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Friday, September 25, 2009

The Honey Maker ~

I don't know why I love for my artwork
to have some sort of message, but I do.
We need little reminders in our day
to keep our thoughts on track...
there's always so much going on around us.

Sometimes it may be just one word,
a simple verse
or even a poem
but encouragement is a wonderful thing to me ~

I finally finished my bee assemblage!!
I've called it "The Honey Maker" ~ fitting, right?
I've used several different elements on this one but it's still simple.
Of course the little skep you've seen!
The bee (which I know is a bumble bee but I like his plumpness!)
is mounted on a handmade spring so it stands away from the background.

Can you see the beautiful backdrop
that is on top of the ledger paper?
It's one of the beautiful images
that Mary of Green Paper has in
her image shop ~

Since I can't hardly stand to use the actual old cabinet cards in my artwork,
I appreciate the images she's put together!

Simple elements, simple words....
to encourage us to remember to be kind to each other when we speak....

SOLD ~ Thank you so much!!!

I wanted to let you know the glue
I love to use so much is Fabric-Tac....
it's holding the glass jar on my metal tray (on the giveaway artwork)
plus it's holding the metal key plate on the tray as well,
believe me, it's not just for fabric!

Thank you all so very much
for the wonderful comments on the giveaway!!!
You are the most precious friends ever!!!!
And see, you made me want to make something again today!

This coming February, I will have been blogging three years now....
which is one of the reasons I have so many posts!
Another reason?
I love it...

Wishing you an amazing Friday sweet friends,
hugs and love,


Lee W - The Way I See It said...

Oh Dawn- nicely done! It turned out so well! xoxo

Lori said...

Dawn, that is gorgeous!!! everything goes perfectly with the darling skep that you made...i LOVE fabri tac!!! i use it for just about everything too...much better than hot glue for is smooth where hot glue can be lumpy...and i think it holds like anything!!!

Susie said...

Dawn, this turned out really it.
Have a fantastic Friday..

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hey Miz Dawn,,ohhh it turned out so dang kewl...just so sweet. Your price is so good,,it won't last long in your shop.

Sea Witch said...

Absolutely lovely. Well executed and I adore the woven bee keeper. I also adore words added to our surroundings. Just a lovely piece. Sea Witch said...

The bee's turned out WONDERFUL Dawn! I knew it would be wonderful. I love the 3 bee's at the bottom, I think it looks cool when there are multiples. Great work friend. Lisa

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie,
such a sweet darling piece, I love the whole thing together, and as alwayes your color scheme is so beautifull, and also the verse....And so love your little bee experiencing everything there, with the different shoots you made,must be a dream-place for her.

Thanks for your sweet comment, Dawn,means a lot to me.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is really nice, Dawn! I love it! The verse is perfect and I love how you placed the bee.

Julie Bou├ęsso said...

VERY adorable! Cheers, Julie

The Jeweled Postcard said...

Love the way you assemble things and love that bee skep! You were born with such a gift!!!

candice xo

chicroses said...

I love this collage. Love it.I thought your bee skep was bigger didnt realize it. It is just great.I wonder about painting bees and making something like this...So many ideas and I need to have time to do them. I just went to an estate sale last weekend and actually got free this huge cone of Wasp nest. All those layers of wasps cones inside..with a tree branch sticking out on each end. So I took it into my antique store where I rent a space. The owner has it on display. Gosh can I ramble. Sally

Anonymous said...

OMG, another priceless piece of art! I went immediately to your shop to purchase it, but someone beat me to it. Darn. It is adorable!!!!
Have a good weekend.

kathy lowry said...

DAWN < I believe this is one of your loveliest pieces -- all the parts are perfect together and tell the story -- I love that scripture -- and you sweet friend --follow it to a t --
Blessings kathy - ga

Teri said...

Oh, I absolutely love this!!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

This turned out lovely Dawn.

Josette said...

Dawn - I LOVE the bee assemblage, Bees work together with one thought in mind - for the good of all - you do this with your beautiful blog.

Bless you,

Elizabeth G. said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm glad to see that you must not be affected by the flooding. A funny story...

Robert was watching the news with me when the flood came on about Georgia. My son said, "Mama, don't you have a friend there?" (I had shared with him and Sarah that you live not too far from the airport we flew into this past summer). Sarah then jumped up and checked your blog to see if you were posting. She came back to say that you must be okay.

See, there are people in Utah who care about you, friend! :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Love, Love, Love it. This piece seems to really speak to me. It must be so satisfying to see how your imagination comes to life so beautifully. Another great job Dawn.
Hugs, Tracy

madrekarin said...

Dawn, that is just beautiful!!

Karen said...

Your artwork is outstanding as always!! Loving both of them!!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. You are a very talented lady. Thank you for sharing with us and inspiring us.

Betty said...

Beautiful work dawn. I love your creativity.

Heidi said...

Dawn, your work is amazing I wish you a wonderful weekend as well.


Charlene said...

I was sooooo happy to post about you & your give away! You are such a sweet loving soul. You have helped so many of us. Hugs!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Oh my gosh, if you hadn't sold it, I surely would have bought it from you.
LOVE this so much! Gonna make any more???

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Hi Sweetness! I picked up my first Soemrset Studio in quite a while this week and loved seeing your article in there! Life is sweet isn't it. :-)

Lynnae said...

It turned out so cute!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's a very beautiful assemblage! What a great idea to make that beehive. It's just perfect for this piece of artwork! Hugs, Julia :-)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I am in love with your Bee Creation!!! I just became a bee keeper in June of this year and have suddenly fallen in love with all things bees!!
Love it Love IT!!


Halo Hill said...

Just love it, Dawn!!


Nita Jo said...

Ohhh Dawn, that turned out even more beautiful than I imagined. I love it!

Nita jo


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