April 1, 2011

Time Flies....

My sister-in-law, Carol, came for a visit over the weekend.  We had a grand time together.  She flew down from cold, snowy Minnesota and couldn't get to the pool fast enough.  Later, we went to the beach for a picnic and watched the sunset.  Traipsed through the art fair most of  Sunday and hit the pool again.  Monday found us on Sanibel Island.  I wanted to show Carol the Phillips Gallery at Big Arts Center where my art quilts are on display.  We shopped, ate and walked through art galleries before we headed home.  Read for a bit then down to Third Street for dinner.  Read, talked, read, talked Tuesday morning before taking Carol to the airport.  The four days just flew by!

I finished off last's week journal page using our weekend together as the subject matter.

layer of white acrylic paint applied with brayer

simple stencil cut from card stock - black acrylic paint applied

number 4 stamped on then outlined in white paint; bird and clock face created in PSE, printed on card stock; cut out;  adhered to journal page with soft gel matte medium; circles punched from decorative paper; adhered to journal edges with glue stick

"Time Flies" drawn on silk tissue paper (using felt tip pens).  Soft gel matte medium applied to decorative paper, mixed with a drop of water - words adhered over top - white background seems to melt away - I love that!

words TIME FLIES glued to card stock; trimmed with shearing scissors, adhered to journal page with soft gel matte medium.   F-U-N and HEART buttons sewn on.  Crown cut out of card stock, painted with gold paint and glue down, enhanced with dimensional paint.  Black shadows drawn around circles and bird.

words SUN, SHOPPING and ART cut out of magazines, adhered with glue stick. Black paint pen used to write on circles around journal page.

We packed a lot of fun into a very short time!  I have this wonderful journal page to remember our time together.  Carol has a sunburn!

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Anonymous said...

Pat, love your artwork, so inspiring; takes for the tips & glad you had a good visit; always goes by fast -- Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

Marydon said...

What a fun piece of art, Pat. Glad you all had quality fast fun together.

Happy pink April lst ~


Jil~Say It With Roses said...

So interesting the way you layer and do your different techniques! Your journal turned out great!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like you and Aunt Carol had a blast! Love the page!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Pat,

I love your journal pages and what fun you two had..that's so nice.

Pink Sparkles,

Tricia said...

What fun you must have had! Read, shop, beach, read, talk, eat, read.... Love it! Love the journal page! Such a fun way to express your weekend! Happy PS!


Gracie Jewellery said...

This is amazing! Happy Pink Saturday!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh you had a fun time ! I've been working and need a beach break ;))
love your journal and your technique.

Phyllis said...

Your visit sounds like such fun....sorry your sis-in-love got a sunburn! Oh, what whimsical joy your journal page is......a great couple of pages to remember your fun times.