Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time to Bloom

Hi everyone. 
Many of you have some beautiful spring flowers in your world, but here in New Hampshire we have melting dirty snow and lots of brown mud. The color of March has been brown. (And not nice brown, but brown like when you mix too many paint colors together.)
No flowers yet, and they are saying more snow Friday night, but this month is almost over . (Of course Friday is still too far off to know for sure.) April HAS to be BETTER!
So I have been obsessed with painting flowers lately. You will notice that soon enough.
This is one of my favorites.  I used a Gelli print background. The flowers are created with paint and Dina Wakely's new Scribble sticks. Oh yes and a green wax crayon with the green paint on the stems and leaves,
So I am linking up to 2 challenges today.
First of all, once again I am joining Yvonne at Art Journal Journey. Just a few days left to go out and about, and I want to go out outside and see flowers. So this is a dream Out and About page for me.
And the newest challenge at Try It on Tuesday is Botanical. I'd say this journal page works!
Hope the flowers are blooming in your word, and if not, you have a bouquet or two inside.
Thanks everyone for visiting.


Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous flower painting, the blooms are very inspiring just now. Thanks for joining us at TIOT, your entry is wonderful. Hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

A beautiful painting Erika. the flowers are so pretty, they make me happy looking at them. It is so dull here today.
Thank you for joining us at TioT's as well as AJJ. I would love to see flowers like these when I am out and about.
Yvonne xx

CJ Kennedy said...

Your lovely page is the only place I've seen flowers around here. Nothing blooms in mud season except the mud. I did notice the snow has melted from part of my Zensical garden and Rocky, the face I carved is no visible. And then I heard more snow for Friday. Hope it won't be like the April Fool's blizzard in 1997 where we got 18 io so inches. Happy Hump Day!

Carol said...

Love those flowers and here's hoping your winter is over and you get no more snow!!!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Erika, This is a wonderful painting and the spring blooms look lovely against the blue background. Hopefully you'll see some signs of spring soon.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love this amazing Mixed Media painting Erika! Just GORGEOUS! You will see- very soon will even in New Hampshire the first flowers bloom. I am quite sure! And for now your wonderful painting makes the heart bloom instead!
Thank you very much for joining Art Journal Journey again with such a beautiful painting and I am happy to see you at Try It On Tuesday as well!Always a pleasure to see you linking!
oxo Susi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I saw these flowers on your blog banner last week, and am in AWE. You draw SO well. Have a super Wednesday.

Margik said...

This is very beautiful Erika! The flowers and the background are really fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs, Mar

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful Erika! You know how I love daffodils - my Mum used to love this variety - I think they are called 'Cheerfulness'! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Gibby Frogett said...

Sorry, I am so behind with your pages Erika - I love your beautiful new blog header too.
Your artwork is gorgeous in everyway - love LOVE this!
Gosh - when will your snow ever end - or is this the norm for this time of year for you?
Hope your week going well... Gill xx

Corrine at said...

I'm glad to see your lovely blooms, hope the snows don't keep you away. Unless it's truly not roadworthy I'll be there Saturday. You better not get slammed, haven't we had enough? xox

Jeanie said...

That SHOULD be one of your favorites because it is just fabulous. When I saw it on your banner I was just thrilled! You know how to bring spring into things!

I'm catching up but thank you for your wonderful comments on my Easter posts and it really touched me when you said if we'd not made it through our bad traffic experience that you would have missed me! I remain intensely grateful.

Sending hugs this gloomy day.

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful flowers and I loved hearing about the techniques you used too! I'm very interested in the Gelli Plate as I have been researching lately, they look great fun to use:-). Your blooms are so pretty, their centres are delightful. Thanks for making me smile and I hope April brings spring flowers to your part of the world. Enjoy the rest of the week! J :-)

~*~Patty S said...

Your flowers are beautiful Erika!!!
and the background is extra special too.
I had to put my fingers in my ears and sing LALALAAA real loud when I felt tempted by your mention of scribble sticks LOL!
Mud Brown must be a challenge to deal with on lots of levels.
Here's hoping shades of green and the parade of blooms returns for you real soon.

Sandy said...

Your flowers are really wonderful - makes me want to try to paint some flowers too!!
Sandy xx

sheila 77 said...

You've really succeeded in capturing these flowers. I like your background too, an unusual but very effective choice. I don't know these scribble sticks, they sound fascinating. So many art materials, so little time.
I'm enjoying catching up with your wonderful art, Erika.