Monday, February 8, 2016


A little twist today on the theme over at Art Journal Journey. This month the theme is If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On, hosted by Hazel.  
The background page comes from a book I picked up to rip apart. It is all about opera. It also had some music in it which you can see  here, as I used strips of this music. Then I had a sheet of paper which I doodled and painted hearts and cherries all over, which I then free hand cut into some hearts. Before I glued them down I stamped some music on them. 
I thought the butterflies would be fun with the little faces on them. I also stamped some images. doodled the butterfly trails and cut along the stamped the scallops along the top and bottom of the page.
So another weekend flew right by; it seemed just as fast being  an unplanned 3 day weekend with the snow day last Friday which extended the weekend.
Speaking of snow
I'm not really looking forward to today since we have another big storm coming in. And its due to arrive at the worst time,  late morning/lunch time. That means by the time I need to drive home from work, the roads will be nasty. My only hope is that this is suppose to be once again a coastal storm, so hopefully as I trek inland the snow on the roads (and even more so, on my up hill driveway) won't be quite so bad.
Or at least one can hope that's how it is. I really don't mind my  commute most days, but it is never fun when the weather is nasty.
And wishing everyone a Happy Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of Monkey!
Guess I need to go get ready for work. Yawn! I stayed up watching the Superbowl last night and even though it wasn't that late, it is Monday, and I am not very motivated to get moving. But I must.
Thanks for visiting.


Valerie-Jael said...

Love your page Erika, and the fun butterflies with faces - great idea. Have a safe commute home if it's stormy, take care. Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I hope your way to work and home were o.k.! Can imagine how you feel .. I am always afraid of driving in winter ... I don't like it!Your wonderful spring-summer page looks enchanting! I love this butterflies with the heads and all the clever made papers and collage art! SUPER!
Here started the school again after 1 week holidays after interim certificates!Happy about it!!!
Thank you ♥♥♥ for playing with us and supporting us so well at Art Journal Journey Erika! We appreciate this very much!

Blogoratti said...

Great piece of work. Do hang in there with the storm and all. Best wishes!

denthe said...

I love how you added the little faces to the butterflies! So cute.... Hope the storm isn't too bad and that you'll get home safely!

Corrine at said...

Safe driving Madame Butterfly. xox

Saskia said...

Great & happy work!!

Smiles, Saskia :)

Meggymay said...

Fantastic page, love those butterflies with the human faces.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an enjoyable page. Love the butterflies and the music. I also bought a book to rip up the music, but have yet to use it. HMMM. I should get it out.

I watched the national news tonight and it looks like you are in for a deadly primary tomorrow. I hope all goes well and you don't have to go to work. Lake effects have been brutal and it seems the entire east coast is geared up for this latest attack. Hope all goes well and you are safe.

hazel said...

A fabulous page, I just love the butterflies.
xxx Hazel.