Happy Friday everyone. Another week is winding down, and it did fly by for me. Maybe it did for you too.
Today I am off on a teacher field trip. I'm going to see some flowers and green and some exotic plants. I am so excited, and will tell you more in another post.
But today I have a spring sketch for Rosie's challenge at Art Journal Journey Rosie picked spring as her challenge, and I am loving the opportunity to do some spring pages.
Today my page is something that is fairly unique to northeast area of North America-maple sugaring. When I drive around at this time of year I pass people who have buckets hanging off their sugar maple trees. The trees get tapped and the sap runs into the buckets. Then the excess liquid is boiled down and voila, you have maple syrup.
In case you are interested, back in 2016 I did a T Day post about maple sugaring which you can read here T Stands for Making Maple Syrup. We have a sugar shack down the road from our house.
And maple syrup is a "healthy" sugar source, as I recently found out.
So to make my journal page I first gessoed the paper. Then I painted the trees (I need a little more tree practice I think-they look a little stubby on top) and the ground. Then I added the buckets. Finally I used a watercolor crayon to color the sky. I gave the colored background a water wash, and while it was still wet I did a bit of rubbing with a paper towel which created this cool sky effect!
Have a great Friday everyone.