shelter from the storm…

here in the Washington, DC area we are still digging out from the recent blizzard which left generous amounts of snow everywhere in its path…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz 24 January 2016

~ I ♥ Snow ~

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz SNOW TULIPSafter the storm the brilliant blue skies along with that blanket of white inspired a winter page using some of my favorite colors…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Shelter from the storm collage stepsI blended oil pastels with white gesso and did a bit of stenciling with some heavy white gesso too…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz close up of Micathe final step was brushing on some Mica highlights which was tricky to capture in my photographs…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Shelter From The Stormjoining in again for the theme of Winter Wonderland over at Art Journal Journey…

“Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.”
~Bill Morgan, Jr.

20 responses to “shelter from the storm…

  1. A wonderful page Patty, love the soft colours and beautiful texture, everything is breathtaking. Thanks for joining us again at AJJ, Hugs, Valerie

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  2. A magical page and great photographs as well. Thank you for all your support at Art Journal Journey

    Take care

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Look at that blue sky! Wow! Your pages are amazing!

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  4. A wonderful magical page with all those super tones of blue.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. Lovely page! It does capture the feeling of snow 🙂

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  6. How beautifully you evoked the blue skies and snow. This is such a lovely celebration of Winter’s beauty. xx

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  7. Your journal page is goregous, love the icy colour and texture. Again I love your snow photos, the sky just couldn’t get any bluer. The can with the pink tulips and heart in the snow is fabulous. Enjoy xxx

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  8. Love all the blue tones, you captured that snowy magic in such a lovely way. Hope you are digging out and are well. Best, Kim

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  9. The soft colors and textures are so beautiful – what a lovely page dear Patty!
    I am also thrilled about all the amazing photos of the snow!
    Happy Thursday and thank you so much for another fantastic page to the winter wonderland theme over at Art Journal Journey!
    oxo
    Susi

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  10. Beautiful page winter Patty!!! I love the soft colors. The photos of the blue sky against the crisp white snow are breathtaking!! ~Sophia

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  11. I really like all the details in your page! The texture and layers are just gorgeous. I always learn so much from seeing your beautiful art.

    Can you believe we can already see patches of grass? That is how much it has warmed up. Very cold last night, but up in the 40s again today!

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  12. I am truly impressed with this beauty, and of course, I love the photos of your house. I was surprised you didn’t have roof damage, because I was reading how little snow it takes to weigh a roof down. You must have excellent insulation, because I noticed the roof on the house across the street was already visible.

    Back to your art, this is a genuine masterpiece, and I love the blues and lavenders you used on this page. It certainly conjured up a sense of cold and snow.

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  13. I LOVE the photo with the watering can of tulips! I can just feel how you are reveling in all this snow and how it is inspiring you to create so many magical projects 🙂

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  14. Wonderful frosty page in this nice ice blue colors. The snow on your roof looks dangerous high. Some years ago we had so much snow in a week that some roofs had been broken. Snow is very heavy.
    Liebste Grüße
    Sabine xox

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  15. Boy, talk about a perfect representation of the blizzard and its beautiful aftermath — you really nailed it! So stunning. I always feel like a broken record when I tell you how much I love your work but I simply can’t help it. It always lifts me.

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  16. You captured the essence of winter so perfectly and beautifully. The blue definitely conjures up the blue of a winter sky and the blanket of peaceful snow.
    The stencilling is gorgeous.
    Patty, I am catching up on comments. Were you not able to see my blushes from across the ocean LOL.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  17. Excellent page Patty! I love the title as well- perfect choice! Wish the mica would show better- It is always difficult to get a good shot of the shiny! heehee xoxo

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  18. I love your Snow photos and the wonderful art you were inspired to create! Hugs, Chrisx

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  19. I’m not a fan of winter, so much say that I appreciate your wintery art much more than the ‘real’ thing!

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