Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Three Muses - Up, Up and Away



Watching all of the nesting activity and subsequently the "training" of the baby birds that are hatched in the nests inspired these pages. I can sense the frustration and weariness of the parents as they guide their little ones around showing them how to hunt food and stay away from danger. Their babies are loud and demanding. I used funny descriptions out of a vintage bird book to describe the feelings of the parents and human babies to illustrate that the experience of humans and birds when it comes to offspring is similar. This is my entry for the Three Muses Challenge this week.

21 comments:

Eila A said...

Heather, your collages are so wonderful! I could look at all the details again and again. And the quotes are super.

Ozstuff said...

Such beautiful collages and a touching story to go with them. Wonderful work.

herminesplace said...

Both are so wonderful

Terri Kahrs said...

Lots of pretty eye candy! Beautiful pages! Hugs!

June said...

Morte gorgeous collage work Heather. These are fab and love the quotes too
Hugs June x

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful collages and inspired in such a lovely way- beautiful work!

indybev said...

I'm not sure, but that owl looks as if he could be kidnapping that baby for ransom! Momma better pay attention. Mom & Pop bird have been failures here at my house this spring. I have an all-glass front storm door directly across from double windows, and the kindergarden birds seem to think it's a freeway. Three have flown into my door. When I've heard the thud, I've looked, to discover a rather dazed and dumb-looking neophyte sitting on my welcome mat! I'm sure they're thinking "talk about a glass ceiling"!!!

Dianne Q Adams said...

I enjoyed both of your pieces. There's so much detail!

lorhen82 said...

Heather, these are just adorable! I love the babies you used...I just want to cuddle them...although I have a feeling them might not sit still for that for TOO long! ~Lori

Taluula said...

Heather your collages are just beautiful and I love the story that goes with them. Wonderful pieces.

Diane said...

Beautiful work, love your back story!

José said...

Beautiful and funny. Wonderful.

Laura Haviland said...

Heather just adorable.
These are just fabulous my dear friend.
All I can say is wow and a lot of work.
Excellent, Hugs Laura.

Mary said...

Both pieces are beautiful! Wonderful collage work.

WildGoose said...

Birds sure look like they have their work cut out for them....wonder if the cuteness of the babes makes up for it? ( Trying to cast back in my memory for the answer...but no go )
Nice job,and Happy Canada Day!

Marilyn Rock said...

Fantastic collages! Always!

Buffy said...

Love both of them,their adorable!

Martina2801 said...

Wow - this is very impessive.
Stunning work. Love them.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

These are lovely Heather! Great mix of elements.

Juls~ said...

Heather, these are refreshing & sweet! I can totally relate to *the babies leaving the nest* being a parent of 3 teenagers! It's harder than when they were young!

Juls~

Janny said...

They are gorgeous;o)