Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Song

Happy Saturday everyone. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, yet when I look outside everything is still white with snow. 
That's the theme of my page today which I am linking up to Rosie's theme-spring at Art Journal Journey.
I started my journal page by stenciling the designs and then coloring them with my Cretacolor hard pastels. Then I gave the page is wash with some very watered down black acrylic paint, and stamped some faces and some numbers. Those faces are suppose to be me looking out of the winter trying to see spring, and the numbers are all about the countdown.
The problem with counting down to spring is that you never know when it will really arrive.  Hee-hee!
I little white splatter for the snow, some birds and some stickers. 
I am loving these singing birds this morning and this blue sky. It seems a little weird that theses feathered friends should be so joyful with all the snow on the ground, but if the birds can be happy, I will be happy about it too. 
We are going to take the dogs to the beach today so we can walk which I am looking forward to. Yes, getting back outside into the sunshine is a good thing.
Hope your day is going great and thanks for visiting.


CJ Kennedy said...

Love the little birds and the faces and countdown. I always countdown to first day of Summer as I find Spring can be a lot like Winter. Cold and wet with a little less snow. Hopefully, we're done on that front for the rest of the season. Enjoy your weekend

Jeannette said...

Wow erika,your spring page its amazing,love the wonderful backruond and the songtext,a good spring song is good for all us.
your little white birds are so cute,love it.
iam so makes me happy of your page.
have a nice weekend,dear erika :-)

hugs jenny

Divers and Sundry said...

Spring is in full display here, but we never get that kind of snow. I'm torn between welcoming the spring and being a bit jealous that you get more than barely measurable snow. I know you'll enjoy your sunny walk :)

nanskidrewski said...

Love how the birds and letters pop off the page! Eagerly awaiting spring here too!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a fantastic page - you achieved the feeling of your season just exactly - the background and the whitte splatters and the whit birds! That's simply AMAZING! So happy you linked another fantastic entry to Art Journal JOureny dear Erika!
We have spring here since Friday - it's WONDERFUL! I am more than happy about it!
And as promised I sent the sunshine to you as well!
Happy Sunday my friend!
Nearly ready with my spring cleaning... all looks fantastic now! But I bet not very!
oxo Susi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW, I was hit by color when I visited today. This screams spring. Yes, the birds don't seem to mind the snow, and these in your journal look very happy indeed. Thanks for sharing them with us at Art Journal Journey.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Forgot to mention, please take your camera and show us the BEACH, please. This landlocked girl has all but forgotten what a beach looks like (grin).

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeously colourful page today. Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Valerie

sheila 77 said...

So here is another great idea - using hard pastels then giving them a wash with black acrylic. Great effect with the stained glass look colours. The snow "flakes" makes it all stand out.
Amusing about the faces (you) looking out to see Spring.

Meggymay said...

Bird song is a good sign of spring being on its way. Its a fantastic page and background Erika, the super stamping of the faces I thought added a little bit of mystery to the page.
Hope you enjoyed your beach walk.
Yvonne xx

craftytrog said...

A bright and happy Spring page Erika! Hope you enjoyed your walk in the sun.
Alison xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Love the contrastbetween the dark and light elements on this page.
Hope your beach walk was enjoyable, - happy Sunday!

Dagmar said...

A beautiful Springpage. When the birds sing, we know spring is coming.

Jeanie said...

Singing birds! A big sigh!

Sounds like a good Sunday.