Thursday, December 8, 2022

Constellations

Hi everyone. Happy Thursday to you.

Today I have a journal page that combines Jo's Snowy Winter theme at Art Journal Journey as well as Rain's  Art and Dinner Date theme of Constellations.

It is hard to combine those 2 themes as when it is snowing the sky is cloudy, and you can't see any constellations. Smile. 
But I did it anyhow.  I even made the sky look like an aura borealis. 


I started by inking my page black. Then on the top part of my page I sprayed red and pink inks. On the bottom I sprayed some white ink. The red and pinks are the color of my aurora borealis and obviously the white is the snowy ground.

In the middle of my page I used an acetate ancient looking sky chart.  As it must be night to see stars (unless of course you get hit hard over the head-smile),  I thought I'd show Mr Bear going for an early winter's night stroll. It's one of the last he'll take before he dens up to sleep for a few months. Mr. Bear is a  pre-printed chipboard image.

I added some silver painted wooden stars, a chipboard snowflake I stenciled on as well as some small confetti foam snowflakes. And I finished with a couple of lines of quotes.



And for the dinner part of Rain's Art and Dinner date this week, let me share some leftover's soup I recently made.

 
My husband and I had Thanksgiving dinner at a family member's home, and although that was lots of fun, we  didn't have any leftovers. The weekend after Thanksgiving one of our local grocery stores was selling halves of a turkey (it was cut the long way), so we bought one. We had 3 meals from it, and then all that was left was the leg and the wing. The other day I pulled the meat off of those pieces, and then I tossed these leftovers  into some turkey stock. To finish the soup, I cleaned out the veggie drawer of the fridge. Here you have it, some turkey and veggie soup.


That's all for me. I hope you have a good Thursday. 



 

26 comments:

Iris Flavia said...

Great page! and clever idea.
And yummy food. One day I´ll have a turkey!
To a happy Thursday, hugs :-)

Angie's Recipes said...

What a beautiful page! I love the light blue and pinky combo. The soup looks warming and tasty.

Christine said...

Beautiful constellation page and I know the leftovers soup is good my sis in law does the same and it is yum

DVArtist said...

Wow that is a beautiful art piece and the left overs look so good. Have a nice day today.

Divers and Sundry said...

I like that wintry sky. The soup looks delicious!

ashok said...

Beautiful page!

Carola Bartz said...

Your journal page is fabulous, Erika. I like the colors they used, they are so hamonious and just make a very calm background. I think your way of combining the two themes worked out really well. Your soup looks delicious, too - I love to make good meals with leftovers. Enjoy the rest of the week.

NatureFootstep said...

I like your choice for Auroras colors. Aurora B comes in many colors and all beautiful. I have been wondering what the circled image was. Of course, a star chart :) Cool!

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative collage art work ~ Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lowcarb team member said...

That page looks great, and your leftover's soup delicious.

All the best Jan

CJ Kennedy said...

I like how the snowflakes look like constellations on your page. We finished the gallons and gallons of turkey soup I made after Thanksgiving. Bundle up.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a fun and unique journal page. I love your take on aurora borealis. This makes a good constellation page and yet, you found a way to honor Jo's snowy theme, too. Nice bird and that sky chart is a great find. Mr. Bear is a real cutie.

Your soup looks good. I see you left the skin on your turkey. I bought a roasted chicken at Sam's and ate the white meat. I shredded the dark meat and back and made chicken noodle soup. It looked very similar to your soup minus the noodles I made. I am not fond of those crinkly egg noodles you get in packages at the store, so I made my own using my (great) Aunt Betty's recipe.

Hope your week is going well, dear.

Gillena Cox said...

Nice winter response Erika. Great yummy food too.
Happy Friday.

Much💜love

Valerie-Jael said...

I love your beautiful page, such fabuous colours. And I would love a portion of your food, now! Now I know what I will make over the weekend, I have lots of veggies in the fridge. Hugs, Valerie

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Your soup looks both delicious and nutritious and a great way to clean out all the veggies in the fridge. Hugs - David

Tom said...

...it's soup time in this house too. Your are culinary art!

Jeanie said...

This is a lovely piece. Your background is beautiful. We had soup from our TG chicken the other night, too.Soup's the best!

butterfly said...

Beautiful Northern Lights sky above your bear - it's fabulous!
Alison x

Birgit said...

The wintry page is magical looking. Love the colours and the look of the aurora borelius...bad spelling, I know. My hubby makes a delicious turkey soup as well.

craftytrog said...

Your page is beautiful Erika, and the soup looks very warming and delicious.

Neet said...

Ooh that soup looks so warm and inviting. I love a good soup like that.
Well Erika, that is an interesting combination you have used for your journal page here. As usual I first turn to admiring the background and the colours you use, so beautiful and harmonising. Love how you have incorporate the bear.
Hugs, Neet xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is beautiful Erika-I love the pink sky. I do love a 'use it up' soup, yours looks delicious, hugs, Chrisx

Elkes Lebensglück said...

wonderful winterpage ! the idea is fabulous !
Yummy soup, I love it
Happy advent, hug Elke

Rain said...

Your journal page is gorgeous Erika! I love the colour palette you chose! Cleaning out the veggie drawer is one of my "go to" soups! ☺ Add some pasta and it makes a comforting Minestrone!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful page! Loving the constellations and the aura borealis colours with those pretty snowflakes and Mr Bear - perfect 😊. Thanks for the Snowy Winter inspiration and wishing you a wonderful day! Hugs Jo x

Soma @ InkTorrents.com said...

Very creative of you to combine the two themes so perfectly. It's lovely!! The soup looks delicious, and very cosy and warm too.

-Soma