COEXIST

a couple of days ago I shared the right hand side of my first RED pages for Linda’s Art Journal Journey theme of “Fifty shades of RED”

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it is unusual that I do not finish both sides of a spread at the same time but I confess my creativity has been a little off center so far this year…magpies-nest-left-side-waiting

sometimes inspiration is right over your shoulder as this photo shows a bit of a hodgepodge of things that usually only we see at the top of our stairs…magpies-nest-shepard-fairey-poster

I scanned the  bumper sticker and cut the letters to fit my page vertically (by the way I would NEVER do this if I were going to sell what I made… this is strictly for personal use in my journal)…magpies-nest-coexist-supplies

a few more rubons and a bit of stamping with thanks to Jo of Let’s Art Journal and her great eye for detail …magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-left-page-coexist

she helped me remember with her nice comment on the right side of my spread when she remarked on the fine lines in the background which reminded me I had forgotten to mention I used a favorite Tin Can Mail Inkadinkado rubber stamp to add interest and tie into the black rubons a bit too…

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life moves so fast I see I will be adding a bit of red pencil edging to the left hand page now that I see it on the big screen…

20 responses to “COEXIST

  1. Great addition to your spread!

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  2. What a wonderful message, Patty. ❤

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  3. Well done Patty!

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  4. Fantastic addition to the right side! It’s just beautiful now – an amazing spread dear Patty! Love the delicate visual layers!
    Thank you for joining Linda’s theme again!
    Happy new week!
    OXO
    Susi

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  5. I love the Coexist faith symbol. It is wonderful, but so is the stamp. The stamp you used reminds me of the golden mean. It is lovely. This is a wonderful page that completes the spread beautifully.

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  6. Very interesting to see how your pages grew further. The result is amazing and very creative as ever. Nice to see all the lovely things you have around you for getting your inspirations.
    Have a wonderful creative new week dear friend.
    Big Hugs
    Sabine

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  7. Fantastic page Patty, great ideas again. Hugs, Valerie

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  8. Adding those letters was the perfect addition to finish off your page Patty. Absolutely the correct words for this page, and for life. I love how the finished spread looks! 🙂 Hugs-Erika

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  9. I always love all the detail you put i to your creations.Very pretty. xoxo

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  10. A really beautiful and thought provoking spread Patty with your usual eye for wonderful details…. I just looked at it and sighed… and thought…. ‘if only’.
    Wishing you a wonderful week…. Gill xx

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  11. Beautiful addition to your right side (I have read now your older posts) with much red! I was smiling when I saw your beginning of the red pages … I have done also in such way – and then took my gesso and paint over the whole side – today. I am waiting for a new inspiration and now see your beautiful pages! Tomorrow I will go on drawing 🙂
    Rike xx

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  12. Wow, Patty, the blue, makes your left side page fly to my eyes, and the word, so appropriate now, more than ever,- a beautiful spread, and thought provoking , dear friend. The wall /shelve filled with things is a wonderful sight, too. Hugs-Xxx

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  13. I love how the spread all came together-especially with that truly wonderful blue word with all the symbols! Truly a warming and patriotic journal spread.

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  14. A wonderful spread Patty! Love the splash of blue! Hugs, Chrisx

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  15. Well that Tin Can Mail Inkadinkado rubber stamp is glorious, as is your new page! Thank you so much for the mention dear Patty, that is so very kind of you :-). I love the coexist sticker and it suits the message of your pages and the times we are living in wonderfully! As you know adding a splash of blue definitely gets my vote, it’s my favourite colour too! The pages really compliment each other and look beautiful together, you would never know that you created them at different times. Your altered spam can doll is wonderful and so much fun – you really do have a thing for dolls … lol :-). Your beautiful lady saying “Make art …” is a lovely inspiration too, I think I have a stamp of a lovely lady with flowers in her hair that’s very similar. Thanks again for your kindness and sharing your stunning journal pages! Wishing you a great week! J 🙂 x

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  16. I have been having a catch up Patty stopping here to see all of your beautiful spread .. I love how you used the words and symbols on the pages. I think a message for us all.
    Thank you for your kind words Patty, it meant a lot to me to read them.
    Yvonne xx

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  17. Patty, this is perfect. I love every bit of the message this spreads and how clever to use your coexist as a theme. Oh, if only we could all figure out how…

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  18. A super spread!!! xxx

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  19. Dear Patty,
    your poster,sticker and pages are all so inspiring ! Of course ,you would have these posters and stickers in your home,. I can tell,you and MR. Magpie have taught your children well, and live what you teach. Another part of what holds you dear in my heart!
    Jackie xo

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  20. You always have the best ideas and your theme “Coexist ” seems quite impossible — although we can always dream! And even though America does not commit the horrid acts of cruelty that some countries do, we scatter around hateful words like they were rose petals contributing to a world of anger and hatred.
    Sandy xx

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