Art Cards 2011 – Week 10

There are signs of hope everywhere, if you just know where to look. That was the theme for my art cards this week.

Even though we got a late snowstorm last week, the recent sunshine has been melting our snow, revealing grass and bulbs coming up around our yard.

I saw our first robin last week, which is a sure sign of spring is just around the corner. The robin is our state bird, so when it migrates back to our neighborhood in March, we get excited that spring is near.

I used my new process on these cards of pencil sketching the idea first and then filling in with color. This week, I spent most of my time painting with watercolor. I used markers and colored pencils to add a few details. I decided to keep the journaling short and simple. You get the message: I’m excited spring is here! Can’t wait to see buds popping out on the trees and more bulbs coming up.

Be sure to stop by our Flickr group to see what Michelle and Sandra have been doing on their amazing art cards.

9 thoughts on “Art Cards 2011 – Week 10

  1. Hello Terri! You have catched the feeling of spring! It’s here also – so great! I wish you lovely spring week! xxx Teje
    Ps. Yesterday I had a spring bird inside the house – it was difficult to help her to find a way out!

  2. I love these cards Terri – the Robin sitting so regal and proud on his berry branch (diggin those berries) and the way you have done your yard with the shadow falling from the tree which indicates sunshine, can’t have shadows without the sun (yeay!) Totally cool and capturing the start of spring perfectly.

  3. I love the hopefulness in your cards…. your robin is adorable! The Signs of Spring card looks just like what I’m starting to see here, too! Thank you for sharing your recent art cards, Terri! I always look forward to seeing what you’re up to!


  4. They’re both beautiful! I can’t decide which I like more. I’m partial to the robin but that could be because I’ve got bunches of those fat little cuties wingin’ around my yard at the moment! But that tree. That tree is so lonely and yet serene at same time. Gorgeous.

  5. Well Spring is in the heart. You captured the signs very well. So glad to see the cards you do, such good work. Maybe that was the last of your winter weather.

  6. Hello Terri,

    Oh Robin looks wonderful I am sure they will be around for a while. Can’t beleive the snow in the previous posting. I can see why you are loving Spring.
    Happy days filled with sunshine and robins coming your way.

  7. …it looks like spring on your cards…i love the robin…i am still in winter i think as i am behind in finishing my art card…but the sun is peeking through…

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