Friday, April 1, 2011

Long week...

The cold is still here, although the weather has improved BUT going backwards again this weekend.... is spring really just around the corner????  I guess not feeling well added to the temperatures made for a long week.  Ready to start the next one...
I finished the umbrellas - same way I started it - just a dab of paint, a word jotted down, a moment at a time... done.  It is a fun journal page to look at.


Now, onto other things... a patient sent me these BEAUTIFUL SEEDS to plant (when no longer a chance of frost - I wonder when that will be).  I love looking at them and holding them.  They are sooooooooo smooth and intriging. 

Each time I hold them I think that I'm like Jack and the Bean Stalk...I'm going to plant them and I will wake up the next day with a magical stalk climbing to the sky!  OR - don't they remind you of a Jelly Bean from a Harry Potter movie...maybe flying bayou turtle flavor!  I just had to color them on a journal page... so here is my paint party friday sketch -


I have had tunes running through my head all week.  While dabbling with the umbrellas I kept singing, Rain Rain go away - come again another day... then singing in the rain.... then purple rain, purple rain... you get the idea - What songs about rain pop into your head looking at the umbrellas???  Then I got to the beans and was Bus Magic Bus... now Beans Magic Beans!

They are actually Scarlet Runner Bean seeds...they will attract hummingbirds!!!  They climb 6 - 10 ft even if you only provide a string!

Thanks to Kristin and Eva for hosting Paint Party Friday's!!!  Love everyones' work...all my blog hopping is inspiring, encouraging and educational in my own artistic journey!
cheers, dana
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20 comments:

Catherine Denton said...

Raindrops keep falling on my head...I love your journal page and creativity with the beans. If they happen to grow into a large beanstalk, grab a goose with golden eggs for me, will ya?
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Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

LOVE your magic beans!
Great drawing, and mental images to go with it!
Happy PPF!
Stephanie

Gloria said...

It is a fun journal page to look at. Lots of color. Umbrellas and all. Nothing like rain on a Spring day. Have a great weekend.

art2cee2 said...

Love those magic beans, and all the umbrellas...April showers are in my neck of the woods for sure. :-)

Christine said...

oh the umbrellas look fab! I like the beans too. A moment at a time really works, it gives you a chance to think about it and make it better.

Kristin Dudish said...

Oooh magic seeds! How very exciting that would be (as I look at the snow falling outside my window, it seems like a distant dream! ha!)

I love the cheeriness of your finished umbrellas :)

xo
Kristin

Heather said...

Singing in the rain, what a glorious feeling, I'm happy again...my mom used to sing that to me when i was little! Love the spring songs, and purple rain - of course i love prince!
Love the magic beans, too - hey you never know...i think hummingbirds are very magical! xo

Incipient Wings said...

love the bright happy colors..what a fun piece.

Msartist said...

Your journal page turned out lovely.
Have a happy weekend & PPF! Theresa

EVA said...

I had beans on my mind too - though a different kind!

I love the look of scarlet runner beans in a garden. How nice someone gave you some!

Fun pieces!

Pam Tucker said...

Yes, the umbrella page turned out great! And I LOVE your magic beans! ;)

Melisa said...

Love the colorful journal page and your magic beans. I hope to see them growing tall in a later visit.

La Abela said...

How cute umbrellas, colors like margaritas. Hugs

Marlene said...

I think of the song "Who'll Stop the Rain". Great paintings, both of them. Guess I have to be good and not mention what song popped into my head over the beans.

Anne said...

Your umbrellas are so much fun and I love your magic beans! Can't wait till I can plant some, too. I woke up to snow this morning! Ugh. Spring can't come soon enough.

Heather said...

I love the seed drawing. Very good! Spring is coming!!!!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Thanks everyone - just a few pages that worked into the week. I do have a couple serious projects on the table and hope to get them going - darn real job just takes up sooooooooooo much time!
cheers, dana

Diana Evans said...

love the journal pages!!! wonderful work....I love umbrellas too!!!!

come over if you have a chance....I just started something called Sweet Saturdays....

priti.lisa said...

LOL...I know how a song can get stuck...for days :)
Great little illustration of the magical beans!
xox

ThisTinder said...

I love how you portrayed the light on them!

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