Tuesday, January 26

Nature


A perfect nest. Straw, bits of string, plastic & a feather or two. A vintage aquarium to show it off.  The ultimate assemblage.

I've been spending a lot of time outdoors with the kids lately, enjoying these 50 degree days. Going to the park, looking for 'nature' as my son calls it.  I was inspired to build this little shrine.


The kids planted their first garden last summer, this sunflower is evidence of their green thumbs.


A prayer of thanks tucked among the seeds.


NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
-Robert Frost


23 comments:

Miss Gracie's House said...

Hey Lisa,
What fun projects...you are really good at the 3-D collaging...One of these days I'm going to try:)...your collage post was sweet...I got what you were saying...thanks for all of the encouragement my way!
Rene'

Linda said...

Lovely...I enjoy assemblage and collage, and your pieces are very inspiring and creative to me!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a lovely post. I especially adore the prayer tucked in the sunflower sees. Thank you for sharing these beauties. Your work and creativity is so special.

The Feathered Nest said...

GORGEOUS!!! Just GORGEOUS Lisa!!!! I love this...such a wonderful gathering of nature and images ~ don't you love it when our children join in with the gathering of nature goodies?? So beautiful dear friend...hugs and love, Dawn

June said...

Lisa it's all just so beautiful. I love your artwork so much!
Gorgeous!
hugs

Dorthe said...

Lisa dear, sweet,
you are an amazing artist, this is so very gorgeus, I totally love it.

xoxo Dorthe

Carol Mae said...

Hi Lisa, I just love the little bird shrine you made, it is so sweet, beautiful talent you have. Love your blog also. Take care, Carol Mae

Kim said...

Lisa, these are just beautiful! I passed atleast 10 nests yesterday (I know my eyes should have been on the road). I want to go back with one of those limb trimmer things to get them! Love nests! Kim

T said...

You are so creative and talented!

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Lisa,
Great mixed media project. Love all the special little added things.
Luv,
C.xo

Donatella said...

Saw the nest(the poem too), then got caught up on "Picnik"... Such a neat element to have on your blog, such neat art~

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Lisa,
Oh my gosh I was blog surfing this morning and caught your mention on Mary Greens blog site Green Paper.
That is just awesome. Way to go.
High 5,
C. xo

sweetpea said...

Lisa, I love this post so much! You see beauty where many don't , and that's what I so like about you. You are one talented girl.

Hugs,

Shelley

Glamarella Junk-Sherry said...

Oh My......Amazing ART!!!!!!
I'm adding you to my FAV's
Sherry

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Your post is beautiful, pictures and words. Glad you and the kids can enjoy things together. I always loved to do things with my kids. These are memories that will stay with you forever.
Thanks for stopping by, I miss you.
Hugs and love, Pat

Cathy said...

Lisa...how beautiful!!! Love the poem along with the stunning images...you have such a lovely way of putting things together!!!

I love visiting here...it always brightens my day!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Lisa,
It's been so long since visiting last!!! where have I been? Your blog is better then ever. LOve love love everything!
xo,
Carole

Fancy Fodder said...

Hi Lisa!
So nice to meet you :+D
Your blog is very nice ~ we share similar tastes in art/decorating, and that's awesome!
I've joined your followers list
Have a great day~
Franny

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

LOVE it!!!
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Storybook Woods said...

Oh Lisa, I just never get sick at looking at your art work. Love it. Clarice

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Oh Lisa, That's another beautiful piece of artwork! Your shrine is just gorgeous! I love all the sweet details so much! I also have a lot of fun bringing home little nature things from a walk.
Have a wonderful day!
xoxo, Julia

BellaRosa said...

Lisa amor, beautiful, simply beautiful! You, Dawn, Sandy of Quil Cottage and so many others made some of the most beautiful pieces of art that are not only lovely to look at but are inspiring and make me want to create! I can't wait for the Artist Class to learn some techniques! I so wish some of you lived near by to get together and learn from :) Besos, Rose

ps..what is that at the bottom of the shrine? It kind of looks like gauze but has bits still attached and looks like threads behind it..sorry intresting things like this catch my eyes :)

Barbara Jean said...

amazing Lisa!

I'm still looking for the shoe!

blessings and hugs

barbara jean