in search of the divine…

being out and about recently as noted in my earlier Botticelli post I was inspired by an image of Venus…

using some rubber stamps I got busy layering my pages with lots of paint… gesso… and stamping on tissue paper as well as directly on the page… the stamp on the lower right ended up completely buried but my new cityscape stamp from StampDiva was brand new (a great company with a great stamp selection and very good delivery)…

a snippet of my favorite flimmersterne made a nice halo…

I am joining Yvonne at Meggy’s Way for her Art Journal Journal theme of OUT AND ABOUT...

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” Henry van Dyke

23 responses to “in search of the divine…

  1. Oooh Patty, this is totally gorgeous, love everything about it, wow! Thanks for sharing Sweetie! Alles Liebe, Valerie

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  2. It`s so cool, dear Patty,
    really fantastic.
    Nice day for you.
    Greetings Sadie

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  3. Lovely Patty. xoxoxo

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  4. I love it. The blue of the background is perfect for the nice Venus and also the city stamp looks great to it. Again a very nice composition.
    Big hugs and a happy new week my Dear.
    Sabine xox

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  5. This is incredible, Patty. I love that you showed the various stamps you used , and the lovely background you created. Your many layers have so much depth, and the focal image isn’t overpowering. I simply adore this latest AJJ entry.

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  6. Oh my! That is really stunning. The gorgeous blue and the gold really go so well together. Really lovely!

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  7. Such beauty and poetry are always found this way, it’s a pleasure to visit here again!

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  8. Another gorgeous piece Patty. You have a way with gold and other metallic And to use that beautiful Botticelli woman-it is a great memory from your recent museum visit. :)I enjoyed my visit. Hugs-Erika

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  9. gorgeous journal spread Patty!! The blue and gold are stunning together and your cityline is just glowing in light. Great stamp:)

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  10. Oh Patty, I am in love with this serene and beautiful page. The city line is an amazing stamp, but I was totally drawn to your wonderful Botticelli lady.
    A super spread remembering you recent visit to the gallery.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. Lovely image Patty

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  12. Patty, this is just stunning. I love the blue and the textures are fabulous!
    Wonderful work, once again!

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  13. You never cease to amaze me with your Journal spreads Patty! This is just GORGEOUS! I love everything about it! Thank you very much for joining
    Art Journal Journey again with such a brilliant entry! ♥♥♥
    Have a wonderful new week liebe Patty!
    oxo
    Susi

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  14. I like the idea of a divine female presence looking over us with love for eternity. Beautiful pages as always!

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  15. Lovely composition! I’ve never heard anyone use the expression a “hitch in my get along” except my Dad and then me from him. Except I say “catch in my get a long” Now I wonder which word my Dad actually used. Anyway, it was fun to read your words!!

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  16. If you were looking for divine then I think you have captured it on your pages today! Your mojo has entered the building (lol!), all you needed was Bottecelli to inspire you and oh my, the page you created is so beautiful and ethereal! Venus is magnificent in all her beauty and the setting you have given her is simply divine. That’s a lovely blue (my favourite) and the stamped layers create such an opulent setting too 🙂 . Your new cityscape stamp is amazing and I love the gold accents and embellishments. Thanks for sharing the stamps you used, great idea to add them to your photo 😉 . Happy new week dear Patty! J 🙂

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  17. Oh Patty – this page is absolutely divine!!! What fabulous background that goes so perfectly with the image of Venus! Hugs, Chrisx

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  18. What a gorgeous spread dear Patty!
    I too love that picture of Venus and the way you composed her with the rest of the spread is perfect! Cool stamp as well- must check out StampDiva! ❤
    Love&hugs

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  19. Patty, I love your blue and gold together, the city, highlighted by the stars above, stands, so very beautiful, and that Venus is stunning, with her flimmersterne halo . Such a gorgeous spread, and stamps, too. You have a wonderful way , with colors, and with creating stories, in your spreads, dearest friend !! Xoxo

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  20. What a lovely journal spread. Love the layers, texture, contrast – and the whole image and inspiration!

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  21. Wow Patty – what a wonderful journal spread – I really like that color blue.
    You do and I dream – oh well – maybe soon I will do too! Your spread is truly divine!
    Sandy xx

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  22. The cityscape stamp is perfect! And of course I love the blue…

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  23. Oh, this blue is really a fantastic background for your Botticelli-Venus! With this golden “crown” she looks indeed very divine! I like the contrast to the modern buildings!

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