Song Bird Mixed Media

I have been using my art as therapy, which has been working pretty well, except I have been having a hard time focusing on what to do first.  This is a bit of a problem as I have an art show and class coming up at the beginning of April in Vermont and need to get cracking on my Goddess series.  So, I thought I would head over to the Collage Obesession website and see what the challenge was for the week.  EGGS.  Perfect, I thought, I shall work on my Song Bird mixed media piece I had been planning for the series.

I started with tearing out pages from a vintage bird book I received from my in-laws and covered the entire canvas with it.  Then covered it with a mixture of red and fuchsia paint.  I had a vision of what I wanted it to look like, but was a little afraid to just start.  Kind of unlike me.  Feeling a little shaky lately I guess.  I grabbed some stencils and jumped in.  Here is a work in progress picture.

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Here is the piece in it’s entirety.  It is a bit of an ode to my oldest daughter.  She has always loved music and will sing everywhere and anywhere if given the opportunity.  Such a free spirit, I love it.

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She has blond hair just like Milah but this Goddess has birdcage pony tails like no other.

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I gave her a dress of real bird feathers and nest with eggs head piece to complete the look :)

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I finished it off with a Maya Angelou quote “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song”.

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Do you have any song birds in your life????

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7 Responses
  1. Stephanie says:

    WOW. For someone who had a hard time starting off this is so lovely. I love the feathers dress :) Quotes are so amazing. They aren’t just words right? It’s like a universal message put into words for us to understand but it means so much.

    Thanks for sharing your creativity my love!

  2. Brittany Leona says:

    Hi Renee, love the quote and using the bird eggs as an accessory to the “goddess” is so you. Love it! You’re off to a great start, keep up the fabulous work!

  3. Michelle says:

    So sweet Renee! It seems you just needed a little inspiration or push to reveal this adorable little girl. Love the feather dress and I would like to order one in my size so I can wear it and bravely sing my song.

    • Wouldn’t that be something to have a real dress like that? You couldn’t help but sing out loud, haha!

    • Shoaib says:

      – I love that color blue.I think you will be so happy with this blog when you are OLD like me. These are just wonderful ways to dmonceut all of the important things in life. When your kids are older and they ask Mom, how old was I when I started to crawl? you will actually know the answer and not have to guess.

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