let the Light guide your way…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz hold every memorywords from this special song along with a digital image of one of my photographs of bare winter trees layered with a photo of some of my artwork were the inspiration for these journal pages (see the lady above) …

Magpie's Nest gesso and paint with palette knife

lots of layers of gesso and paint applied with a plastic palette knife (the girl below is from a gift catalog)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz let the Light guide your way

  this is my first time joining Paint Party Friday and I am also linking to Art Journal Journey’s Winter Wonderland challenge (my other entries at AJJ are #30, 42, 61, 85)…

51 responses to “let the Light guide your way…

  1. Beautiful journal work as always Patty, love the cool colours. Thanks again for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Lovely work, welcome!

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  3. Beautiful combination of cool colors. I love bare trees! Gorgeous.

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  4. Oooh, Patty, your pages are so cool and calming. Beautiful!
    Happy PPF xx

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  5. Love your page. Happy PPF

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  6. Your gift catalogs are a lot more upscale than mine (grin). This spread is gorgeous, and I am always impressed by how much detail you include in your work. It’s beautiful and thought provoking at the same time.

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  7. This is wonderful Patty! I am thrilled about it – very artsy! Thank you so much for another fabulous spread dedicated to Art Journal Journey ! Happy PPF and happy weekend to you and Mr. Magpie!
    Love from
    Susi

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  8. A wonderful, stark and wintry background Patty! Great images and quote too.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend,
    Alison xxx

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  9. Hi Patty – lovely pages! Have you made your own Gesso? I was just looking into that on the weekend – am intrigued with the idea!
    Welcome to PPF!!

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  10. Hi Patty welcome to Paint Party Friday. Your journal page is gorgeous. I love the chalky feel to the texture and cold wintry colours work perfectly for the theme.

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  11. Wonderful spread with a heartfelt message to match the beautiful images.

    Thank you for joining us again at Art Journal Journey

    Love Chrissie xx

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  12. Ma chère Patty, tout d’abord nous adorons Charlie Puth en France, il passe en boucle à la maison, quelle magnifique voix et quel beau texte, si triste, il va bien avec ta photo. Je vois que tu découpes toi aussi des personnages dans des revues, tes pages sont magnifiques.
    And what’s small turn to a friendship, a friendship turn into a bond
    Bizzzz
    MAPY

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  13. This page is very stark and beautiful. I love your tree photo on the page! And the gift catalog girl is a good find, she works really well on your stark background!

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  14. Very well put together .. love the coolness you have achieved with colour .. photos are gorgeous and I have fallen in love with your catalog girl. hugs, Donna

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  15. I have always been drawn to the stark, melancholy beauty of trees in winter. You have portrayed them with such feeling. Thank you for the link to the song. I had not heard it before, and it really touched my heart, this rainy morning. Sending a big hug.

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  16. Patty, your journal pages are so beautiful. The thing I see in your art is that it isn’t just about being seen. Your art holds so much meaning and emotion. Thank you for sharing. So glad to see you at the PPF.

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  17. Wonderful new winter pages, my dear Patty, those trees looks so gorgeous in all the whiteness, and cold. And your girl sending almost unearthly rays out into the world. Love seeing your mix of paint and gesso !!
    Have a wonderful weekend Patty !!xoxo

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  18. a really beautiful journal spread filed with love and memories. Welcome to PPF my friend!!

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  19. peaceful and elegant

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  20. I love the beautiful shades of blue and the wintery trees

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  21. Lovely winter scene. the simple pencil marks make it. xox

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  22. Oh I love Winter trees so much, there is such beauty and grace in their starkness, a beautiful post as always filled with poetry.

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  23. I love your approach to art. The artwork is beautiful. Welcome to PPF, really glad you found us. Thanks for the visit. Blessings, Janet

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  24. Beautiful pages, love the large area of open background which makes you look at the fabulous .
    Yvonne xx

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  25. It’s beautiful Patty! I love that song so much, and the blank space on your page fits so well with the lyrics and meaning of the song. Wonderful work!

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  26. That is a beautiful journal page – I love the whole feel of it – the color, the words, and the texture! Happy PPF! xo Silke

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  27. you have captured the art of elegant simplicity, just beautiful…

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  28. Happy New Year Patty (although the month is already halfway, time flies!) Looking out of my atelier window on the second floor, I see clear blue skies and a low winter-sun… nothing ‘white and winter’ (but I guess temperatures aren’t as Spring-like when I go outside…) The forecast predicted snow in the Netherlands but the only region that will not see anything of that is Zeeland… my ‘isolated island’ is as pigheaded as I am! (Is that the right word? “Übermütig” maybe, although that doesn’t sound right too… in Dutch I mean “Eigenwijs”….) What I wanted to say: I love seeing your winter-page… it’s serene and beautiful!

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  29. Happy New Year Patty!!
    Love your wintery works of art
    Happy #PPF

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  30. Hi Patty–I am new to PPF too. I love this work–the cold blue feel of the pages and the bare trees–just lovely. Nice to meet you. 🙂 Always happy to find new art friends. xo Dea

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  31. This is a little beauty!! Nice texture and color!

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  32. Welcome to Paint Party Friday Patty,
    Your artwork is beautiful and it was interesting to read all about your technique. The texture is perfect for the winter wonderland.
    (Thanks for visiting my blog. Unfortunately I pressed the wrong button deleting your comment… it was very early in the morning and still dark…well that’s my excuse ;D)
    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy PPF to you.

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  33. Hello Patti, I loved listening to the music and browsing through you lovely post. Welcome to PPF!
    ~~ Irene

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  34. I love the simplicity of this page. It gives focus to the starkness of the photo of the trees. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. Welcome to PPF.

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  35. So very beautiful Patti! Happy New Year!

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  36. Beautiful pages Patti!!! ~Sophia

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  37. Beautiful pages! Love the pretty color palette! Happy PPF 🙂

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  38. Lovely spread! The song is beautiful, heart-wrenching and soul touching–all at the same time. Your digi photo of your trees is beautiful, too!

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  39. I took me a little while to see the lady but when I did it was a pleasant surprise. She really looks like that is where she belongs. As always Patty, beautifully done — so creative.
    sandy xx

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  40. Wonderful pages!

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  41. I so love bare trees! There are one of my favourite art subjects and I just can’t get enough of them. I love the colours you’ve chosen for this spread too, so magical and wintry. It’s always a treat to dip into your journals. xx

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  42. What fabulous winter pages Patty! Great textures and a beautiful combination of colors as always. Super!
    Mar xx

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  43. Beautiful work!
    and your Colorado/Utah photos are amazing!!!

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  44. I love the (deceptive) simplicity of the right hand page with your lovely artistically altered photo of the bare trees, and I like the way you have used the gift catalog picture, very ingenious.
    Nice to see you at PPF this week, even although I wasn’t there this week (if that makes sense).
    Thanks for the link to the beautiful song.

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  45. Wow, gorgeous pages – such a simple colour palette but a huge impact – and I love the textures you’ve achieved in the background.

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  46. I am humbled be the real artists in this meme!

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  47. Hi Patty! I’ve been so out of the loop lately but thought I’d go blog hopping, and of course yours is one of the first ones to check! You do such beautiful work and you’re so good about blogging regularly! I’m trying to get back to it. 🙂 Happy New Year!

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  48. Welcome to Paint Party Friday 🙂 You will see that it is a great community. Great textures on the page. Thank you for visiting 🙂

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  49. I have a gesso journal all primed — backgrounds painted in. It’s time to get off my butt and think “I need to be dedicated like Patty!”

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  50. Wonderful page, love the wintry feel and those beautiful bare trees!

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  51. This is a wonderful page 😉 and thank you for your visit and kind comment…have a loveley Sunday

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