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Monday, July 12, 2010

Miss Mary ~ Sweet Memories of Love

I finally finished my Miss Mary art challenge last night!
Mary of Green Paper gave us three images to work with
and we could create whatever we wanted ~
Here is my art challenge piece....

(Click image twice to see larger)

It's been created on the cover of a large old book ~

Accented with fabrics, antique lace and papers, seam binding, old buttons
and a few jewelry pieces ~

I've just placed this collage in my Feathered Nest Shoppe too!!!
Thanks so much for the gorgeous images sweet friend
and for offering this wonderful challenge!!

I had to share with you a sweet gift I received in the mail the other day ~
an amazing abandoned nest from my blog friend Linda!
Can you believe the wonderful detail??
Thank you so very much dear Linda, I just LOVE it!!!

I'm working again today and tomorrow at the soap shop!
We're still preparing fresh product to display
at the Atlanta market show that starts Wednesday ~

I hope you're doing wonderful and staying cool dear friends,
have a great Monday!!!!
hugs and love,


Dorthe said...

Hi dearest Dawn,
this is a very beautifull art piece, I love what you did with Mary`s images, the sweet woman, just fits so wonderfull inside that page you made for her, with the antiq lace and seam binding- so lovely.
And the little nest is a wonderfull building of all kind of nature things, how very clever those small birds are ? What a great gift,sweetie.
Wishing you a happy monday- working with the soap, and wishing you lots of luck for Atlanta market,wednesday,dear.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Myrna said...

OHMYGOSH Dawn! I LOVE this! You put in details I would never think of doing...the fringe around the that cheescloth behind the image? Brilliant!
Beautiful art piece! Great job!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi Miz Dawn,
Very pretty collage! Good luck to the soap in Atlanta.
Stay KEwl

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh everything is just perfect and that nest....there is nothing sweeter in nature than to see how our little female bird friends fashion their homes with all the beautiful natural raffia that nature has to offer! We had a robin build a nest dear our front door and she had two sets of was so darling and I so miss her. SHE IS DONE!

Enjoy your day, Anita

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

I was trimming bushes this weekend and found three little birds nests and lined them up on a bench hoping to preserve them.
And your art~ I always admire your work and ability to place the things I love~ lace...ephemera...buttons....all together to create a beautiful piece. You did it again!
Happy Monday
linens lace and lattes

suebeebuzz403 said...

Good morning Dawn,

yet again a beautiful piece of artwork. How do you come up with all the great ideas? Have a wonderful week
Karen B.

One Shabby Old House said...

Your finished project has inspired me to try my hand at this. I would love to use a picture of my sweet great great Aunt. Did you use just regular seam binding and then tea stain it or is it a product that you buy that way?
Good luck at the Mart. How exciting for you.

Claudia said...

I always love seeing your creations, Dawn. You are so talented! You rose to the challenge beautifully.


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~
Your art challenge project came out just beautiful !!

Have fun creating soap today :)


Miss Sandy said...

Your artwork is gorgeous! I love the crinkled seam binding and the creative use of the envelope. I hope you have a wonderful day at the soap shop!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Dawn:
I love what you created with the challenge image. You are such a wonder with the details! An inspiration to all, my friend.

I just received a box from my BFF in Wisconsin. Her mom had saved FOUR hummingbird's nests and one from another, larger bird. The hummer's nests even had hair from their black dog in it! Now to decide what to do with them! More inspiration from The Feathered Nest, I'm sure! ;-)

Have a wonderful week, Sweetie.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet...and beautiful! I'm sure the soap shop smells wonderful! I love handmade soaps! ♥

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Your challenge piece is amazing. I love what you have done with the pieces Mary gave us. I especially love the fabric ties on each side and the way you place the image of the envelope on fabric. wow!

Thespa said...

Lovely piece!

Vee said...

Your project came out beautifully...beyond beautifully. I will be interested to see what others do with it as well. Speaking of detailed nests, your project demonstrates that the details matter. Best of everything with the soaps. I know that your creative touches will be a big help.

Mary said...

Your piece is gorgeous, just as I knew it would be! I can't wait to see what you do with the nests!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Beautiful work! Have fun with the soap, I am sure the scents are luscious.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Fabulous dear! You are shiny. I just love seeing what you have found and delighted in. Thank goodness for your little place of joy here! Blessings.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Well, don't know what happened to my comment lost connection for a moment! It was full of love and sugary thanks for the way you see life... Ahh... well, hope your heart heard it anyhow. Love, Amy

Jo said...

This is such a wonderful collage - fantstic use of the images! Gorg nest too, x

Carol Bass @ A Bird in Hand said...

I've been looking forward to seeing your creation. When I was contemplating mine, I kept saying, "Wonder what Dawn would do?!" It is truly beautiful!!!

Carol xoxo

Barbara Jean said...

She is so beautiful it took my breath away!!
I so admire your work, and what nice pieces to work with form Mary.


barbara jean

Barbara Jean said...

PS so love your nest too. Isn't it amazing how wonderful they build their nests by using all that is around them?

Thanks for sharing your precious gift.

barbara jean

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Oh Sweetie,
She turned out amazing! I love each & every element you used. You know how I love the burlap & the wads of seam binding, all of it...perfect! You really took this challenge to the next step! Don't work too hard, & save some energy for some late night phone calls. Lisa

Nelly said...

Hi Dawn,

Truly exquisite!!! I decided to join in too in this challenge. Was lots of fun, no?


Rebecca said...

Hi Dawn
Love this collage, but then what's not to love! The images are beautiful and I love how you put it on a book cover using lots of seam binding! Gorgeous

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Sweetie. Love you're Miss Mary hanging. It's just beautiful. How you find the time to do so much especially adding the soap business in, I'll never know.

I just wanted to let you know my 1st giveaway for my one year blogiversary ends tonight(Tues)I hope you get a chance to come by and enter.

I think of you everytime I get 2 seconds on the blog, no I take that back because I don't get 2 seconds often and I think of you much more than that.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Lisa said...

Dawn, your cover is beautiful...i just did something similar using an old letter.. though i like the way you framed yours!
I though someone crafted that nest...but obviously it was a little bird and not a person..what a work of art! It amazes me what birds can do with just a beak!

Jann said...

You did an amazing job with the Miss Mary challenge . . . beautiful!

ByLightOfMoon said...

I love your collage of Miss Mary. This is in my head to do something similar. You did beautiful!
Have fun at market and sell tons of orders.

Smiles, Cyndi

Linda K. said...

Awesome artwork, dear lady. What I love about your pieces is they are always balanced and have just the right amount of materials. I like the different types of fabrics, gauze adds so much and it is so simple. You know just where to put the buttons!


Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Dawn,
Your collage is absolutely stunning, I love all the beautiful laces and fabrics and the images are so beautiful!! I am always in awe of your creativity and gorgeous artwork! I just signed up for Mary's Glue Book Class and I am really excited to start! Sure wish I lived in your area so I could attend your art class at Blue Sky Studio. Congratulations Dawn, how very wonderful for you sweetie!
Hope you're having a beautiful day~
Hugs, Carol Anne

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Dawn, A lovely finished Miss Mary Challenge. You have such a distinctive style, and signature look, I think I would have known your beautiful work anywhere. I'm always inspired by your art. Love, Penny

Elizabeth said...

You did a great job! You are so very wonderfully creative. I admire people who can take a few objects and make something truly beautiful out of it.

Sarah told me last night to send you a hug from her. ((HUG))


Diane said...

Dawn, what fun seeing all of the Miss Mary projects. Everyone's is so different, so personal! All the participant's individual styles really come out. This is YOU! Lovely!

Joanna said...

Hi Dawn! Great collage. I really like it! :)

I need to try working with those colors.

xoxo, Joanna

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi sweetie,
just absolutely love what you did with the Miss
Mary project - it's so you! GORGEOUS!
Have a wonderful day.

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Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Oh Dawn, it's BEAUTIFUL!!!!
I love it's soooo pretty :)
The show starts today! I hope I'm not too late in wishing ya'll lots of luck and fun!!!

Kimberly said...

A truly lovely fabric collage! This was such a fun challenge and I so love seeing other visions of the same images-love your vision!

Kat's World said...

It's absolutely beautiful! It's remarkable what you do!

Romeo said...

It is simply beautiful Dawn!!!! Of course I doubt you'd be able to create anything that wasn't beautiful!!!

Good luck at the Mart! I'm sure the soap will be a hit!!!!

I hope you are doing well!

"Her"and Romeo


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