Wednesday, May 1, 2019

In the Sky

Hi everyone. Happy May! I am not sure where April disappeared to but a new month is upon us.

This is sure a busy few days of blog posts for me. First there was T day, Then the new Things with Wings Challenge at Try It On Tuesday, and now I am here to tell you I am hosting this month over at 
Art Journal Journey And then tomorrow it is time for Second on the Second. 
And I want to send Huge thanks to Susi, Bleubeard, and Elizabeth  for having me back as a hostess again. I much appreciate the opportunity and look forward to hosting this month.

And for May, the new theme is
In the Air/In the Sky.

Think about all the beautiful things you see flying through the air or what you see when you look up into the sky. 

So we have a saying here (and maybe where you live too) that when your are day dreaming or not focused on what you should be  that your head is in the clouds. That is what I used as inspiration for my first page this month.
With the nice weather here (finally for me), my head is certainly day dreaming about all the things I could be outside doing rather than sitting in my classroom with kids whose heads are also in the clouds. Smile.
I began my page by collaging ripped pieces of 2 papers, one solid blue and one white with colored stars. Then I lightly gessoes over them and also gave them a wash with some waterdown light blue acrylic paint. I added a bit of white swirly lines too.
I painted my clouds with thick white acrylic paint, outlined them with black Stabilo pencil. I also added just a touch of silver glitter glue to them.
The head is an ancient Postmodern Design stamp from my stash which I stamped on white paper, colored and then cut out and added to the page. And finally I added the stickers for my quote.

I hope you all have some airborne inspiration and some time to join us this month at Art Journal Journey


froebelsternchen said...

I love your wonderful page and the new topic is gorgeous Erika! Have fun this May at AJJ - I love when you are the host! This is always inspiration pure!

Happy Day and happy AJJ Erika!
Big hugs,

Sun again here as well and we are busy with enjoying it.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, lovely colours. Have fun being hostess again. Happy May! Hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous first entry for your theme this month, dear Erika. I really like what you came up with. Your head really IS in the clouds and I'm so happy you are our guest host this month.

Neet said...

I need to get my thinking cap on and begin a page or two for this challenge. My head is always in the clouds and I also like to look at the sky and watch the clouds - see what shapes they make and watch how they float gently across the sky. So I am sure I can come up with one or two ideas for your challenge which I am so looking forward to beginning.
Thanks for a great topic for May.
Hugs, Neet xx

Cath Wilson said...

Wonderful page, Erika - love your clouds ;-)
I think that's a description of me most of the time, lol. Enjoy your month of hosting AJJ - a great theme!
Cath x

Jeanie said...

I feel like MY head is in the clouds because they are so darned low with all this rain and gloom I can't get above them! I think your interpretation is much better!

Rike said...

Your first entry is a wonderful inspiration for your theme! Now I know what it means "my head is in the clouds", that's fabulous! You painted very well and I like this silver glitter glue in and around the clouds, and your collage with the stars paper!
Happy May Day! Big Hugs Rike

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Erika, it's such a fun take on your theme for this month at AJJ
I'm looking forward to joining in, lots of ideas just need some time!
Avril xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I've started looking through all my bits of stuff for ways to interpret this theme in an ATC. So many options! I like yours. I'm impressed hearing how you created the background. I find backgrounds challenging.

Meggymay said...

We have that saying here in the UK as well Erika.
I love how you have your head in the clouds, it is a fabulous inspiration page. I hope your weather isn't too cloudy and gets warmer outside.
Yvonne xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Fantastic artwork. I like all of the blue.

Marjut said...

Wonderful page Erika!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I am wondering how many people are thinking I haven't commented on their blogs - I am behind already and now it seems even more so!! I love this new theme Erika and will be doing my best to join in! I'm wishing my head was in the clouds right now! Hugs, Chrisx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

It's good to see you back in the AJJ hot seat Erika and what a fab page to start the ball rolling. Love how that face just pops out of the clouds :)) Have fun playing, creating and sharing. I'll try and pop on over when ever I can.
Hugs Tracey xx

Let's Art Journal said...

I was so pleased to see you hosting AJJ again and what a great theme you have chosen this month! Your inspirational design is fabulous and I can't wait to play along with you 😁. Happy Friday, have a great day! J 😊 x

Caty said...

What a so so Gorgeous Art page Erika !! Love love it ! These clouds are super-wonderful, we can fly there with imagination. Sometimes I feel like you,... with the head in the clouds jaja. Fantastique Art !
Congratulations for hosting this fabulous theme at Art Journal Journey!!
I wish you a very nice day, and send big hugs

Lowcarb team member said...

Fabulous art, and I love your clouds :)

All the best Jan