Hi Friends!

Happy Thursday!. As I said in a previous post, I’ve been doing a Wanderlust catch-up and I am all caught up and ready to do this Friday’s lesson

Today’s Art . . .

Today’s art is one of the pages I made for Wanderlust.  This is actually the Week 4 lesson from teacher Arlyna.  Arlyna lives in Shanghai and her page is a tribute to the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) so this was a lot of fun for me given my previous pages on this subject.
During Spring Festival, people in China fill their houses with flowers, especially red flowers for good luck, so the idea of this page is to create a page showing the interior including wallpaper and a window looking out.  The teacher made a square window but I thought it would be cool to make a round one.

Not only a window looking out but a window looking back in from the night sky.

So you get another view of the flowers from outside the open window.


I am also linking this page to Erika’s theme over on Art Journal Journey this month because of all the red flowers.

Erika:  As I was making this page I remembered a blog post I read a week or so ago which I thought was called “Seeing Red”.  I thought you might be interested in it so I went to look for the link.  I was 95% sure I had read it on the Jackson’s art blog following a link in an email about another colour (Indian Yellow) and this post had been below it.  Well could I find it?  Nope!  Then I realised that I had probably been reading it on my phone and not the PC so then I would probably have it open on my phone – nope.  I did start to think I was losing my mind but then I realised that it wasn’t the Jackson’s blog I had been reading at all!  It was the Winsor & Newton blog (link was in my junk mail!) and once I knew that, I found it immediately!  The email was about Indian Yellow, the history thereof, so if you are curious here’s the link to that post, and on the sidebar was the link to Seeing Red – the world’s loudest colour!  I hope after all that backstory, you find the article interesting at least. LOL

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!


watercolour paper, collage, neocolour ii pastels, glue, gesso, stencil, embroidery thread, acrylic paint, acrylic ink, gold printed vellum, book paper, Tim Holtz foliage die,


Art Journal Journey – Seeing Red

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Bleubeard and Elizabeth
February 20, 2023 6:57 am

This could well be my favorite to date. Not only do I love the flowers you created from book pages, I also love that window and how it is see through. Interactions like that add to the viewer’s interest and appreciation.

February 17, 2023 4:57 pm

These crafted flowers are beautiful and a great idea with the round window an imaginative beautiful journal page!
hug, Elke

February 17, 2023 11:38 am

Oh Wow! I adore this – great flowers and a starry sky (I do wish we weren’t so close to a city – the stars are difficult to see even on clear night – looking forward to visiting my son’s place later this year – I had forgotten how many stars are really up there!) This looks like a great lesson and also great for Erika’s AJJ theme! Hugs,Chrisx

February 17, 2023 5:11 am

Hi Elle your red art is lovely.
Have a good weekend


Erika N
February 16, 2023 11:38 pm

I did like them. I learned a lot about red and wish I knew that much before I started my challenge.

Erika N
February 16, 2023 11:10 pm

Wow, what a cool page. I not only love the flowers, but that window is great. I like how you can open the window, and even flip the page over and see the flowers in it. And I like the stars too. The last 2 nights a starlink set of satellites went by and so I was out looking at the stars. No flowers for me though-but it is February. Those red flowers are super and I like the story behind them. Thanks so much for linking this page up to AJJ. And I’m off to check out those yellow and red web pages. They sound interesting. Enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs-Erika

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