Good evening and Happy Monday! Yep. I’m totally late with this today. But! Here it is! A Birds Eye View!
I wanted to give you a peek at what the Thursday coloring pages will be like. These are the pages that carry a different theme. Sometimes a bit modern with geometric designs or something on a different scale. You can grab Thursday coloring pages by signing up here! These won’t be available other than in the sign up group.
This is as far as I’ve gotten coloring my Birds Eye View page. I’m using watercolor pencils and water based markers. It creates an overall controlled watercolor effect. The markers I’m using are my faves from Stampin Up. Nope, this isn’t an affiliate and I don’t get a dime for tellin ya this. They are hands down my favorite markers though!
Hope you enjoy this weeks sneak of the Exclusive Coloring Pages! I’ll be sending out the new Exclusive Coloring Pages a week from this Thursday… so April 27! Just click the picture to download it! Or… HERE!! Which ever you prefer!!
Happy Easter! How’s the egg hunt going? Lunch finished yet? Awesome! Now you can settle in for a couple minutes and enjoy these fun Instagram finds! I’m sure these Instagram-mers will boost your creativity and sweeten your day!!
I have this thing for tablescapes. Table settings. Place settings. In fact, my first job EVER was working in a bridal boutique called “Bits and Pieces”. Honestly? My secret desire is to own a a brick and mortar filled with dishes and pretties and flowers! The next best thing is devouring an Instagram gallery filled with the most gorgeous every. little. thing. Yummi Candles is just that place! I wait … not so patiently… to see what amazing setting Yummi Candles is going to share next!
Some artists bring a smile to your face the minute you see their work. Stacy Spangler Art is one of those. Her view of the world and life is nothing short of refreshing. I adore her mixed media style. Stacy’s work is like no one else. She has this gift she openly shares with the world and graces us with a new perspective on simple subjects. I know you’ll be blessed by her IG.
There is no secret I love color. All color and every combination. BUT sometimes… I need a boost. I little spark to start me in another direction or get the creativity flowing. Louise_loveprintstudio is the saving place for my color deprived sanity. One look at her IG and it’s like you’ve miraculously been transported to COLOR WONDERLAND! This gallery, along with her blog is filled to the brim with color, pattern, cute shoes… HEY! You can never go wrong with cute shoes! If your missing a dose of color, pattern and catching up on the latest trends you have to head over to Louise’s IG!
Do you have those moments of bleh? Ya know… life tends to turn grey. Storm clouds roll in and threaten to throw you off track? Not a fan! Just not a fan! This IG can help you bring the sun back out! Artbyakacia brightens the gloomiest of days by reminding us to change our thinking. I love the quotes on her IG and the amazing encouragement she shares. She delivers the inspiration!
I know. I know it’s hard to think after living life this far there mightbe something more. I know that thought dances around the edges of the brain. That one little thought can be so stinkin loud at times you wonder how no one else can hear it.
A couple days ago a video “short” rambled across my Facebook news feed. * how did we ever find cool things before Facebook?* Of course, because it’s animated, I had to watch it. The first few frames are way cute. And then. Quietly. The reality of this “short” crept up on my conscious mind. (you know that’s how the best videos work, right?)
I want to share this. Here. Today. I watched this story unfold and felt the tears sneak in.
When creativity, joy… disappear. YOU step in. YOU create. Leave the colorless mundane void and step into a world filled with glorious color. The world truly needs YOUR color.
1:15 in the afternoon and I’m just putting this Instagram Sunday post together! I am so OK with that! Because really… It’s Sunday and we all get to slowdown!
The roundup this week is full of color and fun! I’m chillin with some sweet tea while the laundry is spinning and the weather is pushing 70! You KNOW that makes this southern gal happy! And these sweet IG-ers will totally give you a smile this afternoon!
Kate from Southern Belle Simple Kate is simply darling. She is the epitome of southern charm and grace! What I adore about Kate’s IG is she is super real! This is her LIFE ya’ll. She’s tellin it like it is and sharing her world from her place in the sun. Kate and I met a few years ago at a blogging conference and have danced around keeping up with each other over time. When you are ready for reality… when all those “styled” pics are screaming at ya… just head over to Kate’s IG. Her dreams, food finds, southern charm and precious fur babies will be a breathe of fresh air!!
I have long admired this amazing artist. Veronica Funk. This girl has my graffiti art dreams nailed! I say that loosely because her work has so many aspects to it. Layers of images, symbols, vibrant color… She has it all and makes it all work so beautifully! Veronica’s work truly is one of a kind and flows from her very being. Veronica’s is the IG to visit when your color starved and looking for glimpses of Canada.
Kelly Paulson from Your Color Consultant, goodness, you know how I love color and home design. Kelly delivers! Kelly’s IG is a mix of curated gorgeous design from around the world to her own stunning projects. She is quick to share the latest and best color combos from the big boys in the world of paint. As for style? Kelly pulls pics from Boho to Mid-century and yet they all play beautifully in her gallery! Take a peek but be warned! You WILL need to paint a room after indulging in her IG!
Well… yeah. I can’t even consider doing an Instagram Sunday without including flowers! How do you go through life without flowers!! OK. So. Ellen at THE BOTANIC COLLECTIVE. Just YES! And MORE PLEASE! Ellen’s IG is filled to the brim with gorgeous florals! I’m ready for Instagram to create a “SNIFF A PIC” feature!! Seriously! I know all these lovely blooms have the most intoxicating scents. Sadly, as it were… We will just have to enjoy the visuals. And Ellen has def got the visuals on flowers. Really… run over and take a lazy stroll through her virtual flower filled universe.
And there you have it! Sunday’s afternoon Instagram Inspiration! Now I need to refill my sweet tea and get over to that canvas! After all this inspiration I’m ready to create something! OK. So. Fold laundry first. THEN paint!! Have a fab week and stay inspired!
I will probably pay for this tomorrow but I could NOT resist getting a power walk in this morning! Okay. Well. A little gal that was probably 90 flew by me on her morning jog, so maybe it was more of a stroll. ~sigh
Maybe a few pics I snapped this morning will give you some inspiration today! The sky was a sporadic overcast idea with the sun popping out every little bit. Canadian geese were quick to let me know they are tending eggs and if I value my legs, I best keep my distance. I couldn’t grab a pic, but a hawk flew up abruptly right in front of me. Totally startled me! He was being bullied by a couple of ornery crows.
So I’ll just plop these in here and hobble off to find the heating pad!
Hope your Tuesday is awesome and… If you decide to “power walk” maybe make it a short one?