Giveaway Winner and a Green Bird

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!

27 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Congrats to Donna!

    This little green bird canvas is so sweet. I love the bead…it has beautiful color. Wouldn’t this be pretty near a window where it would catch the light perfectly!

    March 17th, 2012

  2. Ann Marie

    Awww! Congrats Donna and thanks for the shout out Becky — Believe me, nothing I could have created would have looked as good as your little birdie canvas with the beautiful bead!! Thanks for giving them a good home — and Happy St. Patty’s Day everyone!

    March 17th, 2012

  3. laura huffman

    congrats to Donna. oh my spring is here. the weather is so warm… love your bird canvas. enjoy being green, I know Kermit the frog likes being green too. have a wonderful weekend.

    March 17th, 2012

  4. congrats, Donna! Enjoy your beautiful new baubles!
    Becky this green bird is just perfect, I love the simple nest and addition of the feather. Another gorgeous, inspirational piece!

    March 17th, 2012

  5. Lucky girl that Donna!!! So happy for her!!

    Your birdy canvas is simply charming! You inspired me to think out of the box with some of my creations…it’s a stretch for me…but it’s fun, and I hope it’s well received!! Great therapy in the middle of this wedding stuff!! HA!

    Hugs Beck!

    March 17th, 2012

  6. Hi Becky,
    haven’t visited for a while but missed not seeing your beautiful creations. What a love canvas, just beautiful. Just a note… we are patiently waiting to see if our little canaries eggs hatch, fingers crossed.
    love me 🙂

    March 17th, 2012

  7. Hi Becky, such a pretty canvas, the fluffy feather adds so much!
    I love to hear the birds. We mostly just get the little sparrow chirp chirps, but occasionally I’ll hear a mockingbird, and they sound so lovely to me…I love their long tails. I look forward to seeing a larger variety of birds when we move to Seattle!

    March 18th, 2012

  8. This is just adorable! I love your birds, and just love birds! 🙂 Hearing them sing really makes me smile and happy about Spring finally being here! And I love to recycle, so this piece is even better because of that.

    March 18th, 2012

  9. Thanks for the lovely chirps ladies!

    March 18th, 2012

  10. Love your canvas!! I use birds a lot also. I love to watch and listen to the birds around my home and I love the imagery as well – They seem to be calling me to fly.

    March 18th, 2012

  11. Congratulations, Donna!

    Becky, such a precious birdy piece-love!

    March 18th, 2012

  12. So pretty, yes the birds are singing here too!

    March 18th, 2012

  13. Mindy irwin

    Lucky girl Donna! Birds chirping here too. Cardinals, robins and finches give us beautiful songs every day. Families of sandhill cranes flying over with their squawking is even nice! Love the cute baby birdie canvas… sweet.

    March 18th, 2012

  14. Linda K

    congrats Donna!
    What a sweet little canvas Becky-and that beautiful bead is the perfect touch! There are many birds singing their Spring songs here in PA too and I love it. What a joyous way to wake up to hear their songs each morning.

    March 18th, 2012

  15. Erin

    Congratulations Donna.
    The canvas is beautiful Becky. Such a perfect canvas for this special time of year. Your creativity is so special. I love to see what you come up with next.

    March 18th, 2012

  16. I love all the chirping going on around, here, have such a way with capturing the beauty of birds in your work. For some reason I still thought you were on a break, but I’m happy to see you’re to catch up 🙂

    March 18th, 2012

  17. Me too…the cheerful chirping is so terrific! And I can definitely feel the excitement of Spring through your messages.

    March 18th, 2012

  18. I love your little green bird!
    The birds are trying to come back and be chirpy but we keep getting snow – another late Spring here; just today we have another 3″! I think the poor little birds must have chattering little beaks!

    March 20th, 2012

  19. Congrats to Donna! 😀
    Your green inspires~ Green is my favorite color~
    I am in love with the sounds and sights of spring! It is magic to see
    the world reawake from it’s winter nap!
    enJOY the symphony!

    March 20th, 2012

  20. Just love your precious lil’ birdie canvas. What a wonderful. sweet piece of art. Thanks for sharing, blessings, denise 😀

    March 21st, 2012

  21. Beautiful Becky Bird! How tweet is your little bird. With just the perfect crystal touch. Blissful dear…

    March 21st, 2012

  22. Such a sweet little bird! Being a sparkly girl myself, I love the little bit of sparkle the bead adds. And constant inspiration every time I drop in! Happy Spring to you!

    March 22nd, 2012

  23. This is simply beautiful. I love the bird combined with the crystal. Such inspiration! The bird looks like it is ready to break into a Spring song. Thank you for sharing.

    March 23rd, 2012

  24. Becky, as always, your tiny art pieces with leftover scraps are as charming as ever! so sweet! Love the little droplet – the perfect finishing touch!

    Hope you aren’t getting the 22 degree temperatures there that we’re supposed to get Tues. night! We’re being spoiled with such a lovely, early spring – I don’t want to see the fruit trees’ blossoms frosted to the point of losing our fruit crops!

    XO Happy Sunday, Diane

    March 25th, 2012

  25. Becky I love that added touch of beading on your canvas!

    The birds are out in full chorus here too, and it’s wonderful! I have a male cardinal that is infatuated with looking at himself through the side mirror on one of our vehicles. It’s the cutest thing to watch.

    March 27th, 2012

  26. Congrats to Donna. What a fun giveaway. Hope all is well! xoxo

    March 29th, 2012

  27. Hi Becky

    Ohh love the birdie canvas, I’m going to have a go at making something like this, I’ve had a couple of mini canvas kicking around for AGES!

    Best wishes, must add a link to your blog on mine, your designs are wonderful.


    May 3rd, 2012

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