Hello everyone. It's a dark, cold and dreary Sunday morning. Looks like the next few days will be dark and dreary too here in my world.
Here's a page from my Nature Journal that I am linking up to Alison's great challenge-Recycle and Collage at Art Journal Journey and also over at the Recycle Challenge at Try It On Tuesday.
Not the best photo at the edges, but between the little gemstones I added right at the edges and a bit of a page curl, that's what you get.
This looks better!
So I started with a sheet of this tropical botany paper which I tore and collaged onto the page. I mixed my matte medium with some brown ink to give an vintage look, but decided it was too brown. So I covered over most of that with more of the torn and collaged papers but decided I'd leave a little bit showing. I used a TH found relative. I decided he looked like a botanist on a journey to discover some new plants, so I added a hand doodled and cut out botany book, as well as the magnifying glass, also hand doodled and cut out.
Then I added the title which is cut from a flyer I received in the mail, and some little green gemstones.
I'm being lazy this morning but I need to go do a load of laundry so I can pack this afternoon. I must say I don't enjoy packing and the whole leaving part of a journey. Although I am very excited to go, I just want to get there and begin. Knowing I have a 14 hours direct flight from Boston, a 45 minute bus trip to another airport, a 90 minute flight, and then a 45 minute bus trip until I reach my destination is rather overwhelming.
But not so overwhelming I would rather stay home.
Hope everyone is having or had or will have a great rest of your weekend.