Sunday, April 30, 2017

Assemblage Art: "A Little Bird Told Me"

Good morning friends and happy Sunday!

We returned home earlier this week after 10 days at The Wren's Nest, and it has taken me this long to catch up on laundry and garden work, so here I am at last. Doesn't it seem like there are never enough hours in the day?

We finally hung up an assemblage piece that I started a while ago, and finished over the winter.

Here is the piece, which has been hung
next to the window in the living room.
We actually managed to get in the last
two new windows this trip.
More on that saga later this week!
You may recall that we had completed
16 of the 18 but work came to a
standstill last June when the issues
started with the Mister's foot.
We even put up our first curtains,
which are a little more "printy" than
what I would used here at home,
but "cottagey" enough for this place
without being too cute!...

This was a generic Michael's wood shadow
box that I originally purchased for I-don't-know-
what and painted with Waverly Chalk paint
from the craft section of Walmart.
The color is "plaster".
The inside of the box as purchased
was lined with beige fabric.
Of course, its so hard for me to create
something without using an old photo...

The feathers were found in our yard some
time ago. As I always do with found feathers,
I placed them in a zip lock baggie with
bug spray, sealed it shut, and let them
sit in there for a while, ensuring that any
mites on the feathers would be dead.
The nest was a vacated real one found up at
The Wren's Nest when we cut down some
old bushes up there, and was also treated
the same as the feathers.
Because it was crumbly,
I sealed it with spray acrylic
and carefully glued it to a background
of wax paper to make sure that it
didn't crumble further once placed in the box.
The eggs are little paper eggs that I
think were part of a home decor set once
purchased at Target.
You can read more about the actual nest here...

A copy of some vintage sheet music,
and some paper flowers fastened with
along with some twigs,
seed pods from daylilies here at home,
and game letters...

But my favorite part is the old rusted doorbell
that I bought a long time ago and was
waiting for the perfect place to reside.
It's all about home!...

What have you been up to lately?
Thanks so much for coming by!

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