spring essentials (freebie art print)

Well, it’s still raining daily up here in the Pacific Northwest and I know elsewhere around the country fresh snow covers the ground, but I’ve seen tiny buds on blossoming cherry trees, heard the first chirp of a bird and have the itch to give our house a big wipe down. This could only mean one thing: Spring is coming.

To get us in the mood for all things floral and bright, new and – ahhh – spring-y, I compiled a few of my favorite spring essentials into a new watercolor painting.


I scanned the original painting, added titles and turned it into a printable pdf for your enjoyment (I’ll show you how I did it on wednesday). It’s a fun piece to put out this spring (maybe on your entry table? Or on your mantle?) or to give a friend who loves springtime and all the beauty it holds.


You can download the print below, then print on your favorite paper (try watercolor paper for an authentic look).


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28 Responses to spring essentials (freebie art print)

  1. Katherines Corner April 13, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    it’s lovely. You are so generous with your talent. Thank you Hugs!

  2. Linda April 13, 2015 at 5:29 am #

    I have had a horrendously busy last two weeks and didn’t get in on the sale…but will be watching for the next one. However, the main reason I wanted to email you was to simply say, “Thank You” for sharing your God given talent with us. Due to the fact that I have NOT ONE hint of artistic ability, I so admire and appreciate the art of others and your style is just my style! The Spring Essentials print is fresh, fun and like the old expression, is definitely a “breath of fresh air” for my home. I also loved your tip about using watercolor paper. I have seen that at my local craft store, but really didn’t know what I would use it for. I’m also going to download & print a copy for a friend of mine. She will love it! Thank you, again for sharing. Proverbs 11:25 says, “The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters (some translations say, refresh) will himself be watered (or refreshed).”

  3. Ardith March 13, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

    Awesome design, Emily, and thank you for your generosity in sharing your artwork. Cheers, Ardith

  4. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul February 26, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    How adorable! Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Heather @ Curly Girl Kitchen May 30, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    I just love your watercolor paintings, and this beautiful one from your spring collection inspired me to decorate a cake that I’m calling a Watercolor Striped Cake. :)


  6. Amber April 27, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

    Our printer is not the greatest…colors don’t come out very well, and I would prefer better quality prints. Do you have any recommendations for places to get your printables printed? Whether online or local (we’re in Tacoma)? Thank you!

    • emily April 28, 2014 at 9:30 am #

      You can have them printed at any office store – staples, office max, etc.

  7. Tiersha March 26, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    What is the largest size these can be printed?


    • emily March 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

      It is formatted at an 8×10. I don’t thing the resolution will be very clear if enlarged, but you are welcome to give it a try.

  8. Angie March 7, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    Emily did you make the paper flowers in your photos? They are lovely! Would love a tutorial on those if you haven’t done one already.

    • emily March 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

      Those are all various fabric versions.

  9. Wendy March 6, 2014 at 12:08 am #

    This is so so so beautiful.Thanks for sharing with us

  10. Gayle March 5, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    I’m so excited!!! I have the other three printed out and framed, ready to go on my new gallery wall. I was just waiting for this one to complete the set! When I get them on the wall I’ll have to share a photo. Thanks so much!!

  11. sadie March 5, 2014 at 2:57 am #

    So beautiful. Your work is stunning, and my kitchen is a happier place for having your gorgeous seasonal prints in a frame. Love them.

    Thank you so much for sharing them.

  12. Theresa March 4, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    Thank you sooo much, so excited to display this…and thanks for all your free downloads! I have my little spot I put these and the kids and my kids friends always like to come look at what things you’ve picked for the season :) Thanks again!

  13. Catherine March 4, 2014 at 7:22 am #

    Yay! I am so glad you did a Spring one too. I have been collecting them and I print them out and display them every time you bring them out as well. You are so talented! Thank you so much for sharing these – they brighten me up every time I look at them.

  14. Jennifer March 4, 2014 at 7:02 am #

    Absolutely adorable! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  15. Tina March 3, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    I am obsessed with these watercolor paintings!! I went crazy when you first did the summer painting. Then you continued on with autumn (my fav) and winter. I was so hoping you would do a spring painting and when I read you were I did a wild fist pump in the air! Woohoo! I too keep them on my table in the foyer. Thank you so much for sharing your talent! Love your blog, paper works, and your shop!

  16. Wendy J March 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    I shared this with a little feature of your blog on my blog today! Hope that’s ok. ;) Love love your blog and style. This a lovely space.

  17. Wendy March 3, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    Beautiful, as always! Thank you for sharing!

  18. Jeanette @ Creating a Life March 3, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    Love your Spring Essentials, Emily! Thanks so much for this gift!


  19. Jen March 3, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    I love them all lined up in a row! I’m putting mine on the wall to my closet since they seem to be geared toward us ladies. I’m sure you don’t need more work to do, and I really appreciate all the freebies you do offer us, but I was wondering if you might consider an “essentials” series this year that includes the guys in our life, or families? That would be really fun :) Thanks for everything you share!!

  20. Vicki I. March 3, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    Lovely! I just downloaded all four seasons. Thank you!

  21. Londen March 3, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    Adorable print! Just what I needed on this cold and snowy day. Now I need to find a spot for it. You are so talented, thanks for the inspiration!


  22. ErinY March 3, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    So glad to hear you’re going to share how you did it! I’ve been trying to scan watercolors for a while and work with them digitally and my brain just can’t figure it out!

  23. Inge March 3, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    Thank you for sharing….I love these prints, they have a place of honor in my entryway with each new season.

  24. Mrs. Limestone March 3, 2014 at 8:17 am #

    That is absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing it.

  25. paige March 3, 2014 at 5:54 am #

    so beautiful!!

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