Sunday, January 24, 2016

Winter Night

I am back with another polar bear today on a Gelli print. Last week's weather felt as cold as this background feels, but hopefully this week there won't be so much wind or deep cold temperatures. That's at least what the weather people are saying.
I am linking this page to Art Journal Journey. This month's theme is winter wonderland, hosted by Chrissie. And wow- hard to believe there's only one more week of January left!
This page also has a couple of ideas I've already used on another recent piece- the snow design and the alphabet letter strip on the side. You can check out my other piece with those items here, Falling Snow if you are interested in how I made/got them.

 I wasn't certain where to go, but the background was pretty dark, so I thought of an arctic night. My literal head is telling me stars wouldn't be out if there was so much snow coming down, which the blue dots kind of remind me of too, but I think they still work-if you don't think of the blue dots as snow.
I am sure some of you who are living through the big blizzard don't need to see any more snow related items right now, but I hope if you are in the mid-Atlantic states you are staying warm, dry, and are not too sore from shoveling. Wow- 40 inches in one storm. That is a whole lot of snow! Thankfully we were lucky here in New Hampshire and the storm slid out to sea just at the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. For those of you who asked, other than the clouds, we didn't even get a snowflake here at my house.

Anyhow, my plans for the day include watching the BIG playoff football game thisafternoon-Patriots versus Broncos- Tom Brady versus Peyton Manning once again (can't remember how many playoff games this is for these 2 quarterbacks-but well over 10) which always makes it more interesting. I must say- Go Pats!

 And to everyone
Enjoy the rest of your weekend or the start of this new week- depending on where you are and when you read this!


Valerie-Jael said...

Another lovely page, our ice bear looks great against the dark background, love it. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey yet again, much appreciated! Glad you have not been swallowed up by snow, here it's rainy and misty. Enjoy your Sunday, hugs, Valerie

Divers and Sundry said...

I have a soft spot in my heart for bears, and this white bear looks striking in front of an equally striking background. I love the way you did that sky.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I know this sounds trivial, but you have artistic license to NOT over analyze your art. That's what happens to us literals. Snow or no, the stars are there, whether we see them or not. I think your polar bear looks very happy where he is, and hopefully has enough food to keep him in good shape this winter.

I have NO love for the Broncos, so I will root for the Pats this weekend, just for you. Although I more than likely won't watch the game, I might catch the last of it so I can see the score. Of course, I could be bribed even further if you share a piece of that cake you made (grin).

SO glad you missed the big storm. I saw on the weather this morning that there was less than 1000 homes in the affected area that were without power, so that's good news, too. Have a fun day, root for your Pats, stay warm, eat cake, and creATE.

chrissie said...

Another great page with a terrific bear image.. Your cake is amazing as well

Thank you for your support at AJJ

Love Cheissie xx

Meggymay said...

Thats a fantastic background for the white polar bear, a great page.

Christine said...

Love your wintry polar bear piece! Not a drop of snow here in Toronto either, but it was pretty cold today.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Looks like the Super Bowl will be played by a bunch of animals: Broncos and Panthers. The Pats' missed extra point weighed heavily in their defeat, in my opinion (YES, I watched the game for YOU), but the big game was between the Cardinals and Panthers, which, in my opinion, was an example of how to play a perfectly executed (and one-sided) game. Certainly not as nail biting as the Pats and Broncos. At least the Pats can hold their heads a lot higher over the break than the Cardinals.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful background for this lovely polar bear!
I would be happy to taste this cake..
Our snow is melting now again ....thaw!
In Asia they have snow - think it's our snow and they don't need any snow or coldness there!
Happy new week Erika, I hope your team will be successful!

Thanks a lot for your wonderful page and all the support for AJJ this month again!

Corrine at said...

Too bad those footballers didn't pull it out. Maybe next year right? Nice snowy night piece. It's the biologist in you that can't suspend disbelief at the stars and snow at the same time. Magic is everywhere. xox

Gaby Bee said...

Your wintry polar bear piece looks gorgeous, Erika...and your cake ... yummy!!!

Karla B said...

Such a lovely page my friend.Love the polar bear!