Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Great Start

I woke up to the sound of rain on our tin roof this morning.  Gratitude seemed a fitting theme for a journal page as a rainstorm in mid-August is a rare treat in East Texas

Fairest Blossom, August 2013, created in Sketches for iPad and Corel Draw

The composition was inspired by vintage seed packets.  I used to have a little collection of them, thinking I would like to design my own some day.  Funny, this is the second time I've written about seeds this week.  (Remember Friday's seed pod?)  Hmmm...I try to pay attention when the same theme appears repeatedly in my artwork...

I imagine lots of things will spring back to life a bit after the rain we had this morning.  My lawn desperately needed a good soak and my soul needed the nourishment of a quiet morning spent creating.  (That extra cup of coffee kind-of perked me up, too!)

My day is off to a great start.  Hope yours is, too.


  1. Love your seed packet! The flowers remind me of zinnas which I adore! Happy rain day.

  2. Perfect quote! Perfect seed packet design!! =) My day has been going well, too! blessings ~ tanna

  3. Sweet, want some of your gratitude growing in my garden! xox

  4. Yes rain in August will make us grateful. How lovely. With rain always comes hope which seed packets offer. Love your flowers. They are magic!

  5. This work is beautiful ,Janice, so crisp and clean...just gorgeous!

  6. Hello Janice, your flowers are so lovely, lovely work and message! Best of wishes to you
    hugs Kat xx

  7. Beautiful, I love flowers and yours are full of a delightful energy. Definitely the phrase speaks to me as well. I love the rain too (provided I'm not trying to travel by car at the time!).


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