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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.

Signs

I looked out the window this weekend, and started yelling when I saw this.

The robins have returned – a sure sign around around here that Spring is very near!

We were lucky to have a full week of sunshine, so I jumped for joy when I saw this slowly exposing itself in our yard.

Signs of grass under the melting snow!

You know what comes next, right?

Bulbs! Notice those bulbs on the left – dang rabbits are already munching on my plants.

Yippee, join me in doing the happy dance for these signs of Spring – my favorite season is coming!