Nine Million Bicycles and I wish it was Spring

French script bicycle

French script bicycleTruth be told I was supposed to be finishing organizing my art room,

bird collage for brag monday

French script bicyclesomething I actually started doing on Saturday.


French script bicycleBut I found this dreamy music,

bird collage for brag monday

French script bicycleand I began to paint with my digital paintbox.

bird collage for brag monday

French script bicycleLost in daydreams about Spring.

veil of white blossoms
French script bicycleWe have so much snow and icicles hanging from our house,

Let It Snow

French script bicyclethat I am beginning to feel like I am starring in the movie Dr. Zhivargo.


French script bicycleI was so cold when I was watching that movie...

French script bicycle

French script bicycleWell, I painted some dreamy Springtime images.

French script bicycleRhonna Farrer from House Of Three, created the most glorious papers,


and our Blogland Graphics Fairy, Karen gives the nicest images for us to use.  Like this bicycle I used to create this bookplate.  Please take it home to use in your library.

bluebirdI used her bird and French Script for this card for her Brag Monday a while back, which I used again in my new collages.

The bird graphic and the bicycle I used int he collage is from Karen.  Did you know that Karen has 8700 followers, following her blog?  She has a new search feature on her blog to help you find images.


My creationSo, I will be getting back to my art room, I promise.

bird collage for brag monday

My creationSpring is just


 My creationbeneath the snowflakes, I am sure.


The song for this post is Nine Million Bicycles.

My creation
A Tale of Two Cities said...

I don't want to wish my days away, but I do wish spring would make an early appearance. Your creativity inspires me to yearn for warmer days and blooming flowers again....


Pamela Holderman said...

Just gorgeous - thank you for sharing!

Sarah said...

What beautiful images. Your creative eye is amazing. Love the music too. ~ Sarah

Suz said...

Wonderful, Karen, and what a nice tribute to The Graphics Fairy! I am going from almost four weeks in California ( medical care for husband) back to minneapolis and I am wishing I had taken better advantage of the weather. We were here for medical treatment for my husband at Stanford...not exactly fun...but it is so lovely and there will be many flakes at home!
Love your blog!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Karen, THIS IS THE TIME TO START THINKING of all these things that make us so happy! It is after all of the festivities, and now, we are in this holding tank of seasons. But it is sometimes the best to get our creativity started!!! I LOVE HOW you enhance your photos. I have much to learn! Have a quiet and creative day dearest. Anita

Carol at Serendipity said...


I love the collage with the bird. Just beautiful. Cleaning can wait when creativity shows up.

Have a wonderful week.


Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful post and with the few robins I have seen, I do beleive spring is just beneath the snow!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

We are expecting another snow storm in a day or two, Karen, and I honestly don't know where I will put all the new snow as we already have five feet piles of it! Yoo hoo..Spring...hurry up..we need you! :D

Miss Rhea said...

I DO love that movie :) Funny, I was thinking of that when I saw the picture of your front house and then you said that. :) I think a day playing with your Beautiful art is much better than cleaning and organizing anyways :):) Hugs :) :)

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE your post and the graphics are so pretty...I'm going to guess that you must be here in New England with me. I'm in Connecticut and WELL YOU KNOW what kind of a week we are going to have! Hang on to your hat! The ground hog is definitely going to be missing in action for a while yet! I have joined BOTH your BLOGS and I am HOPING you will FOLLOW ME FROM BOTH TOO!!! I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE you old book blog. Do we have "Lots to talk about"!!!
Hugs to you,

Donna said...

Your work is just gorgeous, Karen! I love all of the birds. I have used that bid graphic from the Graphics Fairy before too:)

Susan said...

Hi Karen....Lovely blog you have. Thank you so much for Following my blog! You know what? I returned to New England (my roots) in 2002, also! Hope you come to visit often. Susan

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What an adorable post, Karen! Love it!


Sheila :-)

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! I just adore your post! How gorgeous all these images are. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always enjoy your posts...this one caught my eye! I just posted myself on a bicycle this week! But I live in it's not cold here! Wish you could come for a visit...and a bike ride with me! ♥