a bird’s-eye view…

a page created in one of my gesso art journals for this month’s Art Journal Journey “Living Beings” challenge began with the image of the lady reading…

Magpie's Nest Fly (1)

I have had a package of metal Martha Stewart bird stickers for some time now and finally found a spot to use one (the things I buy with a coupon sometimes hah!)…

Magpie's Nest Fly

birds in the garden are wonderful living beings and are always a big source of enjoyment to me (some of the supplies I  used: gesso… walnut ink… paints… postage stamp on Buckram background… metal bird sticker… rubber stamps)…

Magpie's Nest Gesso Art Journal

“I want to sing like the birds sing not worrying about who hears or what they think.” – Rumi

28 responses to “a bird’s-eye view…

  1. this is absolutely awesome – as i´m used to when i come to your blog! love the bird add-on. and you remind me that one day i wanted to make a book or something with rumi-quotes only. í´m collecting them – and this is such a nice one!

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  2. This is totally gorgeous, love how you have made this page, really heartwarming! Have a lovely weekend! Quack quack back at you too! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Beautiful page Patty!!! Love the Martha Stewart bird. Makes the perfect accent 🙂 ~Sophia

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  4. sparkledaysstudio

    The buckram makes a perfect frame for that stamp. Martha birds, well why not. xox

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  5. What a beautiful page Patty! That lady is lovely! xxx

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  6. It’s fascinating the things one can use in collage….buckram for instance. That was one thing I hadn’t considered, tho’ I use plasterer’s tape and all sorts of other stuff. The bird is perfect, and sets off a really lovely page.

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  7. Love the page and yes those coupons do get us in trouble…it’s like I have to go shop I have a coupon!!!!

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  8. Oh Patty .. visiting you here always lets my heart sing! What an amazing spread and post at all!
    Happy Sunday to you and Mr. Magpie!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  9. Your book makes me want to take it in my hands and savour the feel of the pages.

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  10. gorgeous page-as they really all are-I can only imagine being able to go thru every page and run my fingers over it all. And of course-great quote-one can never go wrong with Rumi:)

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  11. What a wonderful composition! I like your choice of colours and that birdie is a nice accent!
    Cheers
    Gabriele

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  12. Lovely, Patty. I do like those Martha birds. Well placed! I’m singin’ like the birds just watching it!

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  13. What an amazing pieceful scenery the beauty and the bird who watch her. Love the mood you’ve created, it let me feel good.
    I wish you a wonderful sunday,
    big hugs Anja

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  14. oh I love the window and scene-in the upper corner! What a great journal post Patty! Your lil bird looks so content on his new perch! “) xoxo

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  15. I love to put birds in my art as well. They are just such lovely creatures.
    Your page is so beautiful. I haven’t worked in my art journal for ages.

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  16. So nice!!! Great bird! Gotta love those Michaels coupons!!!!

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  17. What a clever title for your post. Like me, you buy craft supplies that are on sale or with a coupon, not sure what you will do with them. Then suddenly, the perfect spread comes along and you know just what to use. This bird really makes a statement on the page.

    I stole (OOPS, borrowed) an idea from you today and even quoted you. Hope you know that imitation is the greatest form of flattery.

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  18. Love this – layering and textures always do it for me! 🙂

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  19. This page is stunning. When I study the pages you have made, I am amazed at all the layering and details. The little bird was perfect for this page. I can’t resist a good coupon, or clearance sale for that matter, either!

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  20. What a relaxed aND pieceful scenery , my dear Patty — the woman enjoying her day, inside, with the tame birdie, while snow falls from above, outside her window ! I love how your background looks, and the warm colours behind her whiteness and the “snow” ( the snow is Just my imagination, hehe)
    But it will maybe soon be here for both you, my friend and for me !!
    Warmest hugs and warm thoughts your way.
    Dorthe xxx

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  21. Love the mood created by your treatment of the images!

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  22. I hope you will know what I mean when I say this has all the hallmarks of a “Patty” page. It has an air of contentment, lovely subtle and artistic use of colours, little and larger details to admire and investigate and it helps to make the world feel like a better and friendlier place.

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  23. Amazing page , Patty. beautiful and relaxing. The bird is a lovely touch.
    Now that I have a garden the one so interested in birds is my sweet cat. She just sit and watch, I know she is a hunter but still, I love to watch her enjoying a bit of Nature and wild life after so many years living in the city.:-)

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  24. So pretty and I love the quote about singing like a bird.

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  25. I just love me a packed full art journal! And yours takes the cake! Lovely work Patty!

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  26. So nice your creation with the small bird. I like also the poststamp on the small peace of fabric, great idea. Wow!!!
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine

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  27. Lovely page patty,love the woman in the armchair,very amazing,love it.
    have a nice weekend,daer patty.

    Greetings Jeannette

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