Tag Archives: mixed media collage

Starlings Java

I wonder if a bird drank KAWF-ee …

Would it order it to go from the “fly-by” window at Starbucks Starlings Java?

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Would it order one shot of expresso or two?

I suppose that would depend on the species of bird…

“I’ll take a Tall, Skinny, Half-Decaf, No-Whip Mocha, please!”

How do you like your coffee?

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday! 🙂

P.S.  I enjoyed reading your responses for my dancing bird last Wednesday!  I got my boot off my foot and I can start wearing a shoe again!  Hoorah!!  A good reason to dance!  🙂

A Duck Eating Pasta?!

I thought you might enjoy this silly limerick today with an Italian spin:

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Leda Commellini used to serve her homemade Chicken Cacciatore to her friends at her home so she wouldn’t be lonely.  Later, her Italian recipes became well-known in Spokane, Washington when a restaurant was opened called, Commellini’s.  The restaurant is closed now except for private events but you can still purchase some of Leda’s famous sauces at the local farmer’s market.

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday, Mama Mia!

Cheers!  🙂

Pink Phlox

My hubby gave me an Easter bouquet with pink Phlox which got me thinking about flocks of birds…

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Imaginary birds that is!

I love the “phlox” in this photo too:

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Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!  I hope this gives you a smile today!

Cheers! 🙂

A Heart For Art

As many of you know, I LOVE color!!  When Carla Sonheim assigned a self-portrait for her year-long class, I couldn’t resist creating this paper collage of myself:

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I realize it is MORE than just a self-portrait but after I saw a video about the Seattle artist, Kelly Lyles,  I decided to go WILD with color and patterns.

Perhaps you have heard of Kelly Lyles for her art cars?  Well, she also likes to dress, very colorfully!  😉

I hope to start wearing clothes with more color and patterns and care less about what others think!  How about you?  Do you like to dress conservatively or just have FUN?

Cheers!  🙂

The Hoppy Bird

I have been “hopping” around the house recovering from foot surgery.  I have a new appreciation for walking with two feet!

I have a “knee walker” which is like a scooter to move around the house so I don’t have to put weight on my left foot.  This would be a lot more fun if I didn’t have foot surgery! My foot is wrapped in gauze and a bandage that I am not supposed to remove until I get my stitches out in about 10 days.

I can only walk on my heel of my foot boot which has 3 Velcro straps to attach to my foot.  Velcro is an awesome invention except when it sticks to everything BUT where you want it to stick!  Especially when you need to use the bathroom rather quickly… lol! 😉

I am starting to hop around in my boot more with a cane for balance because the scooter is starting to become less fun to maneuver.

I was encouraged to see the word, “hop” was next to the word, “hope” in the children’s dictionary for today’s weird bird.

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I am hopeful that surgery will help me to enjoy walking again in time!  Thank you for all your good wishes and prayers for my recovery!

Hoppy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers!  🙂

Glee Club

I have a collection of old photos of people I don’t know… it is fun to use them in my art!

Like the Flower girls:

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They look like they could be members of a Glee Club!! Hope it gives you a smile today!  🙂

Cheers Friends!!

A Flying Fish?

This strange fish is a member of the “Spring” flying fish family…

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Its idea “sprang” from this book written by Carla Sonheim:

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In her book, she gives the idea to draw images that join together on a page but then to cut the page in the middle so you can mix and match drawings.

I decided to take her idea a step further and create my own little booklet with computer paper:

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And instead of drawing my imaginary animals, I decided to collage my gelli-printed papers and dictionary definitions or old recipes to create…(you guessed it), Weird Birds!!

The vertical lines I drew in the middle of my cutting line will help the shape of each body to match with my other pages.  Here are some other “preliminary” weird bird shapes:

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I think it will be so fun to take this booklet to work with me and finish adding details with pencil!

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And when I’m all done, I will cut the middle of my pages to create a whole flock of weird birds!!

Isn’t it wonderful when one idea sparks into a whole gaggle of ideas?!!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday, Friends!!  🙂

Mr. Snowman…

I wanted to try building a snowman (or perhaps a snow bird) in our yard yesterday… but the snow was too fluffy.

Here I am after falling into the snow… luckily, I saved the camera! Haha!

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So I came inside and drew a snowman instead!  I started with a blind contour drawing to warm-up…

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And added a little watercolor.  They look kind of cute in their childlike way.  🙂

I was now ready to create Mr. Snowman:

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I started by stenciling the background with acrylic paint and added a little glitter.  Glued my gelli-printed papers to my paper.  Added pencil shading and detail.  Finished it with pan pastels to soften the ground.  I believe we are never too old to build a snowman!!

Cheers with a nice, hot cup of cocoa!!  🙂

This Little Light Of Mine

This little light of mine… I’m going to let it shine!!

Isn’t wonder to be different!  Just like these trees…

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As Taylor Swift says, “Your lucky enough to be different, never change.”

And my favorite quote:  “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” – Winnie The Pooh

Celebrating the things that make each of us unique! 

Cheers!!  🙂

A Birthday Bird

Thank goodness this Birthday bird showed up last week!!

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Just in time to celebrate my hubby’s birthday!  🙂  Which happened to arrive on Thanksgiving day this year…

So happy it showed up in time with Turkey day and all!  Lol!

My husband used to be a wheat farmer before we got married.  I found a dictionary definition and illustration from a children’s dictionary on a plow which seemed perfect for him:

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Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!

May your day yield a field of happiness!  Cheers!  🙂