Thursday, June 21, 2012

PDCC137 - Color Splash: Blue

I am so glad that this tree isn't in my backyard - although if it were I might not need coffee in the morning!  This fun doodle tree started on a piece of paper torn from a children's dictionary (please note the matchy blue words on the paper) and then embellished with markers, acrylic paint, white gel pen, stickers and washi tape. 
"Art is the tree of life."  -  James Joyce 
The colors are from this week's Color Splash: Blue from The Play Date Cafe.  I am not a fan of blue and for this reason it was important for me to take part in this challenge - takes me out of my comfort zone.

40 comments:

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Michelle! This is wonderful- and I can see you had a lot of fun with it even if blue is not your favorite color! I love your header! :^) patsy

Nora CG said...

You did a amazing job. Great design and composition. Love it!!!

Lynn said...

It is fun to create this way. Your outcome show you enjoyed the process~! I enjoy looking at it here! HPPF!

Robin Panzer Art said...

You know, I have to say I just simply adore this tree! Happy PPF!

Pointy Pix said...

I love this tree and wish they did exist - it's fabulous!

Anne said...

Very nice work, love the color combination and the graphic style! Happy PPF!

Susan said...

This is such a delightful piece. Your tree would be a perfect place to spend a summer afternoon. Happy PPF

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Something magical about this artwork ~ lovely creation ~thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very neat, Michelle! I like how you recycled the children's dictionary page. That tree sure would produce lots of leaves to rake in the fall, eh? LOL

Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Carolyn Dube said...

Your tree is fabulous! Such great circles!

La Abela said...

Blue tree? I love the color and style. Saludos

Helen Campbell said...

Your tree is delightful! even if you're not a fan of blue, your carried it well. Happy PPF!

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Oh... Love the blue tree. Nicely done. Happy PPF

Janelle said...

Great AJ page! I love the tree and if it were in my backyard I love it, but I probably would still need coffee in the morning. Nothing to do with your tree though, it's just what I have to start my day is all. : )

Patrice said...

Great use of the colors - I'd love to have you link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!
http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/06/52-card-pickup-week-25.html

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love the blue and the idea that "Art is the tree of life!"
Outstanding!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Geri - eatpaintlearn.com said...

I L♥ve this tree!!! Gorgeous!

Giggles said...

This is my kind of tree!! I just love it!! Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

love it!
dana

Gina Sismilich said...

What a fun piece - art that makes me smile is a favorite of mine! Love your use of color

Sabina said...

This is awesome. The elaborate blue circles remind me of blue Christmas lights wrapped around street trees. (One of my favorite winter visuals!) Nice work!

Linda said...

LOVE your tree!!!

Cathie said...
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Cathie said...

love this page. it caught my eye right away.

Karen Smithey said...

What fun! I'd love to have that tree around!

Jane Wetzel said...

gosh...dont ya just love blue?? lol I sure love this!

veronica said...

i love the matchy blue words! very cute. love your drawing too.

pauline said...

oh Michelle, i would LOVE having a tree like this in my back yard!! I love it!! i especially love how you balanced it all with those words on the left. And that quote. Yes, so lovely... Yup, if this tree was in my backyard, i'd have my coffee where i could see it every morning. :-) xoxo

Daniele Valois said...

oh wow, this is the greatest tree ever. Love it so! and the stripe tape? ...the whole thing, and blue words. fab!!!

Kim Henkel said...

I love your tree as well! Love the whole design of the page. I recently drew a similar tree - but it was in my black and white book, so I didn't add any colour. I called it my bubble tree... somehow we are on a similar creative path right now!

Belinda Carson said...

It's always a good thing to challenge our limits. When we work out of comfort zone there often our greatest inspiration! Happy PPF!

Ayala Art said...

I love blue! And your pieces are fun and pretty♥

Lulu Berlue said...

Beautiful !!!!! And this is so peaceful !
I just love it !

Gloria said...

I really love this, the background, the circles, all great!

Jinny Newlin said...

Super beautiful, Michelle! Gotta love a blue tree, and your Washi tape is yummy! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

DJ said...

love it!! lurve it even!! and you are welcome that i just made your day XD

Chris said...

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Viola said...

Very lovely tree, and I specially like the beautiful flower you've painted, the lovely white against the lovely blue color! :)

Lyndal said...

This is gorgeous Michelle! Hope you enjoyed travelling outside your comfort zone - you do it well :)

Allycat x said...

You may not be keen on blue but I love your page :)