discover…

nature is full of things to discover and enjoy on a daily basis…

Magpie's Nest Discover

I had more fun with bits of napkin… plastered book text…Magpie's Nest Flowers

bird and flower catalog images along with a few more Tim Holtz rubons and some doodling…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz discover art journal pages

joining Gill’s NATURE’S WONDERS theme for Art Journal Journey this month…Magpie's Nest Eastern Black Swallowtail

“There is enchantment right in front of you, waiting for you to notice.”  –Janet Luhrs

24 responses to “discover…

  1. True! True! True! Lovely reminder. 🙂

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  2. How pretty…such soft colours.

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  3. Another great layout Patty!!! Hope you’re around to see the butterfly appear.

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  4. Beautiful page, as always, dear Patty, Love the caterpillar photos, too, I always like watching them when I am out and about. Thanks for another GREAT page for AJJ, hugs, Valerie

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  5. Utterly beautiful pages liebe Patty – so full of harmony – and I hope you will see the butterfly soon – I love all those manifold metamorphoses in nature !
    Happy weekend dear Patty and thanks ♥♥♥ a lot for linking so much extraordinary beautiful pages this minth again!
    oxo Susi

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  6. Patty my dear, such a beautiful spread, the papers, and colors, kind of “growing” together, in front of my eyes, no edges, or start and end, all merge into each other beautifully, and is a whole of nature wonders , colors birds and flowers .. I love your doodlings, too, and that sweet bee .
    Your pages always holds beauty in many ways, : colors, the story, the feeling given us viewers, and the lovely messages from you.
    Thank you for this lovely morning view.
    Do the caterpillars still eat in your garden, or have they been transformed ?
    Hugs to you. xx

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  7. A beautiful spread, so calming to look at, all the images blend so well. together.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Yvonne xx

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  8. You do collage SO well, and you make it look effortless, even though it is definitely not. This spread is incredible.

    Hope you have plans for a great weekend.

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  9. This is a pretty one. I love using the napkins — you always find some pretty ones. (Tuesday Morning is my go-to spot!)

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  10. Hi Patty, I love your gorgeous pages, just everything about it.. the colour, texture, composition…fabulous! Happy Weekend xxx

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  11. ooh patty,your pages amazing,the soft backruond give a touch of calming,love flowers and the bird too.
    have a great sunday.

    hugs jenny

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  12. oh wow Patty – this is extra gorgeous today and love everything about it 🙂
    Such beautiful soft colours and I zoomed in so I could see all the fabulous textures and detail too..
    Your photos are fantastic – what a joy to be able to see it emerge as a beautiful butterfly. I haven’t seen any caterpillars in our garden at all this year.
    Hope your weekend is going well.. Gill xx

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  13. Beautiful pages and photos – as you can see I am catching up again! Hugs, Chrisx

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  14. There is such beauty in your pages today! I love the African Violet postage stamp and the matching ones you have drawn :-). The texture from the napkin is so delicate and wonderful! It looks more like modelling paste or fabric … how did you get the beautiful napkin patterns to remain? Did you use full thickness to get that texture rather than separating the layers? Love your little bee, he looks like he is weighed down with pollen from your pretty flowers! Wishing you a happy week ahead and sending good wishes for your renovations and staying cool in the heat! J 🙂

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  15. vintagewithlaces

    This is a very pretty spread, Patty. Lovely theme and colors!

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  16. such a poignant page and words regarding nature’s wonders…and that quote-love it so much (hadn’t seen that one before)!

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  17. A beautiful nature-inspired layout Patty! xxx

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  18. What a nice page Patty. I like the pink flowers with the matching stamp, also the soft colored and textured background. Your caterpillar photos are great, so interesting that you also found the chrysalis. It must be wonderful to see the butterfly coming out of it.
    Hugs
    Sabine

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  19. This page is gorgeous Patty. I love how delicate it feels, and those pink-purple flowers really pop. Nature is all about discovery, isn’t it? That’s what i love about it-always something new to see and learn about. Hope you are staying cool. Hugs-Erika

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  20. You are amazing! Being able to continue to produce such beautiful pages in the midst of construction shows dedication and skill!

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  21. The wild life you see throughout the year is wonderful. Very blessed you share these snippets with us xx

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  22. This is one of my favorites – for me, the right hand side is spectacular!
    sandy xx

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  23. Patty, your pages always meld together so beautifully!
    I love this theme! xoxo

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