Happiness …

this month Art Journal Journey’s challenge theme is “collage” which is something near and dear to my heart…

collage bits

I have enjoyed collage since I was a young school girl…

Happiness art journal pages (4)

my red rosin mono printed pages have been patiently waiting for more attention…

collage bits (1)

so with a bit of this and that close at hand I got busy…

Happiness art journal pages (1)the word Happiness had been mistakenly printed on top of a swan image but I had it tucked away in a box of images and it worked nicely here…

Happiness art journal pages (2)

another image printed on cotton layered on top of some torn German lace curtain…

Happiness art journal pages

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” -Aristotle

29 responses to “Happiness …

  1. Gorgeous! And Aristotle had it so right!

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  2. Very beautiful color and texture Patty.

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  3. What a wonderful collage, Patty. Lace, color and images that all merge so beautifully together.

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  4. Good Morning Patty,

    I am 68 years old retired man from India, belonging to my native place Vizag (Visakhapatnam) state of Andhraprades.

    I too enjoyed my School, college and university days with a happy student life from 1950’s to 1965.

    I am very fortunate to see and witness my schools and convents in which I studied, still have that beauty, glamour and grace without the loss of originality, which were constructed during British rule in India.

    Whenever I visit my native place, I always make it a point, to take enough time in visiting and roaming around all these beautiful places of sweet memories filled with teachers, classmates, staff and our relations.

    Always my eyes get wet on seeing and replaying those days in my mind.

    Those days are wonderful and innocent and I always feel pity for the present generation for not tasting and missing such beautiful days filled only with
    LOVE, AFFECTION, PEACE, GRATITUDE, FAITHFILNESS, OBEDIENCE, DICIPLINE AND WHAT NOT ALL POSITIVE HARMONIOUS CULTURE AND BEHAVIOUR.

    Thanks for reminding me of those lovely days.
    God bless you and your family.
    My blessings to you and your family.
    With love and regards
    Uma Maheswar

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  5. When i saw the prompt at AJJ this month, I immediately thought of you. I knew it wouldn’t take you long to come up with something wonderful, even if it was from pieces close at hand. That’s what collage is all about, anyway, isn’t it? This two page spread is not just stunning, it is well balanced and the perfect calming color. Truly awesome.

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  6. froebelsternchen

    This is GORGEOUS Patty..I love the blue – I love the lace- I love the composition – I love that you have printed on cotton – in short – I love everthing about it! Thank you Patty for being with us again for the collage theme over at Art Journal Journey! Happy weekend to you and Mr. Magpie!

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  7. Exquisite Patty. The lace is really beautiful, nostalgic and textural.

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  8. Hi Patty,
    You’ve created a most beautiful spread. It’s so peacefull and dreamy. The colour and the lace make that I think. Gorgeous art piece, love it.
    Hugs xx

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  9. This is totally gorgeous Patty, wonderful colours, style, lace, wonderful everything! Thanks for this great contribution to Art Journal Journey! Hugs, Valerie

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  10. Patty, loved your collage, the vintage image and the different mixed media pieces, they match all each other, and the colour is wonderful!

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  11. you always come up with something Special and Collage ist just “your´s”! i love all the elements, and you made such a wonderful composition, so: the whole is more than the sum of it´s parts!

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  12. A gorgeous creation in blue, dear Patty.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  13. Ahhhhh Beautiful spread Patty! I feel the happiness in your collage- you really do it so well my friend! xoxo

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  14. Lovely pages…i love that patty blue green color…enjoyed your rosin paper post too! Happy friday dear one….xo

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  15. A beautiful and serene piece, Patty. I love all the lace and the lacy leaves you used. Have a nice weekend.

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  16. Blue amazing happiness, dear Patty, such a stunning colour, and your prints are so beautiful, together with the skeleton leaves, and laces, on your wonderful mono printed pages ,and truly we can`t get too much happiness,can we ?
    Hugs and smiles from Dorthe

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  17. A fabulous spread with great elements and texture.

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  18. Wonderful Pattie. I love this so touchable.
    Hugs
    xx

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  19. So beautiful, Patty. Your artwork always has such elegance to it.

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  20. Love this one!!! The colors are awesome and it’s put together very well. ♥ Have a great weekend!

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  21. While blue always makes me shudder, (maybe I drowned in a past life, lol?) I do love the layout you have done here! Aren’t old stamps such interesting things? Especially used ones – they always make me wonder who stuck them on and what hopes and thoughts went with the letter as it disappeared into the postal system.
    Thanks for your kind comments on my collage – its lovely to ‘meet’ new blogs!!

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  22. Wonderful texture and collage Patty! xxx

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  23. Patty at home and diligent again. Very nice your blue pages.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine xxooxx

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  24. Gorgeous page, beautiful blues and textures. Happy Weekend, Shirleyx

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  25. So nice…….. and, yes, happiness does depend on ourselves!!!

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  26. Yes, collages are absolute your medium! You created very beautiful blue-romantic sides. Best wishes – Ulrike

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  27. The layers and texture are amazing…

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  28. Skeleton leaves and lace! Two of my favorite collage items! And you used them beautifully, as always!

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