Sunday, July 13, 2008

joyful nesting

earlier this week i was cleaning up the art room and came across a rubber stamp box to be pitched. just as my hand traveled toward the trash can a light bulb went off in my head. i could make something out of this! quick as lightning i was off to the stash of paper and pile of vintage books to get inspired! and the above is what i ended up creating -- joyful nesting.


the bird illustration is from an old bird book i've had for along time. the nest is torn pieces of vintage sheet music. if you look closely, you can see where i wrote soar, fly free and sing on the leaves of the tree.

for a little finishing touch i added a piece of copper wire, some ceramic beads and an organza ribbon. what a fun piece this was to make. so, of course, now i'm on the hunt for cute little boxes so i can make more. hunt and gather, hunt and gather!! once i've made a few, i'll list them in my etsy shop!!

17 comments:

willow said...

So pretty, Julie! Looks fabulous against that sky blue!!

Jackie said...

Lovely and very spontaneous.

Betsy said...

This is so cute! And it sounds like you had a great time doing it!...A real trash-to-treasure piece!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely!

Strider said...

That really looks great! Kind of a "shadow" box art!

Robyn said...

Julie, this is a delightful piece of art! There seems to be a lot of nesting in the bloggasphere lately.

Connie said...

This is adorable! I love that you always get the urge to create and indulge in it. I can relate.

Peace & Love.

anni said...

Julie,
I found your blog when you posted a comment on mine! Thank you for your comment. I'm so glad you came by because I love seeing new art blogs!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your "Hope Floats Free" collage. It is fantastic!

Anni

steviewren said...

Joyful is an apt description of this piece...it makes me happy just looking at it.

P.S. Original said...

Really a wonderful creation!

Heather said...

Wow--- this is amazing! So lovely!~

Megan Coyle said...

This is wonderful! I love the music notes that you used for the nest. Very fun and creative.

Dada's place said...

This is so beautiful! So creative. I like it very much. And this is the true art, when you see the bird in her nest, instead of an empty box. The nest is absolutely adorable. The colours are wonderful. :)

painted fish studio said...

it's wonderful! i love working with boxes. i'm so glad you made your discovery!

Deb Neerman said...

This is too wonderful, Julie!!! I can't believe that it's the first one you've made! I adore it, okay? There I've said it ... I adore it!!!

~Huggies & Depends ... "covering" both ends of the human experience!

Why, ummmm, yes, I AM nutzy ... but I'm fun!

AlasMyDear said...

ooh! what a pretty shadowbox! i love how you made the nest from sheet music. so whimsical and original :)

julie king said...

thanks, everyone! you've truly inspired me to do more of these little shadow box collage creations. hmmmm . . . where to find more boxes?? i'm off to rummage thru the closet. smile!