Over at the Craft Barn the new challenge for 2015 has started. This time to create a calendar from monthly prompts. January's two words are aqua and snowflakes.
I had to decide what size, and went for 10 x 8, which I think should be a good size for a calendar - time will tell!
I've used heavyweight watercolour paper, and created the background with acrylic paint. I added die-cut snowflakes from sheet music and white sparkly paper. The bird is die-cut from a previous project's leftovers.
I'm still into writing Haiku - the Japanese poetry form which usually consists of three lines of 5 - 7 - 5 syllables. So, this is my tribute to the snowflake!
Ice white, delicate
Brief beautiful existence
Snowflake melts my heart.
With all the heavy frosts this week, I took this photo of my brave camellia which is in flower and each year suffers turning brown with the frosts, but it looks so pretty covered in ice-crystals I wanted to preserve it.
All part of winter's song!