Art Journal Journey and Mix It Monthly…

my art journal pages qualify for two great challenges this month: Art Journal Journey’s “Moments of Happiness” and Mix It Monthly’s “Maps”

Cherry Blossom Time Again (1)

nature makes me happy for so many reasons and in the Washington, DC area we always feel like Spring has finally arrived when the cherry blossoms burst into bloom…

Cherry Blossom Time Again (2)

I also have a thing for old maps and enjoy using them in collage…

Cherry Blossom Time Again

*here is some of what went into my pages: personal photographs…torn map pieces…paint…gesso…chalk…Stabilo pencil…computer printed words on painted paper along with happy moments and memories*


33 responses to “Art Journal Journey and Mix It Monthly…

  1. Oh my gosh!

    This spread is simply MARVELOUS Patty!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at AJJ Patty!
    Happy weekend to you and Mr. Magpie!

  2. Lovely, just lovely. Brings back happy memories of walking under the cherry blossoms years ago. 🙂

  3. Always so beautiful! Have a wonderful day. Tammy

  4. Very lovely Patty. I’m really enjoying seeing these journal pages.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous spread! Wonderful done!

  6. sparkledaysstudio

    Never have seen them, but I know you have seen them lots and lots….it must be spectacular – like your wonderful collage. xox

  7. these are lovely especially the first one!

  8. Oooh this is just gorgeous! We are headed to DC for the weekend, it has been on my bucket list and like Williamsburg, I can soon check it off. Very excited, I hear they are even more beautiful this year! How could that be possible? xoxox

  9. This is beautiful Patty. Nature is really a great inspiration. Love all the elements on your pages and how beautifully they merge and harmonise! I wish you a happy spring! Hugs, Valerie

  10. Oh Patty, that’s a breathtaking spread. I love love love it.

  11. This is a gorgeous spread Patty! xo

  12. Wow gorgeous and I agree with Valerie, nature is a great inspiration. Beautiful work, very unique. Take care, Shirleyx

  13. I agree. Nature can just make us happy! Love the cherry blossoms. They can make me the happiest. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Oh my dear your sites look so beautiful and let us feel spring. I love your blossoms with the golden dots in it, the dots give them more expression, good idea. I also like the pieces of maps, they fit perfectly.
    Have a nice and creative weekend.
    xox Sabine

  15. Love em! Look at you using your stabilo pencil!!!

  16. This is so lovely, so gorgeous with its Spring feel.

  17. The blossom looks beautiful, as does the way you’ve rendered the blossom in collage to echo the photo. A very happy page 🙂

  18. Beautiful pages Patty! xxx

  19. Beautiful pages. A real homage to Spring.

  20. Gorgeous pages Patty!!! I love the Cherry Blossoms. They’re so beautiful… ~Sophia

  21. Wonderfully gorgeous Patty – and I do love the maps in your background. Beautifully made and created – I would hang this on my wall!!!!!
    Sandy xx

  22. Lovely creation from beautiful cherry blossoms with wonderful embellishments in this exquisite AJ spread,

  23. Delicate pages which definitely speak of your love for nature.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  24. Patty, absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. awesome creation patty,love the beautiful blossom,very clever you used the map into the site.

    greetings jeannette

  26. such an awesome spread! i totally love all the texture here…
    oh, the map-thing…;) i can relate…

  27. Das ist eine wunderschöne Seite! Ja, der Frühling hat so viele Glücksmomente.

  28. Patty I love your happy spread! All those elegant blooms with the golden buttons and then the lovely black bird,..felt so good inside…Yes spring arrives here too and I love to see all the yellow danelionblooms all over the fresh green gras…so abundace and overflown…wonderful how you incorporate the maps into your spread! I love you paint with us on Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

  29. Patty, as always, your art makes my heart sing. And with this beautiful spread, it sings with spring!

  30. Beautifl spring spread. Love the photo with the little black bird.

  31. I also love maps, and your journal pages are stunning. I knew when I saw the first picture that you had taken the photo. What a great way to start spring.

    Again, have a great time in CA. I know this is going to be a very meaningful time for you.

  32. What beautiful art! I wish I could someday see the cherry trees in DC in full bloom. I know you really enjoy their beauty.

  33. Wonderful page! So impressed with your creativity. Really love it.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts means a lot to me and I appreciate your visit very much oxo

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