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Friday, March 15, 2013

Art Journal ~ March Doodles


Welcome Spring!
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I know that it is not quite here, but I'm ready.
How about you ?



Love is in the air . . .
Have you noticed the little birds are starting 
to build their nests.
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Time to grab your best friend and go shopping
 for a great sundress. 
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Take a tip from the birds and sing out loud:)
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If you don't have an Art Journal,
I hope that this post will inspire you to start one.
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Spring . . . if you live in the northern hemisphere, 
then it's right around the corner :)
&
If you are one of my dear friends from the southern hemisphere,
then you are probably tried of weeding, mowing and watering.
You are probably as ready 
to welcome Autumn as we are to welcome Spring!
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Whatever your season or weather,
I want to wish you a lovely day,
filled with love and happiness.
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Connie :)

P.S. Please leave a comment, 
it's the only way that I know that you came to visit :)

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72 comments:

  1. Connie, your little birds are SO CUTE! Oh I wish I had the talent, I would draw all day long..but alas, I am a scribbler.

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    1. Hi Terri . . . you have started my day off with a smile . . . thank you :)

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  2. Oh Connie! As always your journal entries amaze me.These are brilliant! Lx

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    1. Hello Lynne, thank you so much . . .you are a sweetheart :)
      I'm so ready for Spring :)

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  3. Hi, Connie,
    Spring has definitely sprung down here in the South. Although the dogwoods haven't started blooming yet. Lovely pictures. You are so talented.
    D

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    1. Hi Donna. . . Oh, I love Dogwood trees and in the south you have wild Red-bud trees. I remember how beautiful they are. Have a wonderful Spring day . . . ours is just around the corner :)

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  4. Oh Connie, that is gorgeous work, I am sure people that read your blog have no idea that you are the artist!!! Yep, I am one of your southern friends and our spring trimming and planing is already done, it is still nice weather here for another month than look out........Heat, heat, and more heat!!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, You must have a very long growing season, fresh tomatoes for months :) Most of our planting is after May 15th, to guarantee no frost in the mornings. Our days are warming up to sometimes hitting the low 50's but our nights are very cold. But, alas, Spring is coming :)
      Thank you for the sweet compliment on my drawings :)

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  5. Poppies!! I love your big, bright, beautiful poppies!!! Each year, I wait with baited breath to snap them, my favorite subjects.

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    1. Hi Ginny, Yesterday I notice my little poppies starting to pop up from the ground in my backyard. They are those little bright yellow ones that bloom most of the summer. We are still having freezing weather at night but your days are starting to reach the low 50's . . . Spring is on the way . . . Happy. happy, happy . . . it is so good to feel the warm sunshine :)

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  6. I saw my first robin of the season today! Still having lower than normal temps tho. April just around the corner tho! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, It doesn't matter how old we get, the sight of our first robin of the season is always an exciting pleasure. Robins, tulips, daffodils and the delightful music of the birds . . . Awwwwwwwwwwww Spring-time :)

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  7. Connie, your art work is so beautiful...seriously, it should be on greeting cards or women's canvas art!

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    1. Hi Melanie, thank you for the lovely compliment. I do have fun drawing in my journal :)

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  8. Your journal is so pretty and you do inspire me. We had such had weather last year and still have snow on the ground, so warm sunshine seems a very distant memory. I hope we have some sort of summer this year. Still I can look at your lovely drawings and dream! Xxx

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    1. Hi Fran, our weather is still freezing every night, but our days are starting to warm up. It's been a long cold weather . . . Keep dreaming, because Spring is coming :)
      Thank you for your very sweet compliment on my drawings :)

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  9. Love your pictures, especially the fourth one as that is how I feel today, even though it's only 5.30 am, blowing a hoolie outside and raining! (I finished my block of teaching yesterday and I feel as free as a bird to do what I want for the next few weeks!!!)
    x

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment on my drawings, and do have a wonderful free period from teaching.

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  10. I love your artwork! It's wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you . . . I get so excited when people like my art :)

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  11. Oh, I love love love your drawings! Marvelous colours and those birds are absolutely lovely! As the flowers and the hearts... Did I say that I just love your drawings? They are beautiful.

    I wish you a great day and lots of love :)!
    Maria

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    1. Hello Maria, Wow . . . thank you! You have made my day!

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  12. Dear Connie,
    I am sure that you have been told hundreds of times.. you are a very special artist.. you have talents.. Your journal drawings are amazing. I love them.
    What sweet drawing to be bringing us into the spring mood.
    The new shoots on the trees are sprouting, the birds nests indeed are being built.
    Here its still cold and we cant wait for some warmer days.
    You should be an illustrator.. super post.
    happy weekend to you
    love val xx

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    1. Hi Val, I love hearing this . . . it is good for my soul. I love drawing and the pleasure it brings me and now that I am blogging it's fun to share my drawings with all my dear blogging friends :)
      Have a wonderful day.
      You're a sweetie pie.

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  13. Hi Connie (waves) I love the little birds and flowers picture. Absolutely beautiful! Your creations always cheer me up

    Lesley x

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    1. Hi Lesley, I am delighted if I could cheer you up. Thank you for the very nice comment.
      Have a lovely day and keep smiling :)

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  14. Beautiful Doodle Art ! and yes I'm looking forward to Spring, we still have a lot of snow here... Enjoy the weekend, Shirley

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    1. Hi Shirley, and thank you so much :)

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    1. Good morning Beth, Thank you . . . you are a sweetie :)

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  16. Connie, I'm gnawing at the Spring bit, eagerly awaiting the end of Winter. Everything here in north Alabama is budding out. Love your post! -- Jan

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    1. Hi Jan, I can just imagine your Alabama spring days . . . dogwood and redwood blooming in every yard and hillside. Tulips and daffodils everywhere . . . we are at least a month and a half behind you,
      but it's coming :)

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  17. You are so talented...all this free hand work! Simply stunning and FUN!!! Love every single one of these! Bright and cheery! Your blog is always inspirational!

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    1. Hi Anita, thank you . . . this is what I do while Steve is watching his alligator hunting and ice road trucker shows on TV. One eye on the TV and one on my work . . . mostly both on my work :)

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  18. Your art journal is amazing ... LOVE what you have added!

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    1. Thank you Brady . . . you're a sweetie:)

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  19. I've said it before Connie and I'll say it again, these are absolutely awesome. I just love your pictures, they brighten my days.
    Patricia xx

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    1. Hi Patricia, Thank you . . . you have always been such a wonderful encouragement
      and I appreciate it to no end :) Thank you, again.

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  20. Hi Connie! Yes, I'm VERY ready for spring!
    Your art journal is gorgeous!

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  21. Connie, I love every page of your art journal. I need to sit my fanny down and do some doodling soon ;o)

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    1. I agree . . . yes you do. You're missing a lot of fun!
      Thank you for this sweet comment :)

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  22. Spring can't be far away now, the days are getting noticeably longer,

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    1. Yes they are . . . and I'm loving it:)

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  23. I JUST LOVE YOUR MARCH DODDLES...THEY ARE VERY PRETTY...THANK YOU FOR THE VISIT...WITH LOVE JANICE

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    1. Hi Janice . . . I'm delighted that you like them :)

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  24. Your march doodle pages are amazing, love the cheerful style, the colors and all elements are fabulous, you are a very talented artist.
    HUgs Anja

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    1. Hi Anja . . . thank you . . . I need to hear that, it is always an encouragement :)

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  25. You have so inspired me. I took an on-line Doodle class the summer before last and loved it. I have gotten away from doodling and you just made me realize that. I have 81 days until retirement and then I can doodle all day long.

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    1. Congratulation on your up coming retirement. You are going to love it:)
      I have so much fun, with time to enjoy so many pleasures . . . like art, music, decorating, gardening . . . everything is more fun when you have the time to breathe a little deeper and slow your pace down a bit :)
      Thanks for visiting.

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  26. Hi Connie,
    These pages are so sweet, I think they are much more than doodles!
    enJOY a lovely Sunday,
    Kimberly

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    1. Hi Kimberly . . . thank you so much :)

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  27. hello sister blogger Connie!
    I am watching my pair of robins feed each other right now!!
    So glad you stopped by, from what I've seen so far I like your style, now I shall read on xx

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    1. Isn't it fun to watch the birds. I haven't seen by first robin of the year yet, but I'm watching :)

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  28. You are soo talented Connie! I'm not much of an artist but my girls like to draw and write. I'm getting them both Smash books to journal their teenage years ☺

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    1. Hi Kelly, I think that is great . . . journaling can be a very relaxing and special way to hold on to wonderful memories. Thank you for your very sweet comment :)

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  29. Your pages are wonderful Connie - so colourful, uplifting and beautifully drawn. Can't wait for Spring either - today has been rain, rain, and more rain. I did see a bird the other day though with nesting material in it's beak - and a couple of daffodils have finally started to bloom - it'll soon be here! xx

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    1. Hi Sherry, thank you for the lovely compliment.
      Spring, Spring, Spring . . . I can not wait!

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  30. Hi Connie,

    What beautiful doodle pages! I have a few watercolor books that I should get some paint down on! I found them on sale at Ross, of all places!

    I am so very ready for spring! I actually watered my perennials yesterday. I need to clear the way for the new bits of green that will hopefully popping up in the next few weeks. The rule of thumb here is to not plant anything before Mother's Day. That just seems so far away.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, Mother's day does sound like a long ways away . . . but it will be here before we know it:)
      Hey, we just got a Ross in our town . . . it opened last week. I'm so excited. We have had very little shopping except for Wal-Mart . . . for way too long :)

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  31. Hi Connie! loving your first page, those birds are soooo sweet! and the colors you used make me smile :) have a great day, hugs,

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    1. Hi Ileana, thank you . . . what a sweet thing to say :)

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  32. So so cute...hope spring catches up with you soon.

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  33. Hi Connie!
    I am now following you. I thought I was already because I've visited more than once and left comments. Your Art Journal pages are very pretty.
    Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.
    ~Clara

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    1. Hi Clara, I am so excited to have you as a follower.
      I'm doing my happy dance . . . thank you :)

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  34. Spring is right around the corner. Thanks for the inspiration and the beautiful illustrations.

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    1. And thank you for the encouraging words :)

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  35. Wow, Connie, your journal-pages are gorgeous. You have a great talent in painting.
    I love every detail

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    1. Hello Rosie, and thank you so very much :)

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