Happy mid-week (already) everyone. Today I have a page for Gill's challenge over at Art Journal Journey. Its a great challenge this month with a theme of Nature's Wonders.
So I have been working on my Iceland Journal. I didn't bring the book with me, but got it all made so I could come home and record my journey. As I saw a lot of Icelandic horses, I made a spread just about them. The big horse face comes from a tourist brochure I picked up and the horse on the left came from a deck of cards I picked up. Its a great card deck because it has photos of many things in Iceland. And even better, it was way cheaper than postcards.
This isn't the greatest of photos. I used the cut out horse along with a postage stamp of horses. I also had this thick die cut of a chess horse in my stash that I thought would work really well on the page.
I also had this Viking stamp which I used on this left hand page. The little rune images (top and bottom of the page) are stamps I made by cutting a piece of foam. I love them, but I did mess up and forgot to flip them backwards. Oh well, I'll still use them.
Did you know that since Iceland's horses have been isolated from the rest of the world's horses they believe that they are probably like the original Viking settler horses that arrived in this country back in the 800's? Also, if a horse is taken off the island it is illegal to bring them back, They are trying to keep a pure line, which I think is pretty cool.
Here's a couple of other pages from my Iceland journal.
I'm using some pages from old children's book about Iceland in my journal. That's what you see on the right of the top photo and the left page of the bottom photo. I also used more tourist brochure images, a postcard of an old Icelandic photograph, a postage stamp and some more of those chess pieces from my stash.
I've got more to show another day. Hope you enjoyed your visit today.