Wednesday, April 11, 2018


For a good many years, I lived in the suburbs of New York City.  In the late winters, while driving along the roads, I'd keep my eyes eagerly peeled for forsythia bushes.  And when I spotted these bright yellow blossoms, I'd know spring was coming very soon.  It didn't matter if the gray gloomy skies and frosty air said otherwise.  Seeing these flowers made me so happy that I planted several bushes in my garden, a decision I later came to regret, because they are such overly enthusiastic growers.  Still, I have a fondness for forsythia and miss looking for them.


Tammie Lee said...

You made me smile and even chuckle. The look out for spring! Love the tiny details of life and your spy girl looking for spring. So cute!

It certainly is like that here.... lots of snow still, but melting daily. Buds on trees and shrubs can be seen, with a spy glass ;-)

Lovely Spring to you Bella.

Andrea said...

Well now I have to look out one of these back windows to see if the yellow bush is saying anything here in Central New York because the snow this week has me wondering!!! I see buds!!!!

I love the ladybug allergy sufferer and her looking glass is perfect!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Bella.

Such a beautiful bright Spring illustration.
Happy that you will be enjoying Spring and warmer days.
Enjoy your week

roughterrain crane said...

I read your post with smiles. Wild plants sometimes hide their powers that beyond our expectations.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Tout comme toi, je suis extrêmement heureuse lorsque les fleurs de forsythia pointent le bout de leur nez !
Ce bonheur est comme enfantin. Je me sens envoûtée et éblouie par ce que mon regard voit.
Oups ! le printemps arrive et c'est bon !
Subitement chez moi, il semble jouer à la marelle ! Le printemps à peine installé, aujourd'hui nous semblons être en été, tant les températures sont chaudes.
Je suis fascinée par ta sublime oeuvre, remplie de soleil et d'espoir. J'aime la manière que tu as souligné les fleurs de forsythia dans le premier plan. Cela apporte un magnifique contraste avec celles de l'arrière plan.
J'aimerais bien être cette petite fille juchée sur la tige de cette fleur. La présence de cette petite coccinelle est tout simplement adorable. J'adore !
Je te fais de gros bisous et te souhaite un excellent weekend.

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

Es mi primera visita a su blog, me gusta mucho, esa forma de ilustrar sencilla y colorista, muy interesante.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Love your doodles Bella! So whimsical!

Cindy D. said...

So beautiful! The contrast between the foreground and background flowers is just perfect. And all those tiny, adorable critters, holy cow! And of course tiny girl in her flower dress and crown, sweetest of all.

Your blog is always an inspiration of magical storytelling. Once I've figured out this painting thing I hope to like, actually finish some paintings, and hopefully tell some interesting stories too.