last time I saw Paris…

the first cut into my large sheet of Paris Cavallini & Co. paper was the hardest so I decided to use two nice sized pieces for the first pages in my French Travel JournalMagpie's Nest places in Parisalmost too nice to cover up adding a couple of images from a French book and the baguettes from a bread bag……

Magpie's Nest linen pouchadding a stitched linen pouch on the left hand page filled with ticket stubs and such (Chris’ lovely tag is in there too)…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Map of Parisjoining in again for Art Journal Journey’s MAPS challenge

Magpie's Nest Patty & Jim Szymkowicz“The last time I saw Paris,

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Paris sightsher heart was warm and gay,

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Paris ImpressionsI heard the laughter of her heart in every street café.” -Oscar Hammerstein II

22 responses to “last time I saw Paris…

  1. Wonderful Paris pages, your French journal will be a treasure trove of happy memories. Thanks for joining us again at AJJ, Alles Liebe, Valerie

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  2. Aaaaaaah Paris…no place like it on earth. Love those photos…and I actually have the same map.

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  3. Great idea to have a pocket to hold bits and pieces that you can take out and look at from time to time. The photos of the architectural elements are fascinating – I especially like the seashells. I always wonder about the artists who created them – some seem so playful, some so personal, all seem like a lot of extra work for elements that may or may not be noticed (except by detail-oriented people like you). What exactly was the half circle filled with feathers/leaves, some kind of tribute to WWI (grande guerre hommages)?

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  4. Love these additions you are showing us. Your journal will be fabulous and full of memories. Lovely photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. Wonderful map pages with the pieces of the old book. And the photos are amazing again, they would be very perfect to fill a nice Guide about Paris and other French locations. I can’t stop watching them, really great!
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine xox

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  6. Love what you did with the journal page! The little pouch to hold things is great and I love all of the photos you shared. Use the papers now and enjoy them. When we’re gone out relatives will probably toss all of put treasures in a dumpster so enjoy them and use them now ♥

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  7. I collected some maps and other ephemera during my artist residency in New Norfolk (Tasmania) this month – a journal or collages canvases might eventuate! Or both … love what you’ve done here 😊

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  8. “The hardest cut of all” was what I was thinking when I read how hard it was for you to cut into this beautiful map. Like you, I would never be able to completely cover over it.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the photos, too. You have a great eye for the unusual, the unexpected, and the details. Simply lovely, dear!

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  9. Fantastic Patty! I love that map page and the ticket pocket!!! Xox

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  10. Oh wow Patty — wonderful pages – amazing photos! You made such wonderful pages to commemorate your Paris trip! Awesome!
    So glad you share all this with us at Art Journal Journey!
    Thank you!
    Happy weekend to you and Mr.Magpie!
    oxo Susi

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  11. Your travel book is beautiful, a wonderful keepsake. Your photographs as always, are gorgeous. I love the purple flowers that you were showing on Facebook recently (was that yesterday? I can’t remember… it’s been very busy that last few weeks… ) Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

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  12. another great journal spread with one of my favorite themes ever! LOVE the fabric pockets you created for your mementos. I too love the Cavallini products and tend to hold on but you did a great job not covering up too much of that beautiful map paper. And the photos-perfect mosaics of a most beautiful city!

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  13. Such beautiful and calming tones of nature, on the spread, dear Patty. I love what you created, -the pouch with tags and tickets is a wonderful idea, and makes still room to see the beautiful card ,you used. Also gorgeous photos from the City of Love, and the poem so very lovely !!
    Thank you dearest friend.
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  14. Freda Butler

    Magnifique!

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  15. I think you used your paper wisely. Just enough is exposed and the little cloth pouch makes a perfect memorabilia holder. I think it is a great map also. So are you finished with your Paris journal now or do we have ore fantastic pages to see? Hugs-Erika

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  16. Hallo Patty
    It?s so great, I can`t find the word.
    Thank you for these images
    A leisurely day for you.
    Sadie
    Here is a translator not necessary ;-))

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  17. Marvelous pages and I so get the angst at cutting into that wonderful sheet. Secret hoarding tendencies I expect!! Love it and all your photos. xox

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  18. I have that same paper and all I can say is that you are a braver woman than I have been to date! I love that paper and don’t know where/how to cut. I guess if you can do it, should at least try!

    The spread is magnificent. I love the pocket and little touches and what a perfect place for your stubs and mementos. One of my favorites. (How many times have I said that on a Patty post?!)

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  19. What a wonderful idea to add the linen pouch to keep all those super mementos … lovely page Patty 🙂

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  20. Exquisite… I love all in your blog post, indeed my fav!

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  21. Oh Patty! I don’t think I could have done it – the map I mean! What an amazing spread and of course your photos are fabulous! Chrisx

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  22. Wonderful photos and yes, that paper is beautiful, I see why you had a difficult time covering it! lol

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