Tuesday, June 13, 2017

All Kinds of Art

So I have lots of art to show you today. Let me start with my latest piece for Art Journal Journey.
This month Rosie's fun theme is circles. 
I stenciled the moth with paint and then doodled in the circles. I fussy cut it out of the pink paper it was on and stitched it (pretty messily) onto my painted background. Then I added the lace and the circle tag.
And since its a lunar moth, I wrote in "By the Light of the Moon". And at night, you need stars too.:) Can't forget those stars otherwise its an awful dull sky.

So I also went and visited another art museum. I had an appointment in Portland, Maine and had originally decided I would head over early and go play with my new camera lens out at some lighthouses nearby. But with the high heat, that sounded like too much work, So instead I decided to visit the Portland Museum of Art.
The hubby was back at work so he didn't have to go through the  torture of going with me this time. (LOL)
It was about time I went back for a visit since I hadn't been there in at least 10-12 years.
The Portland Art Museum is a wonderful place with  Maine related art and a few Renoir's, Monet's, Miro's and other big art names. It has an eclectic collection. Its not too big, so that it makes it easy to see the whole museum without getting overwhelmed.
I had an enjoyable visit, and thought today  I would share a few photos of some animal art I saw. 
I'm a sucker for animal art.










Since I love animals I really enjoyed this exhibit called Menagerie. Hope you enjoyed these peeks also.
And thanks for stopping by for a visit.

13 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Great journal page, and I love the art in the museum, they have a great collection. Hope you enjoyed playing with the new lens! Hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Really love your lunar moth. Those are some tiny stitches. It's a fabulous collage, too.

What a fabulous collection in the Portland Museum of Art. Lots of aviary, but the moose got me. It looked like a sci fi movie gone haywire! Needless to say, I loved it and did a double take. Thanks for sharing these and have a great Wednesday.

Rike said...

Your artpage with the moth, the circles and stars is wonderful! Very exciting this exhibition - I love animals too!
Best regards, Rike

Rosie said...

Wowowowow, what breathtaking artwork in this post, love them all !!!!

Thank you for showing at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

CJ Kennedy said...

Your beautiful butterfly page segues nicely to the Menagerie exhibit. I love the birds and the Bear and Goldilocks made me laugh. Enjoy the sunshine and cooler temps today.

Mrs.B said...

Just catching up after hols, and such a great post, love the journal page incorporating the circles. Looks like a great museum, thanks for sharing the pictures.
Avril xx

Jeanie said...

Wow -- this IS eclectic -- but it is loads of fun. Lots of whimsy in this work.

Divers and Sundry said...

I love art museums but my husband not so much, so I got a kick out of y'all dividing along that same line lol. I enjoyed your museum's eclectic animal offerings. Quite a variety!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your journal page is just amazing - thanks a lot dear Erika for supporting AJJ so well again this month!

Wow.. what a super museum! I love all what you showed here - I am specially in love with "the bear and the girl" painting - such a fun piece -

Thank you for sharing your visit!

I am back from the wellness days- we had many things there to enjoy - yoga, SPA - wellness,good meals, but
most of all I enjoyed the finnish sauna ... since I am a big, big sauna friend and our nearby sauna land is much too expensive for me- so I took as many sauna infusions I could get - lol.
Feel now like a completely new fresh girl...lol.
Happy rest of your week - time flies again, doesn't it?!
oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

It is a fabulous journal page, I loved the moth.
Wonderful photos from your museum visit. I was really drawn to the wooden sculptures, awesome art. Mind you i had a good laugh when I saw the blonde sitting on the bears knee.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Lovely journal page and now I'm going to be singing "By the light of the silvery moon", I know you didn't actually write "silvery" but I can't help how my mind works ... lol 😁. Oh how I love Portland Maine, thanks for taking me back and the art at the museum is amazing! I can see why you loved it so, those spectacular carved wooden birds are my favourite. πŸ˜€. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day out and wishing you a very Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

geistige_Schritte said...

Wonderful the Journal page, fantasic!!!
The Museum is great!!
Greetings Elke

Sharon Fritchman said...

Your photos taken at the museum are absolutely wonderful! I feel like I was there!!! Thank you for sharing them. And your work of art is absolutely gorgeous!