Sunday, 16 November 2008

I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS

NOW TRADED
I made this ATC for the Theme Thursday challenge where the theme is birds. I absolutely love this image from a Teesha Moore collage sheet - he looks a bit of a wily old bird doesn't he? Makes me smile.

The background is made with Distress Inks on a linen finish card, and I took inspiration from the colour and pattern on the bottom of the picture for the zig zags on the sides, which I did with watercolour pencils and a permanent pen marker. The letters at the top are from a Tim Holtz distressibles sheet, and the wording comes from the title of American writer Maya Angelou's first volume of autobiography.

Perhaps these words are a quote from something else, so if you know where from do please tell me. I've always loved them and they speak powerfully to me, so perhaps for this reason I'm tempted to keep this one ... unless you want to get in touch and tell me why I actually made it for you??

12 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh this is so wonderful.
Great colors. Gorgeous.

Shelly Hickox said...

This is fantastic! I love the rich colors you used. That Maya Angelou book is one of my all time favorites. I remember when it came into our high school library and I felt like a whole new world had opened up for me. I made a piece for Wednesday Stamper recently, using a bit from one her poems - she's a wonderful writer!

alice k. said...

After seeing your comment on my blog I just had to come to see your straight lines!
And wow, am I thrilled. I just love your art work, the Bird piece is so lovely. I love the intricate, yet orderly details and those rich colors.

Kelly said...

beautiful creation

Anneke said...

this is beautiful and the colors aswell

LazyKay said...

The book from which the quote comes is excellent, I can recommend it (the whole series in fact) really good reading.

Great piece of work.

xxxxxxx

Heather Robinson said...

Oh Rosie, this piece has such whimsy, energy and a marvelous sense of humour to it.

April D. said...

I love this piece! The zig zag border is inspired.

Carol said...

Wow love the colors gorgeous ATC

I hope you don't mind I used your blog as inspiration and have made a metalic ATC for the this thursday challenge this week
TC
:)

Jaqi said...

very nice Rosie, love the zig - zags , Jaqi x

Carole said...

Great ATC.

I've never read the book, but I have used the quote before. It's one of my favorites.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love your caged bird ATC Rosie! AND all of your latest creations. It's always fun to come and see what you're up to!