He is Risen-Empty Tomb Print for Easter

I told you yesterday that I opened my own Etsy shop, so some of you may have seen these in that post, but I want to share a little more about them. You may have seen my original watercolor version from a few years ago, but I had gifted that painting to a dear friend, so I I wanted to recreate it this year.

I love to find ways to incorporate the true celebration of Easter into our spring decor. This little bunny print, peeking into the empty tomb just makes me smile! πŸ™‚ I love the touch of whimsy it can add to a child’s space, family room, or in my case, the kitchen. (I do plan to put this in my children’s bedroom, but the lighting in there is terrible, so I took the pics here.)

You can find these digital download in 8×10 and 5×7 sizes in my Etsy shop here. You can print it and display it in no time.

If you like my He is Risen prints, would you please pin the image below or share it on other social media!

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Spring Bunnies with Carrots and Tulips – Watercolor Art

“Paint bunnies mommy,” suggested one of my little guys at bedtime the other evening.

Spring Bunnies with Carrots and Tulips - Watercolor Art - by mamasbrush

“With flowers!” Added one of my girls…

Spring Bunnies with Carrots and Tulips - Watercolor Art - by mamasbrush

“With Carrots!” Corrected another of my boys…

Spring Bunnies with Carrots and Tulips - Watercolor Art - by mamasbrush

And so mommy painted bunnies with carrots and flowers.

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Empty Tomb Watercolor Card for Easter – Hand Lettered Matthew 28:6

Update March 2022: An updated version of this artwork is available on my Etsy Shop for instant download.

Empty Tomb Watercolor Card for Easter - Hand Lettered Matthew 28:6

Last year I shared an empty tomb illustration from my art journal, but I was wanting to do something like it again. This time, I selected Matthew 28:6, “He is not here, for he is risen!”

Empty Tomb Watercolor Card for Easter - Hand Lettered Matthew 28:6

I wanted to add some color this time, so you’ve got grass and a flower. When the bunny idea hopped (see what I did there?) into my head, I just couldn’t help myself. I love that it looks like he’s bending his head over to see inside. It’s exactly what I envisioned. That doesn’t happen very often. πŸ™‚

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Empty Tomb Watercolor Card for Easter - Hand Lettered Matthew 28:6

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Cute Bunny Rabbit Popping Up Card in Watercolor

Cute Bunny Rabbit Popping Up Card in Watercolor

The other night when I was putting my kids to bed, I asked them what I should paint. “Bunnies” was the overwhelming answer. This cute little guy is one of the pieces I created that night. (The other one’s still to come.)

It all started with a 4×6 inch scrap of watercolor paper. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with it, so I put the frame on first. I don’t usually do this. It’s usually the last thing I do. So there I was with an empty frame.

Cute Bunny Rabbit Popping Up Card in Watercolor

I did some sketching on my graph paper (my big “secret” for starting most projects), until I knew what I wanted to do. When I found my idea, I lightly sketched it freehand onto the watercolor paper and traced it over with my black artist pen. I gave it a few minute to dry completely before erasing the pencil marks and then started with the watercolor paint. (Make sure your pen is waterproof before you add watercolor!) I picked only two colors for a simple look. Pink for the ears and nose. Blue for the background “sky”.

Super happy with the way it turned out. Give it a try. The shape of the head doesn’t matter. It can be an oval, circle, triangle with rounded corners… I’ve done all kinds. Give it a try. The ears make rabbits iconic. Make up your own version and give it your own style. Then leave me a link so I can see yours! Or head over to link up your pic on my pin so we can see that you “tried it”.

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My February Art Journal Prompts

February Art Journal Prompts - Week 1

This month, I decided to join in with Awesome Alice and her February Hand Lettering Prompts. That said, I’m doing it my way. πŸ™‚ (I almost never follow a recipe exactly.)

What are my tweaks? First, I’m doing a combination of hand lettering and illustration, depending on my inspiration. Second, I’m not necessarily doing one each day (obviously, since I have the first 7 done already.) But for me, it’s more something to push me out of my comfort zone. I joke with people that if I just painted what I was comfortable all the time, I’d only ever paint pumpkins. But there is some truth to it. πŸ™‚ But I do intend to do all 28… whether I want to or not.

Below, I’m including the original prompt with the pic.

Rose - hand lettered February prompt
1. “Red Roses”
A love note from God - hand lettered February prompt
2. “Be Mine”

This is one of my favorites. Isaiah 43:1 says, “But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: β€œFear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” (emphasis mine.

Jesus, You are enough - hand lettered February prompt
3. “You are enough”
Hearts - hand lettered February prompt
4. “Heart”
Romantic Bunnies - hand lettered February prompt
5. “Romance”

This is my first attempt at bunnies. I never would have tried them without the prompt.

I love you - hand lettered February prompt
6. “I love you”
Cupid's Bow - hand lettered February prompt
7. “Cupid”

Okay, so it’s cupid’s bow. I decided it was close enough.

It has been a super fun challenge for me so far, but I am pretty sure it’s just going to get harder. πŸ™‚

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