Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Waiting for the Eggs to Hatch

This piece celebrates the arrival of spring.  I know for many of you it’s nothing but unending cold, ice and snow (wish you could send some to me).  Here in the Arizona desert we are in a major drought.  January and February are our rainiest months (we only get a little over 7” a year).  Many people think most of the moisture comes in the summer when we get the monsoons.  We have had no rain and none is in the forecast for the rest of February.  We are also having record high temps with days like today being in the 80s.  So it feels like spring here and many of the plants in my courtyard are in full bloom with the bees busily collecting nectar.
The piece is made from a Bird Shadowbox Shrine Kit and a 2” Wooden Spool.  I used two layers of Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint on the bird and then picked off some of the pieces of crackle of to give it a more aged look.

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Coco said...

Wow, this is so lovely!!!
Spring looks not far with you Laura.. that's good! :) Coco xx

Jo said...

how pretty ... i love the chipped off crackle paint technique, very cool!

Createology said...

Lovely. I always enjoy your divine style. We are also in an extreme drought here in Northern California. I will add you to my rain dancing. Creative Bliss Dear...

Karen Mallory said...

How lovely and wonderful Laura! I am in Northern California too. We keep seeing pictures of the foundations showing of towns that were covered by water in dams and now uncovered by drought!
hugs Karen

JackieP Neal said...

Laura, I just adore the little egg creation! How sweet! ")