Thursday, June 8, 2017


Hi everyone. Big smiles here in New Hampshire because summer seems to have actually arrived.
Its about time!
Today I have another journal page for Rosie's fun challenge at Art Journal Journey. This month its all about CIRCLES!
My background is  made with some rubbed Distressed Oxide inks and a bit of brown spray ink. Then I stamped lots of circle images. They reminded me of children, so I created this children's page. I looks a little bottom heavy in this photo, but it is what it is.
And look what came through my yard yesterday afternoon.
You can see mom, but can you see one of her chicks?

I had to shoot these through the window for fear the dogs would get out and hurt the babies thinking they were play toys.
She heard the dogs inside and made these low chipping noises to her little ones and walked off into the woods, babies following. They were so tiny some of them (because there were around 8 total) could fit between the pickets in the fence around the veggie garden.
Always something exciting. 
Have a great day!


froebelsternchen Susi said...

I adore this phantastic page - love all about it - assembled so masterly and a fantastic quote!Thank you dear Eika for another beaurtifukk entry to Rosie's theme!
Oh my gosh what amazing visitors!
Yes here is nice weather and nearly 28 degrees Celsius again... summer returned!
oxo Susi

craftytrog said...

Love your page, great quote! And those chicks are so cute! x

CJ Kennedy said...

A perfect page to pair with pictures of Mama turkey and her poults. I wonder what the future holds for the turkey babies?

Rosie said...

Wow, Erica, your journal page is absolutely gorgeous.
You asked about the Lady with the butterfly - it is one stamp, it is from La Blanche.

Thank you for sharing at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful page and great quote, Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page, very stylish. Great photos of your visiting turkeys, too. I visited a wonderful place with a friend today, with loads of animals, so you will be seeing photos in the next few days! Hugs, Valerie

sheila 77 said...

Oh gosh, bird babies are so special and the big bird looks great too.
I wouldn't have known it is a turkey, it doesn't look like our turkeys.
I do like your (lots of) circles piece very much, and the quote and the children. You have such a wide range of art styles.

geistige_Schritte said...

A wonderful imaginative page!
The turkey family is so sweet, only good, that she has gone to the forest with her chicks!
Happy weekend

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, you have used the Distressed Oxides so wonderfully to create that beautiful background and I love all the circle images you added - stunning! What type of bird is that on your lawn? Those little chicks are such cuties! Enjoy your week! J 😊

Divers and Sundry said...

I've seen wild turkeys and turkeys with chicks in rural areas and in the woods but _never_ close to my house. How exciting! And what good shots you got :)

Meggymay said...

It is a wonderful page and the way you you left the space at the top. shows the background so well. I really liked the quote you added today.
The photos are great, a special moment with Mrs Turkey to showing her chicks around your garden.
Yvonne xx

Gibby Frogett said...

aww lovely photos of the Turkey? and chicks - 8? she'll be kept busy watching them!
Great AJJ page - lovely oxide b/g and quote and adore those TH children :)
Gill x

Lisca Meijer said...

What a lovely visitor! I didn't know it was a turkey, but I read some of the other comments. Good shots.
Your journal page is really good. Wonderful background and a great quote.
Have a good week,
Keep smiling,

Jeanie said...

What a great page for your circle journal. I love the graphic you used with the children and the colors are terrific.