Sorry for the Iceland journal theme about a million times, but today I have another page for Art Journal Journey on the theme of Nature's Wonders. Gill is hosting this month and she picked this great topic.
I made this bird spread of some of the shore birds I saw in Iceland, some of which we have here in the Northeast US and some we don't. The big bird on the bottom right is an oystercatcher, and I had never seen one until I went to Iceland, where I saw several. And then yesterday we were boating and what flies right next to the boat but a pair of them. I was excited to see them. (I was also hoping to see some whales, as we saw a few last summer, but there were none to be seen. It was a good day for seeing seals though. They get into lobster traps, so I've learned if you look around the buoys you may see some, and we did.)
Anyhow, back to the birds. All these images are cut out of a children's book on shore birds. Several weeks ago my daughter and I went to the local hospital street fair, which is in a big field. There are lots of tents where they sell items donated and all the monies raised go to help the hospital. I love to go and see what I can find for bargains, because none of the items are priced very high. One of the things I found was the set of 3 children's bird books, printed in England so they contained lots of European birds.
I paid 50 cents for the set, and although I hated to cut them out, I did manage to convince myself to chop some photos out of the sea bird book. It had (in it) lots of the Icelandic birds I saw, and I thought when I bought it it would be perfect for my journal.I also found these cute little shortbread/gingerbread molds. They were $3.50 and are made of ceramic. I know the brand and they sell for quite a bit more new than that.
Here's a few from the edge of the street fair. Not a great photos but it gives you an idea of all the tents.
And this is in the home wares tent where I found the cookie molds. The books came out of the book tent, which is my favorite. I also picked up several fiction reads. I also seem to leave that book tent spending $10 and carrying a very full and heavy back.
OK, nothing to do with my art journal page but after the street fair my daughter and I went and grabbed a little supper, and then we decided we needed to split this hot fudge sundae, which was quite yummy.
We couldn't even finish it. :)
Happy rest of your weekend.