Saturday, 16 July 2016

A PICNIC INDOORS

My dear friend Annie has chosen this week's theme "Picnic" for the challenge site "Sunday Postcard Art".

I'm also linking to 
"Moo-Mania" where the theme is "Anything Goes"
and to
"Art Journal Journey" where the theme, chosen by Yvonne is "In my Garden there is".


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I am not a great fan of outdoor picnics and if I have to have one I would be happiest to have it inside, especially if the rain is battering down.

So if your friends are dropping in and the sky is darkening then why not have your picnic indoors, in the caravan for the grown-ups and in the garden tower for the children.







Doesn't every garden have a garden tower?

I hope you noticed one of the flowers has pink bows in her hair, she's wearing them especially for the Picnic.

39 comments:

peggy gatto said...

This charming!

Beo said...

Thats wonderful, Sheila! I like the whole scenery and the caravan and... Yes, I noticed the lovely pink bows but I must say the the little blue being hiding at the bottom behind a wonderflower is as beautiful even without. Is it possible that the flowers on the caravan are chatting a lot?

Giggles said...

So so adorable!!Love the little caravan so much! I once went camping in one about that size....nothing near as precious or pretty as yours though! It was boring old off white! A very happy little scenario you have created!! So much fun to have a picnic your way...no ants or bugs!!

Hugs Giggles

Annie said...

LoL...what cute characters! An indoor picnic! An original thought to me, but quite a nice one. There definitely won't be any ants invading the fun. Boy what I wouldn't have given to have garden tower! The fun I'm imagining I would have had! Love the flowers growing on top of the caravan...where else would Sheila flower grows for goodness sake. A delightful picnic. Thanks so much for supporting me at SPA. When I come over, let's have a patio picnic at the edge of your gorgeous yard, shall we?

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm with you Sheila. Let's have an indoor party where there are no bugs and no excessive heat or downpours. And of course, I would love to have a garden tower. What fun we would have climbing it when the children are gone. Your caravan looks like it will hold all us partiers, and I am especially fond of how you decorated the entire area with the bunting. I LOVE your imagination and fun characters that accompany it.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fun and imaginative piece, lovely colours, too. Thanks for joining us at MM&M and AJJ, have a nice Sunday, hugs, Valerie

limmelon said...

A great drop in. Do all your guests have wings ? Love the guy peeking out. Absolutely gorgeous colours. Love it, Awesome !!

rike said...

What a wonderful picnic! I like especially the one, who looks out behind the tower!

johanna said...

SO uplifting... i love the jumping and flying creatures, the peek-a-boo behind the Tower and of course the flower with the bow!! so good you are cheering us in this rainy summer. thank you!! xox

SusuPetal said...

Oh, there's a picnic place I'd like to be!!

I agree with you. Outdoor picnics are sometimes and often a pain. My back hates sitting on grass, better to eat picnic treats on the couch :D

sirkkis said...

Hihiii.. how fun creatures in this alternative picnic! I agree many insects can ruin outdoor picnic. Great idea and Art piece Sheila.
Have a wondeful Sunday ♥♥

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That's just CHARMING! Lovely painting Sheila! Adorable critters. So nice that you have another painting for us at Moo Mania & More and Art Journal Joureny!♥♥♥
Happy Sunday
Susi

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous fun picnic Sheila - such a happy piece.
Yep - inside picnics are good - no ants or creepy crawlies
and hopefully no nasty wasps...
Love it!
Have a great day.
Gill x

Meggymay said...

A real fun, fantastic page Sheila. I would be in that caravan as well, it looks so quaint.
Yes towers in gardens is a good idea, what a view that would be.
Yvonne xx

Sharon Fritchman said...

This is absolutely adorable, Sheila! I love how one of the flowers has pink bows just for the picnic! Your creativity is FABULOUS, my friend!

abby j said...

Your piece makes me smile...I love your creativity, use of color as well as design. Beautiful and unique!

Kimbopolo said...

Creative and charming!
Kim

My name is Erika. said...

How fun Sheila. I bet that's a fun camper to go on holiday in. :) Hugs-Erika

Deann said...

What a colorful joyful card ...beautiful work.

The Happy Whisk said...

Great work, you. Looks like it belongs in a book or on a wall.

Let's Art Journal said...

Adorable page, I love your creativity! J :-)

Pennyoz said...

That's gorgeous..

Claudia ClaSpi-Art said...

Wonderful and creative is your picnic, I love it!

stefanie stark said...

Oh yes, I would love to have a picnic in your beautiful colorful caravan and meet all these funny creatures there. I'm sure this will become a very entertaining picnic :)

ULKAU said...

I'm a little late...a dauhgter-visit during the weekend
You have painted again such a nice scene, and I find some new small figures here, that I have not previously seen before! The easter bunny (?) with pink ears are wonderful, but the blue hedgehog in the middle looks so funny with only one eye! Great!
love - Ulrike

Sandra Wright said...

Love your take on the theme,so clever...love it...x

Michele said...

visiting from moo mania -- this is a happy lovely colorful creation! xo

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Forget the picnic, I want a week long trip in the caravan with whomever is inside, looks so darn happy to me, how could the holiday be anything but wonderful. xox

genie said...

I ADORE YOUR PAINTING! That is the cutest camper...and the story is so sweet. Oh, how I wish I had just a wee bit of your talent. I just love your work. genie

Karin said...

wow this is looking great!
Groetjes Karin

Kay Wallace said...

Your inspiration for this picnic postcard seems to be not liking outdoor picnics! What clever art has come from your point of view! Love it, Sheila!! I am with you in that I would be in the caravan with a glass of wine!! ;-)

Pia Rom said...

OMG Sheila, your stories and art makes me happy everytime I walk by here :) Especcially the caravan with its colorful stripes! Even if it is raining your painting burst over of joy and playful fun! LOOVe your art as you know!! ♥ Conny http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

Tammie Lee said...

This is so adorable!
I love all the details and would love coming to this picnic.

Jackie said...

How delightful! The caravan seems a perfect place for a picnic - good views with no ants etc. I love the little ones peeking out from inside and behind the tower ... Jx

janie said...

absolutely love your caravan and bunting

Evergreen Mo said...

No wonder you are having an indoor picnic, with all these creatures invading your garden. Staying inside that great caravan is the best idea.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I so enjoy my visits to your whimsical and colorful world. That caravan design is simply beautiful. Thanks for your visit on the 18th, and sorry for my late reply, but I was out of town. Blessings!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sheila, I missed this post while away (without WiFi). Your caravan is wonderful and whimsical and so is the story of the flowers and the picnic. You make me smile:) I still think you should be writing a book for children and adults. Take care xxx

kat said...

I love this, I'm smiling and would love to join these adorable friends for a caravan picnic. Lulu would love that tower for sure! Such style and fun here!