Friday, March 25, 2011

BUSY BUSY BUSY... COLD COLD COLD

It is hard to believe that a week ago Thursday I was out on my motorcycle for a ride!  Back to full winter gear this week - boo hiss...sooooooooooooo ready for spring.  I did have a quiet moment and sketched some umbrellas one morning while listening to the soft rain (before the sleet and ice hit) - I was so thinking spring!!!  Each day has had an agenda so no time to really focus - I decided to leave my journal open on my studio table and just dab some paint on it before hopping into the shower each day.   So here is my peek into a spring day that I am so waiting for!!!  Happy Paint Party Friday...I probably won't get to visit many until Sunday - I can't wait.  Thanks to Kristin and Eva for hosting!
getting ready for puddle jumping
I have a few projects going on the burners and hope to share them soon.  Happy Painting and Creating!!!
cheers, dana

29 comments:

Penny said...

Keep Thinking Spring - We probably won't see it till mid April. Remember March came in nice - so it has to go out wild.

Your picture is very nice- maybe I need to go out and get a colorful umbrella - instead of boring old black.

Hugs,
Penny

Joann said...

April showers bring May flowers....love your piece.

art2cee2 said...

colorful umbrellas are so cool! I hate the rain, but I love umbrellas. We have had spring weather in Va. for a while, but this weekend, they say it will be back to winter. Run, little plants, run. :-)

Deanna said...

This is so sweet! I love the pretty pastel colors and so perfect for this time of year. We are under a cold spell too. I love cooler weather but I would like to start seeing some signs of life. It has been a long, cold and snow filled winter this year.

Christine said...

oh this is so cute, bring spring on! Please.

Pam Tucker said...

Yes, yes, keep thinking Spring thoughts! I love umbrellas, too. Your umbrellas at least have the happy colors of Spring! LOVE them!

Gloria said...

I think everyone is thinking Spring right now. We've had a lot of wind and rain. Love your piece and the colorful umbrella. Good work.

Marlene said...

Love this, umbrellas make great subject matter. We've really needed them here lately as it has been an unusually wet March.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love umbellas, for some reason, they always make me smile.....they're colorful and fun and bring to mind a tap dancing Fred Estaire. Thanks for the smile!
Happy PPF,
Stephanie

Msartist said...

Its raining and cold here too! My daughter keeps saying why is all the rain now? It should be in April for May flowers. There will be more, lol. Lovely journal page!! HPPF!
~Theresa

EVA said...

Great WIP Dana! And boy, am I with you. What a tease Spring is this year!

Great to have you back to the party!

Heather said...

Dana,
I love the spring umbrellas here. and your pops of color. enjoy your weekend...i am hoping for spring, too - i am done with the snow, rain ice thing, too! xo

WrightStuff said...

You need to pop over to the UK - weather is glorious!

Ann said...

love your piece Dana! Better not let my husband see your post..out riding..he'd be so envious!..he has a 1945 Harley 45 that is being retored and he is sooooo anxious for it to be finished! xo

Kate Boone said...

Love the colors in this. :-) So very sun-shiney. A happy, happy piece. :-)

Kristin Dudish said...

Such fun vibrant colors... Your piece gives me hope that maybe someday Spring will arrive!

xo
Kristin

Heather said...

I know what you mean! What happened to the spring!!!
I love your umbrella's!

La Abela said...

You have a very bright umbrellas, is it because spring is here soon?. Greetings

Nelly said...

I love you finished painting in your previous post. It came out beautifully! Love the colors of this piece too. We have had similar weather in these parts....we even had Thundersnow the other day. I have never seen it thunder and lightning while is was snowing....crazy!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Lovely ..such a wonderful piece..love the colors!

ThisTinder said...

I'm so glad you post progress shots, those are my faves and something I try to keep up with too. It's so interesting to see the final piece compared to the process shots!

Yvonne said...

Shouts spring for sure! Love it. Your finished painting earlier turned out great. I would love to find a pretty umbrella!

Theresa said...

Love the color and whimsy on this one!

angelself said...

Ooh, I'm gonna try that....leaving the painting out and dabbing paint when I walk by! Thanks for the tip =) Your cute and colorful umbrellas mean that Spring is right around the corner ;) Kathryn

priti.lisa said...

Now this says SPRING for sure!
Happy little piece :)
xo

Roban Studio said...

What a great idea to leave you sketchbook open and do a little each day. Are you using watercolor? It's just lovely. Would make a great card.
Happy Spring :-)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

wow, thanks for all the comments once again - yes, it is watercolors - so I left my palette out with press and seal wrap over it - cup of clean water - dab and go until the next opportunity. Feeling a bit under the weather today so may not get to everyone until sometime this week but I love taking my time!
cheers. dana

Annabelle said...

Very lovely piece...adore spring it's showers....and of course umbrellas ....always so whimsical and this painting is that!


Annabelle >^..^<

Incipient Wings said...

this is looking great! thanks for stopping by.

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