Saturday, May 22, 2010

My Love Bird

Vintage photo embellished with layers of cut flowers, birds, leaves, eggs and even a bird nest.  I am having so much fun with my 99 cent jar of gel medium.  It is so perfect for layering and adding a final gloss to the finished pieces.

 I purchased a bird collage page from retrocafeart and did not know quite what to do with it.  I love birds!  I have learned so much about them over the last few years.  My son, who is 4, loves animals and birds are one of his favorites.  My Love Bird is a pieces reminiscent of simpler times.  This young man had to be some one's love bird and I am sure his sweetheart would have treasured this photo along with the little trinkets she found while walking though the meadow.  Bird nests and posies, eggs and pretty leaves.   I also think of birds and how they find little treasures for their nests.  Pieces of string of paper, even human hair and fabric.  Aren't we kinda like birds collecting little things along the way to build our nest?  Things that make a home a home and treasured findings that make life so rich.

I hope you enjoyed this nostalgic piece as much as I enjoyed making it an sharing it with you.  

As always I have a few folks to thank at PDA for my inspiration.  Kim, Lydia, John, Lynda, Cassie, Cathy, Suzanne, and others.  We would love to have you join this fabulous group of artists.  Come on over and have some fun!

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