Hi everyone. It is Thursday already. Here in New Hampshire, after several much colder days, we are supposed to have some much warmer weather. I am ready for that.
Today I have a page for Wendy's BIRDS challenge at Art Journal Journey.
I was inspired by the hordes of birds visiting my feeders lately. Sometimes I count over 30 birds out there at one time. All my usual winter birds are back: chickadees, nuthatches, titmice and the assortment of woodpeckers. I also have a small flock of juncos who have come south for the winter, as well as goldfinches and purple finches too. Plus bluejays, mourning doves, and even the occasional flock of wild turkeys. I do enjoy watching them.
For my page today I began by spraying ink on some watercolor paper. Then I painted the tree and created the illusion of leaves by using some green Brushoes. To then pull my page together I use a quick splatter of white paint.
The bird feeder is hand drawn, colored and fussy cut. Once attached I used some copper and black little plastic bead like items to create the food inside it. The birds of from a page of Victorian scrap images that I had in my stash. And the words are made with some stickers.
I am also participating in Leah's Art Everyday Month.
And also, there are some bits of black here, so I am linking up to More Mixed Media. This challenge is anything mixed media with optional black.
Yesterday was a beautiful November day, temperatures up from the near freezing/windy weather we had on Monday and Tuesday. Not warm, but warm enough with a hat and a jacket for a walk.
I met my friend Jo at the beach. We'd taught together for over 25 years and both retired in June.
We walked for about 45 minutes and had walked the whole beach. (Mainly because the tide was on its way in and there was less beach.)
Neither of us were ready to stop walking, so we decided to drive for 10 minutes and go to the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. It is a wonderful forested park that backs up against a salt marsh and has lots of trails that wind through it.
It was some much needed outside time. I managed to walk over 11,000 steps. Smile!
That's all for me.
Thanks for visiting!