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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

New art & a thank you!

First, thank you so very much sweet Becky of On A Wing and A Prayer for my precious little bird and tag ornaments that you made! I love winning contests plus I get to own other's beautiful artwork ~ Thank you Becky . . . I love them both!

Next, here's a piece of artwork I created today inside of an old, old cigar box with beautiful graphics! I featured two nests with eggs and the title, "sweet home of the little birds." Why do I like nests, birds and eggs so much?? I don't know. There must be a represetative meaning somewhere in there. So many of you like them too! I should get it in my Etsy shop tonight ~

Update: I tore out those humongo eggs and painted and speckled these smaller ones, I'm much more pleased with the look of these. The others looked like chicken eggs!

Can you believe that Christmas is so very close?? I'm so totally not ready but for some reason I'm not stressed. Everyone in our little family's finances are tight this year and I think that we all realize it and also realize that it doesn't really matter. As long as we are all healthy, happy and together ~ that's really what matters. Below: the wreath on our front door, a photo of our tree and three chubby snowguys that I made a few years back .

xxoo, Dawn


BECKY said...

Dawn, thank you thank you thank you!!! You just don't have any idea. Thank you sweet Dawn. Just Perfect... One day I will know how do you do this, everytime I need to hear it, you are there.
And as always your work and tips inspire. I just love the glitter you added to your new art piece.
Oh and one more thing. I was so close to talking Dave into detouring your way, on out trip to see your shop. Next time forsure. We always drive to Fl.
Warmest smiles,

Sharon said...

I love your latest nest creation. Best Holiday Wishes!

Vickie said...

Love your creations, old and new.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Always so wonderful to visit you. I love your Holiday decorations, and your nest...beautiful!
xo Lidy

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Storybook Woods said...

The nice thing about tight finances, is it makes you appreciate at is important. oxoxox Clarice

Lori said...

Dawn, i just love your new piece! very sweet!!!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Love your beautiful art piece you pretty! Always enjoy reading your blog Dawn. Heather

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your new nest art piece is just beautiful! Thank you for the glimpse into your holiday house!

Vintage Tea said...

Thanks for more inspiration, my dad has stacks of cigar boxes piling up that I knew I wanted to use for something!

Best wishes


Alison Gibbs said...

Just love your latest creation

Rebecca said...

Your blog and bird-themed projects remind me of a quote I love that I clipped from Victoria magazine and have pasted in my home scrapbook. It reads ..."We are but Birds of Passage and must build our nests out of what materials we can find." ~Lady Wilson 1889

Thank you for the beauty and inspiration (not to mention your kind comment on my blog--I'll be posting more about our England trip soon).

Warmly, Rebecca

Janice said...

What sweet treasures from Becky! You are so right that it is fun to receive artwork from other people too! I love your new creation, it's so pretty! Love your snowguys, too, they made me smile.
You have a beautiful Christmas attitutde, and I'm glad you are not stressing.

tongue in cheek said...

Charming! You come up with the best ideas.

Miss Sandy said...

Your work is so heart touching and I too love birds nests, feathers, and eggs, perhaps one of us will discover the meaning and share it with the other. Merry Christmas, Miss Sandy

Amy Wagner said...

I know what you mean about this time of year being tough when finances are tough.
We will not be getting gifts for friends at all this year, and relatives will go without. We will only have one gift to give to each of our kids. I have to feel ok about this. We are together and healthy. And the bills need to be paid.
We all need to remember the real reason we celebrate Christmas.

GardenGoose said...

lovely artwork.


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