Tuesday, September 21, 2021

T Tuesday with Circles

 I am way late to Elizabeth's T party today - and this will be a short one.

"Going round in circles" is the current challenge at Try it on Tuesday. I love circles, so this was a lovely opportunity for me to work in circles again. I created a spread in my art journal.

The background was created quite a while ago, it's a pink and purple spiral that I painted with acrylic colors. After it was done, I had no idea how to go on and so it sat for a few months - until this challenge came up. Suddenly I knew what to do with it. I journaled within the spiral and then added smaller circles that I cut out of the papers that I had created using the gelli plate. This became a fun project.

When I looked through my art journal and other sketchbooks I realized that I am using circles quite a lot. It is not always obvious at first sight. Years ago, when I was still scrapbooking, I loved to cut circles as well.

I created this layout 20 years ago, it is the right page of a two-page layout. And see - here is where the drink comes in. We had visited Fetzer Vineyards and had joined a tour through the garden. At the end of the tour there was some wine tasting. Of course my daughter, three years old at the time, did not get wine (what were you thinking???). She is drinking their grape juice - and you can see that she really liked it and loved drinking it out of a "grown up" glass.

These are such lovely memories. I miss her so much. 


My name is Erika. said...

I love circles too. And I love how you used them Carola. That is a fantastic piece for Try It on Tuesday. Thanks so much for sharing finishing off your page and sharing with us at. And that is a wonderful page of your daughter. It does look a bit like wine in the glass, and she is certainly enjoying it. I hope you had a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

Elephant's Child said...

Truly beautiful memories - beautifully captured and expressed.

J said...

I love your journal page with the photos in the circles of your daughter, they do like to think they are grown up, our GSs are he same.
Precious memories.
Happy T Day

Valerie-Jael said...

I love using circles, too. Thanks so much for linking your page to TIOT. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well Carola, I'm the host and am a lot later than YOU. At least you visited on Tuesday, and I can't say the same. I got caught up in looking over more of the things Kathy left, and totally lost track of time. I love those circles. They are a great way to use up yoour left over stash too.

Your daughter is adorable. I bet she's a charmer now, too. I love how you used grape leaves for your journaling and the tendrils of the grapes, which are also composed of circles. Thank you for this memorable spread you shared with us for T this Tuesday. As Bleubeard always says, you don't have to create the drink on Tuesday or even THIS year! Thanks for the lovely memories of days gone by, dear. And thanks for your patience while I was off experiencing life.

nwilliams6 said...

Lovely journal pages - circles are fun and love all your patterns and colors. The vintage scrapbook page is fun too - so cool to look back our pages and memories. Lovely post - happy T-day. I am late but here!!!

Jeanie said...

This is fun, Carola! Overwhelmed with blogs and email but will be touching base later today! Life has been a little weird of late!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a cool project you are working on. These are sweet pictures of your daughter. And precious memories of her drinking her grape juice in the big girl's glass.


*I've always liked circles too, and polka dots! : )

kathyinozarks said...

I love your circles-love the one with the photos Happy T

Sharon Madson said...

Love your layout! I am way behind on my scrapping. I have scrapped all the cute kid pages, just heritage/genealogy types and us old folks! LOL
Happy belated T Day!

Iris Flavia said...

Love especially the second, oh, soooo cute.

Lisca said...

Great scrapbook page. I love the circles (and the gorgeous subject). As you can tell by the name of my blog (scrapping cavewoman) I used to do scrapbooking too. I haven't done any for over a year.
I'm sorry to be late again, but as I've mentioned before, we are not home on a Tuesday and I can't get to my computer.
Happy belated T-Day,

Mrs.B said...

A great journal page and a great design with your circles. The scrapbook page you shared is lovely, and such a beautiful daughter too.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril x

Cloudia said...

I like what you have created very much!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Many days I feel like I am going around in circles, so your artwork was very appropriate Carola. And, of course, I never thought that sweet little girls was drinking vino🍷

Empire of the Cat said...

What a happy, joyful page, it's so bright and colourful, I love it. Thanks for the compliment about Miss Lily, she is lovely and appreciated your comment. Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx

Barwitzki said...

Die Kinderfotos sind sooooo schöööön :-)))
Und deine Kreise herrlich farbenfroh.
Ich wünsche dir einen frohen Abend und
eine wunderbare neue Woche.
Viele Grüsse zu dir. Und ich freue mich,
dass ich wieder einmal bei dir gelandet bin.
Umarmung Viola

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your colourful page, what lovely circles you made from your gelli printing. Lovely page and memories of your day. Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx