Category Archives: Moon

like the moon…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Gesso Journal Pages

two more pages in one of my gesso journals inspired by the Artchix girl…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Art chix image

paper punched trees with layers of gesso and pencil and the winter moon…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Winter Moon

joining with Art Journal Journey’s Winter Wonderland

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Like the Moon

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” -Yoko Ono

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Wordless Wednesday: Moonflower on a moonlit night

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Moonflower on a moonlit night

waves of one sea…

 journaling on different kinds of surfaces like my chipboard tea cup book is proving to be a bit of a different challenge that I am having fun with…Magpie's Nest different journals

last year I created a loose leaf art journal working on both the front and back of each piece…

Magpie's Nest loose leaf art journal

I liked that format so much I thought I would begin another this time working in landscape/horizontal layout…

Magpie's Nest saves of one sea

here is my first page (layers of paint and plaster cloth) using part of this quote from a Baha’i poem:  “We are all the waves of one sea…We are all the leaves of one tree…We are all the flowers of one garden” for Art Journal Journey’s “favorite poems/quotes” challenge 

sisters of the moon…

this month’s theme over at Art Journal Journey is “She-Art

art of the feminine is something I really connect with and enjoy…

the words “sisters of the moon” are from a North Carolina beer label that caught Mr Magpie’s attention while we were at the beach (he thought I would like to have the Mother Earth bottle caps too)…

I have not been able to get this lovely video off my mind…

Gelli Print background

so I got busy in my dinosaur children’s board book adding some of my gelli print pages creating an instant background…Sisters of the moon (1)

some of my favorite girls in black always seem to surface this time of year too…

Sisters of the moon

it feels good to be creating again after being away from my art room for a couple of weeks…

Sisters of the moon (2)

be sure and visit Art Journal Journey to see lots of creativity…

last month there were more than 70 offerings for the “Less is More” theme…

Rinda’s 2013 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt: Part 1

thanks to Jo Murray in Australia last year I was introduced to Rinda and her Photography Scavenger Hunt

Mr Magpie and I had a great time playing along on the 2012 hunt here and were very excited to take this year’s list on our trip to the UK and Ireland in June…

here is Part 1 of what will be 3 parts…

1. Open air market

#1 Reston Farmers Market

our local farmers market is a colorful and lively place to visit…

2.  Theater for performing arts (not a movie theater)

#2 A Dublin Theater

we took this theater photo in Dublin, Ireland…

3.  City Hall, Capitol or other similar civic building

#3 Nottingham Council House

this is the Nottingham Council House on a damp day in June as we enjoyed each minute spent with special friends Linda and Brian

#3 Nottingham Council House closeups

our zoom lens let us enjoy some of the finer details of the 1920’s Neo-Baroque city hall building (meet me by the lions)…

4.   Airplane

#4 Virgin Airlines

we flew with Virgin Atlantic Airlines…

#4 Virgin Airlines (1)

and enjoyed it very much…

5.  A sunset

#5 Sunset Northern Virginia 20 Aug 2013

there are times in the year that we get to see some of the most beautiful sunsets right outside our front door here in northern Virginia...

20 August 2013 moon over Virginia USA

later the same day my husband took this amazing photograph of the full August moon…

6.  Someone or something taking a nap

#6 Red Fox napping, Virginia

grateful for a nice zoom lens on my camera I could not believe my eyes one morning when I spied this handsome fox resting under our neighbor’s tree…

7. A sign that is intentionally or unintentionally funny

#7 Dublin, Irelandthis shop in Dublin, Ireland made us giggle…

just because…

#7 London, UK

and we puzzled a bit over this sign in London until we looked down a stairwell and saw that it was directing people to put their trash cans in a special spot

#7 London Double Decker Bus

 we learned so many interesting things and saw so many wonderful sights during our travels…

8.  A tower

#8 Cardiff Castle Wales

or more at the very colorful Cardiff Castle in Wales

#8 13th Century Tower Keep

the first tower photo was taken from this medieval castle keep

Parts 2 and 3 will be coming soon to complete my scavenger list…

you can visit Rinda here and see the complete list on her sidebar…

everyone is most welcome to play along… 

Wordless Wednesday: Full Moon Silhouettes, Photography by Mark Gee