Birds of a Feather Flock Together

I was in a Craft Fair a week ago and am so grateful to those who bought my paintings.

A very dear friend who is so very supportive of my art bought the following three pieces.

I have been drawing birds lately and these birds are the results.

The first is a 10 x 10  deep canvas mixed-media collage using papers, hand drawing, acrylics and Venetian plaster.

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Sing Your Song

 

The second is a 6 x 6 encaustic on wood panel.

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Hope for the World

The third is another encaustic on 6 x 6 wood panel.

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Free as a Bird

Thank you for taking the time to check out my art work.

Until next time, happy creating.

Michelle

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Altering Your Art Digitally

Each day, every day, live in the moment, take time to DREAM – LISTEN to your HEART- Live, Create & Imagine…

This digital collage is composed of my scanned artwork that I did previously including a photo of dandelion puffs I took early in  the spring.  I have been continuing my practice using the filters and shadow effects in Photoshop Elements along with experimenting with different light filters.    I started out with the following scanned art which I placed in individual layers and then manipulated with filters, inverting colour, etc. The wings are created with digital brushes.

The photo above is the finished collage.

Until next time

Michelle

My Little Whispers to Take Different Path

Black Duck - isn't he beautiful!

This morning when I was out walking my dog, I went the opposite way that I normally do in my morning routine and discovered some beautiful cherry blossoms on the trees and a lovely forsythia bush in full bloom.  I would not have noticed these if I hadn’t listened to the little whisper in my head to go the opposite way this morning.  I even snitched a couple of sprigs from the forsythia and some cherry blossoms to bring a little bit of spring into my home.  Seeing these blooms inside with me for a few days will remind me that spring is just around the corner. 

When I was out for a walk last week I took some pictures of the ducks at the pond down the road from me

Beautiful Black Duck

 – there was one  in particular that caught my eye, it was a beautiful all black duck with red on his beak, very unusual and I can’t recall every seeing one like this before.  I love to take pictures when I am out on my walks in hopes that they may be used in an inspirational slide show at a later time.  A few years ago I compiled a slide show with photos I have taken on various vacations and added some inspirational quotes to each slide and some great music – A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong and That’s Life by Michael Buble (sorry couldn’t get the ‘ over the e).  I have watched this slide show many, many times and it always puts me in a better mood and inspires me to keep going when life seems to be a bit of a struggle or I am needing to be energized. 

I enjoy finding ways to creatively inspire myself when I am not feeling particularly motivated or frustrated with the ups and downs of life.  Going for a walk helps lift my spirit and taking the time to really observe what is around me, the birds singing, the blossoms, the wind blowing the branches, 

Signs of Spring

 the puddles from the recent rain and the rain drops still clinging to the tree branches.  Observing nature gives me a lift and makes me feel so much better and I feel revitalized and I notice a real shift in my mood. 

 So if you are needing an energy boost get outside and take time to be in the NOW and observe nature and all its wonder….pretty sure when you return to you will feel rejuvenated.

Til next time

Michelle