Friday, May 6, 2016

The Tourist

Happy Friday everyone. Its another cool and rainy one here in New Hampshire. We've literally had rain all week. The good news is it keeps the kids more mellow at school than if the sun was out and it was beautiful. Then they would all want to go to the beach. The bad news is that it is suppose to rain all weekend too. The bright side to that s it means I think it will be a good art weekend.
And I can stay inside where it is warm.
So I have a piece today I am linking to Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Kristen and Eva for hosting. I am also linking to Art Journal Journey. This month's theme is journeys.
So my journal page today is called the tourist.  I painted the mixed media face and palm tree on a Gelli printed paper, then I cut them out and put them down on this piece of tropical scrapbooking paper I had in my stash. When I cut out the fronds of the palm tree I cut inward to make individual leaves. Some of the leaves hang off the edge of the paper so you can see the carpet underneath the right side of the page.
I also stamped the Hawaii map and the Aloha word. 
I still have a lot to learn about painting faces, but I don't think this one is too bad.

So I need to wish all those Mom's in the US (and any place else that celebrates Mother's Day this Sunday) a happy mother's day. And I wish you all a great weekend.

19 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your Hawaiian journal page, would be smiling like that if I could go there! Sorry about the rain, but as you say, it will be good art time, so enjoy it. Have a lovely weekend, and thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey. Hugs, Valerie

laurie said...

your journal page the tourist is great, I hoe it stops raining soon!

sirkkis said...

Oh, what a great smile... i'm sure something fun has happened ;)
Happy PPF xx

susupetal said...

In Finland it's been unusually warm and Mother's Day should also be sunny.

Oh, I'd like to travel with her to Hawaii! Se looks like fun companion.

Faye said...

I'd be smiling as broadly as your aloha lady if I could be in Hawaii today too. We also have had much much rain. Great page you created.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

She is a beautiful Aloha girl... I love her happy mouth and what a fantastic idea with the palm tree leaves hanging over the edge -- makes it even more interesting than it is already.
Sorry for the rain - we have at least today sunny and warm weather - it was raining and cold the last days here as well.Not nice...
But so you will have indoor art time - that's super as well. isn't it!

Happy weekedn Erika!
oxo Susi

Linda Kunsman said...

I'd have a smile like that if I were in Hawaii right now:):) Rain here all week too! Wishing you a happy PPF and happy Mother's Day too!

sheila 77 said...

What a very happy lady, she must like the sun. Fun that the palm tree is hanging over, giving a nice 3D effect and she has a pretty flower necklace, I'd quite like one of those.
A rainy day is fine by me, I could catch up on all sorts of indoor ploys.

MiSchra said...

What a happy honolulu journal page!
Hugs,
Michelle ♥

Lynn Cohen said...

This made me smile and giggle. What a fun piece. Wishing you another very creative week! Enjoy!

Carol said...

Your Vacation Girl LOOK HAPPY!!! and who wouldn't be in Hawaii ♥ Sounds like you have the rain we had last week. WE've has sun for 2 days now but the rain is returning Sunday if not tomorrow.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the joyous feel of your art journal page with the pretty big blue eyed girl and the bright smile. I'm sure you'll have fun spending time in the studio, but I hope you at least have a little sunshine to enjoy the outdoors. Blessings!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You catch our weather after we get it. It's not fun to have all that rain, is it? I finally mowed today, so the mud is starting to dry out.

Your tourist is happy as can be, and so would I be if I were in Hawaii.

Hope YOU have a lovely Mother's day. I'm sure you will be treated well, because you are a very special person.

Neesie said...

Aloha Erika,
A great journal design and no wonder she's smiling so much, being in gorgeous Hawaii! I would too. Love that palm tree.
Hopefully you will see some sun, although rainy days are certainly good for creative playtime. Enjoy no matter what the weather.
Happy PPF to you

Giggles said...

She seems to be a very happy tourist!! Great theme!

Hugs Giggles

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

very nice journal page. she looks like she is having fun. Wishing you a very nice weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

cool work. Especially as my family is in Honolulu right now.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

she looks like the perfect tourist with her bouncy here and big toothy smile. After this week, I could stand a stint in Hawaii. xox

Gloria J Zucaro said...

Hi Erika, I a very late with comments this week! I enjoyed looking from the top of your blog back to Friday for your PPF submission. I think your journal pages with the themes are so much fun and creative. I love the Hawaii them for Friday. She looks like she is really enjoying her vacation. I love her flower lei!