the Passion of Life

John William Waterhouse’s lovely lady in red inspired these two art journal pages that I had originally painted blue with a gold burst…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-passion-progress

I stamped a  Stamp Francisco heart on tissue paper and like how the Matte Medium helps it melt onto the page…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-sharpie-white-pen

then I got busy with my white pen and almost couldn’t stop making marks…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-passion-page-left

I found the Federico Fellini quote that helped complete the left hand page….magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-passion-girl-right  

joining in once again for Linda’s “Fifty Shades of Red” Art Journal Journey challengemagpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-passion-art-journal-pages

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you.  Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision.  So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.” – Neil Gaiman

27 responses to “the Passion of Life

  1. Wonderful journal pages, Liebe Pattilein! The royal blue and the lovely lady in red making a rich and wonderful contrast. Gut gemacht!! Alles Liebe, Valerie

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  2. All so true and very beautiful. I really love the stamped tissue paper,so delicate looking .xoxoxo

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  3. It is stunning, my dear Patty, so very beautiful with Waterhous`s woman, with her tea-bowl, next to your bright blue, and white page, and the sun burst behind her. The white pen markings and Fellini`s quote are gorgeous!! Must have taken you some time , but so beautiful.
    Hugs Dorthe

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  4. Wow! The stamped heart on tissue really appeals to me….and your white pen.

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  5. Wow, gorgeous pages, liebe Patty.

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  6. This is such a beautiful combination – fantastic pages are this!
    Most amazing that you did such a great job in whiten all the patterns ! WOW!!!
    A fabulous quote as well and also appropriate to your passionated mark making .lol!
    I love your pages liebe Patty and say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for another fabulous, inspiring and unique entry to Linda’s February theme!
    ♥♥♥
    oxo
    SUSI

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  7. I love Waterhouse. This page is just beautiful, Patty. A great color scheme, beautiful art and as always, your terrific technique.

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  8. I love your beautiful lady in red Patty, and that wonderful quote! Xxx

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  9. Your page is fantastic, but it must have taken you FOREVER to add those doodles to the left side. My hand cramped just seeing how much work you put into it.

    The color combination is fantastic. Really a lovely spread and beautiful AJJ entry.

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  10. Wow Patty! This is brilliant! The doodling was a great idea to lift that paper – handy tip too – thank you! Hugs, Chrisx

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  11. Oh what a fantastic stamp and you used it so masterfully in this blue and golden page, and the white highlights make it perfect. And the other page with the nice Waterhouse Lady is also beautiful. I like the Waterhouse paintings very much. You created a lobend artwork again.
    Big Hugs
    Sabine

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  12. Wow, now that’s what I call adding detail – I love it! I could happily sit with a white pen and created all those markings too, it looks so beautiful :-). White pens can vary in the quality of the finish and yours looks fabulous – what brand of white pen did you use please? Waterhouse’s artworks are wonderful, I love the thoughtful and wistful expressions of his subjects. Your lady in the red dress looks lovely against the pretty blue and gold background and along with the sentiment and all the white patterning, you have created your own masterpiece – stunning! Enjoy the rest of your week! J 🙂

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  13. How could I miss the white Sharpie you kindly photographed – I went to look at your gorgeous pages again and there it was staring at me … lol :-). Thanks for sharing the pen and your beautiful pages dear Patty! J 🙂 x

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  14. Patty this is a gorgeous journal spread, the Lady in Red is beautiful against the background you created with the white pen.. Love the words and the quote at the end of your post.
    Yvonne xx

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  15. what wonderful quotes-both on the page and off! I so love that Waterhouse lady. And your white pen doodles-utterly fantastic!! You are rocking the red theme! Thanks for joining in again my friend.

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  16. This is gorgeous Patty. I really love how the hearts you stamped don’t look like hearts at all when you finished. Just gorgeous paisleys, along with that gorgeous lady. I wanted to mention we have one of those diesel VW Jettas that we’re going to turn in next month also. Its the hubby’s car and he is also not going to buy another VW. I don’t know if he liked me buying another one, but since its my car-he’ll deal with it. 🙂 Hope you don’t get any of this bad weather tomorrow we’re suppose to get. Hugs-Erika

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  17. Glad you found the pen photo Jo. I find the water based white pen much better than the oil based. Thank you for your really nice comment!

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  18. I like very much how you let the stamped Francisco heart disappear above the blue color and under your wonderful white doodling! Very nice lady in red and fabulous quote!
    Rike xx

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  19. Gorgeous pages Patty!!! Love the design you created with the Sharpie pen. I’m still not real happy with the white pens I’ve found so far. It’s been hit and miss. How do you like your Sharpie? ~Sophia

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  20. Love Waterhouse so this really appeals to me Patty. Beautifully created spread and words. The white pen work is fabulous – I think I’ve only used white Posca pens – but thinking now I must try definitely try out a Sharpie 🙂
    Have a lovely day.. Gill xx

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  21. Thank you very much Sophia. I can not say enough how great the Water-based white Sharpie pens are. It works each time I pick it up which is an issue I often have with other white pens. You would of course have to set it if it was going to be exposed to water.

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  22. Moment by moment, gorgeous blues and golds. xox

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  23. Thanks Patty. I’m going to see where I can find one and give it a try. Have a wonderful weekend! ~Sophia

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  24. Gorgeous! I do love that girl. Love all the colors. I love the white doodling!!! I recently did a boring page (haven’t shared) ha…. but has blue paint and I used a white gel pen to mark on it. I love doing that. Need to do one worth sharing now. You’ve inspired me!

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  25. I just fell into these pages! They are so gorgeous!

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  26. WOW! What a stunning spread Patty! I absolutely love the added white marks- they make the pages come to life! I am a fan of Waterhouse’s ladies and I just love house you used this one one!
    Just gorgeous! xoxo

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  27. Oh wow Patty! This is my new favorite – absolutely gorgeous!! I wish I could make white marks as well as you do!!!! Love the quote – love it!!
    Sandy xx

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