Thursday, April 19, 2012

Let the Sunshine in..


Hello my sweet friends.
It's been beautiful out. The sun is shining.
Not too much wind, perfect for drinking my morning
coffee outside.  I just love this time of year.

I have been playing in my Art Journal again.
I thought since everything is in bloom I would
do some pages that felt a little spring like!




Some of these flowers I drew and some of them I punched. 




I drew the fence and then cut that out also.
That took awhile.  But I found it to be relaxing
and enjoyed it while listening to Kenny Chesney on
Pandora.




The background has lots of acrylic paint.  Layered up
with different colors of pink.



I added a couple of buttons and little bit of doodling here and there. 




So I do hope you are getting some sunshine where you are!

We are pulling our trailer out to Lake Mead again.
Just a quick little trip...  The lake is only about 20 min away.
But we still enjoy it even if it is just around the corner.


Thanks so much for stopping by..

Hugs, Linda

51 comments:

Tracy said...

Linda, that is so lovely! I'm impressed...your happiness shows through your work!

TexWisGirl said...

that is really wonderful! it looks like a perfect, happy fabric!

Carol Blackburn said...

How lovely, Linda...enjoy your trip.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful journal pages Linda! Surely looks like a happy Spring flower garden! Have fun on your trip!

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Very pretty! The sunshine on your journal page was the only sunshine I saw today...so thank you :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* this just makes me BEYOND happy! I loveeeeeeeee the colors, the sun and LOVING LOVING LOVING the flowers!!!

Tracy said...

It's fabulous Linda! All those great layers coming together. I wish I could think about art like this. I think I'm too rigid. I really like these pages a lot. Hugs!

Deanna said...

Oh how sweet these journal pages are...such lovely spring colors. Hope you and your husband have a grand time at the lake. Happy Weekend!!

Nadege, said...

I love to see your journal pages. They are always so artistic and full of sunshine. Gorgeous.

yyam said...

Oooh...what sweet happy pages! :)
Enjoy your trip to the lake! :)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful two pages, Linda, I love the colors and of course it is just like spring! we were beautiful today as well, just a little dry! Have a wonderful Friday and I hope you enjoy your trip!

Anesha said...

So pretty, love the flowers.

Lesley Edmonds said...

This is gorgeous Linda. I love cutting and sticking!!

craftattack said...

Love your garden with fence and flowers, the colours are so pretty, too! Hugs, Valerie
PS (Whispering) the sun is shining here for a few minutes!!

Catherine said...

Fab colourful pages....

Lynn Stevens said...

I couldn't think of a better morning,
sitting outside on a beautiful day crafting away sipping my coffee.
So perfect Linda!!!
hugs Lynn

Deb Hickman said...

What a gorgeous Journal page, love the fresh colours. Have a great weekend.xxx

Wendy said...

oh my goodness, Linda, that's so pretty!! I love the sunny feeling to it. The background, the flowers, the fence, the sun, everything is so pretty...

have fun at Lake Mead!
happy weekend, hugs,
Wendy

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful!! How I love your art journal pages, Linda! And this one just brings the biggest smile to my face. What gorgeous flowers. Love the picket fence, too. And what a fabulous background you created. I could stare at just that part for hours, trying to figure it all out. LOVE!
Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing time at the lake. Sounds so lovely!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Linda...You know how to make me smile... Love your Art Journal.. the colors...the doodling...the flowers..such a fresh and cheery one...totally gorgeous.... Love this to bits!!! hugs..xoxo

Becca said...

So cute Linda! Love all the background texture and what a perfect piece for a perfect day! Have fun at the lake!

Ros said...

Lovely art work ... I can almost see you sitting there in the sunshine ... we've had non stop April showers ... Have a good week ...

Chris said...

What pretty, happy journal pages.

Enjoy your trip. No sunshine here in the UK :(

Terry said...

Girl, how did you manage a day without wind? What pretty and happy pages, sure made me smile! Hope this Friday finds you without wind! Hugs!

cnelson said...

This could not be more delightful! !! It makes me happy just to look at it!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

This is so sweet, sunshiny and pretty Linda. And it goes well with Diana K's music. : )

Netty said...

Loving your joyful journal pages Linda, so uplifting and beautiful. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Jacqueline said...

Wow Linda, this is gorgeous!!

S. Etole said...

Such friendly little flowers. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

This is fun and happy and sunshiney wonderful, Linda!! I love your style of writing little thoughts and describing your process...and what you were listening to...very soothing. Have fun on your field trip! The close ones are sometimes the best!

Kristin said...

What eye candy!! I love your sweet colors, patterns and flowers. Have so much fun on your quick trip - sounds perfect! xo

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful spring-inspired work, have fun camping!!!!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Gorgeous work Linda, I love the flowers and the fence, so bright and happy.

Nancy Claeys said...

Adorable illustrations, Linda --

enjoy your trip. :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I really love these pages. Great spring feeling. Fabulous idea with the buttons in the centre of the flowers.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Oh yes- the mornings have been perfect for coffee out on the porch. I am going to enjoy it while I can- before it's 95 at 6am :) I think we may get a couple more weeks before we stay in the 100's for the next several months.

Joanne Leddy said...

I sooo missed visiting you. You make me smile every time ... I adore your creations. Whimsical, cheery, and always inspiring - thanks!

Gayle Price said...

Such pretty pages, with so many lovely little details going on. Your work always looks so happy Linda, it always has a lovely joyfulness about it...I think it is just a reflection of the artist that creates them. xx

Gillian Olson said...

Such beautiful, cheerful colours. Yes we are enjoying some sun here too. Hope you have a good trip.

lisa said...

It must be wonderful each time you pick this up!
It is so cheerful.
Beautifully done my Friend!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Davi said...

I LOVE this wonderful garden Linda! So springy and fun,,, makes me smile :) Have a great time out at the lake this weekend!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous spring garden pages Linda:0) Such a happy place, I'd like to stay and have a coffee there too:0) Enjoy your stay at the lake and have a happy week, hugs Gay xxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ca-yootest journaling pages, Linda!

Catherine said...

Very pretty!
xo Catherine

Suzanne C said...

These are beautiful! So happy with the bright colors. Love the texture on your flowers.

Virginia L. said...

Amazing! I really like the shading and button details!Thanks so much for the eye candy, my friend!

missing moments said...

Happiness exudes your posts! Have a safe trip!

Becs said...

These are so beautiful. It is pouring with rain (and I mean pouring!) - thank you for sharing these happy sunshiny picture. They really made me smile. :)

The Artful Diva said...

Awesome journal page!

Terrie Purkey said...

Cheerful and happy and full of dimension - love your flower garden. Thanks for visiting my flowers.

Gerri Herbst said...

this is darling!