The Buttercups are in bloom!!
My husband picked these flowers from the forest near our home.
The arrival of sweet, golden Buttercups must mean Spring is on its way in the Pacific Northwest. Hurrah!
I wrote this haiku to celebrate these first blooms in my art journal:
Golden petals show,
Announcing Spring’s arrival,
A forest treasure.
Next, I added quick mini collages. I enjoy experimenting with color combinations, texture and balance.
I was able to get outside and take two short walks this weekend. My hip is doing great!
I hope you are all staying well.
Posted in Art Journal, Drawing, Flowers, Haiku, paper collage, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, Buttercups, color experiments, creative play, drawing, flowers, haiku, paper collage, sketchbook, Spring
I’m enjoying the assignments for Carla Sonheim’s year-long class, Words and Pictures.
This assignment was especially fun because I enjoy cooking. 🙂
My hubby helped me make this recipe in the crock pot last week since I get tired standing fairly quickly with my hip. I cooked it on low for 8 hours.
We made it without the wine and just added more broth. It was really delish!
For the second recipe, I experimented with tissue paper and gelli-printed papers. Plus, a few other scraps of purchased paper:
I look forward to Spring and fresh rhubarb in my yard so I can make this recipe.
Do you have a favorite recipe you like to make in the Spring? I’d love to hear about it!
Posted in Art Journal, collage papers, Drawing, ink, Mixed Media, recipes, Uncategorized, writing
Tagged creative play, fun, illustrated recipes, ink, online art classes, paper collage, Spring, writing
Cloud shapes floating in the sky,
What weird bird am I?
There is no right or wrong answer… Lol! I look forward to your bird names. 😉
Our grass is finally turning green and the trees are budding, Spring has arrived! Hoorah!!
Happy weird bird Wednesday!
P. S. What animals do you see in the clouds?
Posted in Humor, imagination, Mixed Media Collage, paper collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art
Tagged clouds, happy weird bird Wednesday, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, Paint Samples, paper collage, smile, Spring, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical
I am in LOVE with the flower photos and gardens of my sweet, blogging friend, Ali at The Mindful Garden!
She grows the most gorgeous flowers in her yard!! And takes stunning photos of them too!
With her permission, I tried to paint some of her tulips yesterday in watercolor.
Here are my process photos:
Watercolor is a difficult art medium for me. Perhaps I struggle too hard to make my flowers look “real.” And yet, I always feel like I learn to “see” my subjects a little clearer when I try to draw or paint them.
I do hope you check out Ali’s blog! Her gardens are always a delight to my senses!
Posted in Flowers, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged creative inspiration, daily art, flowers, gardens, learning, nature, Spring, Tulips, watercolor
I discovered this weird bird in my backyard this week…
A Spring Wing-Ding
It was “hamming” it up in preparation for an Easter brunch!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
Posted in paper collage, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged creative play, Easter Brunch, happy weird bird Wednesday, humor, paper collage, smile, Spring, Weird Bird Wednesday, whimsical, word play
It is hard to believe that Spring will be here in two months where I live in the Pacific Northwest!
We recently got about a foot and a half of new snow! So pretty when it is fluttering down from the sky but not so pretty when the snow plower piled the driveway with a huge berm yesterday…Ugh!
I finished my doodle from last week! YAY! 😀 If you didn’t see that post, you can find it here: A Little Doo-da-ling
It was super fun to work on it a little each day when I had a few minutes:
And the finishing touches:
I added two colors of color pencils to complete it. I’d love to hear what you think!
Posted in color pencil, Doodles, Drawing, Uncategorized, Zentangle
Tagged color pencils, creative play, doodles, drawing, micron black pen, patterns, relaxation, Snow, Spring, Winter, zen, zen doodles, zentangle
Since Mother’s Day is this weekend, I decided to create today’s weird bird in memory of ALL mothers – birds and humans! 😉
Lunches and Brunches…
Recipes old and new,
I “cooked” up this bird…
In memory of you! ❤️
Happy Mother’s Day!
Posted in color pencil, Drawing, Flowers, Food or Recipe, Humor, imagination, love, paper collage, recipes, Repurpose, smile, Uncategorized, Weird Bird Wednesday, Weird Birds, Whimsical Art, Word Play
Tagged creative play, flowers, fun, happy, humor, Imaginary birds, imagination, Mother's Day, old books, old dictionary words, old recipes, paper collage, smile, Spring, Weird Bird Wednesday, word play
Spring!! Can you hear the earth sing?!
I was excited to see these tender green sprouts of chives making an appearance yesterday…
And my lilies can hardly wait for more sunshine so they can stretch out tender stems from a long, cold winter…
Rhubarb is seriously stunning in color and texture, wouldn’t you agree? I can almost taste the Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp! Yum!
And what about this shiny green moss? It seems to have found a place to grow between these walkway stones!
I can see a bird head, how about you? 😉
Be sure to check out Ali’s blog, The Mindful Gardner
I can almost smell each flower’s scent in Ali’s photos and descriptions! Her passion for gardening is like a sprouting seed after a long cold winter…