Wednesday, January 30, 2019

This Week's Calendar Page

 Hi everyone. Can you believe it is just about the end of January?  Time is flying. (Which by the way is also the latest challenge at Try It On Tuesday and you still have time to join us.) 
And even though the month flew, I must say I am ready for spring which is still a long way off in my world. So this week's  page in my calendar journal was a pink background  to start with so I ran with that and decided to go tropical.  Tropical is a good fix for the mid-winter cold and snowy weather.


I stenciled the flamingos on the page and colored them with markers. I also stenciled the red grids. The flowers are hand painted and the leaves are all stamped., as is the escape word. 
And because of the little squares in the grid and the circles in the background, I am linking up this one last page with Alison's challenge at Art Journal Journey. Thanks Alison for such a fun challenge.
I'm waking up to some fresh snow this morning. 
Guess I'll spend the day dreaming of escape.

Hope you have a fantastic day!

16 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous page, lovely to see hot pink instead of cold white everywhere outside! Have a great day, stay warm, hugs, Valerie

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tropical page Erika, it's got me dreaming of summer, love the flamingos.
Avril xx

RO said...

Such lovely work, and very impressive! Hugs...RO

CJ Kennedy said...

i love your pink flamingoes. I am so ready for warm weather especially after last night's snow. Not looking forward to snow squalls or another deep freeze. Stay safe and warm.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

I love your cheery tropical artwork. It is refreshing to see as we reach the mid-Winter point. I was sort of lucky that the storm remained all rain, and didn't change to snow, but this morning there is black ice everywhere, so that's not so good or lucky. I am definitely ready for Spring, but it is still weeks / months away. (We can get snow as late as April in Connecticut, although that is very rare, and usually very low amounts. March is a toss up: sometimes no snow, but other times we do get snow, with even a blizzard possible. Ugh. Hopefully not this year.)

Meggymay said...

I love this fabulous calendar page Erika, the pink flamingos really do make us feel that summer will be coming to us soon/eventually. Hard to imagine when its snowing or the land is covered with frost and ice.
I hope your journey to work wasn't difficult today the snow sounds bad in your part of our world.
Yvonne xx

Mia said...

Beautiful and very inspiring page, Erika. I love that you combined hand drawing with stamps and stencils. Kisses, my friend.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh yes!! A little bit tropical would suit around here today, although the snow laden trees did did look beautiful for a while!! I love your warm looking page!! Hugs, Chrisx

froebelsternchen said...

Your page just brings tropical feeling to my winter heart -lol! We have the snow now mixed with pretty days and I really enjoyed some lovely walks the last days. But yes - I am with you - already longing for spring and warmer weather! This is Mixed Media at its best- Stencils , stamps and handpainted elements!
I simply LOVE it! An amazing entry for the January collection!
Thank you very much for all the wonderful support for AJJ this month again dear Erika! You are simply the best!
Have a great evening!
Big hugs, Susi

Astrid Maclean said...

A wonderful warm page Erika, and like you say, a bit of tropical heat is just the perfect antidote to winter blues... Love those flamingos and your hand painted flowers look super. Wonderful layers!

draw online said...

Good content

craftytrog said...

A fabulous flamingo page Erika! Thank you for supporting my theme at AJJ this month!
Alison xox

butterfly said...

Wow - those hot reds should warm you up, even if winter is definitely here! Gorgeous!
Alison x

Caty said...

Just Wonderful calendar page Erika !! These flamingos are really adorable, love the colours you have choosen, love the grids and the leaves. The flowers are fabulous!!.
I wish you a very nice afternoon,
Big hugs, Caty

Jeanie said...

Biggest sigh. Looks like a place and time I can't remember!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Who doesn't Love flamingos? They are the kitsch of South Beach and you have found the perfect use for them. So glad you shared them with Art Journal Journey.