Monday, 22 March 2010

It's the little things that sometimes inspire you the most.

I was re-reading through April Craft Stamper magazine - and was inspired by another featured artist Linda Elbourne

A lovely lady sent me the same beer mats that Linda uses - I said a private thankyou - but publicly I am saying another thank you as it has enabled me to finally have a go at these.  (Sorry I can't put her name or she might be inundated with requests for beer mats - and might end up paralytic)

This is my first effort so not very good - but it is symbolic - and special to me.

A few days ago, I was sitting in the garden in the early evening, relaxing after all the digging I had done.  So what's special about that you might ask?

Well, I was fortunate to get the very latest hearing aids a few days before, and as I sat there I was overwhelmed at hearing the birdsong.  It was beautiful - so many birds - so many sounds - it brought a tear to my eyes I have to admit.  I could hear my chickens before, and the occassional pigeon cooing - but the chorus of birds all around was quite a revelation.

I can see that this isn't very good at all - it's my first attempt.
I covered the beer mat with silver plumbers tape (self adhesive)
Then I embossed it through my Wizard, and coloured it spring green

Went over the floral raised embossing with alcohol inks.
The dovecote, dove and sentiment were stamped on card which was covered in the plumbers tape

It's hanging in the studio,with the date on the back - of the day I heard the birdsong


Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

That is BEAUTIFUL! Such lovely work! And a sentimental reminder of the joy of Spring ~ so happy you can hear those birds in your yard share their joy!

sam21ski said...

Don't put yourself down Lottie, I think it's fab.

Fab that you can now hear the brids chirping away too


Hels Sheridan said...

I love this...the colours are lush...fab art hun xx

Lynne K said...

It may be your first attempt, but I think this is wonderful! Glad you can hear the birdsong again.

Createology said...

Lottie congratulations on being able to hear such beautiful sounds as the birds singing. Your altered beer mat is beautiful and I think you have done a super job. Happy listening...

Cath Wilson said...

Aw, so you've been missing out on one of my favourite life sounds? I adore birdsong and have been known to sit out in the garden, alone, until 3am to hear the dawn chorus - it's fabulous! Love the mat!