Friday, June 24, 2016

Seeing the World

Happy Friday everyone. 
I have a journal page for you today. I am linking up to Paint Party Friday. Thanks Eva and Kristen for hosting so we can  glimpse some wonderful art going on around the world. I am also linking up to Art Journal Journey. This month's hostess is Mary and the theme is maps, which is also fun.
So this page began with the quote which inspired me. I found it in an old FLOW magazine that I use for words and images. I painted the background, then added the map from the back on an old 1950's atlas.  The gypsy lady is painted, colored and collaged. 
Today I have an arty day planned.  Big smile about that.  A girl needs a little  play  after she's had a day full of chores and errands like  I did yesterday. But I got a several things accomplished that I needed to do. And we finally have hot water again since we were having some furnace issues the last few days and had to shut it off. That meant we had no hot water and brrrr.  Well water is extremely cold first thing in the morning. Yesterday I stood in front of the shower building up the courage to go in.
Anyhow the guy came and got furnace fixed yesterday so today I can have a hot shower. That's as exciting as having an art day.
Hope everyone  has a great weekend.
And as always- thanks for visiting.

17 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Enjoy a nice, long, hot shower! Love your journal page, thanks for joining us again at AJJ. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Good that the problem is fixed now... I can imagine how COOOOLD this shower must have been..brrrrr...
A wonderful page.... you always have such good ideas in your Mixed Media art --- that gipsy turned out fabulous!!!
Had also done a lot of things yesterday and today was just ART Susi Day yet.... I love it.

Happy weekend dear Erika ! Enjoy and make photos for me..and thanks a lot for joining us again at Art Journal Joureny - Your support is always much appreciated - as you know! hugs

Susi

Nordljus said...

A cold shower is definitely not a good way to start any day. Great page and theme! Enjoy your art day and hot shower!

Gillena Cox said...

happy PPF

love your art

much love...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Can I ever relate to cold showers. I did it for two days, so I know exactly what you were going through. I even considered taking a bath and pouring heated water in the tub. Sometimes desperation takes over.

That's a fun journal spread today. What a fantastic find of that map. Aren't you just amazed at how countries have changed and borders have moved? What a marvelous history lesson, if nothing else.

Have a fun art day. Your day sounds like more fun than mine. I'm off to do a bit of shopping at the Asian market, then eat out. Still have to mow my front yard, but it's raining right now, so it will have to wait a day.

Linda Kunsman said...

great gypsy page Erika! Glad you have your hot water again-I would NOT have been brave enough to get into a cold shower. Have a fabulous art day!

Faye said...

Your gypsy page is great and so much fun to look at. I know what you mean about cold well water since I have a well. Sometimes I jump into the shower before the water has thoroughly warmed up and br-r-r!

The butterfly in the photo is a Legos statue as well as the fox and the chickadees from last week. And the photo/paintings on the wall are also Legos. It is an amazing exhibit. Yes, that is my only grandchild, and she lives in the San Francisco area (Berkeley).

~*~Patty S said...

I could easily join you with your gypsy caravan.
Fun and colorful page you created.
I enjoy how inspiration can come from so many different places.
Happy beginning of your first free summer weekend Erika.
oxo

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A great journal page, enjoy the hot shower Erika!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Meggymay said...

A great journal page and its a super quote, it realy appealed to me with us often away in our caravan.
Yvonne xx

Tracey Fletcher-King said...

that quote is a great place to start and your page turned out so well... there is a great energy

Giggles said...

There is nothing more wonderful than a hot bath or shower... enjoy! Glad that's behind you! I love the quote with your fun art... so whimsical !

Hugs Giggles

Indira said...

Love the gypsy girl. I am sure she would also love a hot shower. Enjoy yours.

denthe said...

This is a fun page and I just love that quote!

Carol said...

Great page and I love the quote!!! Yes well water is very cold even in the summer time. Happy you were finally able to have a hot shower. :)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Yay a day creating art and a hot shower!!! I certainly would have a hard time taking cold showers. Have a wonderful Sunday.

johanna said...

the big smile of the gypsy Girl seems to relate to your fun-art-day! i hope you have a great one! cold showers, not for me - i think i would make a "catlick" only...
happy t-day!