Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Morning After the Snow

The sun is shining, and it is cold. Winter is back. I loved having no school yesterday though. I baked cookies, played in my happy place for over 4 hours, took a nap and caught up on the final episodes of Project Runway Junior. With the snow flying it didn't exactly lead to doing all those "chores" that needed to be done. 
Here's a journal page from yesterday I am linking to Art Journal Journey. This month's theme is "If Music is the food of love, play on" and is being hosted by Hazel. Stop by to see all creative journal pieces.
I used a Gelli print for the background, some painted rings and images, and a lot of stamped phrases. Then I added all these pretty little sequins.

So before yesterday's snowfall this is what my side yard looked like. We weren't snow free but almost there! My head was convinced it was March or April, especially since the last few weeks had been unusually warm.
Then Thursday morning's  forecast of a dusting turned into about 8 inches of snow.
 The snow stopped just before sunset yesterday and it was rather pretty.

Now that the sun is out I guess I need to get those "chores" done, so I am signing off.
Have a great start to your weekend!


~*~Patty S said...

Oh look at that beautiful snow and it sounds to me like you spent the day in a wonderful way.
Your lovely collage is proof of that ♥
Wonderful background Erika and the words just dance on your page.
It looks super.
Happy Weekend to you oxo

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fabulous page Erika and oh gosh --sooo much snow again?!
We have had spring temperatures today----
Happy weekend - enjoy!

♥♥♥ thank you for a lovely page to Art Journal Journey!

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for sharing the snow photos, it really looks pretty. And the best thing is that it brought you a day off to have fun at home, so glad you enjoyed it! Love your pretty journal page, and the quotes you have added. Thanks for always being such a good journaler and a loyal supporter of Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

Divers and Sundry said...

Lovely winter wonderland. We're not getting snow this winter, so I'm enjoying your photos :)

Rhapsody said...

wow, winter is indeed back
I wish they had project runway here again. sigh*

MiSchra said...

Lovely, what a wonderful post! Wishing you a happy weekend.
Michelle aka MiSchra

Neesie said...

Beautiful journal artwork Erika, perfect with Valentine's Day coming.
I loved seeing the winter wonderland scene, especially the contrast between before snow and after snow.
That last photo of the tree's look gorgeous. So still and peaceful.
Sometimes the sunlight can be so cruel highlighting all the jobs that need to be done... but I'd rather see the sun than not!
Have a wonderful weekend. Happy PPF to you

Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulous page, so rich in texture.
Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog.

Jeannette said...

love your heart page and the qoute pretty images of cold winter ,
but i love wintertime.

hugs jenny

Meggymay said...

A wonderful page, the words you added are fantastic.
Lovely snow photos as well.

Carol said...

Love the art!!! I too have to keep reminding myself that it is still winter ....but it's so hard when it's so warm and sunny outside.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Was by earlier, but my computer froze up. I simply adore that AJJ entry, because you get so much mileage out of your gelli prints.

Saw on the news how you got hit so hard. That snow is beautiful, though, and at least it gave you an extra day to the weekend. That made it even more worthwhile! These are certainly gorgeous photos of the snow.

Liplatus said...

Beautiful cordial work!
You will have about the same amount of snow than here.
Great pictures!

hazel said...

A fabulous page and beautiful photos.
xxx Hazel.