wherever you stand…

a couple more pages for both the Art Journal Journey (Challenge Yourself)  and Dawn’s Journal Journey’s (Birds) challenges this month…

Rumi Soul pages

I have wanted to try my hand at using water soluble oil pastels and gesso for some time now…

Rumi Soul pages (1)

first scribbling on my encyclopedia pages…

Rumi Soul pages (2)

then blending with the white gesso and adding a paper doily from a tea tray enjoyed with a special friend recently…

Rumi Soul pages (3)

I made a copy of a face from a magazine and various cut out flowers from catalogs along with a birds nest for ‘hair’…

Rumi Soul Pages Completethe bluebird of happiness…

Rumi Soul Pages Complete (1)Rumi’s quote speaks to me again and again…

Rumi Soul Pages Complete (2)

a bit of sari fabric and some velvety rickrack…

Rumi Soul Pages Complete (3)

my first pages for these two challenges can be found here

31 responses to “wherever you stand…

  1. Love this!!! Beautiful work! I need to get busy on those two books I bought to use as a journal, but first I have to find them…

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  2. I just love the close ups and being able to see all the pattern and texture you create. Really beautiful Patty.

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  3. Beautiful pages Patty!!! The color scheme is fantastic!!! I have some oil pastels and will have to try blending them with Gesso. I love how it looks!!! Thanks for sharing!!! ~Sophia

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  4. Oh, I really like these pages. Your altered book must be a joy to look through filled with so much color, texture, and beauty.

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  5. Love it – Just got acquainted with these marvelous little cuties in my workshop with Lynne Perrella. They are fantastic. Hugs.

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  6. Your pages are stunning Patty! A beautiful blending of your art and words. I, too, love the creaminess of combining the oil pastels with gesso. Have a joyous day!!!! xxoo

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  7. I just LOVE it when you do posts like this — showing how and showing your pretty art supplies — and then the end. Oh, it inspires me!

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  8. I love watching what you do – so colorful and so original!!!
    Sandy

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous spread, love it!

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  10. what a strong spread! rumi is always good for quotes, and your illustration is superb!

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  11. How can those two scribbled pages end up so very beautiful 🙂
    it is amazing from start till finish, and the layers each add to that beauty, dear Patty.
    I love you cut out photoes from mags. and the beautiful Sari silk and ribbon- the pattern on the pages (stamped? ) and the happy colours!
    So beautiful!!!
    Evening hugs from Dorthe

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  12. These are really stunning pages, Patty! I love everything of it. The photo, the background, the colours, and last but not least the words. So true!!!

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  13. LOVE the way you’ve used that cut out face. All those collaged bits are perfect…the result is just gorgeous.

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  14. totally love it!! the flower on her lips makes me smile.

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  15. So much to love on this two page spread, like the velvet rick rack, something I have never seen before. And the face. How awesome. What a great way to alter it.

    Of course, I would love someday to own some of those lovely oil pastels. Mine are not water soluble, so I have to use a turpentine substitute and don’t get the creaminess you get.

    All in all, a very good job of both words and images. Excellent color choices and great composition.

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  16. just AMAZING PATTY!!!!!! I love all about it.. the result makes me happy and I am delighted with the progress !
    WONDERFUL post again!

    Thank you for this fab ENTRY Patty!
    A good weekend to you and Mr. Magpie!

    xxx Susi

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  17. Wow patty,your spread pages are amazing,wonderful backround,sentiment,colors.all is soooo beautiful,i love this to much!!!

    Greetings Jeannette

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  18. Your blog is so floral and fresh, a delight to visit here, so much beauty, a real pleasure for the senses!

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  19. Lovely pages. Did you like working with the oil pastels?

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  20. your pages are so beuatiful Patty! Lovely colors, great quote and the birthnest top is so nice too 🙂
    xo Dymphie

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  21. You never stop to amaze me with your artpages Patty! I left you some link love on my blog today – enjoy your weekend!

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  22. inanoctopusgarden

    how inviting…you just get lost in her …love the halo right down to the sequins on her neck! Well done!! Wonderful quote – perfect with your flowered woman.xo

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  23. these are such fantastic pages Patty and well, your embellished lady is stunning!!!

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  24. well… I love this and am going to have to try it!! lovely pages… xoxo

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  25. Thank you for joining in Journal Journey’s again Patty. I really like the idea & quote. love the bird nest for hair 🙂 Dxx

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  26. well…….those are incredible……. you know what I realized…. You use all your good stuff all the time! I am one of those that tends to hoard my good stuff….. I’m trying to stop…… reallly I am….. Amazing pages, Patty!

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  27. Wow! Stunning pages Patty. I must try that fab background technique! xxx

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  28. Adore your journal pages. They are always filled with brilliant images, quotes and textures. Btw love the tea cups and the mandalas

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  29. Fabulous and lovely! The woman and her nest and flower atop her head are gorgeous…the doily behind her head really adds so much.

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  30. wow – this is an absolutely unusual and creative side – terrific and I like it very much!

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  31. Carmen Dyson

    I love your blog, Patty. You do such lovely art. Always makes me think.

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