Friday, March 30, 2018


Before I head out I have one more spring page for Rosie's challenge at Art Journal Journey. This month it's been all about SPRING!!!!
I will share with you a branch of pussywillows. I made them by sketching first, and then painting in my Nature Journal.  The background is a watercolor crayon and I stamped this quote from Artistic Outpost several times.
Thanks Rosie for a really fun challenge. Seeing spring has eluded me until these last few days, I've enjoyed having it on paper rather than in real life. 
Raining today. We've been in the 50's (around 13 degrees C) the last few days and the piles of snow have really melted away. This is exciting for sure.
I also want to wish everyone a very Happy Easter if you celebrate. And I wish those of you who celebrate Passover a happy holiday also.
I'm off for a fun day out. Thanks for visiting my friends.


froebelsternchen said...

I love your pussy willows! They look so artsy and springlike and the background is amazing and also the multiple stamped quote looks fab ! Happy Easter dear Erika!
Thank you for all your wonderful pages linked to Rosie's theme! Looks like finally spring is arriving now in New Hampshire as well!
Hope your day was fun!!!

Hugs, Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

Your page of pussy willow looks so pretty, you have captured the texture and likeness beautifully! I love the repeated quote in the background and the words are so true 😁. I hope you had a great day of fun at the exhibition today! Wishing you and yours a happy Easter/holidays too! J 😊 x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page, so right for spring. We had another warm and sunny day, but the next 2 days will be back to winter. Hugs, Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

I went crazy looking for pussywillows. I should have just come to you. I found them at Trader Joe's, but they are not nearly as full with puffs as yours. Enjoy your day and have a Happy Holiday

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic painting of the pussywillow, the buds look so real.
Its good that your snow has melted at last.
Hope you have a good weekend.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You and CJ are on the same wavelength today. I adore your pussy willows. They really look like them, too. I am truly impressed. I'm also glad spring has been around this month on your journal page and i'm really grateful you shared this with us at Art Journal Journey.

Rike said...

Your painting of the branch of pussywillows is GORGEOUS! I like the background and the stamped quote too!
We have also rain today and it is cold outside.
I wish you a very Happy Easter and no snow anymore!

Faye said...

Great spring art piece, the pussywillows. Happy for you that the snow has begun to melt. Surely that is a sign of spring. Happy Easter!

Faye said...

Forgot to say that I like your spring flower header!

craftytrog said...

I love your pussy willow Erika! So glad your snow is finally melting, and the temperature is rising.
Happy Easter!
Alison xx

Divers and Sundry said...

Your spring pussy willows are lovely. I don't see them around here, and your art is a real treat.

Jeanie said...

I'm hoping your day was terrific -- and that we see live pussy willows soon!