April 22, 2011

This Diva Is Going Places!

Next month I'm going to Chicago for a visit.  This will be a great trip. A time to reconnect with my children and grandchildren.


I started thinking about travel in general and created this journal spread.

gesso on journal pages; addition of torn map 

 water soluble crayons

addition of torn decorative paper;  stamped circles (acrylic paints)

addition of postage stamps, torn calendar page, hand drawn image, stamped text, ephemera 

Go to Pink Saturday for more inspiration!

28 comments:

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Here's my Pink creation, hope you can visit and comment. Thank you!

Marydon said...

What a lovely creation, Pat. You are going to have a ball with the kid-lings!

May your Easter is filled with eggs-tra special blessings ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a clever creation you have made!
I hope you have a wonderful trip and I know you will have such fun with your children and the grands!
Happy Easter and Happy Pink Saturday!
Jil

Char said...

Oh Pat, I think what you have created is wonderful. I love all the colors and the textures are perfect.
Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your Easter weekend. I just know you will have fun on your trip, be safe, Char

Jori said...

Beautiful!! Have a wonderful trip!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter, have a great time on your trip! Nice journal! Hugs Marilou

Catherine Denton said...

I went to Chicago last summer and had the BEST time. I absolutely love looking at your journal page. The maps and the girl grab my attention. Enjoy your time away!
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Tami said...

What an awesome way to celebrate your creativity, Pat! Love your journal. What a wonderful trip to look forward to.
Have a fantastic weekend! xoxo Tami

Candi said...

thank you for visiting Pat. Is that your granddaughter in the picture. She's a beauty! I hope to have pic's up as soon as blogger will allow:(
hugz:)

Aunt Snow said...

Love the journal!! What a great way to memorialize a trip.

I'm going to Chicago myself in May. Hope you have a nice trip.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Candy said...

Enjoy Chicago, your kids, and grandkids and now you have the perfect place to remember all the special moments.
Thanks for coming by and Happy Easter Blessings ;-)

Lara said...

Hi Pat, thanks for visiting my blog
http://laraslovelycreations.blogspot.com/ Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter !!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Pat,
Oh this is fabulous and I hope you have fun on your trip! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter!!!
XO

Cindy Adkins said...

P.S. I'm your newest follower!

Cottage Touch said...

Thank you for sharing... Happy Easter& HPS...

Sabre' said...

What beautiful artwork~Happy Easter and Happy Pink Saturday :)
Hugs,
Sabre'

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Great way to get ready to go!!!! Love the pages ... enjoy! Hope the windy city isn't sooooooo windy!
cheers, dana

Dru said...

Hi Pat - what a great journal and I hope you have a wonderful time visiting family. My family lives a few hours away and we don't get to see each other near enough. Thanks for visiting and saying hello. The font I use is right in the "design" section of blogger - I don't know the name of it but when you pull up the fonts - there will be a list where you can view them. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter to you...

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Hey Lady, I know you are having a great trip. The weather in Chicago has been great for the holiday weekend. Maybe your joy of family sharing, came with you!

Happy Easter

LV said...

A great idea. I appreciate your visit and comment. Trust you have a great and safe trip. It will be so much fun with the children.

DoanLegacy said...

Beautiful creation, and very unique!

Lisa said...

Your journal is beautiful! Don't you love playing around with maps?:)

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Ann said...

Beautiful and inspiring journal page! Thanks for sharing your process too.

Lizbethem said...

I like that you showed us the progression, Pat! Nice going!

Coleen said...

Hi Pat,

Love your art journal work. I just returned to Ukraine from the U.S. and I did a travel journal while there(3.5 months). I'm following you now both from AB and Bloggerettes. Would love it if you followed on my blog too.
Cheers,
Coleen
www.vintageterrace2.blogspot.com

LuLu said...

Howdy,
I like your travel spread and love, love, love your studio tour.

Especially your cutting table and your microwave casrt. I have the exact same cart - and you've inspired me to use it for aplliances. Right now, It's storing tote bags for my art journal and altered book supplies.

thanks for entering my 100th post Giveaway!

Peace,
LuLu (in Chicago)
www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com

Raina said...

This is so fantastic. What a great use of mixed media. The use of maps make this page so aesthetically appealing.