Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Angels

This week The Three Muses challenge is angels.  I love  angels in artwork.  I especially love the folk art  and handpainted ones.  And of course angels are always around, no matter where or what you're doing. That's why I decided to make a garden angel.



Even though we still have 3 good months of winter here (Spring doesn't begin until April around here), I'm thinking Spring with blooming flowers and butterflies, and starting your garden.

For the background of this, I used another vintage favorite book of mine--


I found this a couple of years ago at a yard sale.  Look at that price--what a find!  And I know that book was headed for the trash if I hadn't of rescued it.  I've used it on countless numbers of artwork.  It's probably about 15" tall and the pages are aged perfectly. I also collaged again this time with scrapbook papers, and the butterflies are Dover images.


33 comments:

joyfulploys said...

I've been hearing about "The three muses," I need to check it out. I love this collage angel!
I'm counting the days/months until spring too. The more severe weather is just getting started here. It's great finding deals like your old book.
Cheers,
Mary

Sandy said...

Oh wow wow wow wow this is so beautiful. Love all the details. Just great.

Ozstuff said...

What a treasure you have found in the old gardening handbook! Your angel is exquisite. I love your gorgeous and creative artwork. We are at opposite ends of the world! There you are dreaming of spring and I am looking ahead to another three months of heatwaves!!

Willy said...

Your garden angel is marvellous.

Janet said...

Being a book lover I can't believe your good luck in finding such a great old book at such a bargain price!!! Around here I never find anything like that unless they're asking $$$$ for it!

Your angel is beautiful....I really like the soft colors.

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Wonderful garden angels card and what a great gardener handbook.
And your card is really amazing.

Taluula said...

Isn't it great when you make a find like your book, my husband looks at me askance when I buy such things from the car boot sale ..... but the difference is to me it is something more than an old book! Your angel in her garden is wonderful.

Martina2801 said...

Wow - this is very impressive.
Stunning work. Love your creation.

CountryDreaming said...

A wondrously delightful treat for the eyes ... love the movement diagonally upwards to the right. A gorgeous assortment of cozy flowers surrounds the inspirational and uplifting angel. Also awesome how you were able to incorporate that treasure of an old gardening book you found into the piece!

Buffy said...

She's beautiful,love the colors and the way the whole thing flows.

Betzie said...

This is so pretty Diane, I love your sweet angel. You always do something beautiful. I love old books and catalogs too. Too cold here to think spring today though!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Diane! Your garden angel is lovely! The angels all around us are truly a blessing. You've created a magical painting with your background find. What a treasure! Thanks so much for your sweet visit as always!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

WrightStuff said...

I love reading the stories of how we create and where we get our supplies from. I bought an old touring guide of the UK today for 50p - expect to see maps appearing in my work anytime soon!

This is a truly lovely piece. Love how you did the skirt. She's so pretty.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh I love your garden angel, she is just beautiful and the background is fantastic. Wonderful piece!!

Lori Saul said...

I love your garden angel- very beautiful art! Special and so expressive!

"MOI" Freubel said...

I've now almost see al this weeks entries of the three muses Diane..and yours is absolute one of my favorits !
What a UNIQUE piece of Art !!
Well done.

peppapig said...

Brilliant,this is gorgeous!!

Judy said...

Gorgeous spring inspired card, Diane, I am dreaming of summer here wondering when it will appear AND it is supposed to be summer here!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your angels piece; it's really beautiful! xxoo

Lisa said...

I've never painted an angel...maybe today I will. Thanks for the inspiration Diane.

Happy Artfilled day to you

Lisa D.

LiveArt said...

Wow, this is absolutely adorable!! love your page, your angel is wonderful!!

Linda

Effie said...

Beautiful painting....

nick said...

ooh i really like this one! especially the face!

Ellen said...

this is gorgeous, beautiful work .
if I had to choose one of all the entrees this week it would be this one.

claire barone art said...

really lovely great flow in her skirt thanks for your comments on my blog hope you have a very creative 2010x

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi again Diane! Thanks so much for your lovely visit! I appreciate your touching comment. I really enjoyed making the banner for Paulette. And to answer your question: Yes, I can create a customized banner for you. Just email me or convo me through etsy for more details. Thanks again! :)

trisha said...

I love you angel Diane. It is beautiful. I am ready for spring. :)

AeFondKis said...

You have a lovely blog and I was drawn to your angel collage, lovely work. I am a textile artist and live in the West Coast of Scotland.Best Wishes...
Linda

Janny said...

Love your Garden Angel, she is goroeous!

Janine said...

That´s a lovly antry. I love art- journals!

Deb Harvey said...

Your work is so Gorgeous!!! I really enjoy seeing what you are up to!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog, and your very nice comments!
Have a great weekend!
Deb

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Diane, this settles it! You are my favorite artist! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Gaby Bee said...

This garden angel is amazing. Really beautifully done. Love all the little details!
Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Gaby

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