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Friday, July 20, 2012

A Little Birdie Told Me

Today is a lovely summer morning in San Diego, a little warm and a little humid, but beautiful nonetheless.  As I sit at my computer the birds are singing in the background, welcoming this new day.  My house is close to a lake and it is amazing how many birds come into our yard!  I've seen bright yellow birds, sparrows, robins and so many more.  Every morning the mourning doves arrive and stay most of the day.  My hubby is a huge bird lover, and fills two bird feeders and two hummingbird feeders every week.  It's so much fun to watch the little hummingbirds fight over the feeder.  Did you know that a dominant hummingbird actually "claims" the feeder and fights the other hummingbirds off?




I love to include birds and bird cages into my artwork.  This book is an altered memo book that I created for a swap.  I find the Tim Holtz bird cage die to be fabulous when glittered.  Isn't everything better with a little glitter?  And the cover also includes two of my faves of the moment:  festooning and pom poms.  Really, with glitter and festooning and pom poms, what could go wrong?

I hope you all are enjoying your summer, and that you can enjoy the birds every morning. If I think of sounds that make me happy, bird songs are right there at the top with the sounds of waves at the beach.  I just love summer! 

Happy Pink Saturday to my pinkies.

21 comments:

Ira Huberts said...

How wonderful that your living so close to the lake and being surrounded by so many beautiful birds has inspired you to create this fabulous book Marti! It's full of lovely details and looks absolutely darling!!
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I just love inviting birds to my garden - especially Hummingbirds. They are so much fun to watch! Love your altered book -it is quite lovely - yes, glitter adds so much to crafty creations! I hope you have a blessed weekend,
Kathy

cassandrasminicorner said...

Great post and interesting PINK!

Visiting for PS- hope you can stop by..

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chubskulit said...

How beautiful!! Happy Pink Saturday and have a nice weekend.

My PINK

Sherri said...

Your art work is so stunningly beautiful! Your blog is so pretty too! Happy Pink Saturday! Enjoy your weekend!

DearHelenHartman said...

So, so pretty. I love the morning song of birds out here in the country. Happy Pink Saturday.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Marti,
What a sweet project! I am loving everything with birds lately, so this hit home with me.
enJOY a lovely weekend,
Kimberly

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Marti,
What a sweet project! I am loving everything with birds lately, so this hit home with me.
enJOY a lovely weekend,
Kimberly

Denise said...

Thank you for visiting Me and your uplifting words.I love to watch and listen to the birds.One of Gods little gifts to us.Your journal is beautiful.I am your new follower,it will be a pleasue.Denise from Coffeeberry Cottage

Denise said...

Once more,it happens often, I was already following you :)

jana holland said...

I love your book and I also love birds and adore San Diego......thank you for stopping by....enjoyed my visit here as well.
jana

Robyn said...

These are lovely, I have to tell my step-mom to visit your blog as she is "addicted" to all things birds and birdcages, she would love it!
Thanks for visiting my blog, hope you are having a FUN Pink Saturday!

PS - I think they are blown glass, but not positive, I never saw the sign describing the creating of the jelly fish.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

There is nothing prettier than birds singing in the morning. I have a red Honeysuckle vine growing outside my Sunroom window and the Hummingbirds love it. Happy Pink Saturday.
~Clara

mischy said...

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I love birds and nature. Its nice reading an article related to those. Thanks so much.

RobinfromCA said...

I love your journal! Anything with little birdies speaks to me!
Robin

Olivia said...

I love birds! Darling journal! Xo Olivia

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I just love little birdies...so did my mom, come to think of it. Hmmmmm, guess the nut didn't fall far from the tree.

Hugs,
Judy

Jeanie said...

I wake to the birds, and how I love it! I love your pages, too -- birds being a favorite. Your work is of such fine quality, Marti. It's always a pleasure to look at it.

Little Pink Studio said...

This is just lovely, and I love the glittered bird cage!
Cerri xo

Ira Huberts said...

Hi Marti,
it's me again ;-) Thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog; in answer to your question: I made one heel out of a ribbon spool and glued DP on it and for the other one I used big silver coloured buttons which I glued together. If you enlarge the photo you may see it? Enjoy your Sunday!! Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

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