Everyday Bullet Journals with Fluttering Spring Cherry Blossoms Cover in Teal Green @ InkTorrents.com by Soma Acharya

Twirling and Fluttering

Everyday Bullet Journals with Fluttering Spring Cherry Blossoms Cover @ InkTorrents.com by Soma Acharya


Hello everyone!  I have a lot to share with you today.   The trees around here are full of white blossoms.  The little flowers look so lovely when they twirl and flutter in the breeze.  I have been working on a couple of paintings of these flowers.  I also want to make a new quilt, so I wrote a quilt pattern as well.



Spring Blossoms in the rain in Napa @ InkTorrents.com by Soma Acharya



One day, when it rained and pollen was not so bad, I went outside to take a photo of this delicate flower holding onto a gentle raindrop.  It’s one of my favorite photos. 



Fluttering Spring Blossoms quilt pattern @ InkTorrents.com by Soma Acharya

Fluttering Blossoms quilt pattern


Blossoms come in so many different colors.  Instead of the usual pink, I picked white for mine because of the white blossoms blooming around here.



Fluttering Spring Blossoms quilt pattern @ InkTorrents.com by Soma Acharya



After I finished the flower, I wrote the pattern for a single petal.



Fluttering Spring Blossoms quilt pattern @ InkTorrents.com by Soma Acharya



This is the design of little flowers and petals twirling and fluttering in the wind that I will be making into a quilt.

You can get this Fluttering Blossoms quilt pattern from my shop.  It includes both the flower and petal patterns.




Spring Blossoms in the rain in Napa @ InkTorrents.com by Soma Acharya



That rainy day, I took a photo of this flowering branch as well.  I love the contrasting green background created by the large tree that was behind it.



Fluttering Spring Cherry Blossoms drawings for everyday journals @ InkTorrents.com by Soma Acharya



It all started with a simple drawing of these dainty flowers in my sketchbook.   As usual, as time passed, I started to expand on the original drawing.  I couldn’t really decide on one, so I made two.



Dragonfly sketch @InkTorrents.com by Soma Acharya



Before I copied the drawings onto the papers that I would be using for the paintings,  I must have practiced at least 50-60 dragonfly wings.  In order for me to draw a continuous curve with the pen,  I had to find the correct angles of both the paper and my hand.  Those arrows on the paper are to remind myself of the start and end points.



Everyday Bullet Journals with Fluttering Spring Cherry Blossoms Cover @ InkTorrents.com by Soma Acharya

Fluttering Blossoms everyday journals


Instead of going with traditional colors, I chose a couple of stylized color combinations.  I couldn’t say no to that vibrant red,  and teal is my favorite color.   Once I had the colors for the flowers, the colors for the dragonflies came naturally.

I named this one Fluttering Blossoms.



Everyday Bullet Journals with Fluttering Spring Cherry Blossoms Cover @ InkTorrents.com by Soma Acharya

Twirling Blossoms everyday journals


My husband recently requested a bullet journal.  He chose this drawing with the petals for his book cover.

This one is called Twirling Blossoms.

I drew and painted all four of them individually.  There were a couple of accidents which required me to restart.  I will refrain from mentioning the words that were uttered at those moments.


Here are the four everyday journals with the paintings on the cover.  Please Click on the image thumbnails to see the photos –



The journals are also available in my shop, as well as the quilt pattern.


Now I am off to make the journal for my husband.  I may end up making a bullet journal for myself as well.  I will share them when I finish.


A dear friend loves watching the spring blossoms and autumn leaves fluttering and twirling in the air.   It’s very peaceful to see him enjoying the simple and ephemeral moments of nature.  These little flowers always make me think of him.  I hope you like them!


Until next time,


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54 thoughts on “Twirling and Fluttering

  • Sallie (FullTime-Life) June 9, 2024 at 09:51

    I love the flowers and dragonflies Soma. I have both in my latest post and it is probably wrong to think this, but I think the ones you created may actually be much prettier than the real life ones. They make beautiful journal covers. I hope you get lots of pollen-free days soon so that you can check out the great outdoors for even more inspiration

  • Brenda @ Songbird Designs June 1, 2024 at 14:04

    Soma, your art work is beautiful! I really love the Fluttering Blossoms block! Thanks for sharing with us at Monday Musings!

  • Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs June 1, 2024 at 10:49

    I love looking at the cherry blossom in our garden, it’s so pretty. As are your beautiful journal covers! I love the petals and the dragonflies.
    Your quilt pattern is also stunning. Soooooo talented. x

  • Debbie June 1, 2024 at 09:52

    How amazing are your artwork covers as well as your paper pieced quilt and your photography. Such beautiful spring flowers! You are so creative!

  • RachelSwirl June 1, 2024 at 06:02

    I love the quilting patterns – so floral and so summery! Thanks so much for linking up and for sharing your snaps with #MySundaySnapshot.

  • Sarah MumofThree World May 31, 2024 at 22:50

    You took so much inspiration from the blossom and your work is as beautiful as ever! The quilt and the drawings are both amazing. I love the different colours you’ve chosen for your blossom and dragonfly designs.

  • Gwyned Trefethen May 31, 2024 at 14:11

    Such a pretty design. I can feel the gentle breeze and imagine the petals fluttering down.

  • Debbie May 31, 2024 at 11:59

    so nice to be inspired by nature, our trees were gorgeous this year!! the quilt has a lovely pattern, it is unique and the colors are wonderful!! pretty little journals as well, it is dragonfly season around here and i have enjoyed watching them!! thank you for inspiring me, i have a project i need to finish!!

  • Paula May 31, 2024 at 07:55

    Fantastic! Your twirling blossoms are beautiful. I love the journals.
    Visiting today from MMBC

  • Writing Sparkle May 30, 2024 at 13:14

    The progression of the drawing is fun to see. Such beautiful work.

  • Lillian May 30, 2024 at 00:42

    Wow! So amazing!

  • Carola Bartz May 29, 2024 at 12:39

    First, I can see why the first image is a favorite of yours and I share your sentiments. Second, your paintings of the blossoms and the dragonflies are exquisite. But I’m totally in awe about your quilt pattern. I cannot sew at all and seeing this really amazes me. You have so many talents, Soma. All of this is so lovely. Hugs – Carola

  • Pat May 29, 2024 at 10:18

    Gorgeous blossom prints, Soma. Spring is inspirational!

  • Comedy Plus May 29, 2024 at 07:17

    So beautiful and such beautiful colors. You’re most talented.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday and rest of the week. ♥

  • Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter May 29, 2024 at 06:27

    Such gorgeous flowers! I too love watching them flutter to the ground and you caught that perfectly. Love your color combinations. Thanks for sharing on my weekly show and tell, Wednesday Wait Loss.

  • Jill May 28, 2024 at 19:26

    these are so beautiful, and I love the simplicity of the sketches, as well as the beautiful quilting. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week ahead. I am joining you at Mr Corner of the World,

  • Alison Hall May 28, 2024 at 14:12

    Your paintings of those delicate flowers and dragonflies are beautiful Soma! Red and teal are a favourite colour combination of mine. I love the quilt pattern too, although I’m not a quilter myself.
    Your photos are beautiful too, I love the flower with the raindrop.
    Have a great week.
    Alison xx

  • // Heidrun May 28, 2024 at 06:30

    Indeed, a lovely painting. But I admire the quilting too.

    Thank you for sharing, greetings by Heidrun

  • Carol May 27, 2024 at 09:50

    Spring is my favorite season and I adore blossoms on trees. Beautiful photos and art. #MMBC

  • image-in-ing weekly photo linky May 27, 2024 at 09:18

    This is such a lovely idea – elegant in its simplicity.
    Thank you for sharing at

  • Kirstin May 27, 2024 at 08:56

    Wow, your work is beautiful. I enjoyed this post. Just went and found you on IG to follow.

  • Kim Carberry May 27, 2024 at 05:30

    I love seeing the blossom on the trees, it’s all gone here for this year.
    Great work, absolutely beautiful!

  • Anne Sweet May 27, 2024 at 02:46

    The blossoms are beautiful and I love how you turned them into a quilt. I also love how you added colour to the blossoms for your journals and the dragon flies really work

  • Yvonne May 26, 2024 at 22:05

    Beautiful little journal, so beautiful I ordered one to see if I can collect my thoughts in it for my sister’s birthday later in the year, and maybe a few drawings. I think the quilt design is also delicate and beautiful. Raindrops in nature are quite lovely, as your beautiful photo displays. So clever, your takes on nature.

  • Connie Griffin May 26, 2024 at 08:07

    That is a gorgeous picture you have of the flowers, all the trees are done flowering here already :( We have had our fair share of rain this spring.
    The quilt is lovely, all those different angles would be tricky.
    Your journals are so lovely!

  • Michelle May 26, 2024 at 07:15

    You are so talented! I love these flowers in all of their manifestations – paintings, quilt and journals. I am doing digital art – my first foray into drawing. I don’t have the skill to do anything free hand, because I have to correct 1000 times and pretty soon my paper has holes in it.

  • Bill May 26, 2024 at 02:19

    I do like the process of how you came to the design you ended up with. Flowers can be so inspirational

  • Sue from Women Living Well After 50 May 25, 2024 at 13:53

    Oh my goodness, you are so talented and I love the end result. The blossoms are beautiful in real life and also in your work. Thanks for sharing with us at #WeekendTrafficJamReboot. I’ve selected your post as one of my favourites to feature this week. x

  • Lavender Dreams May 25, 2024 at 09:46

    The quilt pattern is beautiful and I know you’ll enjoy stitching it. I hope you are able to get out more soon. I have allergies but it’s very hard to stay inside when the weather is so nice. Enjoy your weekend!

  • Amy Johnson May 25, 2024 at 05:13

    Oh wow! What great art work you created from your inspiration flower. The quilted flower and paintings are amazing!

  • Eileen May 25, 2024 at 03:41

    Hello Soma,

    Your pattern is beautiful. I love the blossoms with the dragonflies, lovely images.
    It is a simple pleasure to watch the blossoms and leaves twirling to the ground.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.
    Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

  • veronica lee May 24, 2024 at 20:12

    It’s beautiful, Soma!
    Love the floral creations.

    Have a great weekend!

  • Tessa Dean May 24, 2024 at 19:26

    Lovely covers.

  • gillena cox May 24, 2024 at 18:45

    Soma Thanks for linking to Art For Fun Friday


  • A ShutterBug Explores May 24, 2024 at 16:26

    Awesome floral creations ~ divine simplicity ~ hugs,

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  • Louise (Fundy Blue) May 24, 2024 at 08:35

    Exquisite, Soma! Your finished quilt will be lovely! Enjoy your weekend!

  • Andrea Priebe May 24, 2024 at 07:19

    This has been a marvelous year for the flowering trees. It seemed that one day they were bare and the next they were gloriously covered in blooms. I love all of your art today and especially the dragon fly. My favorite colors have always been blues and greens as that is most of what we see in nature, so your journal with the teal leaves and green dragon flies spoke to me. As it happens I am in need of a journal, so I have ordered one from you. I look forward to receiving it as there is nothing more precious than the personal art of a friend. I don’t quilt anymore. I only tried it once with my Granddaughter when she was in her early teens. It turned out not too bad for two beginners and it was fun, but I find I have little time for it now. Maybe again some day in which case, I will come looking for patterns :) Lovely post, Soma …

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  • jeanie May 24, 2024 at 04:43

    Your quilt is especially lovely. I really like the simplicity of it — everything “shows up” and doesn’t get lost with too much pattern. I don’t quilt but I am very fond of them and I look forward to seeing the finished piece. I also am very fond of your paintings and covers. The bullet journal is a great idea and that red and white is so striking with the touch of blue. It’s all lovely.

  • Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life May 24, 2024 at 04:42

    Oh my goodness, you are so talented! Everything is so beautiful. I love the journals in particular.

    I really admire people who can quilt, they are such works of art and take such skill and craftsmanship!

    I love quilts and have started collecting vintage quilts but I like the old worn soft ones you find at garage sales and such that are very well loved. I have one that I love but the edges are all torn and I don’t know how to fix it. I just try to be super careful with it.

  • tomthebackroadstraveller May 24, 2024 at 04:39

    …fluttering blossoms is the perfect name!

  • Erika N May 24, 2024 at 04:27

    I love this design. It’s bold but yet so subtle. I always find it amazing how something can be both bold and subtle. I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your flowers and this new pattern. hugs-Erika

  • Joanne May 24, 2024 at 03:58

    Your paintings are lovely and that start of your quilt is fabulous. You really captured the movement of the falling petals.

  • John's Island May 23, 2024 at 17:56

    Hi Soma ! I just left the InkTorrents shop where I placed orders for Fluttering Blossoms journals. :-) Your art, and the way you apply it to your custom journals is just the best. Leaves fluttering and twirling in the air … I love it! Another excellent post here. Thank you for sharing! John

  • Kathy May 23, 2024 at 15:28


  • The Joyful Quilter May 23, 2024 at 14:49

    Was that quilt with companion journals or journals with a companion quilt? Either way, this post was filled with sweet blossoms!

  • Dixie May 23, 2024 at 14:10

    Lovely quilt pattern.
    The Twirling Blossom journals are beautiful, Soma.

  • Susan May 23, 2024 at 13:17

    Impressive–all of it.

  • Mary May 23, 2024 at 11:19

    Those are so pretty. Blossom time is such a special time of the year with the delicate flowers. The quilt is going to be gorgeous. K is a lucky husband to receive such a thoughtful gift!

  • Debra She Who Seeks May 23, 2024 at 09:49

    Such beautiful dragonflies and flowers!

  • Karen May 23, 2024 at 05:59

    I love the teal version – this is so pretty

  • Vicki in MN May 23, 2024 at 05:09

    Wow, great drawing and painting!

  • Linda at Texas Quilt Gal May 23, 2024 at 04:56

    What a beautiful quilt pattern Soma! You are so talented to be able to write you own patterns – that is quite a skill in my eyes. The painted journals are lovely. Looking forward to seeing the bullet journal for your husband.

  • gillena cox May 23, 2024 at 00:24

    So very pretty. have a nice Thursday


  • Christine May 22, 2024 at 22:09

    Just lovely!

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