Sunday, May 6, 2018


Happy Monday everyone. I am back with some art today. Not the most wild art, but a colored page from my calendar journal. 
I colored my background and then layered some tissue paper over part of the page. I played around with some TH figures, added a quote and a scrap of book paper, as well as some yellow tape and some small orange gemstones.
And since I am using butterfly wings which are fauna and a bought of flowers which are flora I am going to link up to Jo's great  Flora and Fauna challenge at Art Journal Journey. And the latest challenge at Moo Mania is flowers which I think my page works nicely for also.
And  I finally have some flowers blooming in my garden.
My cherry tree is in bloom. 
As well as my daffodils too.
Spring is really here.
Hurrah! Hurrah!

Have a great start to your new week. And thanks for visiting my blog.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a clever and whimsical journal page. Lots of color made your focal images pop. This is a fantastic page for Jo's theme at Art Journal Journey and I'm delighted you shared it with us.

Spring finally made it to your area, and the colors are so soft and bright. Wonderful photos from your yard, dear.

Rosie said...

A lovely project and fantastic pictures

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous floral page, and wonderful garden flowers - you must be so happy to see them after the long winter! Hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely to see one of your art pieces again! Those Tim Holtz thingies are always so useful for journal pages I think. Great to see Sprng has reached your part of the world too! We had the most amazing warm and sunny weekend too and I spent most of it outside. Long may it last! Have a good week!

froebelsternchen said...

I am in awe that you even have such fabulous work in your calendar journal. The tissue makes the whole composition so very interesting - super idea. And the quote is just original! You have such anartistic hand for composition !
And WOW -- now finally spring has sprung in New Hampshire! I am happy for you - I love how the daffodils bloom under the cherry tree ---cool!
Happy and creative new week my friend! Thank you so very much for joining Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania & More at once! Big hugs, ♥♥♥

Lenie said...

This is so nice! Happy colours(I like the little squares) the flowers on your page and in your garden, isn't it a wonderful time of the year?
Have a great week Erika.

Barbara said...

Erika, I love your page, especially the vintage and other-worldly look (with your human butterfly), and the layering of components. I think this is the one that will get me to try layering of tissue paper. I’ve never done that, and I love the effect! You actually colored in all those squares and little diamonds in your background? That looks like tedious art to me, but you surely enjoyed it. I like that you added gemstones, a lot like beading to me. Beautiful page, I’m now following along! Thank you for visiting and commenting on my handmade paper and journal page. I love NH, actually all of New England, and have a daughter in Massachusetts.

Jeanie said...

I really love the grid and different textures and layers, Erika. And wasn't it nice to return home to spring after your long winter?

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said... must live in a paradise...gorgeous grounds, and love the white blooms!

Caty said...

Hola Erika!! I´m so happy to admire your art again, really, this page is wonderful, fantastique !! I can smell the spring of course, fabulous!!
Your garden is so beautiful with all these lovely flowers, love it !!
Thank you very much for your so kind comments and your visit to my blog.
I wish you a very nice day and week, big hugs, Caty

Meggymay said...

A fabulous journal page Erika, I love how you gave the found relative her wings to fly.
I'm pleased you have springtime in your garden the blossom and the daffodils look so pretty.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

What a wonderful page! I love the bright coloured background, the butterfly wings that you added to the TH figures and those pretty flowers 😁. I'm so pleased that you joined us at Art Journal Journey with this beautiful page, thanks so much! Happy Monday! J 😊 x

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yes Erika, spring or rather nearly summer has finally arrived in NH. We had a couple of days last week with near 90 degree temps. Your blooms look lovely and not seeing many around Nashua yet.

Divers and Sundry said...

The cherry trees and daffodils have come and gone here, so I'm soaking in your photos. They are gorgeous, aren't they! :)

Rike said...

Your colored page from the calendar journal gave a beautiful background for your wonderful collage!
Your photos are gorgeous!

craftytrog said...

Wonderful photos, and a beautiful page Erika! I love your butterfly girl!
Alison xox

Linda Kunsman said...

love your cheerful journal page and butterfly girl! And yes, so wonderful to have the flowers blooming finally.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Great page, Erika. I love that quote!

What is it bout cherry blossoms? Cherry trees in bloom are abut the prettiest spring sight in the world. Love your daffodils too.

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen