Monday, 9 April 2007

Birds

On a roll here so decided to get on with this week's Emily Falconbridge art journal - and the prompt was..... birds. Hhhm, didn't expect that one! So I thought about it, about birds and what they represented. I loved books such as Callanish, about the eagle which escaped from London zoo, and remember the glorious sight of a pair of golden eagles in Kintail, and ended up with this kind of hazy card. The cut out words say spirit and dignity. There were so many words that birds seems to evoke - wisdom, hope, inspiration, soar, fly, freedom, spirit. Birds feature quite a lot in mythology as well. I've had a little owl ever since my first year at uni - when I studied classics and needed as much help from Athena as possible! The raven is a bird with a great brooding and potent presence too, and appears in many Celtic tales. But I decided to stay with the eagles for this card.

13 comments:

Emily Falconbridge said...

this is really cool! glad it made you think outside the square ;)

Lis said...

Awesome card :)

Je@net said...

Wow, this one is great!

Rachel Whetzel said...

What great journaling! I like it!

Julie said...

Yes very good, love the colours and the journalling :)

Paula said...

Great idea for the card.
Mine is made but not got a picture yet, it is still early!!!

Fiona said...

Super card.

Marjolein said...

Wow, what a great card! Love the colours you used!

Kim said...

Great card idea - love the direction you took it - tfs!

Jenny said...

Wonderful card, love the journaling!

Lynn said...

Love it! You are so quick to get it done!

jess said...

Great Card!!! :)

Nat said...

Love the words you connected with the theme!