the work of our hearts…

another spread in an altered book for the Art Journal Journey February challenge “If Music Be the Food of Love“

Magpie's Nest beginning pagestorn pieces of a vintage 1911 invoice (I used the original instead of a copy like I might have done in the past) … German book text… and a digital collage on the right of L♥ve stitcheries and assorted buttons…

Magpie's Nest TAP transfer onto book paperthe birds are from my photograph made into a TAP transfer and ironed onto book text

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Hands to Heart CreateHazel’s challenge for AJJ this month is an inspiring one…

Michael Bridge heart and hands quote

 

30 responses to “the work of our hearts…

  1. Beautiful journal pages again, love the mix of old ephemera – I love to use ‘real’ ones, too, they have a special feel. Thanks for another heArtful spread for Art Journal Journey, Alles Liebe Patty, Valerie

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  2. That#s another amazing spread that totally touches my heart liebe Patty. Love that you used your own photo to transfer . You amaze me every time I come see what you are up to.
    And that wonderful quote from Michael Bridge is just wonderful – thank you for sharing all this with us at Art Journal Journey – “nourishment of the soul”
    for me -so very artful and a big pleasure to see!!!

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  3. Gorgeous pages Patty!

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  4. More wonderful pages, I love how you’ve put all the different elements together – love it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  5. Gorgeous page Patty. I love these little birdies- how cute are they in silhouette form. I love all the rich texture on your page. make it a good one!

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  6. Gorgeous collage, so many wonderful elements, the birds are fabulous. Love it ! Shirleyxx

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  7. Always love your pages Patty!!! Simply beautiful 🙂 ~Sophia

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  8. Wonderful work again in your journal in your favorite colors – very nicely put together! Liebe Grüße von Ulrike

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  9. Love it Patty and I especially love your quote and I even printed it out — I should put it on on every post. When I started in this, there were so many styles that I did not like or really were not me. As I continued on, I found more and more people that reflected my heart’s desire. I am more comfortable now being more ME and that for me is a miracle from God!!
    By the way Sugar, you are a big part of that!!
    Love everything you do!!!!!
    sandy xx

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  10. Another beautiful piece Patty ♥♥♥♥ Love the way you have mixed all the little tidbits of items to make a beautiful love story .

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  11. Patty, your pages gets more and more interesting and amazing, like this spread, which I so love.
    The birds from a photo, transferred unto TAP, a great idea, and the beautiful crackled heart, with buttons and stitched love , so wonderful.
    I love the heart flower on the other side and all the old papers you used !!
    Such a beautiful visit, dear friend.
    Hugs to you from me.

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  12. ooh wow,liebe patty,your page are so wonderful with the cute birds and lovely hearts,love the soft textur too.

    hugs jenny

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  13. Beautifully created – I really like this 🙂
    Gill x

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  14. Play on Patty…I so enjoy learning about your process.

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  15. I love this, Patty. The little birds over the text are just lovely. What a wonderful quote you have finished with too.You do find the very best inspirational quotes. Thank you for being always kind and always an inspiration! xx

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  16. Stunning pages, love how you created this spread.
    Yvonne xx

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  17. Another lovely spread with all that vintage papery. xox

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  18. More pretty pages! I can imagine those birds singing their little hearts out.

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  19. Wonderful spread, Patty. The birds are adorable. I love the German text and the music notes. Beautifully done.

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  20. I really love the way you have made the birdies picture, and the rest sits wonderfully round it.

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  21. Oh how nice, you made these pages with music in your heart. I can see the fun you had by creating it. Great Artwork!
    Happy weekend dear friend.
    Sabine xox

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  22. You have incorporated SO many wonderful techniques in this spread, it’s hard to pick one to focus on. Just like your vignettes, it takes several looks before you take it all in.

    I was glad to see you used the real invoice, because I often wonder why people wait and save something, only to keep it and never use it in the end.

    Had to laugh at your comment on my Golden fluid acrylics. I use them for art I’m sending to others, or for techniques where craft acrylics don’t seem adequate. But I can’t justify using them for my art that merely meets a challenge.

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  23. Stunning piece of work – so many interesting pieces to make the whole. Beautifully put together. If it disappears from your home – you will know where to find it. WANT. :o) hugs, Donna

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  24. lovely work and a perfect quote! xox

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  25. Patty,
    Incorporating one of your photographs brings a wonderful touch to this spread. The heart appeals to me also and I like the inclusion of the torn ephemera.
    Beautiful!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  26. All those bits and pieces really pull me into your pages. Such a fabulous spread and another great quote!

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  27. we both to have singing birds on our minds:):) Just beautiful with the hearts and buttons.

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  28. Love these pages. And I’m so proud of you for using the original!!! The original is proud to be in your art….. it might end up in a trash pile one day if it remained “saved”. Now it’s in a piece of art!

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  29. This is stunning Patty! I love that you have stamped onto text but best of all – using original papers! I have decided to use some of my original ephemera – much better use it now and enjoy it than shuffle through a box and wish that I had! Hugs, Chrisx

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  30. So very beautiful Patty!
    I see you used the original, eeks, I am still getting up the nerve to do this,but hope to follow your lead soon! heehee

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