Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sticky fingers ~

I find myself waking up in the mornings....
and eventually looking down at my hands and what do I see?
For one, my mama's in the world did that happen??
And then I notice small pieces of glue that I'd missed the night before!!

I'm one of those hand washers and while I'm making something
I tend to wash them over and over again BUT
the glues I've been using have some serious lasting power.
But one thing I know....
If I wake up with sticky fingers, with tiny pieces of glue here and there,
I must have made something new the night before!!!

I love working with nests, eggs and feathers ~
so I had to make another piece.
This one is created using the back, yes, the back
of a 12" x 12" canvas!
I've covered every speck with wonderful old pages
from a birds of America book....even the back.

Thank you so much Jules!

Here's wishing YOU a few sticky fingers too!!

Happy Thursday sweet friends,
hugs and love,


cynka- Ewa Mrozowska said...

przepiękna praca!!!! cudna prostota:D

Karen B. said...

Dear sweet Dawn,
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!! It is beautiful!!!! Thank you for the sticky finger wishes that is something every one of us would like, well I do.
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Dawn - but, please tell me - what glues do you use? Especially if the treasures you're committing to shadowbox are of some historic commemorative value. Do you use different glues for wood, fabric, ceramic? Novice little me and my glue gun are wondering what's best for a project commemorating my hometown's sesquicentennial. Any tips are greatly appreciated.

time worn interiors said...

Your art is always so inspiring! Wish I could stay in my studio and create something. Gotta be out working on huge pieces of industrial furniture for the next show in 4 weeks! Summer is always are busy time! Keep it coming!

Vee said...

Oh, I see, using the back of the canvas creates a little shadow box just the right size. Excellent thinking outside the box or inside as the case may be. Your story about glue on your fingers is my own every time I use the stuff and one of the reasons why I don't work with glue often.

Joy Lett said...

I'm glad you are back to creating. I know that makes you happy- it makes alot of other people happy too!! Stay sticky. XO

trash talk said...

When I wake up with sticky fingers, it's not because I made anything as beautiful as this. Usually it's 'cause I ate donuts the nite before!
Love that you see your mama's hands...I do too!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful Dawn! I've made tings using the back of canvas before ~ but none quite so lovely as this piece. I love that you covered ALL of it witht he book pages!! Well worth the sticky fingers! : )

Marie @ spunbyme.blogspot

Kim said...

In my case it is the stains from the alcohol inks...I look like a car mechanic!! Your nest is just beautiful. How creative to use the back side. My neighbors used to have all kinds of barnyard birds and I would spend every trip over there picking up the wonderful feathers. Love it!

Jamie said...

Beautiful art piece and well worth the sticky fingers. I am going to miss you so this weekend. Sending you hugs around your neck anyway Sweetie. Love, Jamie

The Charm House said...

Dawn, My fingers are so sticky now they are sticking to my computer mouse. LOL! I don't think my hands have been perfectly clean in a very long time. When the glue sticks, other things seem to stick to them also. I just smile and know that through it I created something special for someone. How about getting together soon?
Let me know! PS~ Thanks for helping Whitney find a washing machine. I did not want her to get a front loader. I really do not like mine.

Love you,

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Very beautiful work. Well worth the sticky fingers!

Unknown said...

it's gorgeous! I'm PINNING! :)


This creation is just absolutely amazing! I love how you covered the canvas and used the back. I look forward to following along as you continue to create, inspire and share your life with us.
Have a great weekend!
~ Julie

Anonymous said...

Nests, eggs and feathers warm my heart too. Really beautiful work!

Dorthe said...

I love your new artpiece dear Dawn-wonderful with the book pages you used- and the lovely nest "hanged" with the metal--I love sticky fingers, when working with papers, too :)
Hope your day was more beautiful than mine--here it rained all day--my garden love it though!
Love and hugs, to you my dear friend, with kis from Dorthe

humbleheartnhome said...

Dawn, everytime I've ever come across your blog I feel so inspired. Thank you for always sharing the simple & beautiful things in your life. And tomorrow... I too will have sticky fingers. I find it funny how the Lord works... I saw your shadow box, which inspired me to create something for my home... I was just wondering where I'd find something to turn into a shadowbox... then my husband came home from work with a very shallow wooden box and told me that he thought I could make something with it... it's just beautiful how life works... Lookin' forward to more posts.

Linecas have said...

Thats gorgeous.Wonderful work. Not strange you sold it quickly. I also find so much inspiration in your blog. So beautiful stuff and great ideas. Wonderful.
I have a give away now, with roses in a style I think you would liker, perhaps you like to join?:)

sassytrash said...

You are TOO clever to use the back of a canvas!!! I'm finally getting inspired to do something with all my boxes from seeing your photos. (I loved seeing my little black shadowbox again in your photo!!) Thanks for always being so inspiring and generous in sharing your creativity!

Rustique Gal said...

Dawn, I love the bird projects you have been doing! this one and the silver tray you recently posted are so beautiful!
So...Do you purchase your nests and embellish them? or are they natural? Inquiring minds want to know!

Denise J. Phillips said...

Absolutely Stunning! You are in the world that
I strive to put my head into:) :) And your talents
I aspire too:)

Unknown said...


The Rustic Victorian said...

I noticed Moms hands a few years back too. I am proud of them, and the wrinkles, but not the big butt,,,,oh well,,,rock on!
Love this piece!

Unknown said...

Very nice! Love this...


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