Simply Neutrals #38

bird illustrations in gouache by AppleApricot Wen

Hello sweeties,

Welcome to Simply Neutrals!

First of all, my apologies for my absence on your blogs this last week. I have been under the weather, and this (pre-scheduled) blog post is done last minute. I had been thinking about skipping the party this week, but just could not :)

Above are two of the cards I painted for last Christmas.


I made a quick blog visit round just yet and oh my goodness, how am I ever going to be able to choose one feature, with so many gorgeous projects to choose from? I'm sorry, I could not choose one. So here you are, my dears:

But I had to admit that one creature stole the show for me:

Cat by Jesse of LaceAgeGirl

So cute!!

Okay, let's move on to this week then.


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xx Wen

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  1. So lovely cards!
    Dear Wendy, thanks for making the Linkup for us every week (I by myself can not always manage my Green-party here )
    and thanks for featuring me last week. See it only today, I was absend...
    Spring greetings from cold and snowy Germany, but it will change soon

  2. Dear Wen ! I hope you feel a bit better meanwhile! Thank you very much for hosting even though you are under the weather! Get well soon! You always create such amazing posts for us! I love your Christmas birdies and I also was thrilled about Jesse's lovely little kitty! So adorable!
    Happy Simple Neutrals #38 and feel well very soon again!

    oxo Susi

  3. Hi Wen~ Happy Spring!
    I love your cards and the beautiful drawings you create. I hope you are feeling better, hopefully all the nasty flu bugs are going away soon! Jesse's kitty is the cutest ever! Have a great week!

  4. Dear Wen,
    So hope you will soon feel better, my friend-
    And thankyou for showing my heart , with all the others- the tiny kitten surely is the best !!
    I`m the happy owner of the one cards shown, and treasure it v ery much.
    All the best to you, lets hope real spring soon finds us !
    Big hugs and kisses from Dorthe

  5. Hello Wen,
    Sorry to hear you've been under the weather. Hope your spark is back soon :) Your bird cards would make great Spring cards, too. They are so sweet and bright. All that gorgeous neutral arty stuff looks so good together in the collage. What a surprise to find Jasper is the star of the show - I put him in as I didn't have much ready to show you all as I've been off photoshopping and Lightrooming every spare minute. And he is rather neutral coloured, when much of my style is not. Of course, he is the star in our household, too! I wish there was a way you could all have a pat, he's so soft and purry!

    Thank you dear Wen for making such a big effort to continue the SNT party even though you were sick - I'm sure we'd all cope if you had to postpone it for a week.

    Sending lots of hugs and healing wishes,
    Jesse XXOO

  6. Your birdie cards are sweet, Wen!
    I do hope you are feeling better.

  7. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well, hope that changes quickly. I love your birds they are beautiful, love the colors. I can see why it would be hard to chose they are all wonderful! that kitty is just the cutest!

  8. Hello Wen,
    I'm late this time but the bush fires have taken all my attention!
    I dearly treasure my hand painted bird card by you and I sincerely hope you will be feeling your old self again before long dear friend.
    Love the beautiful collage you have put together even when you were feeling under the weather.
    Love and get well wishes dear friend!
    Suzy xox

  9. Hello Wen~ Hoping you are on the mend and feeling much better <3
    Your birds are so so lovely; and not an easy task to make them so true to form as you can!
    They are beautiful. And so were all of last weeks gorgeous entries to SNT! including Jasper ; ) Sending hugs and love, karen o

  10. awwwww - that kitten is so adorable (I want one!!!!!). So sorry you've been feeling ill - hopefully you're on the mend and feeling better.


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen