Friday, September 11, 2015

Widow to My Soul

 Happy Friday everyone! This week went by pretty fast, but I will say with the very high heat and humidity early in the week I am pretty wiped out. At least now we are back into some better and more normal temperatures.:)
So today I have a journal page that I am linking to 2 sites. Check out all the cool art at Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting. Also check out all the cool art at Art Journal Journey. This month's guest host is Corrine and the theme is windows.
This is a mixed media page. I started with a Gelli print. Then I added some ink, tape, paint, a die cut, some stamping and some plastic shell beads.
The face in the window is light on purpose.  I wanted it to represent the soul, which isn't a big bold visible thing. Of course people's true souls sneak out all the time, don't they?
I debated whether to use the little plastic shell beads or some regular shells or even some doodled paper shells, but I liked the color and 3D pop the plastic beads gave to the page. Hole and all!
And since my page is about the sea, how about a few photos from the sea last weekend?
I wonder if the cormorants start to flock up in the late summer. usually you don't see such a big group of them flying.
These baby gulls are are big as their parents.

 You can't see the floating motion since this is a still photo, but what cool texture and color pattern  this seaweed had.
Looking back to shore. This from my zoom, all zoomed in.  We are 6 miles away, but it was such a clear and gorgeous day!
And how about a big splash!
Hope you have some enjoyable weekend plans, or even lack of plans, because sometimes having nothing on the agenda is better than having something on the agenda. I think I need to help do some cleaning out of my mother's house this weekend. Waiting to hear from my brother about that. (Although it sounds like it would be a beautiful boating day so if he can't make it maybe we'll boat instead!) I don't think going through everything of my Mom's will be fun, but will be good to get it done. Hopefully it won't take up too much of my weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!


froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow-- what a fantastic page ! Love it - great pics from the sea and I hope you will have a great weekend -whatever you will do- enjoy!
Thank you for another fantastic idea to the window theme... the subtle face is great in the window!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your journal-page with the beautiful window and quote - I love the sea very much, too, and I am always sad that it's not often possible for me to visit the sea - but at least I have the Rhine! Love the photos, thanks for sharing, Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Boyode fisayomi said...

Nice pictures
A depression tale

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous artwork and photos ... have a lovely weekend... Gill x

sirkkis said...

Beautiful mixed-mesia art. I love the seaweed-photo, amazing texture indeed.
Have a wonderful weekend xx

Anonymous said...

I like that texture on your page, so rich and filled with interesting details.

Giggles said...

Beautiful journal page, and let me tell you something, my soul doesn't sneak out it's loud and proud splashed on every colourful page!! Colour is my soul and it took me almost fifty years to figure that out!
I almost missed the faint face in the door...glad you mentioned it! It's was blending so perfectly! Great photos too! Go boating while the weather is nice... the other thing will wait!

Hugs Giggles

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely page Erika and it speaks for me too.
I have an arch window in mind for a spread too.
Thank you for sharing your great photos...I have never seen seaweed like that!
Happy Weekend to you and yours oxo

Linda Kunsman said...

LOVE your page because it really speaks to me and how I feel about the sea. Thanks for the wonderful photos too!

kat said...

This is a beautiful piece, so much for the eye to enjoy, I love it!

Faye said...

Your journal page has such wonderful areas of interest to look at. I love the gorgeous color combination.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Lovely journal page and that photo of the seaweed and the splash are both amazing... Really wonderful

Corrine at said...

Lovely "soulful" window. Have you noticed the commerants on the moorings as you glide down the Piscataqua? There is one on almost every free spot. And some on the island. More here than you think. xox

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Really a beautiful page. Great photos too.

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Great journal page. I love the sea elements added!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I do like those plastic shells. They add color and texture without yakking away from the rest of the page. The brown sand dollar stamp is my favorite. Diane fro PPF

Sunshineshelle said...

Gorgeous artwork, so multilevelled and rich in detail, oh and love the photos too :)

Nordljus said...

Love that Gelli plate background, and all the details you added to the pages and the wonderful sea feel. And what a great splash photo!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I realize this one is a bit late, but I've been busier than a beaver. You get a LOT of use from your gelli plate. I can't seem to appreciate mine, because it's defective. Got that way the SECOND time I used it.

I like the shells and the die cuts, too. You made this not only colorful, but a great example of mixed media.