we are but a moment’s sunlight…

here are my art journal pages for Wednesday Stamper’s heavenly creatures” theme…

they have many layers as I began by writing some feelings onto the pages…washing over them with gesso and paints…

a swan and some velvet leaves…

the image of the blindfolded lady was from a newspaper clipping…I added the word “spirit” and the clock face for a hallo…got to use some of my washi paper tape…some bling and feather butterfly wings…

a couple of rubber stamps helped add interest to my painted background..

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wanted to share this song which inspired the line…”we are but a moment’s sunlight…”

as an aside: I started these pages on All Soul’s Day…then they sat waiting for me to finish them…Belinda’s WS challenge was the spark I needed…

Happy December…WordPress has turned on the snow and I Love it as it is a very rainy day here in Virginia

*NOTE: 8 April 2011*: I joined in Ana’s Friday Archive Dive with this post for the PAPER theme…funny enough it is a rainy day today as well 🙂

43 responses to “we are but a moment’s sunlight…

  1. Lovely spread!

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  2. This is so wonderfully expressive of your feelings and thoughts. So beautiful! Have a joyous day Patty! xxoo

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  3. Very thought provoking and pretty!!!

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  4. very apropos Patty, and takes me waaay back to happier times as well as reminding me about our mortality, great expression in music, word and art, as always, much love, xox

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  5. Awesome journal spread, Patty. You know I adore your swan! That music brings back a lot of memories!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  6. WOW, fabulous, Patty!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous spread!! love the swan

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  8. Beautiful, miss Patty! Your woman intrigues me with the clock halo and her eyes blindfolded.
    I have been creating, and for that, my sciatica has acted up. Guess I’m not used to sitting in a chair…what a bother!
    Have a wonderful day,
    lynn

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  9. divine!! absolutely divine!!

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  10. You have such a beautiful way with your pages!

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  11. I’m sobbing again. This is such a poignant piece, and the swan is so YOU. I even clicked on the music, although I had to cry when I did. I can’t believe that image on the right came from a newspaper clipping. You get better newspapers than we do, that’s for sure. Thanks for sharing this beautiful page.

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  12. This is so beautiful, it takes my breath away.

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  13. loooooooooove your spread, heavenly it is!!! love the swan, such a beautiful bird. you gave it a perfect home. nice retro song, never heard it before. glad i made you finish the spread, perfect timing is guess.

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  14. I have just a little spare moment (busy, busy, busy – you know) and I spend it on your blog to look at all the lovelyness I missed. I see snowflakes falling, on your blog as well as outside. This winter isn’t going to be cold though, ’cause YOU warm my heart! Have a lovely week dear!

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  15. I love your interpretation – both pages are heavenly!
    Gesso is an amazing medium – it adds an ethereal quality.
    we are but a moments sunlight – beautiful prose and the Youngbloods singing – oh how that brings memories flooding back – love it!!!
    hugs
    Shane

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  16. Love this work. l especially like the clock over the head acting like a halo. beautifulx lynda

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  17. Wow wow wow Patty your pages rock.
    A big applause and standing ovation fro me to your wonderful work. I love them. Very inspiring. Hugs.

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  18. beautiful Patty, so very you! Love the gentle colours and the images you’ve chosen! Mx

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  19. You know…I love your collages:))

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  20. Two fantastic pages, love all the details.

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  21. Gorgeous pages Patty!!! Love how the elements just seem to mesh together perfectly. P.S. I made it to class but it took me almost an hour in a blizzard!!!! Which normally takes 15-20 min. Then driving home…well, sliding home:)….ahhhhh where is a BIG SUV when you need one:)

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  22. Ethereal pages. So beautiful!

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  23. Beautiful spread. And I love the snow. I was about to ask for the gadget link and you said WordPress turned it on. I know there is one out there…I used it a long time ago…(3 years?). ha! I SHALL find it!

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  24. beautiful pages, Patty…love art journalling…yes write the thoughts down openly and “bury” them with gesso…..and “resurrect” them in the art…. the process matters… hugs
    steph

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  25. LOVE that song!! xx

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  26. So much to think it´s adorable…

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  27. This is beautiful!
    Absolute heavenly!!!

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  28. thtá absolutely gorgeous Patty! Oh WOW … fantastic pages!

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  29. You’ve been busy! great pages! and thanks for the freebie Christmas postcards, I love vintage…

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  30. Patti – these journal pages really deserve a round of applause! I love the way you are able to blend everything to make it flow so lovely.

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  31. Very wonderful, what your art layers do!

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  32. Very beautiful project, love the colours.
    We have a lot of snow here in the UK & I haven’t been to work since Monday!!!

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  33. what stunning pages! I love the images and soft dreamy feel of your art…beautiful color scheme together also! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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  34. wow! beautiful spread! you can paint and draw too!!!

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  35. You have created a gorgeous layout here! I love the images you used and your drawings. The background is really well done.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  36. Patty, another lovely piece. But how in the world do you find time to do all this all in the holiday season?

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  37. come on people now, smile upon yo’ brother, everybody get together and try ta love one another right now….!!!
    I love when you reference these old songs…such classics. Couldn’t of told you who sang it or the name of the song, but I know all the words! lol!

    Stunning journal pages, Patty! Esp. love the burst of painted light effects around the gorgeous swan, the surprise of the velvet leaves and the yummy strip of fabric? under the swan! What a treasure of inspiration found in your art journal, Missy! Xo, Sue

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  38. Wow fantastic book pages Patty

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  39. fantastic pages Patty….

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  40. Love it! Jumped over from Ana’s Friday Archive Dive 🙂

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  41. wonderful pages patty. i thought you might enjoy this week’s theme… though i had a feeling you’d have a whole lot to choose from and might have a hard time of it! 😉 i’ll have to repeat this one down the line… there are so many takes on paper, all of which you do so artistically.

    i like those stamps, the curlycue but also the dotted one.. haven’t seen one like that before. and the clock as a halo? what a reminder, time is always ticking but our spirit carries on with a life of its own.

    happy friday patty, so glad you joined in!

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  42. What a lovely journal spread! It makes me want to unearth my art journaling supplies and give it another go. It has been several years so I’ve done any mixed media stuff. Thanks for the inspiration!

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