Friday, January 20, 2012

These are some very old postcards from around 1913. My daughter had them and brought them by so I could look at them. I think they are very pretty and would be great used in some of the mixed media art work everyone is doing. Feel free to copy and use them.  TTFN

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Put a bird on it

 I have heard a saying in the last couple of years, " put a bird on it", and it seems like that is the thing to do. Why do we love birds and their beautiful nests so much that we imitate them in our art. This is a nest I made from twigs from my birch tree with grass and found feathers, I made the flowers from ribbon and felted the little blue eggs, the bird was a free image that I added glitter to. I made several and gave some as gifts.
 These birdies are appliqued on a pillow, I love applique, and hand sewing.  I also like the purple and yellow color combo, they are the complimentary colors on the color wheel.
 I got this paper at Michale's  it was note paper and was all black and white, I colored the birdie with colored pencils and used it in one of my fabric journals as a ephemera page.
What a pretty nest, it was from the  she is so generous with her graphic art. It made a beautiful page in another fabric journal