Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bird Assemblages

A While ago I created some more Bird Assemblages to send off to a Christams Gallery Show in Reston Virginia. I have not sharred them yet so I thought that I would now. They seem to be very popular and I am very pleased !! In fact I am planning to make more to sell on my Etsy Site, in the New Year.
I think that this is my favorite from this batch! I used an old pair of costume earrings for the wings. I painted them and sanded thema bit and they were totally transformed!

The feet on this one are made from the recycled glass beads made by the TB patients in Tanzania.

I have also started using decorative tins from Thrift stores or goodwill to make the wings. It took me a while to deconstruct the tins (if you do this be sure that you were thick gloves at all times!!). With a good pair of snips and heavy gloves , it was quite easy and the patterns that one can find are wonderful!

Today is the Winter Solstice! A very important day in the history of mankind. I have several close friends who commemorate this day. It also signifies the shortest day of the year and the first Day of winter- hard to believe for some of you buried in snow. We awoke to an icey display of winter beauty. Fortunately it was not heavy enough to break branches and down trees and the temps are due to rise to the forties by the afternoon.

As it is the shortest day of the year, I am excited because it means that the days will be getting longer and my favorite season will be approaching. I love being cozy inside working on projects or baking or even doing dreaded chores, while all of the family are safe and around me, but Spring is the season that I glory in!!

So for all of you who are readying for Christams, carry on and enjoy the festivities of the season. Keep those in your heart and mind who are struggling and alone, perhaps lend an extra hand when you can. For those who celebrtae the Solstice, make merry and spread your light and remeber those who do not see any light and lend a hand where you can!

I wish you all peace, good health and great art and inspiration in the New Year. If you must travel, please be safe, take your time and make good choices. I want to send a special thank you to all of you who visit my blog, who leave comments or not. It means more to me than I can adequately express!!

Warm Winter Hugs to you all!

Elizabeth

9 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thank you for your remembering those who often get forgotten in this busy season. Your work is an inspiration to all who view it. My Christmas card was a little jewel waiting for me yesterday--you are awesome! Have a wonderful Christmas, and I hope to see you soon!

Talking Horses Arts said...

Merry Christmas to you too.
And how I love your birds!
Thanks for sharing,
Christmas hugs,
Andrea.

Anna said...

Happy Holidays! Our tree is finally up....adorned with (too?) many ornaments from LibertyTown, including two of yours! Thanks so much for your handmade card and holiday wishes. I always enjoy your work. Hopefully I will see you at Florence's in January!

Dot said...

What a beautiful post Elizabeth! (love the new look of your blog too).

And thanks for sharing photo's of your birds. They are gorgeous! And I treasure the one I bought from you (people often comment on it when they visit my home).

Love the recycling element too!
Thanks for being a special friend this year - you are always so loving and encouraging.

Much love to you and your family at Christmas.

Dot xx

Sharon said...

I love your birds. Your favorite is mine too. What a creative person you are.

Margarita Korioth said...

Elizabeth I'm glad I found you too.Yes ,you are right we have a lot in common, love your work, I'm one of your followers so I will visit often and see more of your beautiful creations.
Felices Fiestas (Happy Holidays)

Judy said...

Oh: I love your birds AND can't wait to settle in and check out everything else that you do! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a charged and wonderful comment! I'm glad you found me too!

Merry Merry!

Robin said...

Yay!!!! Longer days!!!!! Your bird assemblages are super, Elizabeth!!! The capture what I love most about birds... their quirky and unique personalities. I sent a link to this post to several of my bird-living friends! Thanks.

Robin A.

Elizabeth in NM said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for visiting my blog the other day--its nice to keep in touch. I love the new bird series--they are so Happy! Also, I like your paper bead jewelry--I had made some similar earrings years ago, but yours are so elegant. Keep up the good work!
--Elizabeth

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