Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Tulip Farm

While many of my internet friends around the globe are being overwhelmed with snow, ice, rain, or floods, here is an interesting fact:  Wichita (the city where I live) has had LESS THAN 1/2 inch (1.27 centimeter) of moisture since October 1, 2017 until March 8, 2018 (Thursday). Saw the scary statistic on the news Thursday night.

It's once again time to join Rosie at Rosie's Kleine Bastelwelt this month's host at Art Journal Journey with her theme Spring.  I sincerely believe it also meets the Color-Effect theme this fortnight at Moo Mania and More.        

I am on a roll finding tulips for this springtime theme. 

Every spring, I visit my aunt

and we pick tulips on her farm.

Some of you may wonder why I write the words under the images when they are easy to read.  I find with so many international visitors it's easier for them to translate the words than not know what the words actually are on the page.

I created this page in my Challenges altered book.  I first laid down water soluble crayons that I hoped closely matched the background of the focal image.  To make sure the computer generated words stood out, I colored them with dye ink.

Once again, I appreciate your visit.    Thank you beyond belief for your continued support of my art.  You will find me today at Art Journal Journey and at Moo Mania and More.   Hope to see you both places, too!

20 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Another wonderful tulip page. Have a great weekend, Valerie

Rosie said...

A great page, Elisabeth

Thank for sharing

Have a wonderful weekend

Rosie said...

... and I say thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Dortesjs said...

Great page and lovely bright

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Dear Ms. Elizabeth! I will come with you to the farm of your aunt and we will pick tulips there together!♥♥♥ You know I love tulips and you can be sure I adore your wonderful page! This watercolor crayons were the best gift you got - you use them in a fantastic way! Great layout Elizabeth! And clever of you to always write the layout-words in the text helping foreign readers to use the translation tool! I must remember that.This is absolutely too less moisture... my gosh... so I should not wish you a sunny weekend - I should wish rain and moisture for Wichita ! You made me happy to link to Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania & More at once dear Co-Admin!
I did send a little package to you now, the lady at the postoffice didn't bolster me up - she told me that the most packages sent to USA make big problems since all will be opened and are supposed to miss contents when they arrive. The inspectors call much things suspect and take them out- like chocolate and so on... I hope they will not find something "suspect" that is "useful for them" in the package!!! Well, we will see.
I hope it will arrive in time for your birthday and you will like it.
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

It does sound so dry where you are Elizabeth and here we have lots of rain today after the snow and ice-I expect there will be flooding if it keeps this up.

Such a beautiful page with the wonderful tulips and very happy words.

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx

Jeannette said...

wow,love your wonderful page with the tulip farm,i would i live ther.
loved your spring page so much,just beautiful.
thank you for all your kind comments of my blog,iam glad and happy.
iam happy with your wonderful tulip farm,love tulips so much.
happy weekend.

hugs jenny

Meggymay said...

I would love to see this field of tulips, it must be an amazing place to see for real.
It does sound so dry where you live, its hard for me to imagine when we have so much snow recently. We are lucky water isn't in short supply for us.
Yvonne xx

CJ Kennedy said...

I love your bright and happy page. I will happily tag along to your auntie's farm to pick tulips. I will gladly wish the next snow storm heading our way, stalls over the mid-West to give you enough moisture to alleviate the drought without causing flooding or other damage. We on the East coast have had more than our share of moisture.

My name is Erika. said...

Sounds like Wichita has less rain than the desert-or about the same amount. You are definitely in a drought I would say. I would love to send you a pile of snow so you can water your lawn and gardens! Now I'd just need to figure out how to send it! :) Loving your tulips page today. You are are good at finding these beautiful tulips photos. I think I mentioned before how gorgeous it must be to see a whole field of these flowers in bloom. Maybe one day or another. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs-Erika

Divers and Sundry said...

Your drought conditions are so different from what we're getting here!

Spring tulips are so pretty in drifts and fields like this. And the colors are so bright!

nanskidrewski said...

Beautiful, colorful page of tulips! Mine are blanketed by snow, hopefully they will emerge in great shape! Happy weekend!

Sandra Cox said...

A perfect tulip page! I would love to visit a tulip farm. When we lived in IN there was an Iris farm nearby that we visited. And a friend here in NC had a daylily farm, but I've never been to a tulip farm.
Hope your weekend is filled with sparkle and sunshine...and maybe a little bit of rain:)

Sami said...

Nice bright and happy tulip farm page Elizabeth.
That really seems a bad drought in your area.

Incipient Wings said...

absolutely it.
the crayons are a perfect color combination, it almost looks like a blurred frame effect at first:)

Lowcarb team member said...

A very nice page.
I love tulips.

All the best Jan

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this happy page! It is such a lovely memory page as well as being so colourful and showing one of my favourite flowers and yes, you have matched the background so well! Hugs, Chrisx

Jeanie said...

Tulips are one of my favorites and of course this page is just filled with all that happy tulip-spring joy! Fun, Elizabeth!

Cindy McMath said...

Lovely tulips. I think your colours matched very well - especially the red! Wonderful Spring page.

Michele said...

this is lovely! such a happy memory to reflect upon. xo