Sunday, 5 February 2012

Snow, snow and more snow

(There's something better coming up later in the post... bear with me...)

I wanted to quickly sketch the depth of the snow for you this morning (to share for Sunday Sketches). But the truth is, I am far too excited to actually get out in it and play and so this sketch is wildly out of proportion and frankly a bit of a disaster... but you get the gist. The measure on there is 8cm! Yes, 8cm of lovely fresh snow to go play in. Our first proper downfall this winter and who knows how long it will last.

The sketch looks more like a Christmas cake than a garden table. I couldn't find a ruler - hence the set square, but I think that worked better anyway!

My son and I are just waiting for the hour to be a bit more sociable before we venture outside and begin shrieking with delight as we throw snowballs, craft snowmen and generally cause mayhem.

As this sketch is a bit of a mess, I think I should also share a more complete piece of journalling I did yesterday. A face... what a surprise! I have seen other bloggers taking part in 29 faces and creating one portrait a day throughout the month of February. Normally, I would have leapt on this like a kid in his first snowdrift, but I am soooo busy mes amies that I am trying very hard not to leap at every opportunity that hits me in the face snowball style.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa, love the sundial... and sketch.. have fun in the snow.. I've got great photos of my kids when they were little in the snow.... :)

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  2. Well....you can keep all of that lovely snow, because I don't want it (you can tell my kids are older :)
    We've only had a few days this winter with some snowfall--heaven. Last year, it started in November and we didn't see green again until March, which is normal around here..so you can just keep all of that snow!
    P.S. Have fun playing in it!!
    P.S.S...and wonderful face--love those colors.

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  3. Your sketch of a face is beautiful ~ gorgeous eyes! Wow! Your snow sketch brings your message out well ~ Have fun playing in the snow ~ namaste,carol(Share the Creative Journey) Happy SS ^_^

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  4. ~oh...lucky you...our snow came for a few days and then got washed away from the rain....it has been so sunny these past few days...my wee littlest keeps saying...its spring...its spring...have much fun playing with your little and embracing the beautiful white goodness that came your way!!!

    tranquil sea of green with a splash of purple gives this piece a very calming feel...i like how the words in the background are written in different dierections...and the paint swirling in a cricle around her face...almost like she is looking through a portal...once more my dear friend a beautiful piece created and shared...much love light and warm blessings this day~

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  5. I think...WOW! What beautiful work and I also love the "girl with a pen and a paintbrush" tag...clever.

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  6. Beautiful work! She is gorgeous..such a magical spirit..her eyes shining with mystique!

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  7. Enjoy your snow. Your work is lovely.

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  8. wow- that face is stunning-- so haunting and such beautiful colors!

    have a great time in the snow. i can almost hear the delighed shrieks from here! :-)

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  9. what a beautiful face! Enjoy your snow on that side of the pond!

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  10. Your face is super cool, love the colors and the background! Yay for all your snow!

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  11. Have fun in the snow!! We've had very little snow here this year. Love the face portrait.

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  12. I'm just wishing for the snow to go away here... Sure, we haven't had any for months, but that doesn't mean I want it now... XD

    Love the bold colors of your girl, and her beautiful eyes~

    // - T.W -

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  13. I hear ya re. taking on too many opportunities :D it's hard to say 'no' to so many cool things happening out there- i love your face! Was it done on green paper?

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  14. I really like your sketch to show the depth of snow you got. I have a good friend who lives in Birmingham who said that they received more snow than expected but bummed it's already melting. Awww. :)

    And as always, love LOVE the blue piece. Hugs

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  15. I love the snow sketch! We make snow cakes here, too! but we need more snow!
    Love the green and purple sketch!
    wow!!! gorgeous colors and face!
    hugs from across the atlantic!

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  16. how fun you got snow and are waiting to play in it, well I sense that was earlier.

    love your green and purple lady~

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  17. It sounds like a lot of fun was had by you all. The first snow is always met with such anticipation and excitement. I hope you had some hot cocoa after the snowball fight. What fun!!

    xo,
    Tammy

    Oh and your pretty lady on the purple and green journal page is lovely.

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  18. We could use a little snow here. We are starting to see daffodil bulbs from the ground - yikes! We're having a very mild winter. Love your sketch; she's beautiful!

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  19. I had no snow this winter, but maybe next week hopefully :-)... she is beautiful and I love the backgroundcolors as well!

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  20. We've had snow too, must be at least 1/2"!

    Love the portrait, she has a hidden secret I think, waiting to be revealed.

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  21. I'm amazed that it is your first snowfall this year. I know you are having fun in it.

    I love that you placed the butterfly gal as your banner and as far as the face you just finished, she's divine. Her colors and mystical look make her dreamy.

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