Thursday, 28 July 2016

Journal Page and the wonder of nature

Hello Everyone. Thank you for visiting today, as always it is terrific that you find time to call in and much appreciated.

At Art Journal Journey the theme for July has been, 'in my garden there is' A wonderful subject chosen by lovely Yvonne and very well supported.


For this page I made a chalk background with a large music stencil in the middle. Then I just splodge away with different colours of acrylic. I did try to make the splodges flower shape as it was supposed to say garden and summer. I highlighted the shapes with marker pen and added the things I feel when I look at my garden.

I would like to enter this at Moo Mania and More as well. They have the theme summer this time and only in summer do we have so many wonderful flowers in our garden.

Now for the wonder of nature in our garden.


We have several crocosmia lucifer plants in our gardens back and front. I would imagine they are male as they are strong and stand tall 


In a corner of the back garden we have an old fashioned Montbrecia plant. That hides away with other plants and never grows very high and only has a a collection of small pale flowers. I think this one is the female of the story and flower later than the eager males. But there times do overlap----


Along comes one of the many bees we have in the garden--including bumble bees which built a nest a couple of years ago. It was under a pile of dead leaves.

The happy ending


The bee got the plants together and we now a more gentle flower with characteristic from both plants and a colour somewhere in between.

They will all live happily ever after -hopefully.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


20 comments:

  1. A fabulous page and beautiful photographs.
    xxx Hazel.

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  2. Lovely journal page, easy to see that you love your garden! Great photos, too, love those flowers. Have a happy day, I was just walking in the rain, so nice. Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Happy and beautiful page Chrissie...
    Love your photos and the story with a happy ending too :)
    Unless that's a heavy dew, looks like you've had some rain too..
    we had a little yesterday but not enough to refill the water butts. Its a bit cooler too :)
    Have a great day...........Gill xx

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  4. Colourful, handsome page and photos.
    Hugs xx

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  5. Beautiful whimsical flowers and your garden looks very pretty too! xxx

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  6. Thankfully Yvonne explained "splodge" a few days ago, so I knew exactly how you created the flowers. This is a lovely AJJ (and MM&M) entry. Summer has definitely arrived in your garden and in your journal.

    Wow, I was impressed by the photos of your garden and how the bees have pollinated the flowers and changed them. That's amazing. BTW, I've never seen any of those flowers before, so they were all new to me.

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  7. I love your beautiful page Chrissie - Thanks a lot for joining AJJ and Moo Mania & More with it, your entries are always much appreciated as you hopefully know.
    Your garden is so beautiful - I can see the love and hard work you investigate in it! Amazing!
    Happy weekend ahead!
    oxo Susi

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  8. Your gardens are looking lovely both the ones on paper and in the photos. XOXO

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  9. such a delightful art page and beautiful garden photos Chrissie!

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  10. Loved reading your positive words about your garden. It is a fabulous colourful page. The photos looked lovely as well especially liked the close up of the bee.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. Your garden is lovely, and you have definately captured the joy and happiness on your page! Beautiful! J :-)

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  12. Lovely journal page full of colour and happiness.
    Photos of the garden look lovely, great close up of the bee.
    Avril xx

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  13. This is a very beautiful post, Chrissie.

    Thank you so much for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

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  14. Music and flowers, very good combination! What a marvellous garden, someone has green fingers... Sadly, if mine are ever green it's a case of stray inks!

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  15. Beautiful page you painted full of good things!
    Your garden certainly looks healthy and beautiful too.
    A perfect place to enjoy and attract some precious bees.
    oxo

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  16. Your Lucifer is gorgeous! I have just one at this new garden. It is all I have room for...although I am digging up a couple of phlox that go to diseased for my linking. I think I will replace wit h thee older Montbretia you mentioned!

    Your journal page looks great.

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  17. Your Lucifer is gorgeous! I have just one at this new garden. It is all I have room for...although I am digging up a couple of phlox that go to diseased for my linking. I think I will replace wit h thee older Montbretia you mentioned!

    Your journal page looks great.

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  18. Beautiful garden piece Chrissie, and I sure do love the actual garden pics!! So many stunning flowers, and great job catching the bee too! Looks like you have an amazing yard to relax in. hugs :)

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  19. I love your flowery page! The Crocisma Lucifers are having a good year this year in these parts! Hugs, Chris

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  20. I think you did a wonderful job, and your photos...they are beautiful. Such a nice post. genie

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.