Saturday, February 14, 2009

Birds of a feather...

Happy Valentines Day everyone! I hope you're all having a sweet day! ;o)

As for me? Well, I've been up since 5:30 this morning getting my daughter Stephanie off to work. She's my sweet one that would sleep for 14 hours straight if nobody woke her! Needless to say, I make it a point to get up with her so she's on time, besides I drive her there too. It's all good; as I mentioned in earlier posts, she works at Starbucks - free coffee for me - Yay!

So when I returned home, I didn't go back to bed as I found this lovely little blog party that's happening today. Well, I found it late last night, so I didn't have anything prepared! No time to create with my hands - too time consuming. But, I happily sat at my computer for the morning and created digitally. Here it is!

I know Valentines Day is traditionally about romance and the one you love, but today I decided to create about the other one's I love too - my daughters; especially since the suggested theme is 'Birds of a Feather'.

The 3 birdies represents me, Victoria and Stephanie. We truly are Birds of a Feather! Their crowns are pink for sweetness and innocence of age. My crown is a different color as age and experience has weathered it's appearance somewhat. We're sitting by our nest that represents our home; all 3 of we girls LOVE to spend time at home and never wander far for long. The rest of the page surrounds us with femininity and Victoriana; each of us are girly-girls at heart. Finally, the saying that surrounds us is:

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." ~ Henry Van Dyke

I came across this quote when I first started blogging and surfing around. It really spoke to me because in a world where there is so much competition and so little self esteem, raising 2 daughters to be themselves and be proud of who they are, has always been my main mantra in nurturing their life journey. That quote said it so sweetly to me.

What fun I had creating this! Thank you to all who took the time to come and have a peek! I'll be visiting you as well.

Have a wonderful weekend! ;o)

21 comments:

Shell said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Dawn. I love your collage of the birds representing you and your daughters. I feel Valentine's Day is about all kinds of love not just romance.

Daydreamer :) said...

Absolutely beautiful collage! I love the colors too!
Have a happy Valentine's day!
XOXO,
Heather :)

Sarah Whitmire said...

Happy Valentines day! :)


*SOUL HUGS*

Sarah

Lady North said...

Alrighhhhhhhhhhhht! Starbucks! Our closest is 3kms away (sniff) I am definitely getting an electric bike this Spring1 Love your collage and such wonderful colour sense..Happy Lattes!
Blessings LN

KathrynAntyr said...

I'm so happy that you jumped right in and joined out party. This is a great collage. I love the three little birds and how they represent you and your daughters. How sweet! I love working digitally. It can give me a quick creative fix when time is short.

Thanks for coming out to play today.

Happy Valentine's Day
{soul hugs}
k

designs-n-stuff said...

Hey Little Miss Blogger, lol, you are such an inspiration for being creative and your love for your children (does that make sense???) Your creative ideas are magnificent. I love that you incorporated your daughters and you into the image. Gosh, if I had to create something like this, I would be in a nest with the 2 littlies attached permanently to either wing and holding a box of panadol (headache reliever) in my beak and the older kids would be nestled in their own individual nests with their own computer and mouse in their beaks, ha ha ha. What on earth am I going to offer my bloggers? I can barely write a blog without getting interrupted. I was wondering if we could swap daughters for awhile? ha ha ha. Kisses and hugs to them please. Catch you soon. ILU XOXOXOXO

Miss Sandy said...

Beautiful digital art! I hope to get comfortable enough with a new program I got to be able to learn this art form. Have a sweet afternoon!

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs said...

Great music and of course the birds, the meanings explained make all the difference in the forest!

Thauna said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I love your collage...daughters are indeed so very special. Your blog is beautiful!

4ravens said...

Your three little birds are gorgeous - Happy Valentines Day!

bethbbk said...

Beautiful - thank you for sharing!

femminismo said...

Dawn, this is a truly lovely post with many sweet thoughts. You are lucky to have such darling birds close to your heart! Jeanne in Oregon

Judy H in NC said...

I know all about getting up to get kids to work. And I agree, my retirement plans include going to work part-time at Starbucks so I can get free coffee!

Carrie said...

Happy Valentines Day

kathleenbotsford said...

I love your digital collage and the sentiment it expresses. I wish I knew how to do that! Thank you for visiting my blog and your very kind words. I will be back often!

Sue said...

Hi Dawn - thanks for dropping by. Just loved your piece about your daughters - my children are the most important thing to me too. Not at all into the digital art thing but loved your piece - maybe I might dabble another time. Take care ...

Lisa said...

Your valentine is delightful! I love the story behind it. I am so sentimental! Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

UPON A HILL said...

Just wanted to stop by & say hi.I am a little late on the V-Day , because I was busy. Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving a comment. Your work is beautiful!. Took a tour of your site.

Be Blessed,
Kim

Lady North said...

thank you for following me..but are you sure? I get lost easily!
LOL
Blessings LN

Mischief Maker said...

You creation is lovely Dawn, I will be popping back in to see what else you create. Thank you for leaving your kind message on my blog.

Coastal Sisters said...

Ohhhhh, this is so pretty! I love all the soft colors in this.

Hope you have a lovely week my sweet friend!

LuLu~*xoxo