Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bristol board

 A high quality heavy weight drawing paper, sometimes made with cotton fiber prepared or glued together, usually with a caliper thickness of 0.006″ and up, used for many types of two-dimensional artwork, including lettering.

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During our winter storm, I had so much fun taking pictures of my backyard birds! I got up to 15 different species, there are still about 5 more out there that haven't cooperated with the photo taking, maybe they didn't like the snow? Anyway, my art journal page today was totally inspired by this little bluebird that was perched on my balcony looking out over the yard and the snow falling.

I knew I wanted to do a snow inspired page and I love how this turned out.  The snow effect is a combination of water being spritzed on the background, white ink splatters and white pen doodles.

Again, painting with my pipette, I just love how it looks so loose and free. The snow on the top of the branch is a mixture of molding paste, stickles and white ink.

The quote is one of my new favorites, so true isn't it? 
"The Future lies before you like a field of snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show."

And after everything was done I realized I had done 2 character type pages side by side. Although the pictures are quite different their messages are the same;
what we do and what we say, is important.
"A person's true character is revealed by what he does when no one else is watching."

26 comments:

Sandy said...

This is beautiful Sandee I love the bird and that snow is awesome.. You rocking the pippette painting..
Sandy :)

Susan Carol said...

2 wonderful pages. I love the bird on that backround, it really does look like snow.

die amelie said...

Lovely page AND photograph, Sandee!
I know birds are hard to catch with the camera - so: well done!

Waving "servus" from Vienna,
Claudia ;)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is simply FABULOUS!!!!

Netty said...

wow two wonderful pages Sandee, loving both of them, so beautiful. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Ildiko Miskell said...

Love the bird but the girl... awesome! !

Jean said...

One of my all time faves!!

Salla said...

Beautiful page! I love the bird painting and the lettering that looks like heaps of snow. Thank you for your visit and nice comment in my blog!

Sharon Estes said...

these are two great pages. love your great work
Sharon Estes

Marlene said...

I really love the snow on the branches and the background really is just gorgeous!! I think the two pages side by side compliment each other nicely!

Ya Ya said...

I love everything you do...EVERYTHING! This one is
beautiful, Sandy and the background is so perfect. I am in pipette envy right now :)

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

So glad I can bother your for eons of questions I have!! Let me get my pipettes and sprays immediately!! These are wonderful.. You gonna make me create a whole new board? Pippette art? :)

Stacy said...

Such beautiful painting! I love how you created the background and snow, very pretty!

Carole Z said...

OOh I really love this Sandee...first of all, your photo: that little birdie is so cute and your journal pages? Stunning, both of them, hugs from Carole Z waving from near Bristol England!!! X

Linda said...

Great photo of the sweet blue bird. I try so hard to capture our visiting birds... your painting is really fabulous!!!! The quotes are so good too. Stay warm.Happy PPF!

createwithcheryl said...

Sandee, Your bird is SO BEAUTIFUL & the message is even better!! Love your work!!

Cheryl

My name is Erika. said...

Love your snow bird. Sooooo pretty and makes me think of spring when u see and hear more bird songs

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I really like this bird and girl. There is so much emotion and depth.
Nicole/Beadwright

Susan Salyer said...

This is so beautiful. Your page brightened my entire day, Lovely.
susan s

Mari Huertas said...

Beautiful bird, very delicate work, I really like. Saludos

bellefrogworks said...

Oh my gosh - I so love that bird painting! The "snow" falling is a terrific touch of texture and pattern. The snow on the branch looks real and the bird is so sweet. Two different pages - but both very lovely. The quote is terrific

Mary Kay Lyons-McDonnell said...

Totally Awesome Sandee!!! a little chickadee. :D

Pam said...

Love your beautiful bird artwork Sandee!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Annabelle said...

Oh, both are very lovely pages. Adore the teddy bird, so ,so cute!

Annabelle : )

alarmcat said...

i love both paintings, but really, really love your little bird. the snow effect is perfect!!

Gita said...

Wow, what a gorgeous page. Love the snow texture.