Kindness is …

not sure whose quote that is but it is a good one…

Kindness Sweet Pea Pages

the Sweet Pea image is printed on fabric from here

Kindness Sweet Pea Pages (1)

using more bits from my flower press along with lots of layers of paint, gesso and papers …

My sketch Ornament Pages

and another spread I created using a copy of a sketch of mine on the left and a photo from a garden brochure on the right along with torn shorthand book pages, some pressed flowers and greenery…

Kindness quote my sketch

LaWendula’s handmade books (4.5 inches square … 11.43 cm) make perfect little canvases (I am working in the green one on the bottom right just now)…

LaWendula's handmade books

this is my second quote spread for Dawn’s Journal Journey’s April Quotes” challenge…

27 responses to “Kindness is …

  1. Two beautiful journal spreads & quotes. I really like the daisys you have drawn round the copy of your work and the flowers from your press. The sweet pea fabric transfer is stunning (turned out exceptionally) I will be folloing that link 😉
    I have loved this challenge so much I have collected some amazing quotes. Hope you have as well. Thank you again my dear friend for playing along 🙂 Dxx

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  2. Stunning – all of this Patty!!! Your sketch is beautiful – oh; those eyes! WOW! Happy Spring! xxoo

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  3. Oh ich bin ganz begeistert von Deiner Seite mit dem Sketch…so weich und schön…mir gefällt besonders wie Du die beschriebenen Seiten integriert hast…so genial…der erste Spruch geht mir besonders ans Herz ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  4. Oh, Patty! How lovely. I’m enjoying how you use your flowers and those colors simply make my heart sing! How I wish you lived close to Michigan so I could play with you — what I could learn!

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  5. I realllllllllly like these. Your sketch is beautiful! Is that a self portrait? You are very good, Patty…….. I need to see more!

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  6. Beautiful Party. And your pages too! Love the quotation as well. Pen xxx

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  7. I’d be scared to cover La Wendula’s pages too. Your journal is exquisite.

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  8. Lovely!
    Elephant

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  9. you did some lovely work in Lawendula’s book. Your drawing is magnificent

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  10. Is your drawing a self portrait? She’s beautiful! As well as your pages and LaWendula’s charming books! I visited her blog and the May paper swap sounds wonderful too. =)

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  11. Your pages are gorgeous, dear Patty, and I especially love all the texture you created in the one with your beautifully pressed “flowers” the transferred Sweet Pea image looks so lovely,too-
    The white pages are fantastic ,too- love the face, and the pressed pieces making the pages allive with its green beauty, together with the green backgrounds!
    Wish you more happy hours working with yoiur green book!
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  12. Looks great! We don’t get garden catalogues anymore because we live in the apartment, so I’m glad I saved some of the pictures for future projects.

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  13. Lovely!! Your sketch is wonderful. I love quotes almost as much as you…these are wonderful. 🙂

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  14. Fabulous quote…I just love seeing your beautiful journal pages Patty…so wonderfully artistic and inspiring 🙂

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  15. what a talent you are dear Patty- and so prolific too! Your pages are gorgeously rich and the sketch is full of soul and beauty. XO

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  16. Shesh Mrs Magpie I love when you print on fabric I’ve always wanted to do that, to late now no printer:), it looks so beautiful on the fabric. Love the pressed flower bits, so earthy the background is delightful. oooww 2 pages,
    Wow your sketch is splendid. the flower and that crown made out of doilies brilliant idea, Love the quote on her forehead, the torn page of shorthand is marvelous very rare to see. Aw and they are for a swap, well thats bloody brilliant,, love the sharing. Thanks for sharing them it was a pleasure to visit as always. Have a wonderful day…

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  17. Your wisteria photos are really pretty, and I love the second spread.
    Rinda

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  18. Another inspirational spread.

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  19. The sweet peas was a great starting point Patty.
    The wonderful color palette echoed in the paper and paints.
    That’s such a beautiful face sketch and hi-lighted beautifully with the garland of daisies.
    Love all your journal pages!
    Shane ♥

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  20. you post such lovely photos..beautiful pages

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  21. Wow, these are gorgeous pages.

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  22. lovely soft pages pages ptty…love the canvas’ too…

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  23. Those little books look like they are the ideal size. I really like all those covers.

    I never realized you were such a good artist. That drawing is fabulous!! What talent you have.

    The fabric adds the perfect touch. It really screams SPRING!!

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  24. I love this post…from the very start with that great quote and all the beautiful artwork that follows.

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  25. I have to tell you your flower arrangements are super fabulous.

    I love your Sweet pea and garden journal pages. I can almost smell those sweet peas. Simply gorgeous.

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