Friday, 1 December 2017


This month I have the very pleasant task of choosing the theme for the art challenge site "Art Journal Journey".  
I've chosen "Let's Celebrate".  

I hope you will think of many reasons to celebrate this month including both the small, special everyday things and the larger events. 

Here I celebrate a bird flying across a clear blue sky, the last colourful leaves dropping from the sculptural winter trees and a very happy bunny running and jumping just because he likes it.

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I found this little (2½ inches, 6½ cms.) bright pink coloured pencil last week, so I'm also going to celebrate little pencils and all coloured pencils.

Happy December and Let's Celebrate!


  1. Oh, I do like your bird and bunny, they surely are ready for celebration, both so joyful!

    Finland is celebrating its 100-years of independence next week, the sixth of December, huge festivities on way!

  2. I am just happy to see you celebrating the everyday life's events Sheila! What a wonderful theme and example for Art Journal Journey! Your paintings are always adorable! Great to have you as a hostess!
    Happy December and happy weekend ahead!
    oxo Susi

  3. I'm ready to celebrate right along with you, Sheila. What an honor for both of us this month, and I'm celebrating the little things so many of us fail to appreciate, like a little pink pencil that helped create all this loveliness that only you could draw. What a fabulous AJJ beginning this month.

  4. I am excited to see all kinds of celebrations this month Sheila. Maybe more flowers knockin on doors or birds waiting for the bus! I always enjoy seeing your fun critters and their antics. :) They make me happy. Have a wonderful December 1. :) Hugs-Erika

  5. I like your let's celebrate theme, your whimsical creation and the tiny pencil.

  6. Happy Times. The colours cheer one up. Super, love it, Awesome !!

  7. Hi Sheila 😁. Your little pink pencil looks so cute and it is certainly worth a celebration along with your beautiful clear blue sky and flying bird, the last colourful leaves and sculptural winter trees, and of course your pretty in pink happy bunny rabbit - thanks for the smiles! It’s such a wonderful theme you have chosen for AJJ and I was so pleased to see your name when I checked out the challenge this morning 😁. I'm looking forward to celebrating with you throughout this month - Happy December and wishing you a lovely weekend! J 😊
    p.s. thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog, you are very kind! J x

  8. Its a fantastic page Sheila , the bird looks so cute in the clear sky.
    Its a great theme for AJJ, I hope I will be joining in soon.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Your colors alone are enough to celebrate. And the pretty birdie. And my favorite trees. And the sweet bunny. And the lettering font too. Your paintings are so expressive I feel I’m flying with birdie and jumping with bunny and walking through that most delightful grove of trees. Little pink pencil could not be cuter! I’m celebrating the very few minutes here and there that I get to play in the land of creativity.

  10. Fabulous theme!! Gorgeous artwork...perfect greeting card!! LOVE it!! The vibrant colours certainly make me want to celebrate!!

    Peace Giggles

  11. fantastic page sheila,your watercolor art is AMAZING! love the red bunny and the beautiful bird he is flying in a warm world.he looks so free and peacefull.
    happy sunday dear sheila.

    hugs jenny

  12. What a beautiful theme and entry for december! I like it!
    The flying bird in a hurry to the left side, the happy bunny in a hurry to the right side, he is busy because he wants to meet Santa Claus, does he?
    Your colors are always bright and bring sunshine in our souls!
    To find such a cute pink colored pencil is really a big luck! More luck than to find a coin!
    Happy Sunday! Rike x

  13. What a nice theme and a sample!
    Happy celebrations of December πŸ’•

  14. Hi there Sheila, you've shown a lot of lovely things to celebrate and they're all looking so sweet as is your happy style. Those colours are gorgeous too. Cheers ❤️

  15. flying and jumping - what wonderful Actions to celebrate! i think it really is a great and broad theme you Chose! love your cheerful samples. and thank you so much for your comment on my blog - you made my day:)

  16. You're right, Sheila, you can actually celebrate everything!
    ... especially the colors!
    And I like the happy rabbit!
    I'm just a little late, but there's so much to do right now ... Ulrike

  17. Let's Celebrate is a super theme and I like your art, love the choice of colours together.
    Happy December Wishes

    All the best Jan

  18. Today is our celebration as six lovely ladies meet together to enjoy a scrumptious lunch in the middle of Edinburgh!
    πŸ€ͺ🀩🍭πŸ₯‘πŸŒ½πŸ‡πŸ₯₯🍸🍹πŸ₯™πŸ₯™ 😍
    Celebrations in this festive season, magic πŸŽ‰
    Your bunny, bird and falling leaves have the same exuberant feeling Sheila! Hugs

  19. Yay!! What a great theme to pick, Sheila!! And I absolutely love your adorable work of art!! It is so festive and fun!

  20. Hello dear Sheila!
    Oh yes I know what you mean, I am also a person who can be happy with the small things in life and I try to celebrate every day. Wonderful theme, thanks!
    Your small artworks look so fresh and colorful and I love them much. They show us joy of life.
    Happy December

  21. It's a cold Saturday night and 2.2c outside and as usual your happy artwork warms my heart and makes me smile Sheila :) Love it! theres so much to celebrate! Gill x

  22. A happy, clear and colourful piece of art.....your colours just zing in a happy way


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