Friday, 1 June 2018

Hold me tight ....Diary day week 22

Friday is diary day, diary page for ....week 22.

After a number of months of just looking a gorgeous pack of  art cards[ Gustav Klimt] sent to me last year by Valerie
I have decided to start using them, beginning with this one ... The Three Ages of Woman.

I also saw some wonderful photos the other day on a T day friends blog who shared photos of her visit to  an exhibition of Klimt's work.
[Its a weekly gathering of friends at
 Bleubeard and Elizabeths].

I  used white gesso, water colour paints and a splash or two. Stencils were involved next then the fussy cutting.

I added a scrap of muslin and  a feather.
 A bit of a bright colour, but it was what was to hand in the box
 and it does give her a little privacy.

I have also realised that this weeks diary page will fit the  theme at
Art Journal Journey

where Gill is hosting the new theme this month...
Inspired by....
So I was inspired by.... Klimt.... a friends blog post......and cards sent by a friend.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, your visit
 and comments are always appreciated.


  1. Oh Yvonne this is really gorgeous. That feather may be bright but its such a warm and rich colour
    but just perfect for that beautiful image which is also very warm in a loving way.
    I just love all the little details you have added to make this so wonderful.
    I also realise that I know little of Gustav Klint (tut tut) and must do something about that - so thanks for inspiring me and thanks for joining in at AJJ.
    Happy Friday..... Gill xx

  2. Oh my gosh - what a wonderful diary spread this is! I adore it - I am a big Klimt and art nouveau fan as you can imagine as I am a Vienna born girl.
    You just made me happy with this amazing first entry Yvonne!
    Thank you very much!
    Hugs, Susi

  3. I would never have guessed the woman was nude until I saw what you meant by privacy. It's a typical Klimt masterpiece, though. I can see why it would inspire you to use it in your diary. I always love your diary day, and this one may be my favorite to date. Of course, it is even more special because you chose to share this with us at Art Journal Journey. It's a great first entry for Gill's theme, Yvonne.

  4. You made a great page in your diary and it's so funny how you gave her some privacy. Great idea.
    Happy June!

  5. Such a beautiful spread Yvonne with a gorgeous image as your inspiration

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Your diary pages are wonderful, so glad you could use the Klimt images. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  7. Another fantastic diary page Yvonne, I have loved each and everyone of them. The whole concept is such a great idea and really inspiring!

  8. I love the page you made with Valerie's card Yvonne! It's beautiful!
    Happy June!
    Alison xxx

  9. Beautiful pages! Kilmt is such an interesting artist with all the amazing detail that he adds paintings and I love your lady with the flowers in her hair ๐Ÿ˜. You have showcased her so beautifully on your pages! Happy June and wishing you a lovely weekend Yvonne! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x

  10. Stunning diary pages Yvonne x Those cards are stunning x Have great weekend
    Annie x

  11. using that postcard sure makes a stunning page in your journal. And the feather is a great addition too. You are going to have a great journal to look back at once this year is over.Hugs-Erika

  12. Beautiful colours, and a lovely setting for that fabulous Klimt image. The feather is fabulous!
    Alison x

  13. Wow Yvonne !! what a so gorgeous page !! Love the picture , its so sweet with the little baby. The feahter is lovely!! so beautiful backgrouns. Just amazing !
    I wish you a very nice evening, big hugs, Caty

  14. Oh how very very beautiful this diary page is. You did a fantastic job using the card. Love it Yvonne x

  15. I'm laughing at the feather to give her some privacy.
    Nice triple "Inspired by" painting. These cards look like they could be very useful.

  16. I've always been drawn to Gustav Klimt's art and this is a lovely spread that you've made with one of the art cards ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—.

    Sally xx

  17. Oh Yvonne, this is lovely! I would really love filling in this week! Chrisx

  18. Love Klimt's art work...great piece to work with. Beautiful!