… becoming …

my little wire nests are starting to pile up… so I thought I would put some to good use

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small matchboxes make perfect containers for so many things

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precious bird images from the always generous

Karen at The Graphics Fairy

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a perfect home for my wire and bead nests … gel medium worked beautifully to glue them in place

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“There is no knowledge of true being.  The world is fundamentally in a state of becoming.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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I am entering my little matchboxes in The Graphic Fairy’s Brag Monday … pop on over and see the lovely offerings!


52 responses to “… becoming …

  1. Oh my — these art pieces are absolutely lovely. What a creative idea, too. I found your blog through fellow artist Marlynn at Honeysuckle Breeze. Your pieces are another reminder that spring is on its way. And I can’t wait to explore the rest of your artwork. Cheers!

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  2. hi patty!!
    happy spring to you 🙂
    beautiful matchboxes and what a fantastic way to showcase your wonderful nests~
    many thanks for sharing
    enjoy your day
    tabby

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  3. oo so sweet!

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  4. Patty, I smile every time I see your nests in a post. One of my design professors used to drum the words “Presentation is all!” into our heads. Oh, she was so right! Your nests are so lovely, but the presentation . . . . Oh My!!! Gorgeous!!! Wishing you a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  5. I’m so impressed with these! Not that I’m not impressed with ANY of your work.. I’ve used matchboxes before to make amulets… I think I still have one. I’ll have to dig it out to share. These are so fabulous! What wonderful little reminders of spring!

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  6. Marilyn Rock

    Patty! These are such precious inclusions in your art here! I love them; it’s such hopeful art for spring, too! Have a happy weekend! xxoo

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  7. They’re so so pretty!!!

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  8. how perfect. how adorable…

    want to hear something magical?
    right now I’m working on matchboxes too. 🙂
    and I was planning to wrap them in text pages as well…

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  9. Great combination, the matchboxes and your so precious little wire bird nests ~~ made for each other. You are just overflowing with Springtime creativity!

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  10. Aaahhh, those matchboxes brings back sweet memories… my mum used to alter matchboxes with christmas, and gave those “light boxes” to all her friends… you did great making “spring boxes”! LOVE IT! Hope Spring arrived at your corner of the world and you have a warm and sunny weekend!

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  11. These are just lovely Patty… lol am working on my very first matchbox.. not sure it’s going to turn out as nice as these those.. perfect for those little nests… Happy Saturday!!!!

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  12. oh lordy may girl…..precious,,,just stunning.
    You have outdone yourself with this one,,,for sure. I clicked on the post and a big…OMG came out my mouth. Such adorable little boxes….just a wonderful way to present your little nests. If I would have had some of these beauties at the Easter Market last weekend…well,,,they´d be ALL GONE….puff, just like that,,,..
    Have a wonderful Spring weekend!!!

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  13. These little nests and their new home are just exquisite Patty! Perfect for Easter or as beautiful keepsakes!

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  14. Be still my heart!

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  15. oh !! it’s so cute !

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  16. OMGosh. I’m in love, truly in love with what you did with these match boxes. The other day I got some from Dana and you have inspired me to play, play, play. And are those lilacs in the beautiful teapot? What a way to welcome spring: birds and flowers.

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  17. These are perfect for your gorgeous nests. Stunning .

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  18. This is beautiful! And I love the little wire nest! So cute and such a great idea!
    Blessings and love,
    Tonya

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  19. Oh your little wire nests are so beautiful and I just adore how you’ve used them on the little matchboxes… you are soooo talented.
    Have a great weekend
    hugs
    Chris xx

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  20. Such beautiful small treasures!! love the birds and the spring flowers. Did I see some lace that was familiar?? Thanks for sharing these treasures.

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  21. aww Patty im so glad spring is on its way to you !! these are just beautiful little treasures, tfs jenxo

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  22. Beautiful work!

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  23. Awww these are so sweet!!
    If you ever fancy trading an altered matchbox Patty, give me a shout! 🙂
    Jan x

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  24. lovely idea, quite a charming altered matchbox. need to send jaine over, she’s really in birds and things related.

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  25. Patty how wonderful, what fabulous Easter gifts these would make and not a calorie in sight lol.
    They are so sweet , what an inspiration. Thank you for sharing x

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  26. Patti…
    Such sweet nest and the matchbox presentation is JUST RIGHT.
    I look forward to your daily ‘visit.’
    Always a surprise.

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  27. These are so sweet…I could have swore I left a comment yesterday though and now I don’t see it. If I’m being somewhat senile and I’m double dipping by accident…please delete one.

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  28. Hello Patty,
    these are soooo beautiful.

    Rosie

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  29. WOW, you have certainly been a busy bee since I have been hanging out with Mickey in Disneyland, world, or wherever I was….. missed your posts! hugs,

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  30. Look at you GO! You can’t go wrong with pages of text! The flowers are so sweet and the interiors are perfect homes for your nests.

    Really, why do you NOT have an etsy?

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  31. What a powerful quote. Love your nests and the covers!

    Colette
    http://tearose.typepad.com/

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  32. such beautiful and wondrous treasures Patty!! The nests are stunning and so beautiful with the bird images… yay for Spring!
    xo
    Gaye

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  33. These are lovely, well worth bragging about!

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  34. These are so pretty and I love your little wire nests!

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  35. These are adorable. I knew they were tiny — but THAT tiny? WOW!

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  36. These are wonderful Patty! Great idea for Spring!

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  37. Hi Patty,
    These are so charming!!! I just love all of the little embellishments you used to make these very special pieces! I’m so glad you decided to play along today for “Brag Monday”. I’m such a fan of your work, so it was especially nice to see you joining my little party!

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  38. I love these! I have some matchboxes at home just lying around. I would love to try this too! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. i just adore your matchboxes!!!
    x0

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  40. your nests are just darling lovie!! missed you and glad to be back! xo

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  41. Art within Art… just love what you did with the match boxes and the presentation is wonderful Patty, I love how you used a big kale leaf (or is it cabbage?) as a back drop and the grape hyacinths are just beautiful in the teapot. All around perfect.

    P.S where on earth do all your little matchboxes come from?

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  42. Penny (Penny’s Hen House and The Linen Shelf) is putting together a matchbox swap …. maybe you already knew that 🙂

    These are fab 🙂

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  43. I love your matchboxes, they are absolutely adorable! Petra.

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  44. These aro sooooo sweet! Love the idea!
    Have a wonderful Easter Patty!
    Hugs Hanne

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  45. Who would of thought a matchbox would be so much fun!

    love Dawn xx

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  46. Oh, these are beautiful! I am loving catching up on your new posts! roxanne

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  47. Your nests are precious, Patty! What adorable little matchbox lovlies, too!! I’ll be here for a while catching up on things, too! Your blog really does beautify the web!!

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