Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Birds....beeswax...and nests ~

I love this artist's work....
I found her illustrations in an old Victoria magazine ~
The artist is Isabelle de Borchgrave....

I've given this little bird to you before...
don't you think it would be precious embroidered onto something?

I finished my beeswax collage!
I'm so in love with using beeswax now ~
I still have a lot to learn but I love the old patina it gives the layers.
I added it to my Etsy shop too!

Look what my sons brought me over the weekend!
Two of the most gorgeous abandoned nests....
from two different sons!
They know me well ~

I think I need to come up with something to strap them to now!!

Have a beautiful Tuesday precious friends ~
hugs and love,


Dorthe said...

Hi sweetest friend,how adorable you finished your beautiful collage, it is looking realy old, with the soft golden patina .
And such sweet sons, to bring you those masterpieces of nature, dear Dawn.
The drawing from Victoria Mag. is a favorite of mine,too- thankyou for showing it again, I went to see your post where you showed it first, and found the most beautiful bird image- Thank`s sweetie.
I hope your day will be filled with joy, and happy moments, Dawn.
Love and hugs from-

Theresa said...

Love your artwork! You are always making something gorgeous! I bought some birdnests recently and thought of you:) Have a blessed day dear Dawn, HUGS!

Lee Weber said...

Come visit me- you can have all of the old nests in my barn!! hehehe

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~
Your beeswax project came out awesome!

Your sons do know you well :)

Have a wonderful day!


Sandy said...


The bees wax collage is amazing but your work always is! I hope you enjoy a wonderful day!

Vee said...

Great nests! Those boys of yours know how to bless you. Yes, the collage is a delight. You sound very excited about this new venture into beeswax. I'm sending you an email link later in the day because I found something you may not have heard about. Look for it!

jennifer768 said...

Dawn the collage is gorgeous! How thoughtful of your sons.Have a great day,Jen

marie said...

Hi Dawn ~ your beeswax collage is beautiful! I need to get brave and try playing with beeswax sometime.
How sweet your sons are - I love let they think of you and the things you love. What a blessing they must be to you.
That little bird is so sweet - it would be a perfect stitching project!! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Your collage is beautiful. The was makes it look so old and I love how it makes things kind of transparent. This gives me the inspiration to get mine out and do a project.
Hugs, Jackie

Barbara Jean said...

Love your creative art piece Dawn!!

And, (I hope this does not sound like bragging,) but that bottom nest looks just like some I have done! Maybe I am part bird. =)

barbara jean

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

Dear blog friend,
I am trying to put together a bloggers board.
This board would contain the name of the blog, the first name of the author ( last name, if you allow ) and birthday-- month and day only.
Once I get this put together, I will email to all participants.
If you know of others who would like to be listed, please give them my email address so I can add them.
I just think it would be handy to know when our friends birthdays are so we can send them our best wishes.
Those of you who have not yet sent me your address, please do. These will not be part of the blog board, but for my own personal address book. I like to send cards now and then.

June said...

Beautiful collage Dawn. I have done a little with beeswax, but nothing as pretty as this.
I think it could become addictive though, because it was so messy and fun!
I love the fact that your boys bring you such awesome gifts. I could hug 'em!
sending hugs...

Vicki said...

So pretty! I have been wanting to play with beeswax. It looks like so much fun. The layers are gorgeous.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Lucky to have such wonderful sons to bring you those!!! Your collage is beautiful!

Rustique Gal said...

Dawn, You are awesome! I love the beeswax collage. I've done some collage with the medium and am now inspired to try some more. I love that you put the words over the picture. I/m off to buy some tissue! I wish I had someone to bring me nests too! Love em!

Shawna Bates said...

Dawn you should really concider doing a tutorial on using bee's wax. I bought a block of it like 2 years ago for atc's and have yet to use it because I don't know how!! Love your work~!


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