Friday, March 14, 2014


The art of making objects of clay and firing them in a kiln. Wares of earthenware and porcelain, as well as sculpture are made by ceramists. Enamel is also a ceramic technique. Ceramic materials may be decorated with slip, engobe, or glaze, applied by a number of techniques, including resist, mishima, and sanggam. Pots made can be made by the coil, slab, some other manual technique, or on a potter’s wheel.

For the past 2 years I have taken on a task of clearing out a section of the woods that is beside the creek. It's such a pretty place and you can see that other people had tamed it but then it grew wild again with neglect. It's been 2 years of pulling out poison ivy, weeds and cutting down small non flowering trees...moving plants around and basically feeling a bit overwhelmed. The other day I went out to out to work in it and noticed a couple of new plants that for whatever reason ( maybe they needed the space and light ) decided to come up and show themselves. This is one of them, a small patch of crocus:

It was such an endearing sight for me that I decided to try and paint them. 
 My friend Vicki also borrowed my picture and did her version in water color, please go HERE to check out her work!

I used inks and pens in my Dylusions journal for mine.
The quote reads:
"If we are peaceful
If we are happy
We can blossom like a flower"

emtering this over at Paint Party Friday


Valerie-Jael said...

Very pretty Sandee, nice to see you again! Hugs, Valerie

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

What a beautiful photo and what a wonderful surprise. I bet it inspired you to keep cleaning the area.

Your journal page is great. Now I'm off to check out your friends watercolor.

How is the ARTMOB going?


Netty said...

Love your pretty journal page Sandee.
Happy PPF, Annette x

Unknown said...

Mother nature is such a wonderful way of finding inspiration for your own beautiful artwork.

Linda Kunsman said...

a beautiful illustration-lovely handwriting too!

Faye said...

Beautiful. I love the way you have made the words around the flowers. Very cool.

Marion Armitage said...

Crocus' are such a promise of spring.. When we lived on the prairies we would go out to an area that was alive with these tiny purple/blue flowers.. Love your page and quote

Annabelle said...

Love the lettering to the ar work. Very beautiful.
Annabelle : )

Tam Hess said...

Oh how sweet! So nice when you get to see some work pay off. Once in awhile :) Happy PPF xoxo

Carole Z said...

Hi Sandee, a beautiful photo - so lovely to see signs of Spring! Love the art work too, Carole Z X

Giggles said...

What a gorgeous composition. Wonderful quote that speaks to me!

Well done!

Hugs Giggles said...

I am so digging the lettering all over the page.. this flower is beautiful too!!