March Blooms…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz collage with a themepart of what has had me distracted from blogging lately is Misty Mawn’s fabulous Make/Do Art Workshop

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz 5x5 Put the kettle onsince there is a “tea” reference in one of my 5×5 collage pieces I thought I would share it here for T Stands for Tuesday

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Sixteen 5x5s“collage with a theme” was a recent assignment where we were to create multiple (think 25!) 5×5 inch collages finished with unifying color…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz 5x5 stackedI managed to create 16 and I am not quite sure what my theme was exactly…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Pixlr Kindness stickeralthough nature and nurture seem to come up a lot for me…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Robin RedbreastI selected various black and white clip art images adding them to my painted backgrounds adding yellow ochre highlights…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Blooming Marchas I have mentioned before Misty is a really wonderful teacher and an inspiring artist who shares SO much in her classes (no affiliation just a grateful repeat student)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz March Blooms

“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”
-William Wordsworth

41 responses to “March Blooms…

  1. I adore your collaged pieces!
    I think spring had finally decided to send the bulbs to bloom for many.
    Love the poem!

    Happy T-day

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  2. You must like to draw and paint. I am truly impressed with your drawings and paintings. I would never be able to do that. I like the color coordination, so that might also be a theme. And of course, the teapot is so well done. But when I look at it, I see all things I associate with you, like swans, teapots, lotus blossoms, etc. You did a marvelous job with this assignment.

    Thanks for sharing both your gorgeous art and your lovely vignettes with us for T this Tuesday.

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  3. Your ‘blue’ art is fantastic, just wonderful, I am most impressed. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  4. i love the Color scheme so much and there are so many “patty” Details. just from seing it i would know i only can be made by you, perfectly your style.
    have a great t-day and hope spring is on its way!

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  5. I wondered where you had gone! Your collages are beautiful Patty, I love the theme of nature! It’s a theme close to my heart too. Isn’t this the best time of year?!
    Alison xxx

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  6. Such exquisite work dear Patty. You really do have a special talent. Adore the blue you have chosen to use – very special. Have fun with Misty. hugs, Donna

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  7. Absolutely fabulous collages with a touch of sensibility which I love… Bleu is my favourite color and T my best of the best drink! Thank for sharing, Patty.

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  8. gorgeous pieces of art Patty! No surprise in the choice of background color:):) I think nature inspired is a perfect theme for your project. And thanks for sharing those gorgeous sunny spring blooms. Happy T day!

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  9. Oh Patty! I do see why you have been away and my oh my!!
    This collaged collage assortment is just outstanding! I just kept going over and over the close ups and soaking in the beauty of these pieces! Just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this!
    Jackie xo

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  10. Lovely Patty and so like Spring. We saw our first Robin yesterday,always such a joy ! I have heard them but this was of the first of the sighting of the season. xoxo

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  11. I love this, the blue colours carried through on all the squares gives it an overal unity and yet they do not lose their individuality either… it is gorgeous! Happy T tuesday to you! Annette

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  12. What a great collection of your work. I think it is very interesting to see the colors and connections in one piece and the next. Not sure I could sustain a theme through 16 pieces.

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  13. Hello Patty!
    Your images are each individual so nice, but all together they are an amazing blue artwork. I love it so much. Your bloomy home decoration look as nice too. Softly spring is coming and bring us the first nice flowers to the wild and to the gardens. I also like the wonderful Poem from Mr. Wordsworth. The daffodils we call Narzissen or Osterglocken.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine xox

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  14. Beautiful drawings and paintings, your collage projects look stunning.
    Yvonne

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  15. Oh wow! Really beautiful. The blue you managed to blend with the gold accents is so lovely. Gorgeous images and a stunning cover.

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  16. That robin is wonderful! We have them year ’round here but always enjoy watching them 🙂 Happy T Tuesday.

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  17. WOW!!!!! These are all great!!! You have such an eye for color and arrangement 🙂 It’s always a joy and visual pleasure to visit here ♥

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  18. Oh sweet Patty – your designs always capture my heart. You have your very own style (which I cannot seem to find mine) and you set the perfect stage. Your collage is extraordinary ! It’s something in your heart that makes your art so very special. I wish you would tell me more about this workshop – it looks way to sophisticated for me. But I want to learn so much. Patty I just love following you!!
    sandy xx

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  19. Freda Butler

    Patty I so enjoy your work. You do it so well. Also like the little collages you do like the birdnest under the glass dome. Hugs

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  20. So your mosaic piece in blue is just gorgeous! Glad you are loving the class. I lvoe all your little art pieces- and I think the tea one is my favorite too. I think your whole theme today is blue skies between your piece and the beautiful spring set up you have with those daffodils. Happy T Day! Hugs-Erika

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  21. Nature and Nurture… yes, yes, yes… wonderful post, and glad you are so happy in the class. It is wonderful to be absorbed! xoxo

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  22. That poem always reminds me of my schooldays…one of the many we committed to memory. I am in awe of the wonderful textures you get in your backgrounds Patty.

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  23. So pretty Patty!! You really brightened my T day!! Hugs! deb

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  24. Love that color of blue and the marvelous pieces you’ve created!! sooo pretty…and I am absolutely a fan of random…♥

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  25. Love, love, love and bunny love. xox

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  26. I love your collage and the unifying colour you have used suits your choices of images perfectly! Hope to get an email off to you soon! Hugs, Chrisx

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  27. This makes me want to run over and join Misty’s class, although these are totally your own and are beyond anything. Each one is perfection. I think it is amusing that you say you are not sure what your theme is.
    So even although each one is perfect I am going to say my three favourites are the window, the bird and the teapot.
    I love these subtle colours too, the blues and beiges.
    I’ll bet you had terrific fun with this, it’s right up your street.

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  28. Your collage is fabulous. Love each piece. I’ve taken one of Misty Mawn’s classes. Wish she would make her classes open . She shares so much in her class but I felt I never had enough time to finish theclass.
    Happy T day

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  29. I’m excited!! The blue colours and combined with all the amazing details, you see I’m totally enthusiastic about this 🙂
    Thanks for sharing also all the other beautiful photos.
    I wish you a nice day,
    big hugs Anja

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  30. Wonderful and amazing collages Patty – I am thrilled about your art!
    Your photos make happy as always – specially since we have new snow here instead of spring –
    the poem is just lovely!
    Happy belated T-Day liebe Patty!
    Wishing sun and love!

    oxo
    Susi

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  31. You have been busy! Such beautiful work, as always! Love your spring vignettes!

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  32. Sorry I’m so late commenting, Patty! I’ve been on a course too! I love this post. Nature and Nurture is a great theme to have and sometimes themes just grow out of the heart of us, which I think yours has. I adore the wonderful blues and the beautiful images. Your cover is fabulous too! Once again I feel that I want to reach into my screen and touch what you have created, it’s so beautifully tactile. xx

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  33. Your collage of beautiful collages, looks so very wonderful, dear Patty.
    Your love for nature, animals ,flowers, tea, birds, and the amazing sun, we couldn`t live without, shows through every piece,- and I so love your subtle colors, used, and the calmness coming from them being repeated in every little collage piece.
    And Patty I love your photos from home, the spring is really there, and also here is your nature love ,all over, with flowers, and nest.
    Here my sun also shines beautifully, and warm today, giving hopes of spring really arriving soon.
    Sending you a big hug.
    Dorthe

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  34. Your series is wonderful! Are you planning to bind them or keep in a box or ??
    Happy T day my friend.

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  35. Wonderful collages, Patty! The designs, colors and images are fabulous.
    A beautiful post of nature!

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  36. Your spring looks wonderful! So pretty in your house! And I love the Misty piece. I was thinking of taking that but had blown my class budget for the season. Wishing now I did and hope she does it again — I hear nothing but great praise for her classes!

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  37. I really do love how these turned out! You need to display them in your home. They are beautiful. (I’ve started mine!!!!!!)

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  38. I think your theme must have been ‘blue’ – because it was a consistent factor in each of your pieces. The whole thing is amazing together!

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  39. So beautiful Patty.

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  40. Good job on the collage pieces! I have started them, but haven´t finished yet…good inspiration to try again 😉 It is always such a joy to visit your sweet place here! Always flowers picked and arranged with so much love! It feels so cosy and home 😉

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