Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sing Like The Bird

  A short and sweet (I hope) post today.


 Despite the still cold weather I am so thinking of Spring! The bird is a stamp by Dina Wakley which was stamped on white card stock, painted with acrylics then fussy cut and added to the page.
  Here is a close up of the nest:






 and here is how I made it:




   Grab two different brown acrylic paints and one in an ochre hue from your stash. Take a black and white washi tape (I used a Tim Holtz music tape) and cover a scrap of white paper with it-the size you think you'll need. Add a few drops of each color over the tape then move the drops around with your finger, blending and covering the tape. Cut out the nest shape and glue to your page. Cut remaining painted paper tape into shreds and glue over the base nest. Et voila!

 What are you all up to over the weekend?

  Sunday we will gather with a group of friends for an  Il Volo concert at the nearby majestic State Theatre and I AM SO EXCITED!!! These young guys have such amazing voices and we are fortunate to be seeing them in this old theatre for the second time. I hope I can compose myself:):) My friends are already surely picking straws to see who's stuck sitting next to me!

Here's a quick few minute sample of their magnificent voices:


 Linking this post to Paint Party Friday ;  and Art Journal Journey (theme is "if music be the food of love").

 " I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think."  Rumi 

39 comments:

  1. Oh love your birdie and nest! !!!!

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  2. I love your cute little bird page. I have this set of stamps and I really enjoy them. Have fun at your concert Sunday too. It sounds like it will be a wonderful time from the little vocal clip you included. Happy weekend!

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  3. Enjoy your concert. Your bird art is so fitting with your Sunday outing. Great composition.

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  4. ooohh what a cute bird and lovely colors,love it.


    hugs jenny

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  5. Enjoy your concert. LOVE the journal page, thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey. hugs, Valerie

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  6. What a wonderful page Linda - Your birdie and especially the nest is fantastic! Enjoy the concert!
    Thanks a lot for such a beautiful entry to the "If Music Be The Food Of Love" collection at Art Journal Journey!
    oxo
    Susi

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  7. Love your sweet bird and Rumi quote. My singing in the kitchen amuses everyone but it makes me happy;) I love how you did the nest.

    Your concert sounds like it will be brilliant :)

    I'm really looking forward to this weekend.... first one we've had to ourselves for quite a while :)

    Karen x

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  8. I love your little bird on it's nest and the background is beautiful. Enjoy your concert.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. Beautiful, romantic voices and your bird is sweet and romantic as well. Great message and art!

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  10. Rumi quote is perfect for your beautiful bird page.
    Happy PPF and concert ♥

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  11. You have put me into a spring mood too! Despite the weather outside. Can't wait for the birds to start building their nests although none will as pretty as this one!

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  12. luv ART #1 with its birdie wisdom

    Happy PPF

    much love...

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  13. Loveley page Linda and thanks for your kind words - have a beautiful weekend with love and music ;)

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  14. This looks fabulous! I love the colors. :)

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  15. Beautiful...love the depth you got with the words too...adorable birdie and nest!! So happy for you... I love IL Volo....take your Kleenex, if you're anything like me you will be so overwhelmed with emotion you'll just start weeping... ENJOY!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  16. Your birdie nest is super and thanks for the making-nest tutorial, most original. Your birdie painting is lovely and so promising of Spring or even Summer.
    Thanks for the video of these pretty boys who sing so nicely! Sounds like a great concert.

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  17. I love that nest. Enjoy the concert!

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  18. What a lovely piece of work. The little bird on the nest is so cute, and I love all that texture in the nest.

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  19. So clever how you made that nest! I can see why you like this group, they have very good voices. Thanks for sharing, and no need to compose yourself ;-)

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  20. Linda you need to fix your link at ppf it's not working...add a new one!! Just realized it now...

    Hugs Giggles

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  21. That is a sweet composition, and I love the clever way in which you made the birdie's nest. Have fun at the concert. Blessings, my friend!

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  22. Great piece Linda. Love your bird and the nest.🌺😀

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  23. I love your sweet little tweety bird. Hope you enjoy the concert.

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  24. I am anxious for spring too. I love the texture of your nest. Great idea!

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  25. I like to sing like the birds sing....especially in my car pretending to be a rock star! Your little birdie sure is cute. Have fun at the concert. Hugs Emma xx

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  26. I feel that longing for spring! We're having more snow today. Again.

    Your bird is cute, I hope it doesn't get cold!

    Enjoy the concert!

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  27. Good morning Linda!!! Love the little bird ♥♥♥ We are having summer weather here again today and then another cool down but not too cold. Confusing weather we are having here.

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  28. Wow I could listen to them all day. How fortunate that you get to see them. Love your art too.

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  29. Such a sweet bird and I love the nest too!

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  30. Your Bird and nest journal page is adorable Linda
    Happy weekend with friends and the concert
    Susan

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  31. A beautiful page and a cute bird! Fabulous voices... Enjoy your concert!
    Mar xx

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  32. Such a lovely creation, Linda. The colors are fabulous. :)

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  33. interesting work. I hope the bird will sing for you :)

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  34. I love your bird!Hope you are having a good time at the concert right now!

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  35. tsirp, tsirp...birds are singing here too!
    Good music is food for our souls.
    Have a good week!

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  36. I want to thank you for sharing how you created the nest. It was fun and creative.

    My neighbor Sally plays Il Volo CDs and DVDs all day and night. She also can't get enough of them and always waits until the local PBS station offers one of their CDs as a bonus for renewing. She has several of their recordings and live concerts, too. I can feel your enthusiasm, as I always feel hers.

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  37. I can almost imagine the birds singing, its a wonderful page.
    Yvonne xx

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  38. What a lovely cheerful page! Spring is definitely on the way! Hope you had a wonderful time at the concert!

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