Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New artwork & a sweet gift ~

It feels so good to create something new!!! It's a simple piece but I'm pleased with how it turned out. Simple pressed baby's breath, nubby linen fabric, an old album page, pages from a botanical book, jewelry, twigs & twine, my favorite quote and of course a piece of vintage lace ~ all gathered together on an 11" x 14" canvas ~
(click any photo to enlarge)

The pressed flowers did really well too.
There were a few milky areas that I aged a bit with a soft cloth and brown ink ~

Here's the sweet gift that I received in the mail ~ a mini journal from Eileen of Star's Fault!!! I love her work and had entered her giveaway. Well, she sent everyone that commented a treasure!!! Thank you so very much Eileen, it's just beautiful!

The boys are out of school this week for spring break and I've just loved staying up late!

I can't believe it but I just checked my posts and I'm getting really close to 900! I'll be sure to have a giveaway to celebrate ~

Wishing you a great Tuesday sweet friends ~
xxoo, Dawn


Carol said...

Hi Dawn!
900 posts is exciting!
Love the new room, the new art, and the pics of the new grandbaby - keep 'em coming!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

The new art is precious. Love the quote, it is beautiful. I didn't stay up late, but woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Beautiful art....it reminds me of an antique herbarium and also a little bit of the art of Cheryl Kuhn. Love baby's breath, the entire look of it and the quote is worth remembering!
Be well, Laura

Marji said...

Good morning, Dawn!! Thank you for the kind thoughts you sent my chilly way!! Love the gorgeous artwork! I love the subtlety, with more texture than color; it, and the beautiful quote, speak volumes, quietly!!! Have a wonderful day, my friend! Blessings, Marji

Lori said...

Dawn, your new art piece is wonderful...the baby's breath looks really sweet...is that your new fabric from wal mart?

Olive Grove Primitives said...

Hello Dawn, I just wanted to say how much I love your blog. My day is alway better after reading your blog. Your new grandchild is just beautiful. Have a beautiful Evening. All the way from Australia Lisa

Vee said...

Nine hundred?! Wow.

Your artwork is simply dreamy, Dawn.

Sweet little gift from a friend, too.

Mademoiselle Julie said...

Great new canvas! It gave me some inspiration for the wedding gift card I have to make tomorrow! Thanks for sharing! Cheers, Julie

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love it love it love it! You are so inspirational - we see this and we (I) think, Hey I have a canvas! maybe I can do this too! :-)
Thanks for always sharing your heart, your artwork and of course, wonderful Clara!

The Jeweled Postcard said...

Just Wow! 900, can't even image that! I LOVE your new art work, and love that quote♥ Your journal you recieved is beautiful! Have a wonderful day my friend (((hugs)))

The Jeweled Postcard said...

I meant to tell you a while back....I have that same picture of the little girl that's above your sewing machine. I love it!

sandra said...

Dawn, Your new artwork is just gorgeous....love all the textures. And the gift is so pretty! How exciting about having 900 posts, and each one of them has been so full and interesting. I always look forward to your posts.

Christine D said...

Oh, I just love your new art piece! Truly very, very beautiful! 900 posts- WOW!! :0) That is super fabulous. I'm always excited to see what your blog "will hold today"! You actually inspired me to start blogging so thank you!! I have my personal blog closed because I have small children at home, but nevertheless it's mine. You are right though- blogging is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Dawn I love your newest art piece...the quote is so wonderful, too. Simple and Beautiful.

Spring Break here too. Sleep late, no schedule~~~love.it!! We had a few snow flurries this morning up here in Lawrenceville!

Blogging has been a treasure to me, too! 900 posts~~woo-hoo! For my baby-blog that is indeed a goal!
Have a great day and stay warm!

Hugs and Love,

Myrna said...

BEAUTIFUL artwork, Dawn! So peaceful and tranquil and perfect quote to go along!! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I love your new piece of artwork - it's beautiful!

Dorthe said...

Hallo Dawn, dear, what a beautifull, and "clean" art piece,so calming to look at-love it.
Love and hugs Dorthe

kaniki's said...

Hello Dawn... My name is Niki- new to "consistent" blogging you might say- and I wanted to pop in and say hello to you!!

I just recently found your blog and you're not going to believe this- but I think I've read the whole thing!!!! You kept me entranced- and inspired- and delighted... What a refreshing place to visit!!! And I thank you for that!!

I love your art- your style- and your enthusiastic look on life- and will check in often!!


Kanikis Prims & Whims

Rebekah Smith said...

hi, dawn:-)

the babies breath piece is lovely:-)...a wonderful antique feel to it!:-)

and your gift from eileen is sweet:-)...what a treasure:-)

wishing you a wonderful day!:-)


SharDon Exclusives said...

Are you enjoying your new art room? Sure looks like it! I really like your new art piece...sharon

Susan said...

Glad to see you are back to creating - beautiful piece! Love our new art room too.

Sandy said...

The new art work turned out beautiful!

emily said...

Congrats on 900 posts! Thats amazing, and I have been loving each one! Your new artwork is beautiful! I'm also having a giveaway, come and check it out!!

Barbara Jean said...

Your new piece is beautiful. I love the simplicity of it!!
And the saying is wonderful.

Nice gift you received too.

Thanks for all the stories and tip about giveaway.

Barbara Jean

Journal Swag said...

I love your work. I also love your gift! The journal is beautiful!



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