Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Birds of a feather~ Could they really be related???

Birds, eggs, and nests are some of my favorite things.
Last spring I was all about "reproducing" nature for inside my home.

Here are some nature-scapes made during this phase.














What a difference a year makes.

This year I am all about "Fantasy Birds."





These are birds I'd like to see in MY trees when I look out the kitchen window.






NO birds in nature EVER wore crowns or looked like these. They make me happy! I hope seeing them make you happy too.



Here some links to things I've made. These are currently being featured by Beyond the Picket Fence,Room to Inspire, 24Seven and Chippy! Shabby!.

It is such an honor to be featured on the blogs of these talented women. Thank you all so much!!!

62 comments:

  1. Oh now I LOVE those birds! I have been noticing an obsession with me and birds lately...so far I am leaning towards simple birds, but yours are too cute! Might have to add a couple of those :)

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  2. I love the idea of fantasy birds with crowns in the trees, Singing away! A perfect dream :-) Bella

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  3. I love birds and think every bird should wear a crown like your creations! Happy St. Pat's day! deb

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  4. Sweet birds with their little crowns:) Love them! Have a creative day my friend!

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  5. What sweet birds! I like putting crowns and pearls on them too.
    Just using our imaginations is so much fun.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  6. Love all nests and of course your wonderful cloches. Stunning. The birds are so cute and fun. Hugs, Marty

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  7. I love those birds! And yes isn't it funny how we are drawn to something similar but different from a year ago. I love your decor from last year as well too. Who can resist a sweet little bird, or nest full of eggs. Our hearts swoon at the sight.
    Have a blessed day!!!
    Blessings,
    Debbie
    Does your birdie lay eggs? Big smile.

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  8. Loving your "fantasy" birds! What a cute idea and they look so fancy!

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  9. I love the birds...can't say I've ever seen anything quite like them before. How fun!

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  10. These are so cute. I can't get enough of birds lately.

    Feel free to stop by my blog and enter my necklace giveaway!

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  11. A be-crowned & bejewelled bird...a must-have. Will have to have talk with the cat about this.


    Cheers, Joan.

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  12. JOAN!! It was so great to see you featured at Chippy & Shabby in your booth surrounded by all of your creations! It also much be heart warming to see someone take your idea and make their own creations based on your ideas!!! Keep it coming! Judi

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  13. Your creations are so pretty, Joan!...Christine

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  14. The birdies are delightful! It was fun to see photos of you at Grayslake, doing what you do. Hope the sale was a successful one.
    xoxo
    Pam

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  15. Some great looking naturescapes! Very beautiful and unique!

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  16. Bee-You-tee-Full! The only thing wrong with a bird in nature is that it doesn't wear a crown... and I see that you have corrected this problem! I have become a follower and I invite you to drop in over at my place one day this week. until later...

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  17. Hi Joan, I really enjoy all your creations! It's funny how what we are so into one year, our taste change and, we are into something totally different the next. I'll be adding your Easter Blog Hop sign to my Blog and until next time, Donna...the 3rd sister

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  18. Way to go Joan! Your creations are wonderful and inspiring! I only wish I could have been at the show to see them and YOU in person! Someday soon!
    :)

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  19. Looks like youve been busy nesting!
    Love it all.

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  20. Your fantasy birds are just lovely and oh so unique! I am so happy I dropped in, I am a new follower, your blog is wonderful!

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  21. your little fantasies are so tweet!!!!
    fresh and bright----ah spring!
    annie

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  22. ANY birds are the best!! Real or made up, it just doesn't matter. Great job! Can't wait to go to the other blogs and see your fun stuff!
    Lynn

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  23. oh wow, these are brilliant!
    I added your blog to the collage-directory, http://collage-making.blogspot.com/

    thank you for being part of the community :)

    Shona Cole

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  24. really lovely - the first are so beautiful & the fantasy ones such fun & perfect for Easter !

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  25. I love, love, love the fancy birds.
    Yup, we would all be happy if we could see these birds flying around out there in the tress.
    Thanks for sharing your fancy birds, they made me smile and chuckle outloud.
    Michele

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  26. I just LOVE birds, so, of course, I love those. Thanks for posting at Favorite Things Friday and for the comment!

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  27. Gorgeous, gorgeous cloche. Beautiful birds and eggs! Happy Spring!
    Yvonne

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  28. I love these cloches Joan - and I don't know what to make of them "fancy" birds.....LOL !
    Kammy

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  29. Love these. DD2 spotted a bird with a few things in a cloche this week, she purchased. I'll have to show her these.

    I hope you'll drop by AtticMag to see what Jane did for Met Monday.

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  30. Every queen needs a crown, even a birdie queen!!

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  31. Your fantasy birds are so fun.

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  32. Beautiful way to display birds. They are all cute.

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  33. I love this post. Your vignettes under the cloches are fantastic. Love the crown adorned birdies.

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  34. That is super cute! I would love for you to join me over at a vision to remember for check me out saturdays
    www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  35. Your birdies are such cutie patooties...thanks for sharing them at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  36. Your birdie cloches are so charming, Joan! Love the different looks! Beautiful creations!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  37. I think your fantasy birds are fabulous - I would love to look out and see a crowned bird flying by! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!

    Chelsea

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  38. You did a great job on your nature creations. You have a lovely home and these add a nice accent to it.

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  39. Wait, wait, WAIT!!! Or as Lee Corso says on College Gameday, "Not so FAST my friend!"

    When I was in Africa, I was FASCINATED by a gorgeous black and white crane who was wearing a NATURAL bright red CROWN on the top of his head!!!!

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  40. I love those eggs--I want some! lovely nature scapes!

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  41. You really have done a wonderful job decorating the glass cloche. Those domes or bell jars are so hard to find. Whenever I see one I grab it. Birds are certainly one of everyones favs.
    ann

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  42. I love the versions from both years!

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  43. I was gonna say I thought some birds had natural crowns but Keetha already said it--and saw one! Anyway, your work is gorgeous and so detailed. Really awesome!

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  44. You are so talented and creative. I love the birds with the crowns, they are so sweet.

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  45. A bird wearing a crown is a great idea. Why shouldn't they wear crowns? After all, we can't fly

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  46. I'm in love with your birds! This is so cute!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!
    Don't forget to enter my giveaway! I'll announce the winner at my next week party.

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  47. I love birds...real or almost real. These are lovely :)

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  48. I LOVE birds with crowns...they instantly make me smile :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  49. I like your nests from last year best! I guess I am much more of a realist. We have gorgeous humming birds, their colors are amazing but not as showy as the Aussie parrots I grew up with.

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  50. Love the birds- They're so bright and cheerful!

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  51. very cute... everyone should wear I crown! just so cute.

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  52. I love your colorful fanciful birds!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

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  53. Those little crowned beauties are my favorite! Thanks for linking to Creative Cats!

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  54. I featured this at Life As Lori. If would like to stop by and grab the I was featured button please feel free to do so.

    Lori

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  55. Love them and especially love the ones with little eggs... wow. You should see the little eggs my cockatiel lays! LOL Ive often thought of doing something like this with them, but I think they are too fragile!

    Visiting late from VTT,
    Tracy

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