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small collage created in 2009 . discovered in an envelope . recreated into curved words

a vintage doily wing . french and "a warm day" with twig . always a quirky garden

she is planning in earnest amid the hope for spring . a market bouquet transforms canvas

while around town blooms remain breathtaking . so glad you are here this day



30 comments:

patty said...

i love the collage... love the faded colors against the text... always, love that bird. :) off to visit your friends!

Tracy said...

How lovely your collage transformed into a sweet bird... Those lace wings you do just tug at my heartstrings so much...*swoon*... Such a pretty mix of place to visit this week. The pink-purple blooms at Ramblins had my heart singing! :o) Happy Weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Betsy said...

Oooh...that is such a nice one!

koralee said...

sweetness...joy...and promise my friend.. oxoxo

Megan Coyle said...

this is fabulous - love the added touch of the flower. Your use of birds and words is so much fun :)

Becca said...

Oo I love this birdie! The lace and the text are such a nice touch. Happy Weekend! :-)

S. Etole said...

What a fun celebration of spring hope ...

Anna said...

Creative recycling! I like the addition of the doily for the wing. Charming. The links to your friends blogs are fun.

margie said...

i love what you do and you know i don't love a real bird. xo

beth said...

i love the earth tones in this bird.....
xo

deb colarossi said...

you are good my friend.

Marcie said...

So very subtle and beautifully creative!

emily wierenga said...

how you transform the world, dear elaine...

Becky said...

Love the layers, just gorgeous.

neva gagliano said...

;-)))))

mrs mediocrity said...

really, really love these...sigh.

*jean* said...

beautiful bird..love the bit of lace & twig

Caroline said...

This just warms my heart today. Lovely little birdie. :)

rachel awes said...

a bird born,
persevering
forming
twig branching
toward
sun & free & flight...
love! xox

Jennifer Richardson said...

I love what your eyes see
in bits of paper
...that you dwell in possibility
and let your fingers find and fold
magic from the ordinary stuff
of life:)
-Jennifer

Sarah Knight said...

Lovely : )

Renee Howell said...

Hi ELK, i haven't known you long enough to know the story behind your birds. Can you share? Maybe?

maccandace said...

How fun to find something you previously made and then to repurpose it into a new birdie.

ameliamaness said...

this is really pretty, the collage and now the bird- what a wonderful evolution of a piece of art-

Mary said...

Oh, that lacy wing is just so sweet! :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Such a sweet transformation, making something lost and forgotten new again. Just like Spring that awaits to waken the earth after its winter slumber. Happy day to you. Tammy

Eydie Kugler said...

I love your site. I can hear your bird sing. How beautiful!

Char said...

love the painting contrasted to the printed words. beautiful artwork!

Oliag said...

I am really enjoying the links you give us in these posts...such a wonderful way to share beauty!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

i have been sitting for some time now just gazing at your beautiful art ... the little doily wing ... my heart is a flutter ...
i would so love to sit and watch you create ... : )
xoxo
pg