Sunday, March 20, 2016

The first day of Spring calls for a.....

......sweet bouquet, in my opinion! Be still my heart.....it's Spring....


And to me, that means everyone is a little happier, the sun shines so much more, and I can't wait to get outdoors and do fun stuff! Rake in the sunlight, head to the beach, go swimming....eat lots and lots of icecream....take hikes....play frisbee, some tennis....just soak it all in!

Speaking of which, this will probably be the last painting for just a bit....Spring break is coming up and I will be spending time with the young man.....awwww....'young' man...hard to not say 'little' boy for he really isn't so little anymore....it's bittersweet.  It's been hard for me to see him grow up and become 10 times smarter than us adults....the adolescent stage comes into play...I'm not ready for it yet.....

Have a fantastic start to your Spring....xoxo

Saturday, March 19, 2016

For no two flowers are equally the same....

...Isn't this so true? As much as I've been practicing my watercoloring, I've noticed it's almost impossible to duplicate a flower that I've previously done....every flower varies slightly and I guess that's the beauty of it all.  This rose is similar to one that I already painted a while back - but yet very different.


And here is a card below that I made a few days ago, just haven't blogged it yet.  Have been learning so much about color bleeding, blending, saturation, more water, less water.....oh my!! The knowledge I'm obtaining is daunting! lol....so much fun though -


Have a beautiful and sunny week ahead!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Poppies and a Butterfly....

Happy Tuesday! Hope you're all doing well with the time change if you're in the states....but Spring is here and I'm so thrilled! I worked on some other flowers today.....I re-tried Poppies and I think they turned out a little better than my last set.  Very simple design, with the focus on a single stem only:


Practiced finer details on the petals with white paint and a mix of black/brown paint for the dots.

And I couldn't resist trying to put a butterfly near my rose below, this was hard and I wasn't sure how it would turn out, I just went with the flow and hoped that it would resemble a butterfly in the end:


Cheers for now! xo

Saturday, March 12, 2016

just BECAUSE...

......it's Spring, and I feel like....surrounding myself with all things beautiful....how many ways can you end this phrase?

just BECAUSE...You make my heart happy.
just BECAUSE...I adore you.
just BECAUSE...I love you.
just BECAUSE...I think of you often.


Had so much fun sitting down this evening and doing a bit of watercoloring......I also painted tulips - tulips were super, super hard....I didn't quite like how they turned out, so I will attempt them again another time, in the meantime, enjoy the card above. I did more of a mix of different colored roses and added in a slight touch of faint brown for some of the leaves.

Sentiment is from Hero Arts - CL776 - Hello Sunshine Daisies.

Have a gorgeous week ahead! XO