Saturday, March 12, 2011


I took the piece Birdsong posted a few days ago and made a shadow box out of the inside of a stretched canvas frame.  Thought it turned out very well, since my goal was to create this at a very low cost.  I used paint, paper decoupage and ribbon.

Friday, March 11, 2011


This is a framed eagle I did for my dad a few years before he passed away. Every time I look at it, I am reminded of him.  He loved eagles and was thrilled when I presented this to him for a gift.  It now hangs at my house.
                                                                 INTERESTING FACTS:
  • The Bald Eagle has been the symbol of the United States of America since 1782.
  • At one time, the word “bald” (balde) meant white—not hairless—referring to the white head and upper neck of the adult Bald Eagle.
  • They can live up to 40 years in the wild and even longer in captivity.
  • A group of eagles has many collective nouns, including an "aerie", "convocation", "jubilee", "soar", and "tower" of eagles.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


This started out as textured gesso background (actually it was a scrap from the cover of a magazine), adding fibers and paint.  I saw some wooden leaves my dad had made on the scroll saw which I had pulled several weeks ago and laid on my table to be used for inspiration at some point.  Then the image begun to form in my mind of a bird on branches.  The rest sort of just evolved.  I knew I needed something for the bird nest and was mulling over in my mind what to use.  I had walked outside to empty the trash and saw some outer pecan shells laying on the ground.  On the tree they wrap the pecan and fall off in quarters as the tree drops the matured pecan.  Our yard is full of them.  Yep, that made the perfect nest.  Not necessarily on my table but surely was scrap.  I was really pleased with the outcome and think I will buy a shadow box and hang this on the wall.  It is so textural that it really needs a frame with depth.  Thanks, Christy for this challenge because otherwise I'd probably never even thought of this idea.

I just received this awesome comment from the lady who posted the PAO challenge.  This is quite a compliment coming from her as she is an inspiration to me.  From Christy, "Jaw dropingly stunning! Awesome awesome take on this challenge".

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


What a beautiful day we're having.  The trees and bushes are starting to bloom.  My tulip tree is blooming, a sure sign of spring is beginning.  I love the first signs of spring after a long, cold winter.

                             In honor of spring, here's a journal page with some abstract flowers.  


Monday, March 7, 2011


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