Saturday, May 16, 2020

Lucky Cat

Hi everyone.
I hope you are having a great start to your weekend. 

So I thought I would  share another page for Mia's flower challenge at Art Journal Journey . The beautiful Japanese lady would also be perfect for the challenge at Try It On Tuesday

So in my last post I shared and Asian themed piece, and I have another one today. I used some clean the brush paper as my background. The origami doves are from Katzelkraft and the rest of the images are some vintage Hero Arts stamps I had in my stash. And I also added a bit of Japanese book page too.
Once again my flowers aren't bold but can you see the falling Sakura or cherry blossoms? Or the sakura on the umbrella?
 I call my page Lucky cat for the maneki-neko, or the waving Japanese cat image. The lady and cat images are fussy cut after stamping them on white paper.

And just some boring views of my yard in this morning's sunlight.


Notice the green on the branches, or at least some of them?
I spent my afternoon getting some  gravel moved as I am working on a garden project. Tonight sounds like a good time to watch TV and relax since I had a bit of a workout.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

16 comments:

Mia said...

Boring view of your yard? What do you say, Erika? Your card is simply fantastic! I wish I had such a big yard at home! But I live in the city, so this is impossible!
As for your page, it is simply fantastic! I love the origami birds and your imagination using as background the clean the brush paper! This is a great idea! Thank you so much for joining again my challenge at AJJ! Hugs, my dear friend.

Laurie said...

Beautiful creations! I love the green tinge on the trees,, spring!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your beautiful journal page, so bright and sunny. Your garden is wonderful, I would like to have one like that. And a gardener to do the work! Have a restful day, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a precious and adorable neko cat. So adorable (sorry, I'm a cat person). I love the background and like how nothing goes to waste on your art table, either. Those flowers, though subtle, were quite appropriate for this darling girl and her cat. It's also a great entry for Mia's theme at Art Journal Journey, too.

Several blogs have started showing their homes or their yards. I seem to be one of those persons. I love how green your grass is. I always enjoy seeing your back yard. It is to die for.

Dortesjs said...

Wauw what a nice page you’ve made and great photos, love the chairs

Iris Flavia said...

Oh. You made me re-guess the idea of hanging the Japanese brolly my Dad gave me as a pressie from Japan under the ceiling.
Very cute work!

R's Rue said...

Beautiful page. Have a blessed day.

Meggymay said...

This is a wonderful oriental page and I love your take on Mia's theme and for TioT's.
The girl and her cat sure made me smile with their friendly waving.

Your garden is looking lovely and no way boring, it won't be long till the trees are in full leaf.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

What a gorgeous page! I love the waterfall of origami birds and the Japanese paper - beautiful 😀. Your yard is looking fabulous too! I hope you had a lovely week and wishing you a happy weekend! Take care! Hugs, Jo x

Divers and Sundry said...

That's no boring view! I think that's one of the most inviting, peaceful scenes, Best Backyard Ever :)

Jeanie said...

You have been seriously productive. All that gravel moving is hard word! And I do love the maneki neko piece! Very cute.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

You do have a nice backyard, Erika, and yes as former homeowners, we know that it's work to keep it that way. The seating area looks nice and secluded by the trees. Hope you were able to enjoy some outdoor time there now that we've finally had some decent and less windy days here in NH. Also, hope your mom is feeling better too and able to enjoy some of the nicer weather. Thanks for the comment on a recent post and yes we are thinking about trying one of NH's drive-in theaters as soon as they are showing something we would care to see. i checked the Milford Drive-in for this weekend and had no interest in what's playing - not enough to pay $30.

Stevenson Q said...

Dearest Erika, I see nothing boring in such a beautiful yard that you have! I would love to spend all the time I can in such a wide and beautiful entry to the woods! I love that garden set you have and would enjoy a book and a tea or even bring my laptop there and blog or work. Thank you for sharing this.

The art is so beautiful and to me it sends a touching message. The Origami cranes that you showed here are very symbolic. In Japan, it is said that if you wish for something and you make a thousand paper cranes while wishing for that, it will come true when you are done. I haven't done it yet but I'm sure it takes a very strong wish to make a thousand right! I love your art it is super beautifu!

Manav Singhi said...

Lucky cat is brilliant and I just wish that I also have such a Boring View of my yard, Have a Nice and Safe day. . . :)

craftytrog said...

A great page, and your garden looks beautiful and peaceful! xx

Eileen Bergen said...

Your Japanese page is charming, Erika. Thank you for the little lesson in Japanese also. Your photos of the yard and sun shining through are anything but boring! Eileen xx