Polska

taking a break from organizing gave me a chance to create these two art journal pages for Art Journal Journey’s Post & Postage challenge which began with the image of the owl and a young girl from a page of green and brown images (wish I could give credit but they were already printed out with no identification)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Polska Owl Pages (1)

after that bits of plastered vintage book pages and the green dry cleaning numbers found their way onto the left page…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Polska Owl Pages (2)

washi tape…a newspaper sketch of chives… torn scraps of various papers and a bit of sari ribbon with some fabric daisy trim where I painted the centers…

Magpie's Nest Polska Owl Girl

I had several postage stamps in mind but when I saw the colors in the lovely Polish stamp I knew it was the one…

Magpie's Nest Wren

because of a wren nesting in the corner of our back porch I was not able to photograph my pages in my favorite spot with great light…

Magpie's Nest singing wren through lace curtainthere is a lot of tweeting and activity going on with those precious birdies … I snapped the photo above from my computer chair looking through our net and lace curtain …

33 responses to “Polska

  1. Your journal pages are totally stupendous, love EVERYTHING about your spread. And the bird photos have found a way to my heart! Alles Liebe, Hugs, Valerie

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  2. ….And thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey!!

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  3. A lovely little wren. How lucky you are that they have chosen to nest with you, even if they are disrupting your photography

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  4. This pages are just marvelous dear Patty… there is everything so brilliant and goes so well together..a masterpiece!
    The photos of this wonderful birdies are awesome! Thank you for sharing and thank you very much liebe Patty for another superb entry to Art Journal Journey this month!
    You make me happy!
    xxx
    Happy weekend!
    oxo
    Susi

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  5. I would rather have slightly less light and be able to photograph those adorable wrens nesting! And I think the pages were lit perfectly fine. They’re really lovely. I do like that owl!

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  6. Beautiful pages…your books are absolute treasures. Such a pretty little wren…I wouldn’t want to disturb it either.

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  7. Oh My Gosh dear patty,your pages are just amazing,love the owl image and all softness texture,very beautiful.
    have a nice weekend,here is hot and sunny.

    husg jeannette

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  8. Your journal pages are beautiful, love the owl and the wonderful soft colours and textures.
    Yvonne

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  9. I really enjoyed seeing this page and how you brought all those disparate parts together in harmony. You make the most of your scraps, your images, and your knowledge of what goes together. This is a stunning spread. I love it, and adore the bird photos. I would never have gotten anything that clear using my camera through a window and lace curtains.

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  10. Beautiful pages Patty!!! I love the photos of the wrens too. How wonderful to have them nesting on your porch 🙂 Enjoy!! ~Sophia

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  11. Oh my,,, these pages are so fantastic! !! ♡♡♡♡♡ It’s a masterpiece journal spread ☆ Some really great bird photos too ;-). Wrens are so entertaining to watch and listen too. You hit the mark with everything with this post♡♡♡♡

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  12. There is everything to love in this post – your journal pages are so delightful and the colors just gorgeous and, of course, how lucky are we to have the wonder of visiting birds at our door!!!
    Sending hugs on wings,
    Suzy

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  13. sparkledaysstudio

    So harmonious your pages Patty. The green is so soothing. Cute image of the young girl in her head scarf and the wheat. Nice stamps too. xox

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  14. Love the journal pages – you always have such lovely elements xx The wren photos are great x Have a relaxing weekend xx

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  15. you are a master of altered books and journals. eyecandy! and the wren is so sweet, too! have a great week ahead, patty!

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  16. Absolutely wonderful page. The green, cream and white meld so well together.

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  17. Such a stunning piece! Love the colors, images, and composition!

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  18. Lovely, lovely! Gorgeous soft colours and beautful images. Great work!

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  19. Oh, lovely journal pages with the sweet innocence of daisies! And what a gorgeous owl! They are such beautiful birds. And that brings me to the wrens! What joy that they are now filling your garden with activity. They are such tiny yet such perfect creatures! xxx

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  20. Such a beautiful spread Patty! You really tie a page together so well–your elements just blend!

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  21. Beautiful pages. Love the green touches. Cute bird shots! Nesting!!! I do love nesting birds!

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  22. How perfectly all the elements fit together! The Polish stamp is just right! Did you add the daisies on the girl’s head scarf and at her neckline? I love the way the sari ribbon and daisy trim enhance the ones on the girl. Taking pictures of birds through the window is such a fun way to capture their antics.

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  23. A beautiful spread, so many wonderful details!
    I love your adorable little wren too Patty. The tits and blackbirds have been feasting on the tiny strawberries in our garden, and it was fun watching them today.
    Alison xxx

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  24. Love your creativity!

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  25. Dawn Anthony

    Beautiful work Hun xx

    Have a nice day.

    >

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  26. Wonderful pages and very beautiful photographs

    Love Chrissie x

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  27. What a great camera to get that photo through your curtain!!!
    I adore these pages Patty!! As usual, you make such glorious art look so simply done- nothing to it! Ha! One has to have the talent and imagination that you do to create such beauties!! “)
    I hope you day is a wonderful one! xoxo

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  28. What nice bird photos. Your new pages look again very lovely with its white and green decoration elements on it. I like it much.
    Dear greetings
    Sabine

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  29. I was just admiring your artwork when I came to the little wren, of course we can’t disturb him.
    Your collage is so pretty with the green laundry number(!), the owl, the pretty stamp and the ribbon with daisies, and so much more, two lovely unique pages.

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  30. Wonderful journal pages Patty. I need to get back to my journal.
    The little wren is precious – beautiful pictures.
    Sandy xx

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  31. Hello sweet friend,- what a gorgeous spread, Patty.
    The pages are each little masterpieces, hold together by the wonderful green different elements. Yes the Polish stamp is so very beautiful, and love you used the piece of dry cleaning numbers , just gorgeous!!
    The sweetest Wren needs its quiet, on its nest ,:-) how adorable it is .
    Dorthe, xoxo

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  32. I think having the opportunity to photograph those wonderful little wrens most likely makes up for losing your favourite photographing spot. They are such sweet little birds!

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  33. Oh how lucky you are to have a wren! They have the sweetest song! So enjoying looking through your blog!

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