bleu… blue… blau… azul… blu… blauw…

inspiration for these art journal pages began with an ArtChix Studio 2002 BLUE Image sheet… I am always drawn to cyanotype images…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Blue right pagethe small squares are from a resized photo of an inchie collage I made a few years ago…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Blue left pagemy blue Stabilo pencil came in handy for shading along with a bit of musical tape so I am joining with Art Journal Journey’s February challenge “If Music Be the Food of Love“…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz BLUE Art Journal Pages“I met a girl who sang the blues, And I asked her for some happy news, But she just smiled and turned away” -Don McLean

31 responses to “bleu… blue… blau… azul… blu… blauw…

  1. Such pretty pages! We are now resizing our inchies, I see! hee hee!

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  2. Of course blue!…what else. Love it.

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  3. Made me think of that old song. Lavender blue dilly dilly. xoxoxo

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  4. Another great blue spread. One can always use more blue ♥

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  5. Oh these are so elegant and lovely! Blue is one of my favorite colors.

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  6. These pages are eerily beautiful.

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  7. Wonderful page Patty, love the gorgeous blues, and all the lovely texture. Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

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  8. Even in blue you are achieving the perfect vintage touch which the most artists just can get with the help of brown! Just unique this spread in it’s blue and textured elegance and I am in love with that amazing flying doorway as well!
    What a wonderful Sunday morning for me to begin the day with amazing art!
    Thank you for this and thank you for the beautiful piece meant for
    Art Journal Journey!

    Happy Sunday liebe Patty!
    Knuddel
    oxo Susi ♥

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  9. A really beautiful journal page – great composition. Love the doorway which I always find fascinating in any piece … the blue is a rather special shade. I find the entire piece very pleasing .. the blue is relaxing. xo hugs, Donna

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  10. This is gorgeous, and I loved the cyanotype images. Ironically, I was talking about ARTchix today, too. Too bad they no longer have a lot of their beautiful things they were so famous for.

    Your spread is beautiful, I love the music tape, and the lace is the perfect embellishment. Now all I can say is “Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie!!”

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  11. Wow! Such a fascinating spread and the blue is so intense – it gives a very wintery feel to the pages. So beautiful!

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  12. How stunning! Lovely to see our beloved ArtChix images still being used!

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  13. I love your blue and white pages always, a bit of rust, some wonderful collage. xox

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  14. These blues are so gorgeous! I love how you have made this! Hugs, Chrisx

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  15. The blues look fantastic, its a great journal spread.
    Yvonne xx

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  16. I had this Artchix sheet and I remember it well. I love cyanotype prints too, and what a cool spread you made using them. I love the little music you added to this page- I think the woman above the music could easily be an opera star from her outfit. 🙂

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  17. Love your page the blue is gorgeous x

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  18. wow gorgeous creations, love these shades of blue!
    Groetjes Karin

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  19. as always the blue is so captivating – as well as the cyno type – love it all! did you create the cyan type or was it the image you had already?

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  20. i love cyanotype, too – actually tried it myself a few years ago (and now have forgotten where i stored the chemicals…). i remember These Sheets of Helga strauss from artchix, great spread, patty!
    and “american pie” is now the “Ohrwurm” for the rest of my day;)

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  21. So very stunning in all their blue beautiful tones, and I totally love the woman you created in cyanotype style. Is it a print Patty, or how did you do it . The doorway to heaven is so wonderful, and the keys already given to this lovely woman. You are an expert in blue tones, my dear friend.
    Dorthe, xoxo

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  22. What a fun flying door with its lacy hat, and I see it needs three keys to open it. Lovely blue art, Patty.

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  23. We are blue girls, aren’t we! Lovely but especially fond of the cynotype. Very mysterious!

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  24. A gorgeous page, the blues are beautiful, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  25. Your blue game looks amazing. I like the kind of negative images you used.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine xox

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  26. You my dear are on such a creative tear! I need to follow your inspiration! Kick my muse please! heehee
    Another beautiful spread and you work those blues so well! xoxo

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  27. I love, love, love this!! It’s blue, so of course I’m in love with it. Cynotype is amazing….such saturated hues.

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  28. Love, love, love!!! xxx

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  29. You do blue so well…. Just beautiful!

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  30. awesome page Patty!

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  31. Absolutely stunning work. I still have that sheet from the Artchix studio from years ago – they used to have the most amazing images and goodies, I do miss them. I love how you’ve kept the palette simple, it’s so very effective and gives the work a wonderful wintery feel.

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