Happy first day of Spring everyone!
(Or if you are south of the equator, Happy first day of autumn!)
The bunny on my page today is so excited the first day of spring has finally arrived. He is hopping happily across my page.
The background is 2 old dictionary pages that I painted with circles and by just spreading the water color paint. I've been using a lot of watercolors lately, mostly because I am pretty messy and don't want an odd splatter of paint to get someplace around my dining room. I also enjoy using watercolors and learning more about them as I play.
I stamped the bunny image multiple times and used white ink to color them in. I am loving this media find. I wish I'd found it years ago.
I just take a paintbrush and paint over whatever I want white, and it ends up being and staying white.
The pink ears on the bunnies are from a marker. I stamped the Happy Spring right on my page, and I stamped the quote on some white paper before cutting it out and adding it to my journal page. Finally I glued down a few foam flowers. I also loving these shaker card fillers as embellishments lately, and there you have it.
I am linking up to Valerie's spring challenge at Art Journal Journey.
Thanks Valerie for this fun challenge this month. I am into making spring pages as I wait for the consistently good weather to arrive.
I'll end my post today with a few ocean photos. Last week before my allergy shots I went over the the shore (as my allergist is in nearby) and took a stroll. It was high tide at the beach, much to the dogs sadness as they really wanted to walk, but instead I hit a couple of the state parks, which right now (due to it being off season) don't charge for parking. At the first one the ground was still soggy, so I headed over to another which isn't very far away. No dogs allowed to walk there though. Here's some views from my walk at the park.
At this time of year there are so many washed up lobster traps.
This one had some interesting colors and textures.
I thought the clouds off towards the horizon were interesting.
And in this above photo you get a great view of one of the Isles of Shoals, as well as just a the tip of the one to the right of it. The left island (Smuttynose) you can see clearly is part of the state of Maine, and the on just on the edge to the right (Star Island) is part of New Hampshire.
You can also see Maine in this next photo. The land on the horizon is Maine, but I am standing in New Hampshire.
That's all for me today. Enjoy what's left to the weekend and the start of the new week.