Second on the 2nd for July … Swans

altered books have fascinated me since early in 2000 and I have always admired swans…

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today I am revisiting a post from July 2008 and joining with Elizabeth’s second look on the 2nd of the month … here goes:

Swan * Schwan * Cygne * Cisne * Labed

 “For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every Art.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

28 responses to “Second on the 2nd for July … Swans

  1. Your swan spread is very pretty, love the various images you used, and the colours. Have a nice day, Hugs, Valerie

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  2. I’m fairly certain I have not seen this post, but I have known your love of and fascination with swans since I’ve “known” you. This is a beautiful entry from the past, and your art is just as great and passionate as it was in 2008, I especially like the Paper Whimsey girl with her butterfly wings. And of course, the SWANS.

    Thanks for sharing this post you brought back to life for us to share as a second look on the 2nd.

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  3. Think I remember this. Lovely to see it again xx

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  4. Such a pretty spread Patty! You always made wonderful art Patty !
    oxo
    Susi

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  5. What a beautiful post….I love all birds so it was really lovely to read.
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  6. Christie Juhasz

    Gorgeous! I am so glad you are revisiting some of your posts. I missed so much loveliness. Someday, when I have time, I will have to go back through from the beginning of your posts. In the meantime, I will thoroughly enjoy your re-posts. Thanks for all the info about swans – fascinating!

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  7. i totally can relate to your fascination of swans and i have enjoyed so many pieces about them over time… this is a gorgeous spread well worth being revisited!

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  8. Oh Patty! I am so wrapped in the beauty of this post! You have such amazing talent! If I was at home I would be looking through your blog right now but I am heading to the land of little or no connection (our caravan ) ! The most incredible thing has just happened – Swan Lake on our car radio – just as I was about to sign off! Big hugs my friend, have a lovely weekend, Chrisx

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  9. Lots of fascinating details about swans and such original and lovely pages in your book. The girl’s orange and red wings provide a good contrast to the deep blues. What a good idea to bring back this post from bitze history, I enjoyed it.

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  10. Wow, Patty, so happy to chose this to post today. We used to have a pair of swans on our lake, but they seemed to have moved off–I miss them! Your spread (as I am sure the whole book) is gorgeous!

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  11. Since I’m only a new follower this was totally new to me and I love it! Those butterfly wings on the adorable girl are fantastic. You inspire me to do more collage work ♥

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  12. This is one of the most amazing pages you made, and I thank you for this 2nd look from the past! Maybe it’s the swan theme, or the feathers than makes it so striking. I take a bow 🙂

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  13. A beautiful spread and a lovely post. So interesting to read all your swan lore. These most graceful of birds have something so magical about them, which you have captured in your art work. I was not craft blogging in 2008, so it’s wonderful to be able to catch up with this post. Thank you once again Patty for a wonderful blog post. xxx

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  14. Fascinating, magical spread, Patty. Love all beautiful details you so creatively designed for it.
    Wish you an inspiring July, my dear friend xxx

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  15. I love the choices you make Patty..all those exquisite ‘bits’….and I’d recognise your ‘blues’ anywhere.

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  16. Swans are such majestic birds – we actually have a pair of trumpeter swans nesting not too far away from here, but they don’t encourage anyone to go near for fear of disturbing them.

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  17. Oh Patty swans are so majestic animals and look so decorative. I like your pages with the swans and with the nice feathers. Good work!
    Dearest greetings
    Sabine xox

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  18. Robyn Oliver

    How nice to read about the swan, Patty…they are so regal and graceful obviously been around for a long time, AND a lovely journal page too

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  19. sparkledaysstudio

    Your style has been firmly in place all these years but evolved certainly. That wing image is amazing. xox

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  20. So many interesting facts of which there were some I did not know- and accompagnied by your so beautiful swann spread, dear Patty so gorgeous with the feathers on your background !! I too love to watch the swanns keeping close to the coasts here on the island, they are truly so beautiful, and magic !!
    Dorthe, xoxoxo

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  21. Great post and new to me so thanks for bringing it back. The art is beautiful, the information interesting. We don’t have so many swans here in Northern CA. I really enjoyed reading about how they are viewed in other cultures.

    Darla

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  22. Just lovely!!! We saw a swan today, as we drove through the Lake District, one of my favourite places here in the UK.
    Alison xxx

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  23. That’s a beautiful second look.

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  24. A gorgeous post, liebe Patty.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  25. kampysgirl

    Just Glorious! Patty, I am amazed every time!! Thank you for all of the interesting bits about swans,I love to learn! Such a beautiful spread!
    I love arches also and used to belong to a group that made them as well!!
    Happy 4th!,my sweet friend!xoxo

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  26. Wow!! Gorgeous pages!! I don’t remember seeing them the first time so I’m so glad you reposted them. I love watching swans, they are so beautiful and graceful 🙂 ~Sophia

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  27. Stunning piece, my friend!!

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  28. Well, you know how much I admire your work and this one is no exception. The swans are a wonderful subject; the chosen elements fit so perfectly with your theme!

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