Saturday, 4 March 2017


At Susi's monthly challenge "Art Journal Journey"Yvonne is asking us to make artwork on the theme "Out and About".

Another challenge I have followed with interest but never entered till now is a wonderful pattern challenge at "Müllerin Art" where Michaela is asking us to make patterns with Spring Flowers.

This is how I started using a very old version of Windows Paint and the mouse to paint the picture.
The free Web photo-editor Tuxpi created the frame.

A bird visits a Spring tulip.

Lots of birds playing in the pink sky, making a patterned star.

The bird found more Spring Flowers but he still likes the tulip best.  He loves to be "Out and About" in the Spring.

Two birds playing.

These bird ghosts emerged from the painting after many hours with photo-editing, swirling and kaleidoscoping.

The bird ghosts wanted to do some formation flying with their friends.

I hope you enjoyed the original paintings and the patterns from them.

Do have a look at these two challenges where you will find lots of wonderful paintings and patterns.


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely birds and flowers Sheila, looks like you had a fun playtime. Have a nice day, Valerie

Annie said...

The bright pink woke me up right quick. Isn't that a gorgeous color. Little wonder that is such a happy-go-lucky bird and tulip. I feel like birdie, it's been beautiful Spring-like days lately. I hope it isn't a tease. How clever that one sweet bird can create his own friends and form a star. Such talent. I love the bright colors on the black background. It's amazing how many different designs you created with the start of one bird and one tulip. I've enjoyed the show! Applaud for all the talented birds.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Sheila you always make me happy with your amazing designs!
I am specially in awe with your birdie patterned so lovely!
I can imagine that the "Pattern Wednesday" event is something that fits you ... they are always such an inspiration there!
Thank you very much for joining Yvonne's Art Journal Joureny theme with such eyecandies !
Happa, happy weekend my friend!
oxo Susi

Tammie Lee said...

Super fun colors, vibrant and alive.
The last two designs look a bit tribal to me. Fun to see how when you play with your art it offers such different feelings and looks to it.

love your sweet bird, which though i have birds now, reminds me of spring.

Let's Art Journal said...

Now that's the way to bring sunshine into your world - your painting is so bright and cheery! The birds and tulip are things I love to see when I'm out and about :-) Wishing you a lovely weekend! J :-)

The Happy Whisk said...

Really fun stuff you've got. I like the one that likes the tulip. Great story.

limmelon said...

Birds, Tulips, Spring, and lots and lots of colour. Very creative use of many different editing tools, ingenious. Love it, Awesome !!

Meggymay said...

Sheila I think you must of had a wonderful time creating these fantastic pages..
You have brought sunshine and springtime in each of these super designs. I am so please you like the theme at AJJ.
Yvonne xx

Sue (this n that) said...

You've had loads of fun Sheila! They're all delightful and those colours are fabulous, especially with the black background :D)

My name is Erika. said...

I love how you took those playful pieces and turned them into kaleidoscope images. I think the bird had a fun time out and about and went to relive it over and over again. :) I am sure it was a warm and spring like day. Because many of us want that right now, if we don't yet have it, like me. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Sheila. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As always, your fertile mind and your incredible digital skills came together to create some truly wonderful art. I loved the birds and how they chose to do some formation flying. But I also loved it when the bird chose the tulip over all the other colorful flowers. You are a master of fun and a digital art master.

Anonymous said...

Two birds playing is most adorable. Sweet series on your bird and and flower. xox

Gibby Frogett said...

oh these are fabulous Sheila - love the birds and flowers.
The two birds images mirrored makes a lovely tulip shape too :) they can come grow in my garden any day!
I bet this was fun creating! :)
Have a great week .. Gill xx

SusuPetal said...

Bird patterns! It's definitely spring time!

Strong, vivid colors and the birds seem to sing out loud: look at us, we can fly!

Kristin said...

Oh, the color! This is so pretty - I especially love all that neon popping off the black! xoxo

johanna said...

i really like all about this post. the forming of the star by the birds, so clever! the variations of the flowers on the following Picture... and the "two birds playing" make my head Spinning... i´m Feeling like sitting in a chairoplane [i had to look up this word;)].
have a great week, sheila, spring seems to be ahead!! xox

ULKAU said...

Oh, a color explosion blows my eyes - the pink is sooo intense!
Your crazy picture creations on black background I like much better, everything looks very spacey this time!
I love your pink-white flower and, of course, the little bird!
Love - Ulrike

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Sheila! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I absolutely LOVE your adorable works of art that you made for the AJJ theme this month. HUGS!!! Sharon

Evergreen Mo said...

my eyes are spinning round trying to take in all the movement of the shapes. The colours are popping against the black. I like the border round the first picture

Rike said...

Ohh - Windows Paint has YOUR Pink! Fantastic how you created this tulip and bird with your mouse! Only on the second sight I saw that the frame is the duplicated picture in endless number. The others spring flowers are looking a little bit sad, because the bird only likes its tulip.
Yes, you had much fun playing around for so many patterns ... till the ghost bird looks at you, huch! Why not playing with him? OK, Sheila did!
I like all your gorgeous pictures!
Love, Rike

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Awesome Art here, Sheila!

Jackie said...

I certainly did enjoy seeing your paintings and patterns. I love seeing how your art evolves. I particularly like your bird ghosts - I love the movement.
Thanks for popping by.

Giggles said...

I really enjoy seeing your process! All the steps have some sort of whimsical beauty within them! Love the colourful joy you bring to the page! Always leave with a visiting an old friend who totally gets me!! Awesome post thanks for sharing!

Hugs Giggles

kat said...

You had a ball of fun here, a spectacular show, I'm totally dazzled by it all, fabulous!

Alexandra MacVean said...

Sheila, your bird patterns are so pretty. Wow! Would love you to share your beautiful talent over at Sunday Sketches each week. :)

Sharon Fritchman said...

I absolutely LOVE your bird show! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with all of us, Sheila! HUGS!!!

~*~Patty S said...

Your pink background lit up the entire room on my big computer screen.
Perfect for a gray day or any day.
Fun to see your artwork and then your PS play takes it to new and interesting places too.

Fodie Ann said...

These little birds on their black background are absolutely stunning, Sheila! I especially like the formation flying, and the two birds playing. The swirly band crossing the two birds area must have taken a power of editing. Super! Hugs xx

janie said...

Hello Sheila looks like you had great fun, and such vivid colours and picturs. Love how you managed to keep the pictures so clear in terms of colour and clarity