when snow falls…

img_0414we had a “conversational” snowfall on Saturday which was just enough to add a sheer white blanket to the garden…img_0413

the birds got extra excited at the suet feeder even over just a few flakes…

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I am joining Erika’s “Tell Me A Story” challenge at Art Journal Journeyimg_0417

the story behind my two page spread is simply my Love of snow with the special hush and purity it brings…img_0005

a couple of images torn from The Washington Post along with the words “drift” and “snow” were added to book pages that I had brayered with gesso…  I printed out the rest of the quote using our laser printer… the font that I chose happened to match perfectly… the finishing touch was some splatters of gesso…

“When snow falls, Nature listens” -Antoinette van Kleef

30 responses to “when snow falls…

  1. Wonderful pages, so still and peaceful. Great quote too. Alles Liebe Patty, Valerie

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  2. This is such a calming spread with the wonderful quote -gorgeous
    and the photos are so beautiful as well!
    Thank you for joining AJJ liebe Patty!
    Happy rest of this winter week to you ♥!
    oxo Susi

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  3. Simply beautiful!
    we too have had snow, and rain, and sleet and freezing rain- yuck! Luckily we filled up the birds feeders before it all came down as it is a sheer ice rink out there now!
    hugs my friend Jackie xo

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  4. Another word for snow can be serene… well, of course, not all the times, specially when it’s a stormy snow, but on the whole, I think the word goes on well. Have a nice end of the week, Patty. Here it’s rainy and grey, not very cheerful. oxo

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  5. Your bottle tree is wonderful. And I love the gesso/water technique on your lovely pages!

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  6. As the years go by I appreciate snow more. I used to hate it and now I kind of miss it when we don’t have much.

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  7. Your marvellous frosty and snowy pages almost make up for our lack of snow, I can feel the cold coming off the screen.
    You have such different birds from us, the one with the red stripe and the black and white striped chest looks so beautifully neat.

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  8. Your journals are always so marvelous. We had torrents of rain last night and our snow is gone, 50F here. Nice. xox

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  9. Oh how nice, snowfall in Virginia. We should get snow tomorrow evening and the next days and then it should become frosty says our weatherman.
    Your fairy garden looks so sweet dear friend. It is a wish of mine to create such a small garden for me in spring. I love those things.
    Your snowy journal pages look wonderful, now in black and white and not colored than usual.
    Hugs
    Sabine

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  10. I especially like the first photo with the blue bottles. Wonderful!

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  11. I too share your love of snow, what a magical post, as always laced with your poetic art that so touches, it feels silent and hushed by the fresh snow here, such peace and beauty!

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  12. As usual dear Patty…lovely!!!!

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  13. Oh my! This is the most beautiful spread – it really has such a cold feel to it reflecting your fabulous photos of your garden ! Hugs, Chrisx

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  14. How magical it is. Mind you, I don’t like the cold at all, but the snow has transformed your garden into a fairyland.

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  15. Love your tree with the blue bottles and it looks like it lights up – how lovely :-). I love snow too, it is so pretty as it floats and dances like frozen stars twinkling from the skies and it has turned your garden into a wonderful frozen wonderland. We have snow forecast for tomorrow :-). The birds are stunning, so many different types I don’t know, is that a wren I see and the Red Cardinals are beautiful :-). Your pages have captured the purity and serenity of the snow and the sentiment is so pretty! Happy Wednesday dear Patty, enjoy the rest of the week! J 🙂

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  16. really beautiful peaceful journal spread. We received the same amount of snow (yes! I can handle that ;). But I certainly am not able to capture the magic of it as you do. The photos are so lovely. And SO true about how extra crazy the birds all get with snow…and when it’s really windy too.

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  17. Its a wonderful tranquil journal spread. Snow does make everything look so clean and pure. The words you chose go so well with the pages you created.
    Yvonne xx

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  18. This is incredible. I love this story, told in journal form. I was super happy to see that you weren’t buried under many feet of snow like last year.

    I noticed, as the wind started picking up this afternoon how the birds came by to see what was in the feeders I have in the yard. So, I can relate to your bird photos, too.

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  19. Hi Patty, Gorgeous journal pages and photographs. I love the words, it makes me think… when it snows, it’s very quiet and I love it. Take care xx

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  20. A little snow is so pretty and so quiet. And peaceful feeling. Just like your beautiful page Patty. You can get me, the snow grumbler, to even like it. 🙂 Thanks for joining us at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

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  21. Hello Patty,
    the photos are wonderful, and your page too.
    Really fantastic, I like it.
    Greetings Sadie

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  22. A peaceful and calming spread, with the snow situations we “all” know, and have experienced here many times 🙂 Wonderful with the paper use, dear Patty, and the beautiful snow falling.
    Your garden looks magic with the snow, and so many amazing birds you have, lucky you .Love your little fairy magic place, I`m sure they also enjoy it in snow, and winter time 🙂
    Warming hugs from Dorthe

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  23. Regarding my last post and your great comment: Thanks for the refresher to my memory about Citrasol. I’d totally forgotten abut this when I made this page. I think I should tear out a few more pages-discretely of course, and give it a whorl once the weather improves also. 🙂

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  24. Such a beautiful winter wonderland! I love the journaling as well!

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  25. Fantastic pages Patty – The silence that comes when snow is falling is one of my most favorite things! And I do miss all the different birds we had in North Carolina. That little woodpecker is so cute. By the way – is that your bottle tree. And is that a bird bath – I want to do one of those. I do love your style!!!
    sandy xx

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  26. I love your “conversational snow”. That’s my favorite kind of snow.

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  27. love love love your amazing pages,love the feather and the soft texture,just wonderful patty.
    wishing you a great sunday.
    hugs jenny

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  28. Beautiful snow-page! When snow falls … it is so good listening!
    I love your little “garden on the plate”, it is so lovely with the little bench and the other little things!
    Rike xx

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