Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Birds and Blooms

So yesterday some storms blew through and today (Tuesday) was just gorgeous. I opened all the windows, let the wind blow through and cleaned. From top to bottom. The dogs were at daycare so it was the perfect day to get that much needed chore done. ( I think the dust kitties were the size of a real large cat-eeks!)  With the heat and humidity we had for like a good 2 weeks, it just doesn't get you motivated for pushing  a vacuum around (or doing any other type of heavy duty cleaning).  Anyhow, it made for a productive day. :)
And after cleaning, it was no guilt play time!  I didn't need to feel like I should have been doing something else.
In my Garden is the theme is month at Art Journal Journey.  And in my garden are lots of flowers that I can pick and make bouquets with. Well, at least right now there are.
I used a Gelli print background, some paint, a free hand cut vase from red paper, some Stabilo pencils and lastly this fun little  bird stamped image. 
A short post from me. Thanks for coming by and hope you enjoyed your visit.


Valerie-Jael said...

What a wonderful picture, you really did a fantastic job here. And that after cleaning. Your dist bunnies sound even larger than mine!Glad you were able to get some jobs done, it's a good feeling afterwards. Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your bouquet in the poetic vase is beautiful and the little cute bird fits perfect to this!
AWESOME! Thank you for joining AJJ again and again and again with such pretty things and lovely posts!
Homework is always a bit boring and exhausting- I tell myself that it is a meditation work .. but I seldom believe myself-lol.
Happy day Erika!
oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

A beautiful vase of garden flowers, I would have that framed and on the wall its FAB.
Yvonne x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Incredible and colorful art today. No guilt after all that cleaning, either. It turned out to be a win-win. We got to see the product of your art after cleaning and you got a clean studio and house.

~*~Patty S said...

Your bouquet of flowers is beautiful Erika!
Really lovely with the perfect words too.
As an aside I do my best creating when I'm "supposed to be doing something else" ;-)
A good friend of mine calls vacuuming "riding her broom"...Love that and now I always say it too.
We're headed for some hot hot hot July weather.
I opened the windows for a bit today too but it didn't last long.
Summertime and the living is easy... (did a song come to mind?)
p.s. I so enjoy fresh cut flowers from the garden... we used to have lots to chose from

Anonymous said...

Love your happy blooms. Dust balls, fur balls, an endless job as you know too well. Today is even more glorious than yesterday, that low humidity is making me smile! xox

sheila 77 said...

Lovely gelli-wallpaper and lovely bouquet. The bird is the perfect finishing touch.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful art piece, Erika. Have a lovely day!

rike said...

This is the best idea to use a gelli-print! Wonderful at the end with this great flowers and the cute bird! I now know what to do with gelli-prints :)

Beo said...

What a wonderful page with all this blossoms and the lovely bird at the bottom!!

Jeanie said...

I like the idea of no-guilt play time! I, too have dust bunnies the size of Lizzie! Very fun with the gelli as part of the finished piece!