Monday, March 12, 2018

March Mixed Media Canvas - Lily of the Valley and Butterfly

Before the little Harrier came along nearly two years ago, Sunday afternoon tradition almost always found Robin, Jay and myself in the sunroom painting, writing stories together, sewing or making cards.  Since then we've fallen out of practice in the course of raising a toddler hurricane, moving and reestablishing.  This afternoon was the first time we've pulled out the paints in I don't even remember how long, and let me tell you--it felt wonderful.

There are certainly times when I'd rather just craft on my own,
but usually it's such great time with the boys that I don't mind the extra mess or even a few wasted materials... although I did have to make Jay start buying his own stickers for the most part awhile back...

So as out of practice as I am, this is one of the four canvases I completed today.  Robin and Jay were THRILLED to see Mom getting fingers so messy.  They're solidly out of the finger-painting stage, so seeing me dive in and get inky-fingered really made them laugh.
And just spending the time together made my afternoon.

Some more close up views:

Entering into the following challenges:

More Mixed Media Challenge - Open Theme and Optional Green

My Time to Craft Challenge UK - Spring / Easter theme

Thank you for visiting, and wherever you are,

Be well and enjoy the sunshine!



  1. Beautiful. I love all of the elements you used in your creation. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.

  2. Oh wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love seeing all of the different elements you have incorporated to create this beautiful canvas. Thank you for joining us for the SumMore Fun mood board challenge.

  3. I absolutely LOVE this canvas! It's so cool! It's nice to hear how your children love to craft with you as well! Thanks for joining us over at SumMore fun for our mood board challenge! ~DT Jamie

  4. I absolutely love all the texture!! I am always in awe of those who do mixed media. You naile the current challenge! Thank you for joining us over at SumMoreFun Challenges ~ DT MaryAnn

  5. This is so beautiful! All the texture and details, stunning. Thanks for sharing at SumMore Fun Challenges. DT Lisa

  6. Such a Beautiful canvas!! Your details are amazing. Glad to hear your kids enjoy seeing you get inky and messy. It is an amazing feeling!! Thank you for joining in our challenge over at SumMoreFun. DT-Amy

  7. Such a gorgeous make. Love the shades of green. Thanks for sharing your creation for the "Easter/Spring" theme on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog. All the best, Cathy

  8. This is really pretty! Caught my eye in a gallery and the details are even more beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

  9. This is a beuatiful canvas, Kathryn! Such pretty colours! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

  10. Gorgeous make and love that green you have used...thank you for joining us over at More Mixed Media Challenge...Hugs Lozzy x


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