COLORS OF SNOW

Cherry Blossoms, Sherry West Art, 2019

COLORS OF SNOW

The bends of the road I drive flow past the places encased in snow…….

I. GREEN

Parchment paper pale

White on verdant green

The cold blanket dims vibrant colors

Encasing bright Spring noise in a quiet new world

Everything is hushed

And everyone sleeps

II. SCARLETT

A brief

explosion of red –

Fiery wings quickly blur –

The scarlett cardinal

Touches a China white blanket

Of Spring snow –

Then darts away

III. BLACK

Old, patched with new metal

Cobbling together bits and pieces from the century past

This red barn stands

Out in alone in the middle of the white cold sea

The cows, together,

Slowly, ponderously move

In the rhythm of the waves

Heavy ships on an unexpected ocean

Of an icy storm

IV. BLUE

Mirrored,

Greyed layered clouds

Piled high in frothy mounds

Flow over the surface of the small pond.

Inky black coots

Yellow beaks open,

Call across the waters

As the mist serenely rises

V. YELLOW

Clinging tightly to the feathered tip

Of the dry slender stalk of last year’s yellow cattail

A glossy redwing blackbird

Greets the morning

In joy

VI. RUST

Solitary,

her mate lies beneath the green lands now white

Her strong chestnut haunches flex

As she shakes her mane

She forages,

Tender new shoots delicately exposed

With the brush of her warm nose

Or strong hoof

Pushing aside the cold white

VII. FUSCHIA

Heavy hang the pink-purple boughs

Of cherried flowers

Beneath their white coat

Who protect the remaining place of verdant green

Beneath their leaning limbs

While bees and butterflies

Remain unseen

VIII. GREY

Hushed now

Diamond grey doves

Together warmly in their entwined nest

gently sigh and sleep

IX. WHITE

And I am home –

By my fireplace warm

And outside

The world is white.

EEPA! EEPA! EEPA! HOCHANDA!

Run, don’t walk! To Hochanda.com to see the latest episode of Stamp Addicts!

Sarah and Vicky will demo some fun products and brand new stamps to dress up your Easter cards and crafts!

Stamps by yours truly will be featured, as well, so EEPA! EEPA! EEPA! ONDALAY! Over to Hochanda I’m on my way!

Little Debbie Does Dolls

We are the local Little Debbie Snack Cake distributors , so we see her face on all our product. So, I suppose it shouldn’t come as any surprise if she subconsciously shows up in my artwork, lol. Totally not intended but pretty cute, nonetheless.

Doll design in progress

HOCHANDA TV SNEAKY PEEK!

Wednesday, March 17th, we have another Hochanda TV episode with more great stamps from Stamp Addicts!

Tune in on March 17 on Hochanda,com! Search for Stamp Addicts on Rewind.

If you can’t make it, you can always catch up and watch the Rewind!

Great stamps from Stamp Addicts, including those designed by yours truly!

Hochanda.com

StampAddicts.com

SherryWestArt for Stamp Addicts.com

E.T. Phone Gnome

Here’s a friendly little gnome

Looking for a friendly home.

He doesn’t want to be alone,

And he doesn’t have a noisy phone.

He won’t eat much,

Or be overgrown.

So, can he, pretty please,

Come to your home?

He (and she) are available from Sherry West Art NOW!

They’ve got lots of outfits, accessories and elements for lots of fun paper doll play, Cardmaking, journaling, scrapbooking and more!

Contact me:

SherryWestArt@gmail.com

It’s almost summer, dincha gnome?

I Did It!

Have a Rosey Day! Sherry West, SherryWestArt, 2019

I did it!

I can color!

I’m NOT naturally gifted in the coloring department. Not. At. All.

If someone is “artistic” in one area, that doesn’t automatically guarantee they will be artistic in another area….like, say…oh…coloring in my own line work.

As a professional illustrator, I HAVE to be able to color in what I draw. Unfortunately, coloring is NOT my gift. I can draw, but I can’t color. That’s NOT good for a professional artist.

I have to ask others who are good colorists for help in that dept., and lucky for me, there are lots of good ones out there in the area I’ve chosen to specialize in – adult coloring and stamping – who love to color, are good at it, and kindly and graciously volunteer to help me.

After I Publically beg for help.

I have met so many nice people through this method, that I actually look forward to having to ask for assistance because I know I’m going to get some new wonderful friends, as well as some great coloring, out of the whole deal.

There’s a good reason why kids and pets beg….

It works!

Have a Rosey Day! Sherry West, SherryWestArt, 2019

This cute little gal is available in my Etsy shop

Surprise!


Bored, I was foofing around on the internet and typed in the title of my book just to see what it might pull up, and THIS popped up!

I wasn’t aware that it would be up this early. I was under the impression it would be much closer to the ebook release date of July 2, 2019.

I’m not complaining! 😀

A Free Easter Digital Stamp, Adult Coloring Page for You!

CONTEMPLATION, Sherry West, SherryWestArt, 2019

It’s SPRING!

Everyone has a favorite time of year, and SPRING is mine!

I live in Indiana, home of cold, weird snow-piled Midwest winters. We’ve all got cabin fever from being stuck inside thanks to the crazy winter and recent sub-zero temperatures.

Pretty soon….no more gloves, hats, scarves, heavy bulky coats or long undies! Yee-haw!

I grew up in Southern California and spent most of my time as a kid running around in my bathing suit and bare feet. I only put more clothing on when I was absolutely forced to. I loved swimming, pools and going to the beach. It’s common when you live near the beach or desert, places I grew up, to go everywhere in just a swimsuit and flip flops.

And, even better than Spring is….Easter!

I created this very special image which you can color and use as an adult coloring page, digital page or clip art in your diy creative scrapbooking, cardmaking or papercrafting projects.

Have fun!

For You from me.

Happy Easter!