Tuesday

'Birds and the bees '

I have been having fun playing with some mixed media.. old papers.. ridiculously gorgeous ephemera and than painting over the top.. here is two I have just completed.. on wooden blocks.

The first one I used the image that I drew yesterday, I redrew it ( is that a word?) over a gorgeous old paper and then painted it up with lots of fun stuff...






the next one is showing my love for bees.. lots of fine papercutting.. painting, drawing.. the first time I have tried drawing a beehive... :) (this definitely looks better if you click on the pic to enlarge)


this one was inspired by a swarm of bees that flew past my studio yesterday.. it sounded like a bomber jet coming! I was just so excited .. yay bees!! I just hope someone hadn't destroyed their hive..

Thanks for looking at what has been keeping my little self occupied :) Bye..H

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful artwork!

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  2. These are absolutely beautiful!

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  3. oh wow Helen!!! these are fantastic!!!

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  4. You have a great style. These are lovely!

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  5. These are truly elegant, Helen!! I love, LOVE the birds of course...but the bumble bee (as much as I am terrified of them), looks just beautiful! (^_^)

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  6. Hey lovely ladies!! Thank you all so much for your encouraging comments..So completely appreciated!! Puts a little swing in my step.. :)

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  7. Hi there, I'm loving these new pieces, very different and so delicate, the details are gorgeous. I also love that blue bird on the wood, it's so striking what a beautiful combination!

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  8. Beautiful... are you tired of that word yet? I gotta find a thesarus. I love these and I think my very regal bird from you might need some friends. I'm not usually a fan of mixed media but these are beautiful(where's that damn thesarus???)! ~LeslieMichele

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  9. Nicola thank you for visiting.. I have been trying out new things I'm glad you enjoy them!

    Leslie haha.. I know what you mean with the thesarus.. I'm sure I used to know a lot more descriptive words!! But beautiful ' is a great word in my book!!
    I'll sure take it! haha!

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  10. these are just beautiful!!!

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  11. OH MY GOODNESS! You do everything. I can see you wear you safety glasses to do some of the hardware. Helen you are absolutely right. Now I don't know whether the watercolor artist feel the same way with these pieces of work for they scream BAM! OH MY GOODNESS. These are so beautiful. You draw lepidoptera like a master.

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  12. You are a master.

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  13. AAAAAW! Happy Birthday to The Viking! What an auspicious day. I wish I knew. Is he the one with wavy hair? He is so cute. I must think of drawing a little viking. Hahahaha how cute would that be!!! Have a great day dearest Helen.

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  14. Holy CRUD, these are beautiful! Excuse me. I must look again.

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  15. Yup, it's for sure. These are BEAUTIFUL!

    OMG, these papers are fantastic. And what you have done with them is magic! Such a gorgeous, nostalgic quality about them. And I'm in love with your fat little furry bee.

    Really? A SWARM of them? Oh my goodness, they sound like they were quite angry and on a mission!

    Let me say again. Beautiful!

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  16. Delightful Ces and Bella.. thank you for coming to play! would you like a crumpet?? It;s so wonderful when lovely friends come in to see my etchings!! You just made my day! jam and cream?

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  17. These are awesome Helen! I hope you create more!

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  18. Fantastic papers! I love what you've created with them. Your birds and bees are beautiful!

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