Thursday, November 9, 2017

On Wildlife Art

Hi everyone. It's Thursday, or rather what we at work call Thursday-Friday,  since tomorrow we are off for the Veterans Day (Remembrance Day or Armistice Day) Holiday. The holiday actually falls on Saturday the 11th, but since there is no school on Saturday, we have tomorrow scheduled as a day off.
My holiday plans are to go meet my daughter in a nearby NH city and go shopping. I am hoping to find a few things I can pick up and put away for Christmas for her. Better for her to know what they are and like them than  the opposite situation.  I am looking forward to spending the day with her and actually doing a little holiday shopping before it gets crazy. 
Now as long as she doesn't get too crazy and want more than I plan on buying. :)
So today I first have for you a tag for Tag Tuesday where the theme is Book Print. I covered my tag in an old book page. Not Sure what to do next, I just started stamping the trees and decided to create a nature print. I can't say it's the best tag I've ever made but I'm happy enough with it to post it.
And I also have another page from my Night Journal to show you. I still have some pages left to go, but after  having changed the clocks the other day, I was inspired to make a page about how it gets dark so early now. Not that it getting dark so early is in itself really inspiring. :)
I thought that only the nocturnal animals must like it, so I added the cool owl on the bottom right. 
The other day I was saying how I had started listening to Neil DeGrasse Tyson's book "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry". I had started it while doing some art Sunday afternoon, and I realized afterwards I couldn't remember anything I heard. That made me feel like it blew over my head. Not that I am a physicist in any shape or form, but it was suppose to be a laypersons guide.
But then while driving to work this past week I went back and relistened and voila, it started to make sense. I may not be able to recite all the details, but I must say I have enjoyed the listen. What I learned is that art time is not the time to listen to any book that requires me to concentrate on the book. Guess I will stick with lighter novels in the studio. :)
Happy almost end of the week everyone.


Sandra Wright said...

Your Tag is awesome..what a fabulous background for your images..worked so it.
Thank you for joining us at Tag Tuesday..x

CJ Kennedy said...

Love the woodsy feel to your tag. While I love looking at the moon and stars like the ones on your page, the early dark has really gotten to me this week. I can barely stay awake past 8 PM. I can't multi-task while arting. Everything gets so confused. Sometimes reading or watching something, we need a little time to absorb information. Glad you were able to pick up on Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Love the title. Enjoy your day off with your daughter.

Jeanie said...

Nice to have a long weekend! Have fun shopping with your daughter -- that sounds really special.

I was able to attend a Neil deG Tyson lecture a few years ago at MSU and I was impressed (as I am with his TV appearances) with his ability to explain complex things that I would never understand in my wildest dreams in a way where I actually think I might get it! I've been curious about this book.

Valerie-Jael said...

Hope you enjoy your long weekend, and the day of shopping with your daughter. The tag is lovely, I love the rustic look, and the night journal is totally gorgeous. I am a night sky fan, so this is really something for me. Thanks for joining us again at TT, much appreciated! Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your tag is cool and the page is just terrific Erika!
Enjoy your shopping day tomorrow!
Yes, it is the same to me with the audiobook hearing while art making.... I often have to wind back the books....
listening to music is easier!

oxo Susi

nanskidrewski said...

Love your tag and journal page. So much texture, especially on the tag make them really interesting. Sometimes even the lay person's version goes way over my head, even on the second/third reading/listening. Good on you! Wishing you a happy day.

sheila 77 said...

The deer on your tag has the sweetest expression.
How nice to meet your daughter for a day out, hope you manage to get some good Christmas shopping done.
I love the night page and also love the idea of a journal dedicated to the Night. I'm with the owl, I like the Autumn and dark nights too.

Divers and Sundry said...

It does seem to get dark in the middle of the afternoon these days, but it inspired you to this dark night piece and we can be grateful for that. I like the way you arranged the elements, and the colors are perfect!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wonderful wildlife tag and Night journal pages! The tree stamps in those different colours are beautiful, and the collage and your owl flying at night looks amazing 😁. Enjoy your extra day off, it sounds like you are going to have such a Happy Friday with your daughter! Have fun! J 😊

Meggymay said...

Its a great book print tag and I love the fabulous journal spread.
The day does get dark soon in winter and you have captured the feeling so well on these pages.
Enjoy your day shopping tomorrow.
Yvonne xx

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Enjoy your long weekend and shopping in NH where we surely do love the tax-free shopping. Hope you and your daughter have a fun outing.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I knew you said you had the day off, but I didn't realize it was because of Veterans Day. I hope you have a great three days off, and enjoy time with your daughter.

I absolutely adore the tag and your nocturnal animals in your Night Journal. This is fabulous, and I simply adore the beautiful drawings that complimented your stars and background.

Enjoy your weekend, dear.

Joan said...

Love the trees in the background of your tag!! Your journal page and tag both capture nature so well - wonderful!!
These nights are so dark - and so early too!! - I'm not a big fan but am trying to endure!!!