Birds on Glue It Tuesday

I need to work  on catching up on my art journal (my goal is to do a spread for each week of the year). As mentioned before, I went to Stockholm two weeks ago. I wanted to incorporate a map somehow (I hadn’t been at that location before, so surely I needed a map to find my way).
For the last few weeks I also try to sketch a bit more to improve and these days it’s mostly birds. So, I used a few of my sketches, traced the outlines on the map (tried to have each bird cover an are that I walked through). Cut out, glued in. So far so good. 🙂
The page is not finished – obviously. I’ll post it again once it’s done.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else is posting for ‘Glue It Tuesday’!!! 🙂

Art Journal Page - Bird Silhouettes - in progress

Art Journal Page – Bird Silhouettes – in progress

Oh – and just for those who are curious and/or like mail art:
This card is almost done and will be ready to be sent (The bird will be black – it’s an ‘Amsel’ – it songs are very similar to the ‘Robin’ in North America.
Please let me know if you like to swap!

Spring' Mail Art - Watercolors, Faber-Castell Pitt Pen on index card

Mail Art – Watercolors, Faber-Castell Pitt Pen on index card

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  1. Awesome birds. I love those cutouts from the map!

    1. Thanks Gabriele! You’re so fast! 🙂

  2. Love your map birds. I’m so impressed that you can draw them. Can’t wait to see the rest of the page.

    1. Thanks, Boo! 🙂 Yeah – now I really have to finish that page.

  3. I love birds so this gives me inspiration to begin sketching them and getting better at rendering them by hand instead of relying on stamps and book images. Your page is going to be wonderful to look at if this is any indication.
    I would love to swap postcard art with you. Just shoot me an e-mail and we can work out logistics.
    Have a great day!

    1. Thank you, Dawn! Yes, lets swap 🙂 You’re the first in line, so you’ll get this card. My email is on my about and mail art pages… so whoever is first in sending the address 😉
      …will check out your ‘swap’ links!

  4. your birds are awesome!! And your card is fantastic! I like to swap but I think my cards definitely don’t measure up to yours!! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Susan!
      I’m sorry to say, but Dawn was the first to grab that card. But if you don’t mind to wait a little, I always make cards and I hope you’ll like one of them 🙂
      Just let me know… I’ll post them usually on my Mail Art page. If you like, send me your address (my email is on the Mail Art and About page)

  5. Looks great Jana! I too am looking forward to seeing the finished product!

    1. Thanks, Alison! I’m curious too, how the page will turn out – I have no clue yet 😉

  6. Lovely idea! I have only been to Stockholm Wisconsin…though nice, I’m sure it isn’t quite the same : ) Have a great trip!

    1. Thank you, Lynn! Ha – yes – I always found it kinda fun to find out how many European named cities are around in the U.S.
      BTW – I’m living close to Stockholm for the next couple of years 😉

  7. those cutout birdies look perfect all on their own!

    1. That’s nice to hear (or read ;)), aimee – thanks!
      …and again – thanks for hosting “Glue It Tuesday’ – it’s fun and a nice place to find other neat artwork 🙂

  8. I just saw that you left a note on my blog. I found your blog through Glue it Tuesday. I love your artwork!! Nice to meet you!

    1. Thank you, Marcia! Nice to meet you too 🙂
      I’m glad I found your blog – neat things to discover!

  9. Hi there. I came over from Aimee’s place. I had to see what Glue It Tuesday is all about. What a clever way to use your map and remember the places you visited. Very cool!


    1. Thank you, Kay 🙂

  10. what a cute idea – great way to remember your journey! {:-Deb

    1. Thank you for visiting, Deb!

  11. I love those birds! Happy GIT!

    1. Rinda, Thank you! …see you at the next GIT 🙂

  12. Cynthia Lee · · Reply

    the birds are CHARMING!

    1. 🙂 Thanks, Cynthia!

  13. Oh what a wonderful concept – map birds! Love your art.

    1. Thanks for visiting & leaving a comment! Always appreciated 🙂

  14. Love the birds you created and the structure of your work of art shown here. Great!

    1. Thank you, Cheryl.

  15. A thoughtful and clever way to record your travels. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Ros!

  16. I love your map birds!! Your concept for your spread sounds wonderful…can’t wait to see the finished result. And a lovely spring postcard, too! This one may be spoken for, but I love to swap; if you are interested you can visit my blog for my email address and let me know! 🙂

    1. Andria, Thanks!
      Sounds good 🙂 Let’s get in touch – my email is also on my About and Mail Art page…

  17. quite lovely….

    1. Thanks! 🙂

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