Friday, December 14, 2012

Illustration Friday - SNOW

 the snow began to fall again, drifting against the windows
politely begging entrance and then
falling with disappointment to the ground
 - julie maguire
 LOOK - my "new" vintage ledger - chock full of farm life in the early 1950's. . . getting a new life as an art journal - This week's Illustration Friday topic is SNOW.
It has been an especially warm winter here so far - no signs of snow yet. . .
BTW - when I first painted this page the only contrasting color was the orange was on the roof of the house - I felt as though something was missing - adding the dabs of orange to the left of the page made for a visual triangle of color that I find more visually appealing. . .

Linking to Paint Party Friday

20 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Wonderful! I love the typed words. :)

denthe said...

Lovely journal this is! Sweet little landscape, and a great quote to go with it!

Gina Sismilich said...

Wow - I love that ledger as an art journal - your page is beautiful. Happy PPF

alarmcat said...

beautiful quote. beautiful painting. that ledger is a real treasure!!

Cindy D. said...

Wonderful problem solving with that orange on the left. It really pulls it all together! Such a sweet little house! And how cool to be using that old ledger!

Linda said...

Love your ledger and your journal page is beautiful! Happy PPF!

Netty said...

Great quote and loving your beautiful winters page. Happy PPF, Annette x

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

LOVE that orange roof! Wonderful that you giving the old ledger some new LIFE!

Kimberly Jones said...

I love everything about this, and especially that you painted directly into your ledger! Looks amazing!

Ellie said...

Beautiful art journal page, the orange definitely makes it pop. The snowflake and typed background is very effective, how do you get that effect?

lorik said...

I like the colours and the soft textures - i especially like the orange roof! Wish it would snow here at Christmas - but summer here:)

My name is Erika. said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty. Love the hexagon background. and the colors. It is a wintery choice, just not too cold and blustery.

veronica said...

LOVE the touches of orange! This is such a great page!! Truly a favorite!

DJ said...

That ledger is awesome!! And great pic too

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

I love how you have designed and painted this journay page, you are right about the orange, adding some to the bottom of the page has added balance, Beauitful poem too which is just perfect for your painting :)

Jessica Sporn said...

Loving this style journal and your snowy scape! The stenciled letters add so much interest. Love that. Happy belated PPF!

Kim said...

LOVE your ledger, what a fantastic idea! Happy belated PPF!

Aga Gasiniak said...

it is so sweet and beautiful picture, lovely colours as well. Happy PPF!!!

Alex - Topogina Bonetto said...

Hi Michelle, I am coming from the Artist in Blogland #31 challenge. I really love the texture you created for this wintry page. Thanks and Merry Xmas!

Hugs from Venice, Italy.
Alex

Shari Nelson said...

Awesome page! Love the simplicity and the thoughts. Came here from Artists in Blogland.
http://artistsinblogland.blogspot.com/