Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Nature

Well, I have been down and out with the flu for a couple of days and let me tell you, the squirrels that call my backyard "home" are not at all pleased with me. One stood on his hind feet on the fence outside our kitchen window this morning with a dusting of snow on his nose looking right at me shaking his tail. I took the hint and scurried out with the peanuts!

For this piece, I layered scrapbook papers, tissue and pieces of napkins using beeswax. The little girl is one of my "adopted relatives" from a vintage photo in my collection. This is my entry for The Three Muses challenge this week.

20 comments:

Limar said...

Really beautiful :)

Sandy said...

Oh Heather this is perfect.
Fantastic nature background. Love the design.

Heavens2Betsy said...

I hope you are feeling much better now. This is a truly beautiful piece again.

johanna said...

i hope everybody enlarges to see all these gorgeous details and read the wonderful text! fantastic piece!

Muse said...

You made absolute magic with tissue and napkins! AND, I love the verse! Just a wonderful entry for the nature challenge, Heather!

lorhen82 said...

Hi Heather,
Sorry I haven't been by much lately...I'm suffering from a case of 'burn-out'. This piece is really sweet, and I love your squirrel story! How cute!

Hugs,
Lori

vintage wil said...

Really beautiful piecec!!!

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Rein said...

This is beautiful!

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful rustic colors and earthy tones in this wonderful nature piece Heather- I've got tons of squirrels too (they are fun to observe though)! Hope you feel better!

Jackie said...

Lovely collage, Heather.

Janet Ghio said...

Love your collage! Those squirrels can be quite bossy, can't they!!

druga szesnascie said...

it's my favorite work this week on Three Muses.
I just LOVE all the depths here.
and the clover on her head - brilliant!

terri d. said...

love your entry heather! lovely colors and so sweet that you adopted that little vintage girl!

Ozstuff said...

Heather, your collage is exquisite. I hope everyone takes the time to enlarge it because there is so much to be seen there. The textures are stunning. How lucky you are to have squirrel visitors! We don't have them in Australia and I have been fascinated with them on my travels abroad.
Sorry to hear you have been laid low with the flu. Hope you are better soon. Cheers, Marie aka Ozstuff.

Xela said...

I love this page :) !!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Your nature collage is wonderful!!! And I LOVE that you've used beeswax to hold it all together. Awesome work! So sorry to hear about the flu. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs, Terri

Rhonda said...

This is wonderful, Heather! Beautiful texture and love her hat! Cheers!

Svenja said...

Beautiful collage! I love that poem! And I've never tried beeswax myself so far - but I'm afraid I might have to now...

phoebe said...

Love the layers of the background papers and the clover headdress, plus the lovely brown vine trim--very nice!