Wednesday, March 21, 2012

For the BIRDS


I am always on the lookout for beautiful papers & wonderful vintage items for my mixed media collages. Just recently i found an old paper back bird book dated 1949. My heart skipped a beat with this fabulous find! As expected there were  marks & stains on some pages,  nevertheless, it is wonderful for this creative soul.  The hubby & i love watching the  birds  that come to our feeders and have three other bird books in the house so i had no guilt about tearing up this old book for art's sake :)


The first collage with Sparrows was small, just 4x4 inches while the second of the Eastern Blue Bird is 5 x 7, both are on Ampersand board. I must confess that i am still learning as i go with mixed media collage. The first small one, was almost  perfect, but i decided to add some handwritten verse to it. Yup you guessed it, i blew it. Fortunately collage is a forgiving medium allowing me to change the design of the piece. Two more are sitting on the kitchen counter awaiting the final touches.

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  1. I love these ... I absolutely love wild birds and, of course, vintage is fabulous. Way to go.

    Happiness to all.

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    1. Hi! :) I went to your blog and saw your Moonlight Fairy, oh, she is delightful! :)
      i hope your daughter is feeling better! thanks so much for dropping by! :)

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  2. What a great find! - I too would have been thrilled at finding this book. I've just bought a little (very little) book to alter, may well do a post about it at some point, but meanwhile I am inspired by your work. Thanks:)

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    1. Well i was at your blog & saw your post of Arlington Court.... and now i am inspired by YOUR work! of course if truth be told, i always am! thank you so much Ann for your kind words! :)

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  3. So beautiful! I too love birds these are really too cute!

    ~Mo
    www.mokekumileicreations.com

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    1. Hi Mo! i went to your blog too & it was so nice seeing the picture of your dog :) Thanks so much for dropping by! :)

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  4. Hey, I think I have this bird book! Great collages! I want to try this someday.

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    1. Hi Lisa! thanks! i went to your blog and saw your Modigliani, wonderfully done!!! :) Thanks so very much for stopping by. :)

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  5. those came out gorgeous! i love bird art :)

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  6. I am in serious covet over that book!! Loving your bird art!

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    1. Hi Cindy! oh thanks! i'm so glad you stopped by! btw, i visited your blog too, great posting!! :D

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  7. Tag! You're it, wanna play blog tag? come on over!
    Best,
    Jenn

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