Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Shades of Pink


I had big plans yesterday to get all
my yard work done.  There is lots of  trimming
to be done, not to mention all the weeds that need
to be pulled.  Well after about 4 hours outside I called it
quits.  But I will head back out today.

Yes...  I am slathered  up in sunscreen and got my big sombrero on.
The big old sun isn't going to stop me.


Linking to Texture Tuesday.  I used kk dusty rose at 60%
also linking to Tuesday Muse

But as I am getting ready for spring 
Something is missing. 
No planting..  This year I won't be adding anything
new to my yard.  I always love to make my trip to the nursery
to see what new lovely plants to pick out to put in my yard.



This year I am just trimming and pulling and cleaning.
I am going to miss working in my yard.

But I am going to love seeing the beauty in this
big beautiful country of ours!

If you are a new reader here to my blog,
My Hubby and I are renting out our house and
traveling the country in our fifth wheel.
It will be quite the adventure..



This week over at 
its all about pink..



I am Hosting this week over at CCCB,
and I am doing color challenge

Shades of pink.




I created a tiny canvas.




I used papers from MME and acrylic paints, 
water color paints
rub-ons.  I think that's about it.

Oh yea..
 and a tiny bit of washi tape.
Can you see it?  



And I put this cute little quote on my canvas 
because I have started the process of going 
through all my worldly possession trying to decide 
what to keep and what will go to storage and what will be 
donated to Good will..

Only 102 days left.  But who's counting.. 



If you would like would like all the details on
this challenge or just take a peek at what all the other
gals came up with for this week challenge you can hop on over to 



Thanks so much for stopping by..

till next time.

Hugs~

67 comments:

elizabeth said...

Wow! What an adventure! I'm right after you at texture tuesday...love your photos!

Dina Lettre said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Linda. I just can't help but smile!

Kathryn said...

Beautiful images and great artwork. Have fun on your travels.

graciebinoya.com said...

Beautiful Texture Tuesday photos. Love the pink.
Good luck on your up-coming adventure.

Breathtaking said...

A very pretty picture you made, and the flowers are lovely too.
Exciting times ahead, have a wonderful time on your trip:)

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

I headed over from Tuesday Muse but fell in love with your mixed media piece! I am treading lightly into the new world (for me) of mixed media and was inspired by your piece!

craftattack said...

A beautiful pink post! Hugs, Valerie

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Lovely texture work! So springie and pink!! I came from Tuesday Muse and I am happy to meet you!

Anne Payne said...

Incredible photos. I love the macros of your flower. Your canvas is so cute! Have fun exploring the country :) We have always wanted to do that.

Dianne said...

soft and lovely on the macro flowers--love them!

teresapople said...

These are so very beautiful . . X

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning photo!! Love your canvas, the soft colours work so well.

S. Etole said...

We are still buried under more snow so that flower is a special sight.

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous work, Linda! I am loving all the shades of pink--photos and card! Thanks for the eye candy!

Deanna said...

I am smiling thinking about you working in your yard, while the snow is falling here. And also omg, 102 days until you head out on your adventure. Oh the joys you will see and capture with your camera. Love the flowers, so soft and that cute canvas is adorable.

Kim Stevens said...

Wow is right, what an adventure! Loving the pink in your live simple project and the photo of the flower is wonderful! You know, if you ever make it down to the gulf coast to the Galveston area, you need to let me know!! You are going to blog about your adventures, right? :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I'm sure new plantings will pale in comparison to the big adventure that awaits you! How exciting. Can't wait to hear about all the new sights and adventures this summer. Beautiful card and lovely flower macro.

Rosie Grey said...

How beautiful, Linda! The perspective of the first photo is amazing! Wonderful colors and also such a lovely card!

Nancy Claeys said...

So nice of you to link up Linda -- just gorgeous. Really brightened up my gray day here in Nebraska.

Kathy said...

What an adventure you are going to have. Can't wait to see the blog posts! :)

Evelyn S. said...

How great to see your beautiful photography AND your wonderful crafting in one post! I separated my blogs long ago, and now I wish I hadn't. I spend much more time on my photography than on my crafting. ;-)

Nicki said...

Love your works in pink. Hate the idea of weeding, but it will be soon upon us as well.

Pieni Lintu said...

Amazing macro shots!!

Lisa Gordon said...

Love your canvas, Linda, and the flower photographs are just gorgeous! Beautiful color.

Lisette Baker said...

I absolutely adore this. I love little houses and this is so cute. The colours and little details are fabulous. LOVE IT!

It's me said...

So nice....lovely week darling...love Ria...xxx..

TexWisGirl said...

you will have your garden on the go. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have such an amazing adventure ahead of you but I know it will be a challenge. A part of me would LOVE to do what you're doing! You'll see so many interesting sights! I love your pretty pink art! Sweet hugs!

Madge Bloom said...

Gorgeous... I created my first ever textured image today and shared over at Nancy’s as well…

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Gorgeous photos of your flowers (chrysanthemums?), lovely angles and dof. Your canvas is too cute!

Lots of changes for you, all positive. How exciting to be decluttering with such a positive motivation - quite freeing I'm sure.

Becca said...

Love your mini canvas Linda! I still have some around here somewhere, and now you've inspired me to do one again. Pretty pink photos too...I have some pink flower photos that I haven't had a chance to post yet. Hope you had a good day in the garden today!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am loving all the pink here today, pink flowers, pink mini canvas, love them all!
As this is the last time you host CCCB, we are feeling so sad today as I know very soon, we will be missing you, a lot, a lot..... : (

Marilyn said...

Beautiful.....looks like spider mums. The texture is definitely a complement.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING that little house!!

Jeanne said...

How fun, and what an adventure it will be to be a traveler! That would be very hard to figure out what to take and what to leave behind. I am a terrible packer. Bet it is going to be awesome though. Hope you will be blogging about your adventure!

Davi said...

Oh I do love that sweet canvas and just perfect for your upcoming adventure! I so dont want to go to work this time of year, would rather be in the yard too. It is really warming up down here so summer is just around the corner, and I would like to escape. Im thinking that stowaway status would be good,so dont be surprised my friend....

yyam said...

Sooooo pretty. Love all the pink!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous flower photo's Linda, I know what you mean about clean up every year. I too love my garden or re-building it every year. Your canvas is lovely as well, so happy, but that is you in general! Have a wonderful Wednesday, I hope you get more done outside than I usually do with my cats helping me.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful, you need wheels on that little house though.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful canvas, great spring feeling.

Sandie Edwards said...

A beautiful canvas, love how you used the washi tape, looks nice torn like that. The house is fabulous with the rub-ons, love it.
It must be hard preparing for the big trip, but what a wonderful adventure you will have. I'm looking forwards to following along as you take your journey.

Ros Crawford said...

Love your photos ... I know you will miss the planting this year ... Your canvas is just perfect! Adorably sweet ... i don't envy you having to go through all your stuff ... what a job ... Thinking of you and sending hugs

Milagros C. Rivera said...

WOW those flowers are stunning, love those shots! your canvas is fabulous, love the washi, the rub ons and the overall composition. Great challenge as always Linda!

Audrey Pettit said...

Sigh........I am absolutely in LOVE with your sweet canvas, Linda! You ALWAYS make the most amazing, jaw dropping art canvases, and this one is no exception! Love the pinks and love the little house and quote. Had to search for the washi tape but I did find it there in the corner. Brilliant!

The Artful Diva said...

You do it "all," I see - great photos and your painted pink canvas collage is terrific!

Linda Kittmer said...

Wow LInda, you're RVing adventure sounds wonderful. My husband and I have a 5th wheel too but we tend to go for shorter trips (4 or 5 weeks at a time). You flower images are beautiful, especially the second one and I love the canvas you did. Right up my alley!

Chris said...

Wow, I love your flower photos, gorgeous.

Fabulous canvas, Linda.

Jacqueline said...

Love your photos and your artwork Linda!

Charlene said...

Hi Linda!! Sounds like yu will be missing the gardening, but you will have a big beautiful US to see yeah!!!!

I love your canvas, its so cute!! Mabe you can hang it in your trailor?

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful set of photos featuring pink.

Bi Ti said...

Wow your shades of pink are marvelous. We are having our first linky party Thursday PM, we hope you can join us at pret-a-vivre.com :)

Sue Lelli said...

OMGoodness - your mixed media canvas is SPECTACULAR! LOVE every pink bit of it and that sentiment just suits you and your situation! Enjoy the yard work! I am itching to play with paints etc right now after seeing this!

Pride In Photos said...

I am SO seriously jealous of this new adventure you are about to take. The pink flower images should be framed and taken on your RV trip♥

Becs said...

Love your flower images, so beautiful. Your adventure sounds fabulous. :)

Gay Peplow said...

Hi there my crafty friend:0) How exciting is that 102 days left, that's just so brilliant!!!
I love your pretty little canvas the pink shades fit the tiny house really well. You have made a very cute border around under the roof too :0) Hugs Gay x

JansArtyJunk said...

Awwww what a sweet little pink canvas...loving the little touch of washi tape :)...and not long before the adventure of a life time....soooooo exciting! x

Buttons said...

Oh you are going to have so much fun:) Beautiful work as always. B

Tracy said...

I do! I do see that washi tape! :-) This little canvas is precious Linda. I love all the shades of pink and the sweet little house. I'm so jealous of all the amazing sights you're going to see when you start your adventure. Hugs!

Catherine said...

I'm glad you are protecting yourself from that sun Linda! Alas you will have to be satisfied with all the wild flowers you will be seeing on your great adventure!! :)

Very pretty pink!

xo Catherine

Jinny Newlin said...

This is beautiful, Linda! LOVE how you've tied the colors together! And way to rock the textures and rubons! I have such a hard time with those rubons. Matter of fact, I just tossed a bunch, because one of them didn't attach itself correctly and ruined an entire project! Grrrr! Have a blessed weekend!

Juliana said...

what a cool pink flowers!
I love your works!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Wendy said...

Gorgeous photos and canvas dear Linda, I'm going to miss your CCCBs. But I'm very much looking forward to hearing and seeing about your great adventure! Do keep us posted please! (If possible that is)

hugs and happy week,
Wendy

Lori said...

What a wonderful canvas - gorgeous colors and such sweet houses!

June Houck said...

A wonderful array of pinks in the flowers and canvas. I adore your canvas and art journaling...this little canvas makes me smile :)

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is beautiful! I wish I was the lucky owner of this canvas! I have just a spot for it! :)

Katy Noelle said...

Alright, once again, I was going to comment on your last post but got drawn into this one. This time, it was the gorgeous macro of the pink flower. Man, Linda - it's absolutely beautiful!!! (Making me want to grab my camera - it's inspiring!)

I love the post about the birds - I just do - it's a fact! :)

xxo

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, BEAUTIFUL, and love the card (always)