Thursday, February 4, 2010

Three Muses Challenge - Birds


The Three Muses Challenge this week is birds. Create something with birds. This is one of my favorite themes and honestly quite challenging. Almost paralyzing in that there are so many directions to go.

Last chick has been furiously working on school projects so he can have a long weekend out west with his girl. He is dashing back and forth between computers and printers. I decided that I should just hunker down in the studio and create a a piece there.

I chose one of my favorite birds - the crow. I decided to do a journal page with a quote. The border I got from New York Magpie's Eyes blog. Judy was generous to allow me to use a photo of her fabric strips for a journal she is making. I took the photo and made the border strips. I love the Hawaiian fabric look. It is true - birds of a feather do flock together.

26 comments:

Betzie said...

Such a great journal page...love the border and the lettering too.
Very nice work!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Elizabeth, I love your journal page and the way your two crows face each other, very clever! Also love the way you haave integrated the eggs into the border on the left.

I use a Moleskine for my journal just now and love it, though I think it will be quite bent out of shape by the time I have finished...

Eila A said...

Your journal spread is very very beautiful! The crows look very happy, and the fabric pattern border is simply lovely.

Diane said...

Ooooh, I love these yummy colors!!

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful frame and composed elements- just stunning Elizabeth!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is perfect.
Fantastic elements. Looks great.

Faye said...

Elizabeth, the fabric strips are gorgeous. It does look Hawaiian. I like the text font. Cool.

Terri Kahrs said...

The color palette that you've used for these beautiful pages is gorgeous, Elizabeth. I adore that rich, cobalt blue. It's so striking against your background and I love the way it looks with the sheen on those crows. Fabulous! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Jackie said...

Gret journal pages, Elizabeth, and I love the photo below - such beautiful colours.

Jackie said...

Gret journal pages, Elizabeth, and I love the photo below - such beautiful colours.

Lucy said...

A beautiful journal page! I love the colors and your fabric strips!

Yvonne said...

I love the birds, background and borders, I guess that just about covers it all :)

Tammy Freiborg said...

You're the collage queen! Altered art/mixed media lovers do flock together!

Janet Ghio said...

I love crows too and your pages for this challenge are really great!!

indybev said...

That beautiful fabric border is perfect for your crow pair. I love the iridescence of their feathers. Absolutely pleasing to the eye. Well done!

Ozstuff said...

Yes, a scrumptious border and those crows! Wow! I love the electric blue glow on their feathers. This is truly a fantastic piece of art.

Janny said...

Super!

bockel24 said...

Oh, oh, oh, this spread is breathtaking - you knew I´d love it, didn´t you?

Marina Huisman said...

Terrific crow piece, and I love your crackled background.
And the saying is o so true, well done.

Catherine said...

Beautiful, Elizabeth! The crow images are wonderful, as are all of the border images. The white letters are so pretty here as well. As always, an inspirational piece.

johanna said...

your spread is really gorgeous!! i love ravens and the beautiful border you created holds the piece together so well!

Shopgirl said...

This is really delightful, the colors are really beautiful. I can't say enough about the Crow's, they are fun to look at.
Love all that you do, Mary
I will be back to catch up with the posts I have missed. I have been really busy.
Love, Mary

Sharon said...

This is great. What a fantastic journal page!

Joan said...

Your work is always so wonderful! Love this journal page!!

Brenda said...

A crow...an unusual choice for a favorite bird, but I like them too!

I wanted to take a pic of particularly brazen one the other day who was sitting on the wire right near me against the backdrop of our three feet of snow. Sadly, I was too busy shoveling and couldn't get to my house quick enough.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love everything about you pages!!! down to the egg in "flock" :)
oxo