Color Thy Nest

I was experimenting in my art journal last evening by painting 6 small nests in different colors of watercolor over a black pen:

colorful bird nests from journal

Do you have a favorite color combo you like?

This playful experiment led me to create this nest:

bird nest - 1

I used watercolor, pan pastels, watercolor pencils and a black fine point sharpie.

I like this quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes:

“Where we love is home.  Home that our feet may leave but not our hearts.” 

I also created this nest:

bird nest - 2

And here is a quote from Emily Dickinson:

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tune without the words – and never stops at all.”

Happy Creating!

16 responses to “Color Thy Nest

  1. I love your art journal experiment!! That looks like so much fun. #3 is my favorite. It’s so springy and alive! 😀 (really like your title too, Jill! I’m going to start paying attention to titles, thanks to you!)

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    • Glad you like it Laura! It was really fun to experiment with color without much thought. Journals are good for that. I like how you described #3. 😊🌈🎨

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      • I’m having so much fun with my art journal. I’m really looking forward to looking back at it once it’s completed. Thanks so much for your positive energy and encouragement, and your lovely artwork. (((((Jill)))))

        Yeah, that #3 keeps leaping out at me. #6 is cool too, because that one big egg adds interest and makes me wonder who snuck into that nest lol!

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  2. Hmmm…I am going back and forth between #1 and #3. 🙂

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    • Thanks Kathy! Would love to know what you like about these two! 😊


      • Well…I think I have decided that #1 gets my vote for favorite…mostly because of the warm, earthy tones with just a splash of blue. Feels realistic in an artsy kind of way. #3 is my runner up because there is something about the abundance of blue that just makes me smile. I tend to not gravitate as much toward pastel purples and pinks., but all are lovely. 🙂

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      • Thanks Kathy! I liked the earth tones in the first one also. I appreciate you explaining what you liked about the colors. 😊


  3. I like number 2 best. Great colours and composition.

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  4. My vote is #2 but I love them all. Love the quotes too.

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  5. I love the quotes Jill. Eecially Emily dickinsons. I lost hope once, but with prayer, she flew back to me. I like 5 best I think. Hard to choose

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  6. Hi Glenmar! I really liked the Emily Dickinson quote also. I’m glad hope returned to you. ❤️ Hugs!


  7. Hi Jill, I like colors in 3 most, but I think all six together loo well.

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  8. ❤️❤️❤️


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