Wednesday, November 16, 2016


This page is really different for me, but sometimes when you're playing the page takes on a life of its own. Since this month's theme  at Art Journal Journey is collage with no wings, leaves or faces, I thought this page would work.  Thanks Susi for the challenge. I am enjoying thinking in a different way than I usually do.
So this page began with some brown paint. I actually rubbed it up against another painted page to get rid of some of the paint blobs on the other page. Once dry I stamped the big Native American pot, which I then colored with both markers and paint. I also painted the sun and added some die cuts. 
I will say this page made me think of some kind of exotic desert magic, so I then painted the magic power coming out of the pot. I added dots of glitter (which I know are hard to see) and some stamped images.
I don't know if you remember this bridge photo I showed you last month  from my leaf peeping day trip.
So right now there's a wild fire burning near it. I knew there was a fire up in the mountains in the White Mountain National Forest, but they showed us on the news that the fire burned almost right up to the bridge.We don't get a lot of these types of forest fires here in New Hampshire as most years we are a pretty moist place, but even with the fall rain, we are still way behind on our moisture levels. Makes me wonder how badly the landscape has been damaged.
Well, off to work again. Hope everyone has a great day.


froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a special page - I love the contrast in it and the pot is very cool !
And the abstract sun makes it just super!
Sorry to hear about this wild fire -hope it doesn't damage that wonderful bridge!

Happy day Erika!
oxo Susi


Valerie-Jael said...

I really hope that bridge doesn't get damaged, fires like that are scary. Love your journal page and the lovely colours, the African pot is a wonderful stamp. Hope your day at school goes well. Hugs, Valerei

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I really like that Southwest feel in your amazing page. Blessings!

Meggymay said...

Its a magical journal page, love that pot image.
Hope the bridge survived the fire, it must be awful for the wild life as well.
Yvonne xx

Divers and Sundry said...

We have wildfires here in TN right now, too, though not in my western end of the state. It's been so _dry_!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Do you have a stamp for everything? That pot is gorgeous and you colored it so well, too. Your page IS truly magic. I really like it from the brown mop-up to the stamps you used.

It's horrible about that bridge. I hope they are able to keep it from burning. Granted, I don't want to see the trees burn, but they will make room for new growth, while the bridge will be lost forever, with its architecture and its history. Hope to hear good news on that soon.

Had a long day today, so I'm late, and hoping you have a super Thursday. LOVE that new blog header/banner.

Gibby Frogett said...

Great artsy page - love the colours and imagery that you used.
Sorry to hear about that fire - hope it hasn't damaged too much and that people/wildlife are ok.
Gill xx

Jeanie said...

I hope the wildfire doesn't spread and that beautiful bridge is safe. I love how you approach thinking outside of your box!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your page is so magical, I love the Native American theme - beautiful! Such a shock about the forest fire, I remember standing on that very bridge when we visited. Hope all is well with you and wishing you a happy weekend! J :-)
p.s. It's a good job we don't have Dunkin' Donuts on every street corner, I'd probably look like one by now ... lol :-).