you know where they are!

Elephant's Child said...

Simply stunning!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely bird page, great idea for a background. And no, I will not be making icads, I can't handle small pieces these days. Hugs, Valerie

butterfly said...

Love all those different bird species - what a wonderful page celebrating all things avian.

I've missed visiting you all - but there's just been a lot to deal with lately. I hope to be less absent now, and I'm looking forward to some catching up along the way.
Alison x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely designed post here and gorgeous colours♥

Laurie said...

Beautiful use of receipts! I have one of those drawers too , my husband keeps every receipt and has them in baggies for each month, with the full intention of dealing with them eventually, which never comes, lol, but we rarely lose one, it just takes some looking to find the one we need! 👍❤️

kathyinozarks said...

I love your page Elizabeth, yes great textures with the receipts hugs

Christine said...

Beautiful!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely and creative art work ~ sweet birds ~ Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

DVArtist said...

This is just beautiful, Elizabeth. Have a wonderful day.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Those are beautiful. I love how you used the receipts with it. It gives me an idea of something to do with our youth group! Thank you for the inspiration.

Let's Art Journal said...

What a gorgeous page! I love how you receyled the receipts for the background, they showcase all those colourful birds so beautifully - love it 😀. Sorry I missed T Day this week, our internet was down so I couldn't post anything or visit anyone all week - I hope you all had fun! Take care and happy wishes! Hugs Jo x

Sandra Cox said...

If I came back as an animal I would want it to be one that allowed me to fly.

Lowcarb team member said...

This is simply fabulous.
Wishing you a happy day.

All the best Jan

NatureFootstep said...

Love your journal with all the birds. Some of them I have seen on my travels. So lovely to be remembering, :)

My name is Erika. said...

Those are fabulous birds on your page. And I like how you used those receipts too. That must have been frustrating looking through all those receipts though. I find it enough when I put one I might need in my wallet and then have to find it. This is a great page. Hope you have a nice FRiday. hugs-Erika

Gillena Cox said...

Nice idea for your collage background 😊 happy weekend

Much💛love

Linda Kunsman said...

Love how you repurposed the receipts to make that interesting looking background, and the bird images are fab!

Divers and Sundry said...

I wish I were better at IDing birds. It's a challenge.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Receipts do indeed make an interesting background. I am sure if I were to go through my husbands drawers I would find receipts dating way, way back. He is adamant about keeping records, a throwback from his earlier engineering days, I think :) Anyway, very clever piece and give Bleubeard a rubbies for me.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Rain said...

Beautiful Elizabeth! ♥ One of those birds must be a Hummingbird, and maybe a Chickadee, but yes, I think David will be able to tell us for sure! ☺

nwilliams6 said...

Very fun receipt background - love the idea and the look. The birds and words are pretty and perfect for the challenge, Elizabeth. Fun stuff. Hugz

Betty said...

I like your art work this week - particularly the swans :)

Meggymay said...

A great way to recycle receipts, its a fantastic page with super birds images.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

The title of your page is wonderful! I love the birds doing their thing on receipts - one seems to be an eating out receipt so you following your passion? The bird top right is possibly a Storm Petrel - there was a programme on TV last week , the one in the centre looks like our UK Great Tit. I'm not so sure about the others! Hugs, Chrisx

craftytrog said...

I love this page! A great use of those old receipts.

Fundy Blue said...

I love your beautiful birds, Elizabeth, from exuberant at the top to stately and calm at the bottom. Such an interesting juxtaposition with the receipts. Such fun!