Thursday, June 23, 2016

Birds and words

I have been tremendously inspired by a couple of challenges. This is what you get when you combine birds and words...

Background is from an old dictionary that was gessoed and sprayed and inked and stamped... let's just say, there is plenty of mixed media goodness there. With the colors I went out of my comfort zone, it would never enter my mind to combine yellow red and blue - but it did work nicely.
As for the words, I went with a combination of crossword puzzle and scrabble. Here are the birds and they have all something to say:

This blackbird is trying to be scary (imitating an owl), but he knows he is not scary and so he tells us to 'fear not'.
 Because Love is inexplicable,  love song has to be inexplicable, too. *VWwWwXx* (Did you understand that?)

Sing out Joy!
Listen to this: "00001223445..."  I have never heard a song like that before.

The blue bird sings a blue lullaby: "Zzzz"

And love? It is inexplicable...
I am entering this set into:
Anything but Cute: #14 Birds and Bees
The Artistic Stamper: Red, yellow, blue
Mixed media Monthly: #25 Anniversary celebration. I chose #15 Get Texty


  1. Todella upeuksia kaikki.
    Oikein Ihanaa ja Nautinnollista Juhannusta Sinulle.

  2. Great job combining those colors! And those birds sing their little hearts out! Love the idea behind these, and your work is so creative. Thank you for sharing them in our birds and the Bees challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  3. These are GENIUS! I am always so amazed at your creativity level and the way you think of the most interesting ways to tweak the ordinary. I am loving your scrabble look with the letters. This post made me smile and the bird singing the series of numbers made me think he might be a math bird. Math is definitely not my forte, but I love this little guy for singing numbers! Really amazing project!

  4. Such beautiful backgrounds and how lovely to make the birds 'sing'! Thanks so much for joining in our Birds and the Bees challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT x

  5. Really amazing background! Maria ;-)

  6. So creative and so beautiful! Your background is amazing! Love it! Thank you so much for joining in our Birds and the Bees challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT

  7. Beautiful, Thank you for entering this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper

  8. these are so creative and super sweet! brilliant and beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!