Monday, June 20, 2011

Color of Summer... Green

Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a lovely Father's Day...the day started out here gloomy, cloudy and rainy but by noon the sun had poked out and by the time everyone got here.. it was simply gorgeous!! We had a great BBQ and spent the day eating, visiting, playing and blowing bubbles (of course..lol)...Couldn't have asked for a nicer day..
Today is the day to post our color Green over at the Color of Summer challenge.. so here is mine... I loved last week's blue challenge and all the stamping etc that everyone did on their backgrounds... so thought I'd give it a try..I didn't get to see as many of the other entries as I would have liked.. between work and no internet but the ones I did see were so beautiful...so many talented artists.. if you get a chance take a little tour.. you won't be sorry..
I am not very good with watercolors...they definitely don't work the same as acrylics... so my plan had been to have a sea of yellow flowers behind the green grasses.. but I couldn't seem to be able to define the flowers behind so now it's just sunshine behind the grass...lol.. It's whatever.. I did have fun with it...and it is very green..lol !!
My rock garden has gone wild... the plants have grown huge.. it now looks like a jungle... have never had some of these plants grow this big... the columbines and even the violas are huge..can't see the stepping stones or anything anymore...(or a lot of the weeds either...lol)
This new wand makes absolutely fab big bubbles... very cool but it did take some practice to play with it..
This cottage teapot just needs varnish.. and you can flip the lid over and use it for a candle holder... I have a few almost finished..here's the back and front.. I forgot to take a pic of it with the candle in the top..


They make great little centerpieces on your table and you can either use a real candle or one of those little battery operated tea lights... I realized that the first sale date is coming very close and I really haven't painted enough for it as yet so will probably spend the next couple of days I have off in my painting room...
Hope everyone has a lovely day.. and thanks for popping by...
Kath
xx

28 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy, this is a fabulous post and I just ADORE your gorgeous green journal double page its fantastic. what great art.

    hugs June

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  2. Love the sunny green journal page, even without flowers in the background. It reminds me of lying down hiding in the grass as a child. Your rock garden is beautiful! Cool little teapot, too!

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  3. What a cool journal piece Kathy..love the swaying green grasses :) Reminds me of Summer days!!
    How gorgeous are your teapots...love the little windows and doors!!
    ...and what a big bubble blower!!

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  4. I love your green piece. So uplifting and lots of fun.
    xx

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  5. I think those green pages are wonderful, you did a fabulous job, and I'm glad you had fun. :) Also love that teapot, it's so darn cute! Glad the sun appeared and made your day so pleasant. Sounds like a great time was had by all. Hope you're happily painting and have tons of spare time to do it over the next couple of days. :)

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  6. Great green journal pages.... love the sentiments you've used.

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  7. Hi Kathy :) love your journal spread! and love love your rock garden! beautiful! have a great week!

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  8. Fabulous journal spread and loving your rock garden.

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  9. That cottage teapot is adorable, and your Color of Summer is gorgeous! I'm glad Father's Day went well on your end... Chaya certainly seemed to have fun at the BBQ! :)

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  10. this is fantastic...an explosion of green...love everything about it!!!xxx

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  11. I love your journal spread! I like the shapes and the way it all catches the eye. Nicely done! My columbines went crazy this year too. Hugs, Jessi xox

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  12. Thanks so much June.. glad you like it...and thanks for following me too..
    Thank you Toadinaboat.. that was exactly what I was thinking.. only you put it much better.. appreciate it..
    Thanks Jan.. so glad you like it.. you should have seen those bubbles!!!!
    Thanks Alis Clair so much...
    Thanks Melinda.. glad you like it.. had a good day anyways.. no painting.. but lunch out with a good friend.. a sit on the beach just like a holiday.. muchly needed...
    Thanks Missy.. amazing what you can find in the stamp drawer..lol but these are some of my favs..
    Hi Joanna..thank you.. that rock garden has never been that tall..totally amazing! lol..thanks too for following me..
    Thank you Netty for the lovely comment...
    Thanks Taylor... it was fun.. and yes we had a lovely day.. hope yours was too..
    Thank you too Mandy.. yep.. it's pretty green... probably good I only have 3 greens in my watercolors..lol
    Thanks JessiVille.. appreciate it.. how high are yours? I think mine must be a good 3 1/2 ft..
    thank you all.. was so lovely to come home to such great comments.. off to check out some of yours before bed..
    xx

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  13. Oh, what a beautiful page! I love all the stamping (I have and use that swirl stamp all the time - isn't is great ;) AND I love that you have been inspired by what everyone is doing - I know I have as well. Thank you for sharing this with us. Great teapot too, xo

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  14. Your art journal spread is gorgeous! J'adore!

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  15. oooh Kath what a great journal page and look at chaya, what fun !!!:)

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  16. LOVELY JOURNAL PAGES WITH SWEET SWEET SENTIMENTS. (Ooops, left caps on!).

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  17. Thank you Kristin.. yup.. all the swirly stamps and I always come back to this one.. this is a fab idea.. and I am loving it... so much fantastic art..
    Hi NaNa.. thank you so very much...
    Thanks Jen.. glad you like it.. yes she was in 7th heaven with all the bubbles...lol
    Thank you Joanna... glad you like it too...
    xx

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  18. Ohmygosh- I love all the art you do!! <3 <3 You're sooo super amazing at it! I really wish I could do that :)

    So happy the sun peaked out for you!! <3

    xoxo
    Jordan

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  19. I love what you've done with the water colors! I'm afraid I'm not good with either paints. lol. The birdies are so pretty :)

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  20. I adore your green pages! And thanks for sharing your pics!

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  21. Thanks Jordan.. you so could do this too.. but am glad you like it...yes.. and shhhh.. still no rain...
    Thanks Kindred Spirit.. I am much better with acrylics.. although I am learning lots with the watercolors...lol
    Thanks Sandi.. glad you like it.. and thanks for following me...
    xx

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  22. I love your gorgeous journal pages... looks like you had lots of fun doing them :D

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  23. I know what you mean. Watercolors don't like me either. :)) You did a great job! And I love the teapot! Gorgeous!

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  24. Hi Kathy,
    Love your watercolor...your not a professional at it? Hard to believe.
    Thanks for stopping at my blog to play my game!
    Good luck and the winner or winners will be announced June 30!
    Barb

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  25. Beautiful journal pages Kath... love the pretty flowers in your rock garden... and wonderful bubbles... sweet pic...

    Jenny x

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  26. Hi Chris.. thanks so much..it was fun...
    Thanks Natasha.. they are a challenge.. glad you like the teapot...
    Aww Barb..thanks.. I wish... thanks for letting me enter.. you have such lovely giveaways... one of these days...lol
    Thanks Jenny... flowers gone wild.. looks great though...
    Thank you, Creatingme... glad you like it
    thanks everyone...
    xx

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment..I love to hear what you think.. always have time to listen and reply(somewhat slowly at times)but always appreciated...xx