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The Bunny

The bunny hopped into my art when I didn’t even expect a visitor!  I was stuck and stalled- feeling very uncreative so I just grabbed a paper and pencil and drew random lines all over it.  Then a few colors to start filling them in.  That’s when the bunny appeared.  He didn’t bring me chocolate – he brought me something better- inspiration!

I found the bunny but then had that frozen feeling- no inspiration and no idea where to take it next.






I was getting frustrated so I decided to try something I rarely do – used black as the background.  I totally hated it – even a day later.  Yuck.



I cut out the bunny and tossed the black.  I found another background I made long ago.





A bit of pan pastel and a Julie Balzer stencil. I tend to fill the entire page with a pattern so this time I decided to only do part of the page.




Colored in the leaves with Crayola crayon and gelatos for the flowers.





White oil pastel to make the flowers pop a bit more than they were.





Added the cut out bunny and a new black line around it.






Added Easter related words to the bunny with a Pitt pen.




My kids are not little any more but you’d think they were 4 years old since they have made it very clear they really really really want our Easter traditions to continue- so we’re cooking up an egg hunt to challenge them.  Every year we have  a different theme to the egg hunt and crazy clues to find the eggs. (Why did we start this?  Should have just hidden eggs.)   I wonder if they will still be over early Easter morning when they are 35!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Linking up with Creative Every  Day and Inspire Me Monday- if you have a moment stop by these great sites for a bit of creativity.

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  • Cynthia April 8, 2012, 8:29 am

    Happy Easter! Thanks for sharing your sweet bunny rabbit! I love how you kept going until you were happy with the end result!

  • Corrine April 8, 2012, 10:26 am

    Happy Easter to you too. Enjoy the egg hunt! xox

  • Rinda April 8, 2012, 12:51 pm

    Love your bunny. Our Easter traditions keep evolving as the kids get older.

  • Cris April 8, 2012, 10:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing your process. And Happy Easter!

  • Mary in IL April 8, 2012, 11:26 pm

    tell your kids that you want THEM to create the theme and egg hunt next year for YOU…see what happens then! Happy Easter!

  • Susan Tidwell April 8, 2012, 11:50 pm

    Happy Easter. Your bunny turned out so cute – glad you kept at it until you were happy.

  • Valerie-Jael April 9, 2012, 3:30 am

    Great Wabbit! Valerie

  • Harriet April 9, 2012, 8:19 am

    The journey and then the discovery ……. that is what it is all about….. fantastic creation

  • geralyn chouinard April 9, 2012, 9:30 am

    Carolyn: I LOVE the bunny! The final background is perfect for your spring friend! Well done! Bet the Easter egg hunt was AWESOME! Happy PPF all week long!

  • Sue April 9, 2012, 11:07 am

    Funny….if this goes through I will tell you

  • Sue April 9, 2012, 11:09 am

    Right, I have been having trouble leaving commments on some blogs, but yours seems ok.

    Funny thing is, if you look at the other end of the bunny, it looks like a whale.
    Anyway, he is a very handsome rabbit:)
    Love the background too!

  • AJ April 9, 2012, 11:36 am

    Carolyn this is fantastic and well done you for keeping going, I love the colour combination. Funny thing is though I couldn’t see the bunny for ages – all I could see was an aeroplane! Where the bunny’s head is (I can see it now!) was the tail, where it says family was the front and where it says searching was the wing. I guess that tells you something about how differently I see the world!
    Big love
    AJ 🙂

  • Ginny April 9, 2012, 2:11 pm

    Carolyn, as always I am so inspired by your creativity. I love following the thought processes you go through as you create. I think the bunny is wonderful. I think it is great that your kids like to hunt eggs. I have a feeling they are as creative as their mom!

  • Rita McGregor April 9, 2012, 3:23 pm

    Yes, I like that colorful background a lot better.
    Hope you had a fun Easter! 🙂

  • Carol April 9, 2012, 5:46 pm

    Very creative bunny ~ believe I read about you in Somerset Studio? ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

    PS ~ Consider linking up with my blog hop Magical Monday Meme ~ thanks ^_^

  • Pauline Leger April 9, 2012, 7:01 pm

    You made a great choice for the background, Carolyn. Such a fun bunny…
    And i laughed at your comments about the kids re: easter.
    Yeah, one is NEVER too old for chocolate, obviously. 🙂 xoxo

  • Maria April 10, 2012, 2:39 pm

    I’d say he also brought me a bit of inspiration after I saw what you did! Love seeing your process in the photos. Sort of reminds me of how much fun I have looking at the clouds and seeing “objects” in them 🙂 Thanks for the reminder to look a little closer….