Thursday, July 3, 2008

Theme Thursday - People with Wings



I don't know about you but I find the creative process fascinating. It used to worry me a lot more than it does now. I've learned to just let it take me where it will, sometimes with surprising result. These round robin journals are not at all what I had initially envisioned. My theme was "Birds, eggs, nests" and the colour scheme was robin's egg blue, sepia, cream. I started by painting the background then pulled out a new collage sheet I had purchased with fantastically whimsical birds on it. I leafed through my collection of vintage photos and found that I had quite a few amazing babies. I started playing with the combination of birds and babies. I then remembered that I had pages from vintage bird books. While reading them I found myself laughing and thinking that bird parents have many of the same challenges and responsibilities as human babies. I cut out phrases that reflected this and my "Bird Babes" pages were born. These pages are my entry for this week's Theme Thursday challenge.

29 comments:

"pappi puikoissa" said...

Lovely cards!

vintage wil said...

wow.. what a lovely cards !!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow they are really lovely.
Such cute cards and stunning backgrounds. Perfect job.

Chriss Rollins said...

they give me sooo much pleasure so much is happening and the babies nest hats are to smile at.
the backgrounds and use of eggs as a frame is 'a cracking idea'
I nearly posted my arch with babies and wings but chose something else.
THANKYOU
Chriss x

vintage wil said...

Heather i hope you
accept the Award
waiting for you on my blog.

truutske said...

Whow...so stunning work.
The details are very very nice.

Femmy said...

fabulous!! Love the nest hats, they look so happy to be able to fly with the birds!! love these very much!!

Audrey said...

Love them both!

RubyMay said...

What beautiful work!

Tootie said...

Hey Heather!
Birds and Kids........you can't go wrong. Beautiful and fun collage!
Smiles-
Tootie

Kelly said...

these are beautiful!

Kris Dickinson said...

Your work is so amazing my friend! WOW! I love that you added an owl too!

Lorraine said...

I think these 2 pages are absoulutely brilliant..love all the images..also love your Einstein one

Simple Journeys said...

Heather, I adore these pages! I enjoy reading about the process--that is the part I find most fascinating.

hilmof said...

gorgeous cards Heather as always

sharon said...

Hi Heather
Just logged on to see what you have been creating this week. Fabulous as ever!
You have an award waiting for you on my blog!
xx

Hane said...

Great, lovely cards, well done and so many details on them!

martha brown said...

These are so fun-- I especially like the baby who is being carried away by the owl -- looks a bit concerned, but not too terrified!

Shaz said...

Id frame these if they were mine!
great crafting

Anneke said...

wow heather, these are both so lovely.
there is a lot to see and the backgrounds are so gorgeous

Char said...

Just adorable. Love the birds with crowns and babies bird nest hat. Wonderful.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

These are wonderful art pieces...beautifully created and so interesting to see all the excellent detail you have put into your art.

~*~Patty said...

Your birdies and babies look SO wonderful together Heather. These collages are both amazing! Always a delight to see your artwork!

Silvia said...

How fantastic are both of them ?! Love your bird babes !

Janny said...

They are gorgeous!

Kristy C said...

Love your babies and birds :)

Viola said...

FABULOUS, Heather! Wonderful art again!! :-)

Karen Mowrey said...

Heather, these are great! I love the colors and the phrases. I seem to have a lot of vintage baby photos as well. Love the way you put these all together. Great job!

Karen

Jann said...

I just love these! They are beautiful--love the way you describe your thoughts telling how you created a piece . . .