Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Secret Garden hanging. (three muses magic carpet travel)

There are times in life when things feel hard, harsh and just almost too much. If I had a magic carpet at those times ( as suggested by this weeks three muses) and could just get away from it I would go to a secret garden.. with tall trees.. sun coming in through the leaves and a pond with gentle breezes disturbing the water. the only sounds would be the breeze rustling the leaves.. birds singing bees buzzing and the sound of the water lapping against the banks. In this hanging.. I am the bird let out of the cage...

Its Stampbord and alcohol inks mostly, and the stamps are from the Tim Holts artful flight set.

23 comments:

  1. Love this!!! The colors are great and anything with a bird and I'm a fan!

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  2. Oh Yesssssss Zuzu - I am right there in that garden, it is a perfect paradise, and I'd like to stay there forever, protected from all of life's worries and the world's troubles.

    Off to find a magic carpet for me too.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful, love the story behind it!

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  4. Oh wow, Louise, I love this! It is not only beautiful, but the message is wonderful...
    I will tell you a beautiful story...When I was single, I wanted a birdcage and my girlfriend bought it for me...I knew I wouldn't be staying in my apartment long, so I kept the birdcage door open. Then, I met someone special (he's now my husband) and I closed the birdcage door. To me, it meant I was "home." We got married and moved to New Orleans, bought a home, and it was one of the first things I moved into here....And the birdcage door is still closed...In this case, it means I'm happy to be right where I am.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  5. I love your description of your secret garden, and the art you've created to depict it. Beautiful work!

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  6. Your art is just beautiful! What a lovely thought! I remember loving the book The Secret Garden when I was little.

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  7. Very beautiful hanging! I love secret gardens!

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  8. I loveeeeeeeee this!!! you are so creative and clever...wonderful work!!!! and everytime I stop here I think of my all time favorite movie...It's a Wonderful Life...with Zuzu's petals!!!

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  9. Gorgeous piece, love this!

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  10. My garden saves me paying a psychiatrist to stay sane!! It never fails to jolt me out of feeling angry or down. Digging in the dirt, cutting and slashing are all much better than taking a tonic.
    I love your most beautiful hanger. The textures and colours are remarkable and the whole effect is perfection.
    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and your thoughts with us.

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  11. wonderful hanger, love your post!

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  12. I just recently discovered your blog and am so glad I did. What a sweet post!

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  13. Love your hanger & your story, Louise, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  14. Oh now, this is a perfect way to leave cares and woes behind on a magic carpet ride. Your story and your hanging are superb. Thank you so much for joining in.

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  15. Fabulous piece.. love the vibrant colours!

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  16. I am so there with you Zuzu. What an awesome interpretation of this theme.

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  17. Now that (the visit to the secret garden) is a wonderful idea - may I join you. And... that (the hanging piece) is truly beautiful!

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  18. What wonderful summery colors, full of vitality and vibrancy! Love your hanging.

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous! I love birds and I love greenery, so couldn't have had a better combo. Lovely work, as ever.

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  20. This is a lovely hanging, Louise, and a piece that evokes peace and serenity - a great escape.

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  21. Wonderful work with inks!! Great colours!

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