Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring

So even though it doesn't look or even much feel like spring here in New Hampshire, we've finally made it to this landmark. Yahoo! No crocuses or bare ground for us yet. In fact this winter is holding on with a vengeance. But every day has to bring us closer to some better weather and no snow on the ground.
I've been thinking about spring a lot lately and one thing (besides flowers) that reminds me of spring is all the birds returning from their winter vacations.



I am still enjoying making all those tags! This week I pulled out my container of bird stamps. Remember when birds were big? I think they're coming back from  of some new stamps being released.
I enjoyed playing with those stamps. I go through days when I think I should have a major purge and really get rid of some of the old things and then I have weeks like this when I have so much fun with them that I don't want to get rid of them.
Fickle me.  Just like spring is here.
My daughter and I were ever so hopeful of good weather the other day that we got ourselves some matching new Birkenstock sandals for summer. She found these on the Haute Look website marked down. We had been eyeing these since last summer but never wanted to pay full price for them.
I am ready to paint up my toenails and start to wear these.
Once it warms up a bit that is.
If it ever warms up...I don't know if I believe that is going to happen the way March has been. (And how they still predict more flurries this weekend. Yeeks!)

Linking these to Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting this great site.
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my post.

21 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love all your birdie tags, especially as I spend so much time watching the birds along the Rhine and on my balcony. Love your Birkenstocks, what a gorgeous design, haven't seen those over here! Have fun wearing them, and hope the weather soon warms up for us all! Hugs, Valerie

Clare Lloyd said...

fab tags and loving the birkies. happy PPF.

Nic McLean said...

I love all your different bird tags - the cute tweet tweet one is my favourite though! Oh birkenstocks are sooo comfortable - love your funky flag ones!

Studio Kaufmann said...

Love your vivid bird tags. I think of spring too but alas it is snowing here today in Baltimore. Happy PPF

Christine said...

Lovely work you've done. Birkenstocks are the best!

Linda Kunsman said...

It is snowing here as I type Erika-and on the first day of Spring yet:(:( LOVE your bird art and quotes!! I am hopeful that soon I will be wearing sandals once in awhile. Those patriotic sandals are very cool!

Faye said...

Erika, take heart. It will be spring again some day. I think I heard that this has been the warmest winter in years. Must be a global statistic not local, because out winter has been unseasonably cold. Your bird tags are fantastic. You did great with those beautiful stamps.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

ALl your tags are just FANTATSIC Erika and this slippers are great ...
I am always to lazy to paint up my toenails.

sheila 77 said...

Love each one of your tags. If I had to choose I would choose the first because of the unusual way in which you've painted it, but it's a close call.

GlorV1 said...

Hi Erika. I love your birds and I so remember the song about why do birds sing. Memories are all we really have. Excellent job and great sandals. Have a great day.

Giggles said...

Okay now I have that Carpenters song stuck in my head...lol Wonderful tags!! Great Birkenstocks...best to be ready!!

Hugs Giggles

Carol said...

Your tags are great and I"m happy that bird stamps are coming back... I don't have any and want some :)
Great sandals ♥♥♥♥

Viola said...

Your tags make me suddenly so happy, awesomw! Lovely colors and birds!
yes I so agree with you, the sign of spring are flowers AND birds coming back! I respect them so for their long and exhausting flights!

Viola said...

I forgot to say such beautiful feathers! :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love all the interesting detailing and depth to your tags, especially the one with the heron. I like snow, but would definitely be ready for Spring with the kind of weather you've had up North. Those are some cool sandals, and they look comfy to. Blessings!

Karen Maggio said...

How fun! It seems birds are everywhere today.

Özge Başağaç said...

Each one of them is lovely and so full of spring. I think we, the people of northern hemisphere, are all tired of the never ending winter.Hang in there, the sun is already peeking :)

Tammie Dickerson said...

Your first birdie tag is my favorite!! You are channeling spring with all of your artwork! Happy PPF!

Sirkka said...

Your birds are so beautiful, Erika! The birds are slowly coming tu us too after the winter. but still we are supposed to get a snow storm to night! It would not last so long, a couple of days. No snow now on the ground.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

What wonderful bird art! I love the quotes too. Cute shoes!

denthe said...

Love all of your bird tags, and the feather stamps are so delicate. Really beautiful...... Hope the weather changes for the better soon, very soon ....