Thursday, May 17, 2018

Destination Japan

Happy Thursday everyone.
 I didn't bring any art supplies with me to Japan as I knew there wouldn't be much art time. I did bring some pens and a little notebook, but other than jotting down some observations, I never did do any doodling.
At home I keep a  daily drawing journal which is actually a calendar with full pages for each day.  Nothing got filled in while I was gone so that left a lot of blank pages when I got home.  Rather than doing a lot of drawing, I made a couple of collage pages to fill them in, as leaving blank pages just bugged me.

Try It On Tuesday has a new theme which is Destinations. Perfect for my pages!
And because I have a bunny and some flowers on these pages, I am also linking up to Jo's challenge at Art Journal Journey  Her fun theme is Flora and Fauna. And finally, Moo Mania has a "new" theme which is more flowers, and both pages have flowers so they fit for that challenge too.
Hope everyone is having a great week. I will be back with more photos another day. I'm running a little late this morning now that I've gotten this far into the post. :)
Thanks for visiting.


Caty said...

Love both pages Erika!! They are great, the rabbit is so beautiful!! love your design!! I wish you a very happy afternoon, big hugsss, Caty

froebelsternchen said...

I adore your pages Erika-- specially LOVE LOVE LOVE the bits of papers from Asia .
It is super to collage when it calls you.
I also do always the thing that is nearest to my heart. We are artists! Our muses are often inconsistent but that is a big benefit. People always doing the same get always just the same and can't find out new things...and that is boring - but we are adventurers!
You just made me happy with linking this two fabulous Japan inspired pages to Art Journal Journey, Moo Mania & More and Try It On Tuesday!
You always support our challenges so well! Thank you from the bottom of my heart dear Erika!
Weekend is near for you - hope your weather is better than ours here. It got cold again and rains cats and dogs the whole day! Indoor - houscleaning or better ART time for me!
Hugs, Susi

CJ Kennedy said...

I love the collages especially the bunny page. So nice that your collages fit multiple themes. Enjoy the sunshine. Looks like we're going to be wet for most of the day.

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, love this and I think making collages was an awesome idea
Happy Thursday

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful pages Erika, and thanks so much for joining us at TIOT. I just came home from the Japanese Gardens in Dรผsseldorf, they are always a joy to visit. Hugs, Valerie

Let's Art Journal said...

What beautiful collages! I love the Japanese look and feel of your pages with the lovely papers you used and your rabbit drawing with all that amazing writing and flower detail that you added is fabulous ๐Ÿ˜. They are the perfect way to capture happy memories in your calender journal. I'm so pleased that you have joined us at both Art Journal Journey and Try it on Tuesday with your Japan pages today, thanks so much! Have a great day and enjoy the rest of your week! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x

butterfly said...

I know just how you feel with travelling and crafting - sometimes there just isn't the time or the will. I love your collaged catch up pages though, especially the little rabbit - he's wonderful.
Alison x

Lenie said...

And another beautiful Japanese page! I love your pages very much. Please go on Erika ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Meggymay said...

I hoped you would share some of your Japan pages with us at TioT's Erika. These are are fantastic collages and the rabbit looks so cute. I really liked your pretty papers and picture as well was it a postage stamp?.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love the bunny stamp. It is fabulous with the sentiment (I hope) as part of the stamp. I'm really enjoying these Japanese pages. Like you, I don't like empty pages or even squares in my calendar. I'm sure it won't be long until you have exactly what you want on each page. Until such time, I appreciate you sharing these latest beauties with us at Art Journal Journey.

Rosie said...

Love your bunny

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

craftytrog said...

Both pages are beautiful Erika! I love the compositions.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Alison xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Two super collage pages, I really like both, the rabbit looks great, I actually thought he was hand drawn by you at first, the colours on the second one really sing to me, such balance too! Wonderful and a fantastic way to fill those empty pages!

Let's Art Journal said...

Me again ... How did I forget to comment on the amazing Golden Pavilion! It's such a spectacular place and your photos are stunning - are you sure it was busy ๐Ÿ˜‰. The lake views and blue iris are so breathtaking too! Happy Friday and weekend! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x

Jeanie said...

I like both your pages -- especially the bunny post! I'm debating on taking supplies too. There's never time yet sometimes you really want to draw!

Linda Kunsman said...

these are wonderful pages. I love the collage bits-and that bunny- I have that stamp too:)

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous pages Erika, just love that bunny, and the collage page with it's gorgeous colours is lovely.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday
Avril x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love these pages - love how you have done the rabbit and of course the lovely Destination page for TIOT! Thank you so much for joining us! Hoping I can get caught up with your posts soon! Hugs, Chrisx