I was so looking forward to the solar eclipse today. Those who visit my blog regularly know that I am (slightly) obsessed with the sun, moon and stars, and I very much wanted to see the eclipse. I have had my special glasses ready for weeks, a filter to put on my camera, and then all we could see was mist and fog - fifty shades of grey! Perhaps the weather will be better when the next eclipse happens....
For Art Journal Journey I have made an A3 page using a scan of a beautiful old engraving of a pigeon, taken from one of my old books from the 19th century. I coloured the pigeon with Gelatos and fussy cut it. The head was drawn using a home made stencil, and the 'hair' is a stamp from Artemio. The 'tears' are from Designs by Ryn. I used various stencils to liven up the background, which was painted with sky blue acrylics. The winged 'ear' is a Sizzix die cut, which covered up a nasty black oops.
I am also linking to Simons Monday Challenge, animals
And now for the fifty shades of grey....
Hope you had some sun today!
Have a great weekend, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!