with the moon in her hand…

playing again in my little 1931 Funk & Wagnalls Enclyclopedia with new pages for the Art Journal Journey (AJJ) Circles challenge…

Funk Wagnalls Vol III (1)

I began by stamping on used tea bag paper which I have lots of…

B Line Girl on tea bag

using a couple of circle paper punches on a scrap piece of newspaper print paper that I had stamped a long time ago helped my pages come together…

moon in her hand supplies

a thin coat of white gesso muted the book pages a bit…

in her hand

it was a sweet surprise when the words “Germany” and “Munich” popped off the page at me …

that is where my mother was from and I was born there too…

tea bag pages

I added a bit of Crystal Lacquer on her earrings and on the words…

flowers in her hair

 a few vintage blooms for her hair and part of this quote: 

With the Moon in Her Hand

 “The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.” ~Frederic Lawrence Knowles

31 responses to “with the moon in her hand…

  1. What an absolutely fantastic layout.

    Thank you so much for joining us with this amazing creation!

    xoxoxo Susi
    ( isn’t it a miracle to find Munich and Germany at random by creating in this encyclopedia? – Sometimes the muse spoils us with small extras for our souls)

  3. Wow…beautiful page!! What a great idea to stamp on teabagpaper, thank you for sharing!!

  4. Oh my goodness, it’s amazing. I love it very much. What you did with the swirls looks like afro look hair, remember me at the musical “Hair”, great.
    The swirly circles on the left side make a good balance to the right side, and the nature colours don’t disturb the motifes. Great artwork my dear.Bravo!
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine xox

  5. Such beautiful pages. I’m definitely going to have to experiment more with tea bags!

  6. How serendipitous to have the Germany and Munich parts pop! You were meant to work that page!

  7. That’s gorgeous!…and obviously meant to be, with the special words revealing themselves.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Her ‘hair’ is so striking, I love it! xxx

  9. That is so neat Patty!

  10. Very cool! Coincides with the Full Flower Moon that arrived yesterday. And the fact that the words Munich and Germany popped out at you just proves that it was all meant to be. Very cosmic. 🙂 Best wishes, Tammy

  11. Such a fantastic spread. How cool that you found Germany and Munich on this page.

  12. Gorgeous – great ideas – tea bag paper and to stamping keep newspaper love the lady mage ang the Muses were with you on your beautiful creation xx

  13. This pages are gorgeous, dear Patty – as always.

    I wish you a wonderful Wochenende

  14. I like how you colored her cheeks. What attention to detail!! You make tea bags worth saving.

  15. I do love the way that you put your pages together. Tea bag paper is so versatile.

  16. Really a beautiful page, I like all fabulous details. Great work!

  17. it looks so gorgeous!
    viele liebe grüße aus bayern!

  18. Gorgeous page, love your techniques and the design. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

  19. inanoctopusgarden

    love ! I always love your quotes – they are so good!!

  20. perfect quote to go with your spread! just lovely! love your repetition of form! xoxo

  21. She is wonderful, I so love you gave her shining earrings , and so beautiful with the tea paper, I love to use them,too- love the see through ,-and what a greeting from home, dearest Patty, ,sometimes we think things are not coinsidences!!! The qoute is lovely and adding tea-brown to the edges makes everything stand forward !!!
    Weekend hugs from Dorthe

  22. Love what you did here! The tea bags add such wonderful color and appeal. I saw my name as well in the page….did you? 🙂

  23. I love your use of the teabags on this project. I really would like to have a go at stamping on tea-bag paper myself. Also that quote is lovely. I’m sure I heard some music once with a title like that – or am I dreaming? The whole project has a dream-like quality, actually. Julie Ann xxx

  24. Love your creation, dear Patty! Fantastic piece of art!

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs MARTINA oxo

  25. so beautiful! What a sweet surprise to have that special place appear clearly on your page. Despite the muted colors it is full of splendid details and shadowing-I love this!

  26. Gorgeous pages!

  27. You will have no idea how much impact this has on me as I sit viewing this post.
    What a stunning stamp she is but it is your hands that she begins her transformation. I love the stamping surface, the stained tea bag and the use of the quote and selecting Munich in recognition of your Mother’s homeland and your birth place.

  28. Soooo beautiful! Love that stamped paper with the circles behind her especially! It all came together so well….. and the Munich part especially. A favorite page for sure!

  29. I let out a big sigh when I saw this Patty. So beautiful and I really like the idea of using a tea bag to stamp on. Bravo !!
    Sandy xx

  30. sparkledaysstudio

    Great muted palette, circles and circles everywhere. Nice face stamp. xox

  31. I really like your blog, too. It’s wonderful, regards Mitza

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

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