Thanks to those who participated in my giveaway. It’s always good to hear from you…thank you for sharing your thoughts of inspiration. And I appreciate your generous comments about my blog and artwork too, thank you!
The winner for this giveaway is Donna. Please contact me with your mailing address and I’ll send things your way after the weekend.
With St. Patrick’s Day in mind I created this green inspired canvas. And I’m pretty sure you’ve noticed that I like to use bird images…a lot! This happens naturally when you live in an area that’s popular with birds (I live near the edge of a forest and our home is surrounded by a border of towering trees). Recently, there’s been a constant chorus of chirping going on outside…I think these little guys are as excited as I am that the harshness of winter is behind us. And now, as I sit here at my kitchen counter on my computer, I’m being treated to the most beautiful symphonies of Spring…I love this front row seat, no ticket required. No getting dressed up and no need to get in the car and drive. And how about you…are the birdie packs back in your yard too?
As usual, I began the making process by digging into my stash of recycled supplies…using “green” materials for my green canvas makes sense to me.
I used a piece of paper scrap with text, painted in a light wash of green (watercolor paint) to make the bird, which I settled into a cozy nest made from brown paper shreds…
…accented with a fluffy white feather.
A single drop of golden green catches the light just right. This bead was courtesy of lovely Ann Marie (while reorganizing her jewelry bits she sent some extras my way)…she’s a fan of recycling too!
Thinking green is good…creating green is good.
Happy green day to those who celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. And happy green creating to everyone who enjoys using recycled materials in your artwork – may this “making the most of” mindset inspire you every day of the year!