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Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Wooden Church Sterling VAinspired by a sweet little country church that has been turned into a landscaping business…

church 2as a bigger and more modern church probably was built to take its place…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Trio of arches

the peeling white wood and arch windows are so pleasing to me reminding me of the little wooden church Mr Magpie and I were married in so many years ago…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz art journal pagesI created two more pages in one of my art journals…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz ArchitectureSheila‘s fab theme of Architecture over at Art Journal Journey this month has had my wheels turning…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Build arch windowand I have been fiddling with cutting out magazine letters to create words lately…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz BUILD art journal pagesI had to laugh at myself as I spelled and spelled again focusing while sitting in front of the tv to be sure I spelled the words correctly as I glued each letter in place and that I did not breathe too heavily  which could have sent the letters flying…

Magpie's Nest Spooky Black n Whitesince I am still staying close to home with my banged up toe Mr Magpie has been snapping lots of photos for me and I play with some of them with my iPhone apps…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz iphoneography“October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.” ~Hal Borland

27 responses to “Build…

  1. Love your journal pages, really beautiful, and a great idea to use the pictures of the old church. I have often had problems putting words together out of letters, so know what you mean. Hope your toe is soon better. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

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  2. This spread is so utterly beautiful Patty.. love how this letters turned out – well done! Can imagine how difficult this is-like doing a puzzle..lol.
    The photos are terrific and your digital playing is gorgeous!
    I hope your toe recovers soon … ♥♥♥
    Thank you very much for this beautiful spread Patty!
    Happy weekend!
    oxo
    Susi

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    Oh gosh how great is this. LOVE it Patty. Ouch toe, get better fast. xox

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  4. Your pages are delightful Patty, as are Mr M’s photos. Look after that toe.

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  5. Oh I so love to find old buildings ..especially churches ♥ The pictures you have are great and I love what you’ve dome with them..both in your journal and the phone app. Hoping that your toe heals quickly so that you can get out and about again 🙂

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  6. I got in to big a hurry and hit post before I was finished. I wanted to tell you of a tick I accidentally discovered that works great for keeping set out letters in place so you can check the spelling and placement. just lay them out the way you want them on a gelli plate …they don’t blow way and you can pick them up one by one to glue them down. I also use a sticky pad that was made for laying you cellphone on the car dash and it won’t slide off…I got them from a wireless sales person but I’m sure you can buy them some where . Hope that helps.

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  7. Wow Patty! Your page is so beautiful! I know what you mean about keeping your letters from blowing away, although mine isn’t so much letters as words that I cut from books to make up quotes! Hubby’s photos are great! Take care of yourself! Chrisx

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  8. These photos have such a freshness – good work, Mr. Magpie.
    A bit of a tease showing us your art journal with all the coloured pages hiding inside.
    Funny how the longer we look at a word, the more it looks funny, even the simplest of words. Great idea to use magazine letters, all different.
    I seriously love your creations, your art journal pages with the lovely window and the architectural drawings on the other side, and your photo-editing play, and rather like “October is the fallen leaf”, it has echoes of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s words “Art is the Flower, Life is the Green Leaf”.

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  9. Those are brilliant tips Carol Thank you very much… Working/playing with those little cutout letters one by one is as close as I get to living on the edge these days LOL 😉

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  10. Beautiful, Patty. Reminds me of our neighbourhood church where I grew up and my parents were married. Your journal is getting nice and fat! Soon a new one. Love your quote. hugs, Donna

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  11. Love how you used the photos to create those pages. I’m with you, give me an arched window…and the reflections in the glass is so pretty!

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  12. Such a beautifully quaint building, utterly adorable and so sweet to bring memories flooding back for you and Mr Magpie.
    The magazine letters are so clever and I like that there is an image within the window.
    Always a joy to visit.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. What a lovely journal spread and so perfect for the theme. Whether it be photography, or journalling I can always recognize the Szymkovicz style! I love the photos Mr Magpie took and I love your beautiful page with its arched window and peeling paint. I really like the effect of the magazine letters. Whenever I do collage, I always seem to mislay a vital little scrap – a tiny cut out bird or butterfly and spend ages searching frantically! Well done for keeping all the vital letters from blowing away! I hope that your toe is nt causing you pain and that the healing process will not take too long xx

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  14. Beautiful photos once again as well as the digital editing. And lest I forget the wonderful journal page you created with the ransom lettering. Nicely done!!!

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  15. You have truly outdone yourself. These are insanely wonderful pages. At one time I had a huge selection of letters I had cut from magazines. Then I realized I never used them, so got rid of them. Now I wish I hadn’t because you did such a great job finding the right letters for each and every word.

    That last photo, the one you altered, looks like you added a halo around the church. I enjoyed the suggestion of it all.

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  16. Wonderful pages Patty! I love the quote, & your use of all the different letters, it looks fab! Lovely photos too.
    Have a great weekend, hope that toe mends soon 🙂
    Alison xxx

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  17. I am so glad the landscaping company took over the building. It is beautiful and too nice to just abandon or tear down. Your journal pages really do it justice. I hope your poor toe is better soon! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. Please tell Mr.Magpie, thank you for taking and sharing his photos!
    The way your imagination plays is wonderful and inspiring!
    I must tell you that little church you were married in is just beautiful- just like a picture book place! thanks so much for sharing this with us!
    And I see one of my favorite photos of you in the sidebar- with your umbrella on the shore- just delightful dear Patty!!
    lots of love xo
    ps- I do hope that toe is healing! ouchie!! “)

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  19. Dear Patty, another wonderful spread, so wonderful with the building pieces under the text on left page, and the beautiful arch window, with a view ,-on the right ! I also sometimes looks for letters in magazines, and have difficulties in finding them ,after. 🙂
    The little church is looking beautiful, and it must have been lovely for you two,-getting married in one, looking a bit like this,
    So sorry ,you are still not able to walk much, I dearly hope soon you are all better, dear friend.
    Big hug from Dorthe

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  20. Such a beautiful church, and very clever to use it as inspiration for your journalpage! Haha, I can just see you sitting there with your cut-out letters trying not to breathe 😉 But the result is great!

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  21. I love old buildings… I should go out and take photos more as I now live in a town with lots of old houses and beautiful architecture… thanks for the inspiration and I hope you will soon be able to go for long walks and take pics yourself. Big hug from Zeeland dear soulsister!

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  22. I’m so happy to see old churches (and schools) turned into something else rather than them being torn down and all that history lost. I’ve often dreamed of living in an old barn (refurbished inside of course!).

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  23. Beautiful inspiration for theses wonderful journal pages- wow!

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  24. How utterly beautiful Patty. Such an inspiring post.

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  25. So beautiful pages, my friend!And the quote is delightful but your photos are magical!

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  26. stunning photos and I LOVE the play with magazine lettering….always inspiring me !!! THanks Patty!

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  27. This is a wonderful post from you with the images of this pretty little white church! Is there a more romantic place to get married? Wooden churches does not exist here, they are all made of stone.
    … But right now we have the same blue sky as you! Love Ulrike

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