Sunday, March 11, 2018

Springtime in the meadow

If you live in the United States, be sure to set your clocks forward.  I hope you did this before you went to bed, but if not, please do so now.  Also, right before midnight we got a few drops of rain for the first time in many weeks.  Apparently, we got 0.01 (or 1/100th) of an inch.  Not enough to pull us out of our drought, but enough to wet the sidewalk, at least.  Thanks for wishing rain for me, because it actually worked!!!

I'm once again joining Rosie at Rosie's Kleine Bastelwelt (Rosie's Small Craft World) this month's host at Art Journal Journey whose theme is Spring.

These little boys are enjoying spring by taking a walk through the meadow.

This is actually a replica of a painting from my local art museum I picked up while I was there last year.

I used a piece of vellum for a mat.

I created this page in my Challenges altered book by laying down two colors of brown water soluble crayons.  I had saved the pale yellow vellum for a long time.  It was such an odd shape I knew I would have to incorporate it in a unique spread.  What I didn't realize was Squiggles (or perhaps Bleubeard) found it when I dropped it on my way to the craft room.  By the time I found it, there were claw marks on the bottom and one side, and it had been bent on one edge.  I cut off what I could and tried to straighten the bent edge.  So much for a pristine piece of vellum!

Thank you beyond belief for your continued support of my art.  Your visit means the world to me.  Today you will find me at Art Journal JourneyHope to see you there, too.

14 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful meadow scene. Glad you got a few drops of rain. The weather isn't always distributed as we would like it. Have a nice Sunday, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Such a romantic painting you used for this page - your page in the challenges altered book turned out just beautiful and the cats gave the perfect touch to the vellum! Great Co-crafters! Thank you to them for joining in at AJJ as well! Oh - great- if it works I send more rain for you! Our fields are so wet and moist now after the much snow is gone that I can send a lot to Wichita for your garden and the whole area! Wishing you a happy Sunday and a good forward setting of the day - it's always a bit comfusing especially for the animals. My dogs need at least one week to get used to the summer/winter time changes.
Off to a fleamarket now with my neighbour-girlfriend! Hope we will find something useful there...
oxo Susi

Incipient Wings said...

Gorgeous piece of work!
From reading other blogs, I think a little Spring is desperately needed in some areas of the country.
I love how the two browns you used look almost like tree bark..lovely!!
well,I think Squiggles (or Bleubeard) wanted to help out their crafty mama with a little claw mark or two, you know, to add a little bit of kitty character, lol!!
either way, this page is just beautiful..I can almost hear birdsong when I look at it!

Aylla said...

Love your blog, your blog is amazing <3
Follow back ? I'm now.

Lowcarb team member said...

Love the meadow scene ...
We had snow last week, heavy rain this week!
Will we get some sunshine soon? I hope so.

Happy Sunday Wishes.

All the best Jan

CJ Kennedy said...

Glad you got a little rain. You can have the snow that's on it's way here for Tuesday. We don't really need anymore. I'd rather be with the little boys taking a walk through a meadow on a sunny and warm day. How cute your studio assistants were helping you with your artwork. Have a lovely day!

My name is Erika. said...

This is a beautiful piece of art-both your finished page and the art you used on your page! Oh spring is being elusive here. More snow on Tuesday! UGH. So I am really enjoying seeing other people's spring art because I guess I at least need the spirit of spring if I can't really have it. Hope you have a fantastic Sunday my friend. hugs-Erika

pearshapedcrafting said...

Pleased to see you got a little rain, maybe more will follow!! This image is so sweet! I wonder what attracted a cat(who was it I wonder!?) to vellum? Glad you rescued enough for this page! Hugs, Chrisx

Jeannette said...

wow,your meadow page is amazing,love it! love the children in the flowers,ther hats looks big and beautiful.
happy weekend.

hugs jenny

Divers and Sundry said...

Looks like Winslow Homer. I like his work. Cats like to feel like they're a part of the creative process ;)

Meggymay said...

It is a beautiful painting you used in your own special way. I can almost feel the peace and tranquility of a walk in the fields.
I'm sure Squiggles of Bleubeard just wanted to join in and add their own artistic marks to the page and didn't mean to spoil the vellum.
Yvonne xx

Cindy McMath said...

Another lovely Spring page. And with a ‘helper’ too! You know they make distressing tools that do what Squiggles and/or Bleubeard did for free! Hope you will get some more rain soon!

Jeanie said...

That image is beautiful and I love the colors you chose. Ah yes, I remember the moments of cat crafting. They think their wrinkles and scratches are so artistic, don't they? Gypsy was a paper chewer. I learned never to leave art paper on the floor!

Rike said...

Magical meadow-scene! You gave this picture a beautiful frame in your altered book journal - a very personal vellum piece made with the help from Bleubeard and/or Squiggles!
Wish you a happy day!
Rike xx