Art Cards 2011 – Week 13

I had a challenging week, finishing homework projects and coming up with ideas for new ones. Then we got a snowstorm on April 1, which was a bit of a disappointment. BUT, April 2 was much more hopeful for us. It was sunny and warm, so we were able to spend the afternoon outside, cleaning up the yard.

As is typical of my style, I chose to ignore that bad snow and focus on something more positive, like planting seeds for spring. I haven’t planted seeds in years, so I am starting out with this small kit.

I picked some of my favorite flowers – morning glories, moonflowers, hollyhocks, daisies, sunflowers, and another variety of daisies.

I decided to continue to be inspired by nature with my illustrations for this week’s art cards.

My favorite poem as a kid was the “You are my sunshine” poem, so I used that for my journaling next to my sun illustration.

Since I planted seeds this past weekend, I illustrated a little seed kit with signs of hope popping up here and there.

If you’re interested, stop by our Flickr group to see what Michelle and Sandra have been doing on their fun art cards.

11 thoughts on “Art Cards 2011 – Week 13

  1. Very nice selection of flowers to grow! I used to start my own seeds, too and will hopefully do that and have a garden again someday. Your art cards are so cheerful!

  2. Hi Terri! That’s so exiting to plant seeds and wait them to grow – me too haven’t done that ages and even this year there is no time for that. I love your cards and especially that ‘Sunshine’ song – it reminds me of the time I met my hb!!! (My first trip to Crete).
    I wish you sunny week! Teje

  3. I am so glad to see that the sun has come your way. Planting seeds is so exciting. Your flowers will be beautiful. I’m glad your making your way thru the year of school. Just think its all most over with for the year. I love seeing the progress you are making. For I know its not been a walk in the park. Be proud of yourself. We are!!!

  4. I see the springtime optimism in your newest art cards! I think growing daisies is great because I love having a “cutting garden” to bring those outdoors into the house…. I’m hoping my bulbs will come out more. They’re still just green shoots. Hmm. Other people’s yards are currently full of blossomed bulbs of all kinds! I wonder if I planted them too deep? I don’t know… but anyway, I love that you’re starting your flowers from seeds!

  5. So excited to see you are planting seeds – it really inspires me to get my own going. Hopefully next weekend I will get down my greenhouse and set a few packets away.

    Your yard is looking lovely despite all of that recent snow.

    Love your art cards this week – I love the sunshine song, my mam used to sing it to Jack all of the time when he was younger so it brings back happy memories. Also love your how will your garden grow card… Let’s hope with lots of beautiful, sweetly scented blossoms 🙂

    Have a wonderful week ((hugs))

  6. Nice art card! Charlotte is in ballet/tap dance (oh, calm my beating heart when she puts on those tap shoes….). Anyway, for their spring performance they are going to be sunflowers and tapping away to “Sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows….” I think it’s from the ’60s and now I can’t get it out of my head…too cute.

  7. I’m amazed at how quickly the snow goes away! Good thing though, looks like your garden will be up and running in no time! I really like the second card, the layout is great!

  8. ..couldn’t agree more about not taking that sunshine away..i got to plant potatoes this’s getting around to planting those seeds now.. i like your card art theme this week

  9. Such an upbeat song, ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and a wonderful one to build your art card around!

    I can’t wait to see the seeds sprouting through! I have daffodils, crocus and a few other plants popping up and blooming here in my yard. I haven’t gotten on the rain gear to work outside yet though. Still painting on the inside!

    Happy Spring to you!

  10. I love the art cards and can’t wait to see how your flowers do. I am starting to plant some things in my yard now too which is pretty much dirt and twigs right now.

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