Monday, May 9, 2011

Springspiration is in the Air

Ha! I just made that word up. Springspiration. The feeling you have when flowers suddenly burst from the trees, and the brown lawns suddenly turn chemical green. Those darn weeds start growing like... well, weeds. The birds are back, gathering nesting material and twitterpating in the trees. Growth, Birth, Renewal, Revival, Energy...

The top picture is an "Inspiration Card" I made for Val in a group we belong to. The picture below is a journal page I made for the Roses on my Table Journaling group. The prompt was something like "splatters and drips".  I had so much making these. I dripped some acrylic ink on the page and took a straw and blew the ink around. A few came up looking like roots and I thought "Hmm. I wonder if I can make trees?" So about 274 practice sheets and a few hyperventilation episodes later I figured out how to make a tree. On my final pieces, I took Tim Holtz Distress Stains, put a few drips on my craft sheet, dipped a wet paintbrush into it and washed the page with the ink. To get the darker colors, I used it straight from the dauber top. (I love this stuff!) Then I started blowing the ink around. (I used acrylic ink that came in a little bottle with a dropper) The good thing is, you never know what you're going to get. The bad thing is, you never know what you're going to get. Serendipity at it's finest. Enjoy!
(Hmm. I just noticed I have two male Cardinals in my trees. I guess they are having a singing duel, best one wins the girl!)


  1. Lisa-the roots and trees are very cool!!

  2. Spring has Sprung:)I so enjoy being outside and listening to the birds. Your "Springspiration" pages are amazing! I too love watching the trees wake up and I am always amazed how fast they wake up!

    Happy Spring!

  3. Looks like fun! In the last scramble to get Art Camp together so I don't think I'll be starting something new at this point - LOL Lori W at Art Camp for Women

  4. These pages are amazing Lisa!! love the heart on top of the roots!

  5. Lisa, I love your work with the roots and tree and Growth! Also, I love your word "Springspiration!" :)

    So glad I found you through the miz kate dot com Artist blog hop!
    I am your newest blog follower. :)
    Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

    I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

    Mary C. Nasser

  6. Boy do I need some spring right about now. I'm glad your splatters and drips aren't about rain because we've had quite enough of that!


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