Blessings…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz IN MY GARDEN 1another inspiring theme over at Art Journal Journey for July…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz IN MY GARDEN 2many thanks to Yvonne of Meggys Way and all of the participants…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz single pagesas a final offering I created a 9 x 12″ canvas inspired by a photo of a statue in the sumptuous gardens of Isola Madre on Lake Maggiore in Italy… Magpie's Nest Blessings Lady

lots of layers (pattern tissue… citrasolv paper… cheesecloth… netting… vintage lace and trims adhered with my favorite soft gel medium)…Magpie's Nest BLESSINGS closeupat first I had stamped IMAGINE on tissue paper with some turquoise ink that was too light so that gave me a chance to change the word to BLESSINGS (Art Impressions, Oregon USA)…Magpie's Nest Blessings supplies

I rushed a bit on this and intend to go back and add some touches of green paint…thanks so much for visiting ~♥~

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz BLESSINGS“It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts.” -Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

21 responses to “Blessings…

  1. You have made lots of gorgeous pages for us at AJJ these past couple of months, so hope you will keep going next month….This canvas is wonderful, love it, and your beautiful style. Have a great Sunday, hugs, Valerie

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  2. OMGosh! That is something to see them all together. They are all so pretty. I have that Blessings stamp! Have a great week. 🙂

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  3. What an AMAZING canvas Patty and great to see all the gorgeous entries you made at one glance — so so beautiful!
    Thank you very much for all the support during July!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  4. Patty, dear friend, es ist wunderschön, such a gorgeous texture and beauty of all the layers, you arranged around the beautiful woman. Love all the leaves behind her, and the trees in front , and the old laces you used ,which, with the netting ,gives such a fragile look, I like very much.
    Truly a blessing to study this close up ,and the quote is wonderful.
    Thank you sweet Patty.
    Hugs, Dorthe OxO

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  5. As always, so beautiful and feminine with a vintage flair and a touch of shabby chic!
    What a delightful post with all of your previous pages for July. Did I tell you that I lived in Bologna, Italy for almost a year? I lived in Fairfax, Virginia for almost a year too. It was by chance, the year Kennedy was assassinated.
    It is very hot here but what do I expect living in Florida!!
    Sandy xx

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  6. Yet another impressive body of work, Patty. How wonderful to see the pages in total!

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  7. It is so lovely to see all of your AJJ pages here Patty – they are really beautiful and inspiring, as is your piece today. Lovely soft shades of blues and green are perfect for this lovely dreamy artwork.
    Gill x

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  8. Freda Butler

    Blessings looks very appropriate for this. I like the pale look also.

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  9. A gorgeous ending of a page for the wonderful theme this month at AJJ! I love that you ended up using the word “blessings”, and your layering is just amazing. Perfect quote to end the post with too:)

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  10. A stunning canvas Patty and a very special statue , we should have touchable screens for the beautiful textures I can see on this piece.
    Blessings was the perfect word to add.
    It was lovely to see all your l art again today, I have so enjoyed seeing it during this past month, I’m so glad you liked the theme.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. This is such a beautiful canvas Patty! The colours are perfect – those blues sing to me :-). And all those layers too, Wow, it has created a wonderful texture that gives it such depth and really draws your eye, lovely! The vintage lace and trims are the icing on the cake, they provide such a delicate look and give it such classic style. Stunning! J 🙂

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  12. Wow. Lots going on here, Patty. You put so much into each spread you create, and I love this one with the citra-solve paper and cheesecloth. It feels so right compositionally, and looks great, too. Of course, seeing all you created this month made it even more special and I can tell this theme spoke to you.

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  13. Such a beautiful and creative journey ! I love the statue,she looks all knowing and wise. xoxoxo

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  14. Blessings to you Patty, for gracing my computer screen with these beautiful images.

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  15. Wow! Your canvas is beautiful Patty! xxx

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  16. Such a very nice image dear friend, really a dream page. I would like to get this as a post card, wonderful design.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine xox

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  17. I love seeing all your entries together and this final page is an absolute pleasure to see too! Hugs, Chrisx

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  18. What a beautiful page Patty! I so love the color and that lace you used on the bottom is perfect as is that stamp xx

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  19. Blessings! Each of your pages is a blessing – so beautiful! How I would love to be able to see your journals in person, to turn the pages and admire the love and creativity your put into each one. Thank goodness for the internet so that we can see them virtually.

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  20. What a wonderful image to build your page around – she looks so peaceful and loving.

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts here...it means a lot to me and I appreciate your visit very much oxo

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