The present moment…

TIME is the August challenge theme over at Art Journal Journey…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Powerful Goddess journal pages (1)a beautiful leaf that I found on a walk and painted inspired me to create these pages in my red rosin monoprint art journal (I used soft gel medium to adhere the leaf to my page)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Powerful Goddess journal pages (2)

I have lots of favorite quotes about time and this one from Goethe seemed to fit nicely with the image of the blessed mother that I happened upon in my stash…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Powerful Goddess journal pagesI like the idea of being in the present moment and enjoying it to the fullest…may your time be filled with many happy moments ~♥~

27 responses to “The present moment…

  1. Beautiful pages and quote, full of peace and harmony! Thanks so much for making these lovely pages for Art Journal Journey, Alles Liebe, Valerie

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  2. Great pages Patty!!!! Love the feeling of PEACE they give ♥

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  3. Viewing your posts is always a happy moment for me dear Patty. Your journals and photos are always a delight.

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  4. Beautiful pages Patty

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  5. This is more than fantastic dear Patty… gosh that is awesome!
    Love the whole concept here and all the wonderful colors and textures..just amazing! A new favourite of mine Patty!
    ♥♥♥ Thanks a miilion for such a beautiful entry my friend – it’s a pleasure for Art Journal Journey to have you with us!
    love
    Susi

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  6. Golly Patty. What a lovely spread. It is so calming and beautiful. That leaf is gorgeous.

    When I find leaves too fragile to press, I usually coat them with gel medium on both sides before adding them to any spread. I like how you painted yours, which of course, took the place of the gel medium. This is a beauty.

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  7. I love what you have done with your leaf..such a spiritual page and the onus of living in the present moment and slowing down which is what I try to do but its not easy sometimes with a busy family

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  8. A gorgeous journal spread. So peaceful to look at and how true those words, to enjoy each precious moment we are given.
    Yvonne x

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  9. You know Patty that I am in love with your style – beautifully done Sugar!!
    Sandy xx

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  10. That leaf has such fragile beauty which contrasts perfectly with the beautiful strength of the blessed mother. Your pages are superb!

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  11. The lacy leaf is such a nice addition to this already gorgeous page. Inspiration is certainly all around you!

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  12. Oh Patty dear, what stunning pages from you again.
    The leafe is stunning in it`s golden dress, and is such a piece of beauty, from natures hand, now even more beautiful on your blue page, and with the lovely madonna on the other page . Also wonderful is your old book pages on both sides, with the altering with brownish gold, and the layers you have created. Stunning is the word, my friend !!!!
    Dorthe oxox

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  13. Fabulous pages and a beautiful image. I also love the textures and the colors. Brilliant, Patty!

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  14. This is gorgeous. Love the leaf!

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  15. Dear Patty,
    I love the thoughts you have and in the pages visualised for us. Great impressive art work.
    I wish you a nice weekend. Here in Europe it is to hot for thinking, my brain melts away*gg*
    Big hugs Anja

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  16. everything is so beautiful here – the golden leaf and the goddess as well. another fantastic spread in your typical style!

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  17. I am transfixed by the gentle peaceful air that exudes from this particular artwork. Beautiful blend of colours which add to the peaceful air and the leaf is sublime. Such a beautiful post.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. I am doing my best this week (and always, to be honest) to live in the present moment and not project nor look back unless it is helpful. Your pages certainly do capture that present!

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  19. Beautiful! I’ve been away from blogging for so long! I will be back soon to read your posts and see your beautiful art!

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  20. I love your found leaf Patty, so pretty & delicate! A beautiful spread altogether!
    Alison xxx

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  21. So beautiful. you do blue and gold so well…. I have a sticky note to remind me of this months theme just in case I get a creative moment. 🙂

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  22. Glad I saw this one second (after the skull).
    What a lovely quote and you’ve made such a gentle page.
    I will calm down and think of The Now.

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  23. How perfect to have this be the first post to read this morn.
    My children were here for the past week and I did not read my emails till today. Now that everyone has left and the rain is coming down, I sit here
    with my coffee and enjoy your visual delights as well as perfect quotes/thoughts to start my day!
    Gorgeous dear Patty! xoxo

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  24. Such gorgeous pages…you certainly have a way with color and I love the subtleties…such a fragile looking leaf preserved through time! ♥

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  25. Gorgeous aer work!

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  26. Lovely pages with the maple leaf and the wonderful madonna. I like how you have composed it. I also like maple trees, we have four japanese maple trees in our garden. The maple leaves are very decorative and in autumn very colorful, nice to use them for autumn decoration.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine

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