Monday, March 30, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Come Fly with Me


I'm not a smoker but I will admit that I do like the faint smell of cigars that emanates from the wood of cigar boxes as I work on them. These little girls are images from PaperWhimsy. I layered beeswaxed papers including vintage ledger paper behind them then built up the assemblage pieces on top finishing with lace. It's difficult to capture the depth of the collage in the photo. Hey, what could be better than children sitting atop of birds?LOL These are my entries for Mixed Media Monday this week

22 comments:

Willy said...

Wonderful boxes, Heather!

Kaz said...

very beautiful artwork Heather, both boxes are wonderful and capture the theme perfectly. :)

Femmy said...

beautiful boxes Heather!!

herminesplace said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous!

nordseetine said...

Great work!
It´s so lovely!
Tine

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous!

Amy said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loved it right away when I saw it! You are very talented lady!

Anni's Art said...

Love what you have made of these cigar boxes, wonderful.

Lynn Stevens said...

as always Heather two very inspiring pieces, p.s. I Love that smell too!!!

Janny said...

OMG they are gorgeous!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Your boxes are absolutely incredible Heather.

Kris Dickinson said...

Both pieces are magical Heather!

Shelly Hickox said...

Heather, I know that every time I come to your blog there is going to be a treat! These boxes are incredible. You are such a talented artist!

hastingshall2 said...

What beautiful boxes, Heather. We used to make all sorts of things from cigar boxes like doll beds and such. This is a wonderful use for them. Love the kids on back of the birds.
Faye

Jamie said...

These turned out wonderfully Heather! Such sweet boxes. thank you so much for sharing your talents with us! Love, Jamie

Silvia said...

How beautiful, both of them.

Jann said...

These are wonderful, Heather--love the color, images, and depth of your work! You always find the coolest quotes, too--I just visited our nearest library branch today--one of my favorite places in the world is the public library, and I thought of you. I wish I'd been able to get a degree in library science versus the one I got in English--I think it would have served me better, jobwise! Have a great week!

Marilyn Rock said...

Stunning Heather. I also agree with you about the aroma the cigar boxes give off.

Audrey said...

Gorgeous! I wanna fly with you!

My name is CINDY...... said...

Great little boxes Heather.

mixedmediamonday said...

Beautiful pieces, Heather! Diane

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Trying to get caught up with you, so many lovely art pieces my friend! Love these creations!