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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Spring Time is in the Air......

Happy Sunday Crafties....

Every year about this time I do a tribute to our Finch families that live in our yard. The sound after a long winter is sweet to my ears. Today the sound of puddles gathering rain and the tweets of a sweet bird is amazing. I will take rain over 2 feet of snow right now.

Here is my tribute to Finch's two years ago.

What I did On this tag....

I started out with Pan Pastels as the gradient background on watercolor paper tag. Then using white acrylic paint I blocked off the white rectangle in the lower right corner. Added the acrylic blue circles at the top and raw umber paint splatters covering up my white rectangle. Added some graphite lines and heavy charcoal accents. Then I drew my little Finch on watercolor paper added watercolor pencils lines then blended with a H20 brush. I felt that the blacks were not as dark as I would like so I added charcoal and Highlighted the whites with a white pen. Small wooden blocks spell out the word "Tweet" on the left side.

Happy Springtime-!!!


  1. Both tributes to the finches are great, Sarinda, but am partial to the tag! I, too, love the sweet chirps of the returning birds each Spring!

  2. So so beautiful... Your little finch is just fantastically drawn and watercolored, wow !! And using soft colors with panpastels on your background is just awesome... Love it ! Coco xx

  3. Stunning tag Sarinda…I love everything on it…bird, colour and wooden blocks….fantastic!

  4. This really is beautiful Sarinda, I love your finch xx