Monday, November 30, 2009

Lolo's page for Katie Jane

Katie asked that we do a nature theme which had me right from the start!

The pictures that have already been done are exquisite. Katie's Goddess tree, oh my Goddess how wonderful! So textural and rich and full of life.

Carolines magnificent bird in rich colors and textures to die for.

And Lisa's watercolor and natural objects in the way of butterfly wings, bird feathers and plants. Wow, a hard act to follow!

I've been anticipating my first snowy winter in a very long time. I love love love birch trees, the stark patterns and sleek trunks, the graphic branches making their own statements. I wanted to capture the last few Autumn leaves hanging on until after the first snowfall. Those hardy straglers not ready to give it up yet.

I had this fiberous bluish paper that seemed to call to me for Katie's page. I started with colored pencils and added a bit of acrylic paint, and of course I had to make the snow sparkle with some glitter glue, my new favorite staple.

It's subdued yet I think it says something.

Bring on the winter because we'll still be here in the spring!

I hope you like it Katie.

Since I'm not sure how you'll be finishing the book when it gets back to you, I'll leave it up to you if you want to glue this to something more hardy. To keep postage at a minimum for all, I'll just leave it as it is.

Light and breezy, easy-peasy. Enjoy! ;)


  1. This is so pretty Lolo. You are on a roll.

  2. I was about to say the same thing! So to add to that - I love the wintery theme with that touch of autumn hanging on in there and that I'll bet it looks gorgeous with the frosty sparkle!

  3. I love this page!
    I love birches too, I remember them as my favourites since I was a kid..... I even thought their seeds could make bread (silly)
    Later in life I became allergic to them, isn't that strange?! I am allergic to a lot of tree pollen. But I know I will overcome this.
    I framed your ATC and it looks wonderful will show you pic soon.

    The birch painting is like magic!

  4. I love birches too, and the frost poem. or am I mixed up. This page is just gorgeous. I love it and can't wait to see this book.

  5. this is so silvery, so subtle, yes lo you have definitely got your mojo back, and i like it!

  6. OH MY GOSH, LOLO, I missed this somehow. I, too, love birch trees and I'm so pleased you put them into my book. The colors are so rich and perfect. I am sooo anxious to see this and all the pages in my book. Hurry, little book!