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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Red Birds


I was surfing the web one day and saw a bird collage that inspired me. I grabbed some newsprint and several other scraps and then the back of a magazine cover to cut out the red birds. They are all different because I cut them free-hand. I used enamel sticky-back buttons for the eyes. I just love it when something hits you and you must run and do it. Did mine turn out like the one I saw? No, not at all. I wasn't trying for that. It was just the bird theme that got me going. I love birds. Let me know what you think.

15 comments:

pattisjarrett said...

I love it when inspiration says, "we must do this now!" Thanks for sharing your red birds, you know I love birds too!

Life with L said...

Thanks for visiting me. I love your crafts. The birds are a wonderful design. I am your newest follower...

Dawn said...

Stopping by from Strathmore. I love your red birds and I love that you was inspired and just did it very cool

love Dawn xx

Cheryl Gebhart said...

Coleen - I really like your red birds and the fact you cut them free hand. Cool collage. And thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

nzflutterby said...

Coleen, This is a happy collage. It's great that all the birds are different.

Did you draw them and then cut them otr was it totally freehand?

Coleen said...

Thank you all. No I did not draw the birds first, I just started cutting, but isn't that the beauty of an art journal? If it doesn't work out, you don't have to show it to anyone.

PennyD said...

Love the red birds. Thanks for the idea. A fun two pages. Would make a great triptych.

Kerry said...

I love the birds! Your pages are beautiful, thanks for the inspiration :) Thanks also for the visit to my blog.

Michelle Himes said...

Colleen, thanks for commenting on my blog.

I love your freehand bird cutouts. They look great against the newspaper print too.

I'm not truly a "visual journaler". I'm a watercolor artist who sometimes keeps a sketchbook. But I'm enjoying getting into journalling and it's always fun to see what other people are doing.

Terrie said...

Found you on Strathmore and you kindly left me a note too. Will definitely follow along to see your art projects - I love finding inspiration anywhere and everywhere! Your birds are whimsical and fun and I find myself.....inspired! Watch for my version...

Melisa said...

Love it! That's the way to do it; getting a start as soon as inspiration hits, before you forget like I so often do.

Mary C. Nasser said...

Your blog and art are ablsolutely AMAZING!

So glad I found you through the miz kate dot com Artist blog hop!
I am your newest blog follower. :)
Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my mixed-media paintings on my blog!

Best,
Mary C. Nasser
http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

jaine the basement gal. said...

Hi Coleen I hope life is finding you well. I'm glad to see your still journaling. I love these pages, I have a bit of an obsession with birds at the moment, they appear on everything I do! Take care.

Kimber said...

Love your red birds Coleen! Of course you know I love any art that has to do with birds. You did an awesome job!

alethea said...

Hi Godssongg Here!

I'd love to follow you!

Oh and I love the birds. I also like birds... The picture of the birds on the wire is a picture i took and then edited. they were sitting on the wire in front of my parents house. And I just had to photograph it!

You should join the photography swap i just started! it's called Photohunt GHI. They are so fun! I'd love to see you on there!

And be sure that you'll be seeing me on here! Thank you for being a good example and following God's will for your lives! i'd love to hear more about what you do there!

Still Fishing,
Alethea (godssongg)

Matthew 4:19
"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."

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