Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spring Ahead? (IF theme GARDEN)

This week is my first Illustration Friday submission. I often check out each weeks submissions, follow the links, gazing at the beautiful and inspiring artwork. I decided to give it a try and put myself out there. This idea had been floating around in my brain for a while. I guess it was waiting...

"Blooming"
8x10 collage on recycled manila envelope

Could it be? spring??? Not in Wisconsin! Not yet. We get a few days of warmer weather (YES!) then we get snow in May. Yes, last year we had snow in May!

"Treebird"
8x10 collage on recycled manila envelope

13 comments:

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Both of these are exquisitely rich and beautiful! I thoroughly enjoyed them! Thanks so much for sharing them!

Frizz said...

Beautiful. Love the texture.

Bobo Cat said...

Good concept and composition, it's wonderful to see those recycled paper turn into beautiful art.

WorkingWords100 said...

What a way to start IF!

Wonderful.

Charlii Jean said...

Brilliant!!!

SENTA said...

These are beautiful!

Leah said...

lovely work!!

knitsteel said...

I think that your work is definitely gallery quality. It's also fresh and would appeal to the audiences at regional art centers.
The worst anyone can say is "no" and I've certainly gotten more rejections than not.

Kristi Valiant said...

Lovely texture in your paintings.
I grew up in Wisconsin so I understand the snow choosing to stay until May. Now I'm in southern Indiana and we barely had any snow this year.

Curious Art said...

What a beautiful start! Welcome to IF!

Zari said...

these are wonderful...both of them (but my favorite is the first one...awesome composition and colors)

Michelle said...

welcome to IF! really nice work and way to reuse!

Nemo said...

great textures and style!