Learning To Fly...A New Collage...


I worked on a new collage this week!  I used a charming old book cover that I had been saving~ Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett.   The book was in pieces, so I decided to alter the cover.  I scanned an old trade advertisement for spices that featured beautiful birds and roses... I didn't realize until I was done that the birds aren't even robins!  Oh well... I need to put my glasses on...


I used a piece of bark and added a little nest of shredded burlap with three tiny eggs, and made a little banner from an old sheet music title...


It has me thinking of spring...


I am linking to Cindy Adkins' Whimsical Musings Creative Spirit Challenge~ you can link up anything that shows your creative spirit!  Cindy is a wonderful artist and writer, and a supportive and generous blogger!  I'm so happy to call her my friend!  I hope you'll stop by her blog and join the challenge~ there will be lots of creativity there!


Until next time...
Linda

41 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, this is wonderful! I don't think it matters that the birds are not robins (which I wouldn't even have noticed had you not pointed it out). The little nest adds great texture and dimension. LOVE it!
    ~Amanda

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  2. How sweet! I love the little birds and all that you have created. Hope you are keeping warm & snug xo

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  3. Oh! I LOVE this piece. I don't think it matters at all that the birds aren't robins. Actually, I think it gives the viewer something to discover and wonder if the artist (namely YOU) meant for them to be robins or not. Personally, I think that's maybe more important than having the birds match the title of the book.

    Are you going to frame it? Or is it meant to hang, or lay flat, as it is?

    Hugs,
    Susan

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  5. Linda, that is very creative and I love the vintage look of it.

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  6. that is gorgeous linda. love it.

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  7. Love your altered piece Linda! It is so sweet! And those birds look close enough to robins to me -- red breast = robin, right? ;) I wish I had some of your creative energy!

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  8. Love this collage, Linda. The dimensional layers and textures are great. Doesn't matter that they are not Robins. Fabulous!

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  9. I have that book! Said Robin...

    English robins look like the ones you have used. So you chose the right image!

    Love this.

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  10. It looks perfect to me! I love the idea of using the book cover as a background. It is a lovely creation.

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  11. Hi Linda,
    I always love your collages and I think this is one of my favorites. Love the colors, the content, the dimension with the eggs. It is just beautiful.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Jane

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  12. It's beautiful Linda and I especially love the sentiment "Learning To Fly" because it has so many meanings.

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  13. I really love this. LOVE.THIS.
    xoxo
    Pammy

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  14. I love how it turned out. That burlap nest is such a great touch. Very sweet collage.

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  15. Look like robins to me! Very nice. I haven't tried a book cover yet!

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  16. Linda,
    This is stunning. I really like it and I will definitely go over to the blog!
    xo
    lynn

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  17. I LOVE your collage and think it all blends together!!!
    Also enjoyed seeing your new finds! How cute that the birthday card was still in the box with the game :)
    Happy weekend.
    Warmly,
    deb :)

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  18. Your collage is just beautiful and very vintage looking, I wouldn't worry about the robin thing :) You add such dimension to you collages.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Beautiful! Love old books and birds=)!
    Hollie

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  20. Well being new to Etsy, I didn't even realize you had a shop too. Wow..I can see you are the one I should have asking my many ?'s to. I was about to throw in the towel last night. Looks like you have had lots of success! I thought you could only see hand made things? Guess not. I will be knocking on your door soon for questions.
    Have a great weekend!

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  21. Hello my friend,
    You made such a lovely collage, I adore it! It's gorgeous, you are very creative.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  22. Awww, this is just TOO adorable, Linda! I love it!! And thanks so much for linking it up!!!
    XO

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  23. This is beautiful, Linda! I love birds, and I hadn't even noticed that they weren't Robin's til you mentioned it! Sounds like I need to put my glasses on, too:)

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  24. Really pretty Linda ! I love birds too. I have bird houses , and bird figures all over my house.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog , and thanks for following. I follow you too .
    Sharon

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  25. This is just lovely! What kind of scanner do you have? I'm not happy with mine:(

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  26. So darling! Robins are truly my favorite bird. Your project showcases them in such a unique and special way. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. What a cleaver use for those old book covers. Love the collage. Why cares if it's a robin or not, it's beautiful.

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  28. Hi Linda.

    Guess what?
    You won my give away.
    I will be mailing your package this week.

    Hugs, Sharon

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  29. Hi Linda, This turned out really sweet! Very springy no matter what kind of birds they are!! Hugs, Julie

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  30. Linda,
    this is fantastic beautifull-the background with your chosen colors so lovely-and love the image .
    XO Dorthe

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  31. Love this, Linda. It's beautiful!

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  32. Hi Linda
    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment.
    Your collage is just beautiful and love seeing the birds and thinking of spring.
    Many blessings to you in this new year
    Rebecca

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  33. That's a lovely collage Linda. I don't see a lot of different birds around here, so I wouldn't have even noticed what type they are. I just love birds! I am so excited for spring myself, and look forward to being outside a bit more. Hope you are staying warm my friend!

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  34. You create such phenomenal works of art! I can't wait for spring.
    Brenda

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  35. This is so beautiful Linda! Wish it really was Spring ;) Have a great night, Laurel

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  36. You have done so many beautiful pieces, but this may just be my favorite, I love this soo much:)

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  37. Linda,
    This is just incredible! I love bird pieces so much and this is one of the most unique I have seen.

    Thank you so much for your support. Really, it means so much!

    Hugs,
    Suz

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  38. Very springish! Love anything with little birdies. Stay warm! Mimi

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  39. I love your art piece, the layer and textures are lovely!

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  40. Hi Linda,
    Congratulations on winning my Vintage Girl tag from Vicki's Rusty Rooster Vintage Blog. She is a favorite and I'm thrilled to share her with you!!:) I love your blog too, Love your Learning to Fly collage, I love birds!!! As soon as I get your mailing info from Vicki, I will send you the tag! Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend! ♥

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  41. Wow...So charming and super beautiful...adorable....I love your creative spirit..it shines through yor work..so wonderful!
    Victoria

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