Monday, May 25, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Feathered Friends


I hear one of the feathered friends who lives with me scolding me for not feeding him as I post this morning! Life is all about a strict routine, you know! This started as a Christmas box with a snowman on the top and ended up a nesting box. Our neighbour has two sparrows who have started a family in his box. We call the male bird the "proud papa" as he fiercely guards his brood, attacking larger birds and squirrels who come near. The female travels back and forth finding food and stuffing it into the big open mouths of her babies. This is my entry for the Mixed Media Monday challenge this week.

19 comments:

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous!

Alberta and Ava said...

Great reuse of this box, Heather. You have a fantastic imagination!

indybev said...

I love the story that accompanies this piece. There's nothing like watching momma and papa birds about the business of parenting! Thanks for sharing, Heather.

Cathy said...

It is so pretty. It's as if all those objects were always meant to be together. You are a wonder.
I'm still using my journal!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Heather...amazing piece....you are on a roll with all these great pieces...

Hope you're enjoying the wonderful weather!!!

Hugs
Diana

Lynn Stevens said...

Love the story you tell to goes so well with your beautiful creation!

hastingshall2 said...

Gorgeous entry, Heather.

Diane said...

Absolutely wonderful, Heather!
I love the little story also.
Hugs, Diane

Gillian said...

Ooooo Heather, (trying not to squeal), this nesting box is so so gorgeous, especially as I'm partial to bird related items lol, I love all the details to this amazing art work, thank you for participating in this weeks theme:)xo

Marilyn Rock said...

This is fantastically stunning!

runningonink said...

How sweet is this? Love it!

lorhen82 said...

How sweet! I love that it started out as a Christmas box, but now it's so different. I really like the door image that you used for the backdrop, making it look like the girl is standing outside of her house. ~Lori

Kaz said...

this is stunning!! really love it, so much to see. beautiful.

liveart said...

This is just gorgeous!!!

Janny said...

Oh Heather, its gorgeous!

Taluula said...

Such a lovely story Heather and the whole piece is wonderful.

mixedmediamonday said...

So gorgeous, Heather! Love your story about the birds - we have a pair of magpies here that we feed from time to time, and each season they bring their young to show off and get a free feed for :0)

Nan said...

I love this. Always a treat to see your artwork. The 3D effect you did is wonderful!

Karen Owen said...

Fabulous transformation! Love the bird theme.