3.29.2011

Creative Tuesday: Springtime!

Happy Tuesday!!  And not just any Tuesday, it's Creative Tuesday time!

Creative Tuesday begs me to open my drawing pad and mind to fill in a page with inspirations from the theme over at Mr. Toast's Creative Tuesday's assignment!

This week's theme is Springtime.  That elusive season that does not seem to be coming any time soon here in NY.  Well, at least we haven't had any real snow in the last week.


Spring makes me think of a great memory.  A few springs ago, my mother in law was cleaning out her garden bed and came across a tiny little burrow full of baby bunnies.  So small and hopeful.  So soft and new.  I used this memory as the start of my drawing.

Here is the starting sketch.


I began to fill it in with watercolor pencils and then used a pen to add the black outlining to emphasize fur and whiskers.


Tulips seemed to be a natural fit for this little bun-bun.  The tulips in my garden are showing signs of growing.  They pushed through and have begun to grow leaves.  No signs of buds yet, but I am sure they will bloom quickly once we get a bit of warm weather.

This is the same picture scanned in.  I like the textures and bright colors of this one!  I enjoyed the process of dreaming up something to put on paper and then making it come to life.
Mr. Toast, thank you for gentle nudging to get back into the Creative Tuesday routine.  It's easy in life for me to say I am too busy for things, but this is one thing I shouldn't compromise.  I always come away from this experience feeling so satisfied and happy.  I look forward to accepting your next challenge!

I hope you will consider joining in this or the next assignment and check out other artists in the community here.

日本のための多くの愛
Much love for Japan

31 comments:

linda said...

What a lovely memory. Your rabbit is so cute and I love the tulips with their colour. Thank tou for showing your progress with the drawing.

art2cee2 said...

Very cute and yes those baby bunnies are all over the place right about now! :-)

Terriaw said...

Cute drawing! We certainly have lots of bunnies running around our yard, eating those new tulip leaves that are coming up. This scene makes me long for those warmer days when our bulbs will bloom! Happy Tuesday!

Wendy said...

Aw, I love your bunny and the tulips are perfect!

Heather said...

This is really cute! I love this. Your bunny is so sweet. Yes, the little ones are adorable, too! Happy Spring...(we don't have tulips yet in NJ either,) just daffodils! and crocus

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

You did a great job with that memory. I too love CT. I love to paint but don't draw very well but that does not diminish the joy I get from trying.
QMM

EVA said...

How cute is he!!! You did a wonderful job! So spring-like and adorable!

Betsy said...

I have memories of several bunny nests in our back yard when I was a child.

Your bunny is sweet..and he looks a little startled! ha. So cute!

Paula said...

What a sweet picture. I saw a bunny on my run this morning. It was the highlight of my day. Luckily, the dog didn't try too hard to chase it.

Diana Evans said...

oh this is precious!!! what a sweet Bunny and perfect for Spring!!!!

Christine said...

that's a beautiful drawing Christie, bunnies are the essence of springtime.

Kate Boone said...

Very cute! And I liked seeing your process. :-)

Missy said...

Awww, very sweet!

Daniella said...

Wonderfully beautiful springtime piece! You are an awesome artist! and the story that goes along with it really warms my heart!!
I tried to follow you, but the friend connect thing seems to be having a problem. I will try next time I visit!!
xxDaniella

Dara Marlynne said...

Your bunny is so cute! Great job on the tulips as well- I love all the colors! Lovely work!

Jenny Blair said...

Such a beautiful spring bunny :)

paintdropskeepfalling said...

That's a lovely piece - I have a bunny who would agree with bouncing among the tulips in Spring!

Birdie said...

What a happy little baby bunny! Makes me want a rabbit...maybe Betsy can talk me out of getting one. hahaha

Wanda said...

Thank you for letting me peek over your shoulder, and watch your creation come to life and color.

You are the best at what you do!

Kiera said...

Great drawing! I can't wait for the bunnies of spring!

Kristin Dudish said...

Such a sweet memory with a very sweet drawing to accompany it :)

xo
Kristin

Craftberry Bush said...

So sweet Christie ! I think bunnies are the cutest most sweetest little things ever....awwww. xo
Lucy

Teje said...

Hello Christie! Your spring bunny is beautiful and what a lovely story it has behind! You could link this tomorrow with Julie's "Being Creative", if you haven't signed already, you find the button on my blog and tomorrow we can link our creations with the theme: Garden!
Have a sunny day! Teje

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

I always love your quilt work but I really love it when I see you break out the sketchpad. This little guy is so cute and such a nice composition. He has this great look of slight surprise much like your mother-in-law and the little burrow of bunnies must have felt.

Mmm said...

Christie, a truly wonderful post (as always--so interesting) and a sweet darling sketch too. Very happy indeed. Glad it makes you happy too, after all that is what your blog is all about. All I can say is that I always feel happy after a visit here too.

Hee. I think you are going to love the new theme which I am going to post later tonight after I get the montage done. Still going through the art work however.

1000 Goldens said...

So sweet, good job my creative hero!

Julia said...

I love your colourful sketchwork, it has a wonderfully happy vibe and I want to thank you for adding it to the Being Creative gallery and Flickr Group!

Much love
Julia x

Carol said...

Very pretty color sketch.

Karen S. said...

...and your very special tulips can last forever!

dthaase said...

so glad you brought this over to the whimsy mix!

Annabelle said...

Lovely colours and his eye is so cute....like he's wondering where's the carrots?

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