Monday, May 30, 2011

Inchie Monday Plus

Every Inchie Monday's word is Home, where you can find me most days.  I don't know if this qualifies.  I just noticed how "Birdie's" beak sticks a little off to the left.  Do you think the inchie police will call me on it? 
Birdie's home was created from a small piece of stripped down cardboard that I later painted with turquoise paint.  I'd been wanting to do something with recycled cardboard that shows off it's corrugated gut and since birds create their homes from just about anything, I thought "why not?"
In honor of Memorial Day I took the camera out to capture flowers from my garden that represent the red, white and blue of our flag.  But as you can see not in that order.  My blue Lily of the Nile (agapanthus) stands tall and salutes all you vets.  
My white Lily of the Nile shares the spotlight in the same agapanthus patch as the blue.  As they all begin to open they remind me of little fireworks.
My Mister Lincoln red roses have begun to open and show off their beautiful full blossoms. They send heavy perfume throughout the garden that calls the bees.  They love it and so do I.  When the bees are elsewhere.
A long weekend means time well spent in my art room where I can catch up with projects or just play.  That is, when my chair is available.  
And just when I thought my chair was up for grabs, well, I guess someone else thought so to and beat me to it.
Throughout the battle for the chair, I did manage to create a little something.  It's another tiny peak of what's to come in the Extravaganza.  If you'd like to sign up for this day of artful play, food and good company, go to the sidebar on my blog where it says "Stampin From the Heart" and all the info you need is there waiting for you.
It's been a busy weekend filled with art deadlines and trying to keep up with myself.  Sometime today I plan on squeezing in some rest.  For now it's off to my parents and the grill.   Ciao! 


Joanne Huffman said...

Love your dimensional inchie - I, too used a nest as "home."

Monica said...

I know too well the chair battles.

soulbrush said...

Somehow I never actually 'got bitten' by inchies. Now I see people are doing twinchies and thrinchies...what next? decathinchies??? hows your new baby doing? Ours is still not here after two false alarms this week. ha ha.

Lynn said...

Cute little bird on cardboard...sweet.
Those flowers have not yet come up in my garden but will when we finally get some heat I know.
I do have a hollyhock in pink tall and lovely. I should post it soon.
Enjoy your time with your parents.

daisy said...

Love your little bird inchie & it's textural nest. Fab!

daisy xx

Peggy Alborn said...

I thought about using a nest as a home! Especially because I found half a robin's egg while on a walk - but I wanted to make it a little harder on myself. :)

Nancy B said...

That is a lovely little nest inchie and I love the beautiful flowers! (No, the inchie police will never notice the beak since you cleverly scaned it on a very similarly colored background.)

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Lovely Inchie...I usually have appendages on my Inchies due to beading and such. I am late with home but hopefully I will have the components together for Merriment on Monday! Peace, mary helen Fernandez Stewart