Monday, February 24, 2020

Musings and Magic


 Well, it's the last week of February and the weather has been for the most part- record breaking Spring-like temps, and only a trace of snow:):) I can only hope it continues. Just some art to share this time around, and here goes...


 This card is meant for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (Add a Sentiment).
Products: white cardstock; Spellbinders Die -Fleur De Lis rectangles; die cut machine; Wildflower image (Hero Arts); Sentiment (Papertey Ink- Giga Guidelines); Versafine Onyx Black ink; Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks- Tangerine, Olive Pastel.

 For the Art Journal Journey Challenge  this month (theme is Hearts):


 Lots of Dina Wakley (yes, again;) products! DW paints- Magenta, Tangerine, Peacock, Lime.; collage tissue; stencil- Small Basics; Media Journal. Tim Holtz - Paper Dolls, Small Talk Stickers, stencil (Linen).  The circle art (one of many) is from a challenge I had done last year. These are the perfect size for using as a focus on journal pages!

 And now on to my watercolor practices! I have been sharing some of these on IG. But not this one meant for T Stands For Tuesday:


 I had just finished painting this but a few hours before putting this post together. I wasn't sure it would turn out, so, just in case, I did have a photo of the mug of tea that was beside me ready to go :):) I got a lot of help with this from an online demo- but for the life of me I cannot remember the specifics as I have been watching many on watercolors lately. If I do remember at some point I will certainly let you know. The words are added digitally. I used my Peerless Watercolors for this, along with a white gel pen and ink.

 And here are a few of the flowers I have been practicing using my Daniel Smith Watercolors. The You Tube inspirations are from Emma LeFebvre and CeeCee's Creations:




  I'll have more watercolors and flowers coming up since I have been doing them for an IG February Flowers Challenge.

 Linking with Paint Party Friday too!

Happy week everyone!

" You may not seem able to change some outer circumstances but you can start by changing your inner experience of life and yourself."     Joy Page

33 comments:

  1. Lots of gorgeous art again today, love the cup and the flowers. Great page for AJJ, too. Have a look at T Tuesday, you might find a surprise there! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. That should have read Tag Tuesday!

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  3. Great quote. And the heart-button! Beautiful work.
    And I love poppies!
    A happy T-day and week to you!

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  4. Beautiful artwork! The wonderful watercolour flowers look so delicate and I love the pretty cup of magic - perfect 😁. Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

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  5. Lovely artwork Linda. I am in love with your watercolor flowers, and your cup turned out really nice too. I thought I might like to try painting with watercolors just to try it out. videos online can be amazing learning tools. Happy T hugs Kathy

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  6. Fabulous art Linda. Thanks for joining us. I can tell the spring weather has been inspiring you. The colors you’ve used and pieces are wonderful. Thanks for linking up to AJJ also. Happy t day. Hugs erika

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  7. Lots of fun art today, Linda. I had to look long and hard to find the heart on your page for AJJ. lol. Your watercolor cup is truly magical. The flowers are lovely. I love your watercolor art.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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  8. How fun! I love the cup of magic and your flowers are beautiful ~ I need to watch more videos of techniques instead of TV shows I think. How do you add words digitally to your art?? I'm going to write that sentiment in my journal today ~ gratitude is the key to happiness for sure. Blessings!

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  9. Hi, thanks for stopping by! I either use my Photoshop Elements on my desktop, or (as in this case) I added the words from the photo I took on my Iphone using the free Pixlr App.

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  10. Lots of delicious eye candy. I really love your cup of magic. Here's to hoping the flowers pop off your pages and into the garden, soon. Happy T Day

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  11. I'm especially impressed by the layers in the watercolor flowers! Lovely :) The cup is wonderful, and I like your "expect nothing, and appreciate everything" sentiment. Happy T Tuesday!

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  12. Oh my gosh! Fantastic art! Such a variety ! You are stunning dear Linda!
    Big hugs, Susi

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  13. Gosh, Linda. I thought I left a message last night, but it appears I left a comment, but didn't publish it. DUH. I'll try to remember what I wrote.

    Wow, that Fleur De Lis die is amazing. It framed the flowers perfectly. It's just right for celebrating Mardi Gras, too.

    Your watercolor flowers are incredible. You have truly mastered these. I'm very impressed.

    LOVE your heart inspired journal page. It is so clever and I believe you recycled and maybe revamped one of your circles you created last year. It went well with the beautiful and incredibly colorful background you chose. Thanks for sharing it with us using my Hearts theme at Art Journal Journey.

    Finally, your cup of magic is not only impressive, it puts what I created to shame. Your lovely drawing and coloring truly is magic and an impressive showing for T this Tuesday. Just incredible.

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  14. Wonderful post ~ everything creative ^_^ ~ my favorite are the lovely watercolor flowers ~

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. Its a fabulous page for the Art Journal Journey theme Linda and I love the rest of the art work you shared. Your water colour flowers look beautiful.
    Yvonne xx

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  16. Glorious art work! love them all...of course you know I adore watercolors. ;) look forward to seeing your further adventures. happy T day!

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  17. Your artwork looks fantastic. I like the vintage boy and quote. Your watercolors are gorgeous. I hope we can both coast into Spring with no more snow. :-) Happy belated T-Day!

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  18. Wow Linda your watercolour paintings are amazing, those flowers are so pretty, I wish I could paint like that, believe me I’ve tried but I just can’t draw.
    Your cup is great, just the thing for T day, hope you had a good one, thanks for your earlier visit, I’m dashing round everyone now I’ve finished unpacking and generally getting everything put away
    Jan x

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  19. Love those Dina Wakley paint colours! Your Circle art fits perfectly here!Your cup looks wonderful, I love the twinkly stars! I have a few attempts at water colour flowers - I'll take a look at those You-Tube lessons! Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

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  20. Love the Best Wishes card ~ the cut design is elegant ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. Hi Linda, happy PPF and have a great weekend. You won a prize at Tag Tuesday, I don't know if you looked. I need you snail-mail addy to send it to you. Hugs, Valerie

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  22. Love the watercolour paintings, they are beautiful.

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  23. Luv todays post, absolutely luv the flowers best, so whimsical.
    Happy you dropped by my blog today Linda


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  24. I love all of your pieces Linda but that cup of magic is glorious! :) Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! :))

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  25. Wonderful springtime flowers!! Love the translucent tones in their petals!!

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  26. Colorful pages are great eye-catching art and flowers look beautiful.
    Have a happy weekend❤️

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  27. Exquisite and creative 'Cup of Magic' ~ hope you are having a delightful weekend. ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  28. Wow on all of your art, however your watercolors are simply beautiful. Well done indeed.

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  29. just love your a cup of magic! Can I have one for breakfast??? Pleace!

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  30. Yes, definitely ~ all of your art is wonderful ~ my favorite too are the watercolors ~ divine ~

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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