Monday, February 27, 2017

Art With Heart Monday - FREE March Watercolor Calendar

March 2017 Calendar

We have been having such a warm weather that our pear trees are already blooming so it is hard to believe that we are just now heading in to March. I used a portion of one of my original watercolor paintings of daffodils to create this 5x7 printable calendar for you to download, print, trim and display on your refrigerator, memo board or in a frame. My 'Happy Almost Springtime' gift from my heart to yours!

I thought it would be fun to make a frame to display my calendar each month so I picked up an inexpensive wood frame at the craft store. Then, I downloaded the PDF file for the calendar and printed it using satin finish business paper. You can print on any copy paper, cardstock or photo paper. that you want.

I cut out the calendar and selected a couple of colors of acrylic craft paint because I couldn't decide whether to go in the direction of green or blue. I used the green first and then after it dried decided to lightly sponge on some blue for a little more color interest on the frame - and to cover all bases!

I loved the final results and think it looks so cute displayed in our kitchen window. Hopefully the color of the frame will coordinate with next month's calendar and if not, I can easily repaint it.

March 2017 Calendar
5x7 Instant Watercolor Print

I hope that you will print and enjoy my watercolor calendar this month. Please send photos, I would love to see how you have displayed it in your home:)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

FRESH PICKED and the Greenwood Artists Guild

Watercolor - 11x15

I have had a busy week finishing up a commission painting of sailboats and getting things organized, packed and ready for the workshop I will be teaching in South Carolina. The Greenwood Artists Guild asked me to come give a one day workshop on Watercolor Collage. When we lived in South Carolina I taught one of their members and she contacted me when she saw that we had moved back this way. I look forward to a fun and creative day and will try to remember to get photos to share.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Fun Friday - Home for my Watercolors

I love it when people send me photos showing how they have displayed some of my art in their home. Here we have my Rooster in the kitchen and Cherry Blossoms on a bedroom dresser - so fun!

I have shared many times how much art brightens my life and the joy and comfort that it brings me - to create it and to share it. Combining words with my art has become a new passion lately and I view it as yet another way for us all to have those creative connections with ourselves and those we love!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Watercolor & Words Wednesday - Country Mailboxes

Instant Download Printable - 8x10

'The best things in life are the People we love, the Places we've been and the Memories we make along the way.'

This 8x10 print of my original watercolor painting is ready for instant downloading so that you can print, trim and frame for yourself or to give as a gift. I am also happy to customize a printable for you with a different quote of your choice using the same font and color. 

My watercolor printables are a great way to make a creative connection with someone special in your life. I invite you to view all of my instant printables in my Etsy Shop!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Art With Heart Monday - The Serenity of Swans

Watercolor - 11x15

I have always found that art has the ability to change my mood and add a sense of calmness to my life. Whether you are creating art or viewing it, the combination of color and shapes can lift your spirits and reduce feelings of stress. The image of swans evokes a feeling of serenity and beauty and when you imagine them gliding smoothly through the pretty blue water you can't help but smile and relax just a little. So, the next time you are feeling stressed, why not try a little art!