Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"Birds Of A Feather"

The challenge this week at The Three Muses is birds of a feather, and my birds of a feather gather here:


In their bird house--these are the three elements that I like to use the most in my art (aside from my new obsession with faces), houses, hearts, and birds--so I loved this week's challenge.  To start out with, I used this old cupboard door I had that had  a glass insert--


I then  collaged  text from my favorite over-sized children's book that I have and scrapbook papers--


And then for the bird house I used my scrapbook papers  again--


I love making pictures with papers--kind of like putting a puzzle together.  It's very relaxing for me.

I also wanted to show you a WIP.  Tara doesn't like using that word, but I kind of do, although I've never used it before.  Remember my journal pages from last week?


Well, I started it--I know, I know, I'm a slow-poke, but I started it--


And I know, it's another face--I can't get away from them.  One of the ladies from my Suzi class, Kristen  had posted some of her faces with text on them, and I loved the way that they turned out, so thanks to her, this is what I decided to do.  I keep adding layers to her face, and when I want to preserve what I've done, I just add clear gesso to her, and then I can add more layers.  She kind of looks sad or mad--either way--it's probably because I WON'T LEAVE HER ALONE!!  So I'll leave her be for a while and continue on with these pages.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but I'll let her tell me.

55 comments:

Ozstuff said...

For once in my life I'm speechless. Your altered cabinet door is superb, stunning, scrumptious and every other superlative in the book. Your birdhouse art is exquisite and I am in awe. Your "bonus" picture is wonderful too. The layering is so perfecct.
Take a bow for the huge standing ovation that is approaching!!

Janine said...

I love, love, love it.
That is such a brilliant ides.
I love it when old things, like that door can be recycled to something so beautiful.
Your journal page is very pretty too.
I allways enjoy to see what you create.
Have a great day
Janine

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous bird door!

Janet Ghio said...

Love your bird door and love your Suzi face with the text!! Very nice.

joyfulploys said...

I like how you take found objects and make art with them. And your face is very very good...I like the text on the face...I'll have to try that. The face I finished today doesn't have any clear gesso, I'm not sure which I like best...off to watch LOST.
Cheers,
Mary

Lori Saul said...

Love your altered cabinet door- the collage itself is wonderful and such lovely soft spring colors! Your journal pages are beautiful as well!

Emelie said...

I certainly like your door, so pretty, nice to see what you started with and the final piece of art work. I am a bird nut also.

Your face, I so like the freedom of her, she doesn't show an ounce of struggle from the artist. Look at the wonderful hair. That is my goal to not have the face show struggle from me.

So now I have to go look for a crow, and decide if I realy want a crow or not, then work on a hairline along the forehead, so I have to be careful not to mess that up.

Sherry said...

I really like how you reused the cabinet door - and love the imagery

indybev said...

Your bird high-rise tenement is a true work of art. The delicate colors make it very special. Thank you, too, for sharing the WIP. She's going to be something!!

Kristin said...

Oh, this is so very, very beautiful! The text behind your drawing is so interesting - I want to try it too . . . Kristin :)

Judy said...

Wow, Diane, stunning piece, what an artist you are!

"MOI" Freubel said...

A-WONDERFUL-PIECE-OF-ART !!!!
This brought a huge smile on my face to watch you entries Diane.
Such imagination and creativity !!
What a talent to change a door into a outstanding creation.
Glad that you joined and shared your work ! Thanks !!

Buffy said...

I really wish you lived around here so I could sell your stuff in my store. The cabinet door is amazing! I might try this with an old window,I have lots of them in my store and love your journal page too,I like the way the face is over the writing. Very cool.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I wouldn't call you a slowpoke. This cabinet door never had it so good. Since I love birds, houses, and hearts, too, this piece really SANG to me. This was truly over the top.

Your journal pages are amazing, too. I love, love, love the layering. Can't say it enough times. This post made me sing with joy.

Trisha said...

I love your birdhouse piece, it is beautiful. Although, I have done many cabinet doors, I have never tried one with a glass insert- very cool.
The face is great too- I love the text in the background.

Faye said...

Wow, Diane, this is really awesome! I love what you did to the old door. The papers around the frame look like a quilt. Your birds of a feather are really great. And I love the journal page you made into a face. Wow, what talent.

Betzie said...

Wonderful as always Diane...that face is so neat!!! Love that idea with the text underneath and the cupboard is adorable!

Terri Kahrs said...

What a gorgeous piece you've created with such a simple door! Brilliant! Hugs, Terri

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is such a fabulous piece of art, so beautifully executed. Be proud, Diane...it is outstanding.

Diana Evans said...

oh my heavens Diane!!! wow wow and wow!!! I love your pieces....I am in awe...and that fave is gorgeous...wow!!!

Sandy said...

OMG OMG OMG a big applause for your outstanding work. I´m overwhelmed. You rock. Love them.

Lucy said...

Wow! What a great altered piece! I love it!....and that face is fab!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Diane, love your bird, really so beautiful!
And your face, so beautiful done!

peggy gatto said...

This blows me away!!!!
Where do you find the ideas AND the creative energy!
Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!

johanna said...

very very beautiful! thanks for showing the process!

LiveArt said...

What a fantastic creation Diane, you're just the queen of altering!! Love your birds and where they nest!! Also love the idea with the text face!! Beautiful!! you're such an inspiration to me :) Keep up the good work :))

Linda

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I think she looks dreamy. I absolutely love the cabinet door! How cool is that to take something so ordinary and turn it into a beautiful piece of art! I admire you so much! Have a nice week! Twyla

Astrid Maclean said...

Your bird piece is fantastic and the journal page amazing! What a beautiful face! Both are brilliant Diana!

Gammie said...

Your art is stunning. I adore it. I found your blog when I was visiting Melissa at Honey Girl Studio and noticed you were from Erie. If you like beads, you will love the bead shop she talked about in Greenville. I will be back to check out more of your blog.

Jeanne
http://gammiebrat.blogspot.com/

Eila A said...

Oh, Diane, your bird house piece is absolutely stunning! It's so beautiful with those lovely colours and designs - and when I read about your working process, I was really struck with awe! Fantastic, great, wonderful - what more can I say!

Martha Lever said...

WOW, love the cabinet door. It's just fabulous!! And I love the face on the text. I think I might try that because I like it too!!!!
:)

Ellen said...

gorgeous birdhouse how cretaive to use cupboard door

love the artistic use of all those papers . perfect combination of birds, houses, hearts

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

You are a great artist. I love your altered door and the bird hous with three floors. It's perfect!!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Diane, the cabinet door is amazing! Well done and I love the Suzi girls! The text looks so nice on there!

Jeanette said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog :) I love your Art, houses is my very special something. The door is amazing!!! Have a super day

Tara said...

Love the texty face! Might have to 'borrow' that idea... And if it's not a dumb question, what glue did you use to stick the paper to the glass? I would've worried it wouldn't stay on...

Jackie said...

Just fantastic, Diane! Everything about it is beautiful and it's so creative using a cupboard door!

TonyaA said...

Beautiful creation and art journal page! Love your creativity on using the cupboard door! Very cool!!!!
Blessings, peace,and love!
Tonya

Kelly Berkey said...

Diane,
She is BEAUTIFUL!! Now I'm going to have to try that. I love the text on her face.
Hugs,
Kelly

WrightStuff said...

So, when you had finished, did you stick the door back on the cupboard??

I was amazed by this piece - Marie is right - definite standing ovation for this one!

I love the suzi face on text. I quite often use text as background but never drawn on it so will have to give it a try. I am so loving that course!

Silvia said...

Fantastic work. Love your birds.

Star said...

Hi Diane! I absolutely love what you did with a wonderful cabinet door! I came over the other day and found your blog and DELIGHTFUL art! It's all just wonderful!
Thanks for coming over to see me, too....I hardly think my art can compare but with enough classes there's hope! (giggle)

PiecesofD said...

WOW!

Hannastiina said...

wonderful birdhouse, you did great work doing this

AliMayes said...

Your door is just stunning!

Marlynn said...

Holy WOW..... a cupboard door. Girlfriend, you are just way too much. Yes, I have a few of those doors I would like to take an axe to but their in use. . . in my kitchen! LOL. I know, I know, the snow is now ugly again and we have another 12"-24" moving in tomorrow and snowing into Saturday. We haven't had this much snow in 8 years. The Snow God, yes, she is mad at us here in the nation's capitol... do tell, won't go there. You stay warm and I so LOVE your suzi faces - you are very good at them....... hugs

Rosie said...

How marvellous Diane! You're an alterer after my own heart - and this is such an excellent interpretation of the challenge. I love everything about it, from the scrappy papers to the drawing and birds. The jounral page spread is coming along beautifully too - never apologise for what you do, that just takes away from your process, which is wonderful. Thanks for sharing yourself and your creative processes... =)

Elizabeth Golden said...

I love your cabinet door. What a great idea. Will this go in your studio?

Janet said...

The birds are just adorable but I'm in love with the woman's face painted over text!

Celestial Charms said...

I'm always amazed at the things you create. So imaginative, and beautiful. Your work is awesome, as my children would say.
Maureen

Janny said...

What a fabulous piece, and I love your drawing!

joanna said...

Diane, The altered door is fantastic!! and the suzi face...I love it!! the text behind the face is so cool!

Marina Huisman said...

Awesome work, I can't stop looking at it.
This is the best artwork I have seen so far, bravo.

Barbara Jean said...

Oh girl I am lovin' your work!

This sad girls face, over the paper, outstanding, and I sooo love the birds and house.
And all done with paper?? I would have thought painted, but what a great idea!

glad i found you.

blessings

barbara jean

Art Expression said...

Hello Diane,
First let me say Thank You for visiting my blog...I appreciate it. I am a newbe at blogging so I am happy when someone stop by and comment.
Now..everything here is beautiful. I love the face with the words in it (newspaper print)I will have to try that. And the collage...wonderful, your work is fantastic....all the faces, etc....Nice

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