three little birds…

trying to settle down here while part of me is still at the beach…

Magpie's Nest Silver Lake BREATHE

 I happened to have a couple of pages started in one of my little gesso magazine page journals so I got busy adding finishing touches…

Magpie's Nest Acrylic Empty Marker

with a new to me paint pen I was excited to learn about in a which is the best white marker conversation with local mixed media art friends (thank you Leiann)…

Magpie's Nest Montana Marker Tips

you can see in the first photo of the empty marker that it has a metal ball inside for mixing and special paint that is recommended to not clog the spring loaded tip (the true test of a pen for me is how it works weeks and months after first using it)…

*Note: Golden Paints has a new HIGH FLOW paint line that works in these markers as well*

Magpie's Nest Three Little Birds (1)

doodling with the paint pen helped add an extra layer to my pages…

Magpie's Nest Three Little Birds (2)

so far I’ve used the Extra Fine tip which feels more like “medium” to me (the “fine” tip looks quite thick)…Magpie's Nest Three Little Birds

Bob Marley’s song Three Little Birds has a great sound with uplifting lyrics…

“Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin’: “Don’t worry about a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right! “

Rise up this mornin’,
Smile with the risin’ sun,
Three little birds
Each by my doorstep
Singin’ sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin’, (“This is my message to you-ou-ou: “) … Chorus

this is getting a little long  and I still have lots of blog friends to visit so I will share my other pages on another day…

Magpie's Nest Parasol Patty Ocracoke Island

~♥ Happy Weekend Dear Ones ♥~

32 responses to “three little birds…

  1. sweet tweeters! have fun getting back to the daily digs! xo

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  2. That’s exactly what I missed lately, so beautiful, love that extra layer and the three little birds, very inspirational. By the way I also use mostly the extra fine tip pen, somehow the fine tip seems like a brush but then I prefer the brush for more texture! xoxo Ruth

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  3. Dear Patty, that is totally new for me, to have penns you can fill up yourself, and then with different tips to add ,too !!! Wonderful, and your result using them is so amazing. The white pens I can get here, are not even close in leaving colour enought to be seen on white/grey background .
    Love your birds page and the added doodling – so beautiful, sweet you.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  4. Love the pages Patty and the pen looks really good.

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  5. Patty, Patty…….I’ve told you before — but I’ll tell you again. I LOVE the one of you walking on the beach. It’s so peaceful for me to look at. Thank you!

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  6. Your beach pictures are just stunning! Thanks for the tip about the pen. I’ll check my local art store to see if they carry them.

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  7. Love the three birds – and I love the way you use blue, a difficult colour I always find. Great tip about the white pens – ah, the search for the perfect pen!.
    Finally that is a superb altered photo. really good photo and photo-editing.

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  8. LOVE that last photo Patty!….and I’ll be on the lookout for those refillable markers.

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  9. Gosh, where do I start, love the pages and the photo of you on the beach with your parasol, is fab. I will have to try that pen… and we just spent the day yesterday at Clearwater Beach and it was stunning… so I understand about how part of you can still be there! xoxo

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  10. Gorgeous pages, liebe Patty.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  11. I adore your three littel birds Patty, such a great page! And the beach photo? Just divine! xox

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  12. Patty, your visit to the beach looks so lovely. I think that is where I need to go! I love your gessoed pages, I like to do that too with old book pages. Also love the parasol photograph of you. Its beautiful!!

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  13. Interested in the empty marker!!! Still like it? Great pages! Glad you are home! (Love the birds!)

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  14. As soon as I read your title I had the beautiful Bob Marley song in my head. It brought back memories of a coach/ferry trip that my best friend Lorraine and I took to Amsterdam. In our early 20s and life was for living and Bob Marley playing on my Walkman … Happy Days 🙂
    It interested me to read about the white marker because I have never found one that has made me happy. A gorgeous depth to your spread and I adore those little birds.
    Such a gorgeous photograph.
    Have a lovely weekend dear Patty
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. My daughter who is home from university is sleeping upstairs or I would show her your lovely post and the reference to Bob Marley’s sweet song. I will show her tomorrow when she finishes work. I really like the way the paint and the images work so well together on your journals, Patty. Those 3 little birds are so sweet. The image of you with your pretty parasol is lovely enough to frame too, What treasured memories you conjure of the beach.xxx

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  16. I don’t own any pens that last MONTHS. In fact, I have a relatively new red pen that quit working yesterday when I was writing in my calendar. So I would love to have a pen that actually works for more than a few months. I hope you’ve found yours.

    The birds are adorable. You put SO much into your pages, and they always impress me. This spread is wonderful.

    Love you with your parasol on the beach, too. What a great photo.

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  17. oooh so pretty Patty and the perfect start to a treasured 48 hours after a very difficult week at work.
    I love that Bob Marley song too……
    xxxxx
    Gaye

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  18. so nice to see you back, spoiling us with wonderful photos of your trip… i love the first one in this post on the gessoed Picture, and the umbrella-pic is just gorgeous! ahh, bob Marley, i should listen to him immediately, thanks for the Inspiration!

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  19. beautiful art I am off to check that link as I have had no luck with white pens and use a correction pen at the moment but that blocks up too

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  20. I read this post with interest since you may remember I was was struggling with my own white pen issues. I will be interested to know if months later, this pen still produces the same results. The white highlights and doodles made a nice detail on your already beautiful page!

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  21. froebelsternchen

    what a great spread Patty.. I love it – great to have you back!
    Happy weekend at home!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  22. super gorgeous work here dear Patty!! The beach scenes…love them! I know how you feel-I left a part of me at the beach too:)

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  23. sparkledaysstudio

    Neat little pen. Have to find on of these. the effect came out great on your magazine page. xox

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  24. Fantastic pages, Patty! Your beach pictures are simply beautiful and the pens look gorgeous! I wish I could buy them here in Germany.

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  25. Gorgeous pages, love your birds and the beach scene. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

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  26. wonderful birds spread, Patty!

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  27. WOW both creations are so different but I love them, love the colorcombinations, they are always mine!
    Thanks for sharing the photos too.
    I wish you a wonderful new week tomorrow,
    big hugs Anja

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  28. Beautiful Patty. Wow!!

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  29. Lovely to have you back with your beautiful art Patty! Glad you had a good time away.
    Alison xxx

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  30. I haven’t seen those markers, so thanks for the tip! It’s a beautiful spread, Patty. And fun to play with new tools.

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  31. What beautiful pieces you share- I love the lady with the parasol- such a beautiful quote! And yes, it really does take some time to move forward into your life after holiday”) xo

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  32. What nice bird pages with an amazing background texture,wow!
    I like your double exposed photo so much, so nice with the beautiful japanese umbrella and you in it.
    Hugs and Kisses
    Sabine

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