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Friday, January 14, 2011

january pages




sepia skies
inspired me this month
and a flock of sparrows that seem to want to hang
out in the radiant crab tree...

"hope is that thing with feathers..."

bird drawing on paper mounted on canvas

I prepped the pages this month with gesso
and journaled directly on the gesso
and then I used colored pencil to create the
sepia sky background...




above, I used one of my sky photos ...
you know how I love the sky...
and I used it to create a transfer on muslin
I also used it as my inspiration for the background and to
obscure my text...



the full 2 page spread above...

ingredients this month: gesso, pencil, colored pencils, transfer on muslin with omni gel, thread, fabric, canvas, paper...

as always,
grazie for stopping by
I never take your friendship for granted...

C4N!




33 comments:

Becca said...

Oh so beautiful! I wish I could draw a little sparrow like that. I love birds, and the sky is so lovely. Very inspiring, thank you!

*jean* said...

gorgeous, beautiful and dreamy...love your little birdie...

Linda said...

Well that's beautiful! I love your little bird! I wish I could draw a bird like that.... you always inspire me! Guess I could TRY! Have a great day!

audrey said...

Oh, how I LOVE this sweet innocent little bird.
Your pages are beautiful, Cat.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

This is fantastic! What a beautiful entry.

Ian Foster said...

What a sensational little bird, your double page spread looks great. Bravo!

lynne h said...

that sparrow in the sepia sky... : )

xoxo

Kimmie said...

These are so beautiful .... I will look for sepia skies here ... Our skies tend more to chrome and silver colors

Valerianna said...

I like the sepia tones... and the sweet, little bird drawing. I've been receiving much joy watching the birds flitting around the feeders out my new window. With soooo much snow, they are constantly around.
Happy winter!

Ooo, I really like my word verification word, zapini, though now I think another one going to pop up. Zapini - sounds Italian to me!

vintage moon studio said...

Am so in love with the little sparrow! Hope the new year is treating you well, dear one. xo Deb

sharon said...

Your drawing is beautiful and I love the effect of the sky, transparent and haziness together.....mysterious, but soft and quiet.

lilylovekin said...

This spread is lovely, the sky, bird. I love the transparent color and the peacefulness of it.

Diane said...

Beautiful--just perfect!!

Kim Palmer said...

Oh Cat, just love this page. The sky and wee birdie are gorgeous! Bravo my dear, what a wonderful start to this years journal!

layers said...

your wonderful mix of art mediums and ingredients mixed together with your heart and imagination and you created some beautiful pages.

dosfishes said...

Wonderful bird Cat, and the whole piece looks like sky upon sky. xox Corrine

Tammy said...

Wonderful piece. I love birds in any art and yours especially is always so pretty.

rivergardenstudio said...

Your sepia skies and sparrow are lovely, and your new journal is so, so beautiful!!! You are such a creative woman! roxanne

Karen Cole said...

Wow Cat....
First of all, these pieces are exquisite. The colors....the colors.

You are a busy woman. Two blogs. Two successful shops. I need some lessons. How do you do it? Wow, again.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Sepia is often a mood for me and your impressions are so inviting...the lovely melding of theme and colors. You inspire me to return to my journal. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Evie said...

This piece is beautiful and in particular your little sparrow is so sweet!

Debrina said...

Wow Cat - stunning! I love everything about this. The bird is just exceptional - you are one talented lady!!!

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful palette you are using for this journal - it has an earthy rich organic feel to it. Perfect for your sweet sparrow!

Seth said...

Such soft and serene colors!

Margaret said...

Beautiful pages Cat, I love the soft colours and the texture Mx

Harnett-Hargrove said...

A wonderful January, indeed. -J

LauraX said...

beautiful! Love the transfer onto muslin....hmmm something to investigate:)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Cat! Happy day to you! Who doesn't love pretty little birds who welcome each day with their sweet songs of hope! I LOVE the way you decorated your journal. And what a great gift you received tied up with those beautiful sari ribbons. Best wishes, Tammy

winnsangels said...

Such beautiful beginnings Cat. I love the layers you add. Depth, textures, layers - my loves.

~*~Patty S said...

I cannot believe I have not seen your precious birdie in THE sky before now...where have I been!

wonderful dreamy pages as always dear Cat...your journal must be an absolute delight to sit down with!

first thing this morning I looked out into the back garden and spied Mr & Mrs Bluebird peeking into birdhouses and sitting pretty on the garden gate...the blue in their wings, especially HIS of course...breathtaking!...I'm thinking they are early birds visiting in January heehee
oxo

Leslie said...

I love that sweet little bird drawing on canvas! And the photo transfer.

Lovely!

Marilyn Rock said...

Stunning; love the tones!

Linda said...

I adore that bird drawing...incredibly sweet!