Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Garden Art

Hi everyone. Happy middle of the week.  We've had a little bit of sunshine lately; just enough so I could go pull all the weeds out of some of my gardens. Smile. 

Today's art is a page from my garden journal. I love the idea of nature being able to give us good advice.

My page started with the denim background in my journal. I created my own cloth tape using a roll of Dina Wakely white cloth tape. I stamped the honeycomb, bees and quote on it. Then I colored the bees.

I used this piece of cherry blossom printed cardboard which was actually the back of a package of stickers I had. I stamped and colored the bees on it.

Then I used a paint pen to add the white dots to the background. I also added the 3 TH children, the white fabric flower, a little metal bee charm I had, as well as part of a pearl swirl sticker. 

I am linking up to Alison's Summer Countryside challenge at Art Journal Journey.

And speaking of bees, when the sun came out the other afternoon (after a morning of heavy rain), the bees were having a big dance party out in front of the hive. So many of them were flying in and flying out.

This is only a fraction of them. I couldn't get them all because when I made the view in my camera bigger they became too small  to be seen.

Have a great middle of your week.



R's Rue said...

So lovely as always. I hope you are staying cool and dry this week in New Hampshire. Hugs.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page. nATURE GIVES US SO MUCH AND TEACHES US SO MANY THINGS; IT#S A PITY SOME OF MANKINd JUST IGNORES IT! Oooops, sorry wrong key! Lovely to see your bees busy buzzing around, glad you've got off to such a good start! Have a fun day, don't work too hard, hugs, Valerie

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm thrilled with your bee posts! It's an exciting project :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love how your bee keeping has spilled over into your art. This is wonderful and I love how you created your own beautiful fabric tape, too. this is another really great entry for Alison's theme, too, dear Erika. Love seeing the bees in action.

Iris Flavia said...

Great page - I´ll take your quote to my heart.
And big yay to a big dance party!
Here still no summer.

Nicole/DVAtist/Beadwright said...

I love the placement of the children. Ohhh happy bees.

pearshapedcrafting said...

A beautiful page Erika! Those three look very happy with their bees! Yours look great doing their dance! This afternoon a huge bumble bee had got stuck in roll of paper in my craft room - I heard it buzzing so held it near the window so it could escape! Hugs, Chrisx

craftytrog said...

A gorgeous page Erika! Those images look great on the denim background.
Lovely to see the bees dancing.
I love watching all the bees buzzing around the flowers in our garden. I never realised there were so many different types.
Alison xx

Lowcarb team member said...

I like your art here, a very nice journal page.
It's so lovely to see your bees.

All the best Jan

Meggymay said...

Its another fantastic page in your garden journal Erika and those bees do look like they are doing a happy dance around your hive.
Yvonne xx

nwilliams6 said...

Love the bees - real and journaled! Fun journal page with some encouraging words (super fun recycle on the sticker backing). Wonder what the bee dance means - very cool to see even in picture. Hugz

Jeanie said...

This is a lovely piece, Erika. And I LOVE hearing about the bee adventures!

Neet said...

Fascinating to hear of the bees. You will be able to study their behaviour with having your own hive. They are similar to us (or vice versa) - we go out and rejoice when the rain has stopped.
Lovely page, I like that you used your denim page for this and must now look up DW's cloth tape as I ever heard of it. I like the addition of the dots and the pearls - is the quote about bees a stamp?
Hugs, Neet xx

butterfly said...

Love the children listening to the advice from the honeybees - the cherry blossom is so pretty too. I completely agree that we all need to listen to Nature more... she's screaming pretty loudly right now.
Alison x