Saturday, July 4, 2009

Nesting


This is my entry for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge- "Nests". It is a digital collage made up from scanned AB decorative paper images, my photo of some quail eggs digitally altered and I scanned the definition from a dictionary erasing out the background.
I got to thinking about "nests" per se and beyond the traditional definition, the word has a deeper and changing meaning in our lives. We leave the nest (fledge) when we are ready, we then (build )a nest for our own young , they leave us with an (empty) nest, and into our later years we build our nest (egg)-retirement. Kind of a wonderful full circle aspect of our lives!

23 comments:

  1. The colors in this piece are so vivid - stunning combination, and your digital expertise is awesome.

    Love all of the thought behind this piece and the significance of the word "nest" in our human lives. Gorgeous entry, Lori! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  2. VERY cool! I am going to bookmark your blog - love it!

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  3. How beautiful - and I so enjoyed your words on the subject of empty nests except you left out a very important part of the cycle. I am at an age where I should be fancy free to do whatever I like but my nest is full again. I am not really complaining, well, not much. I have four small grandchildren who are very lovable but demanding and exhausting and, for some reason, they love Grandma's nest and I seem to have one or two for hours each day. Retirement isn't an option for me - apparently!

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  4. Love your words about nests in our lives, Lori, such a lovely card again!

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  5. Beautiful and love what you wrote!

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  6. Love your piece and your thoughts on the 'nest'. You are so right.

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  7. Wow this is just perfect.
    Incredible card. Love them.

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  8. This is fantastic! What a great inspiration piece!

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  9. Love your postcard and the meaning behind it.

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  10. Terrific postcard, beautifully created!

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  11. Beautiful postcard!!! All the elements work together so well. I also enjoyed reading your story of full-circle nests.

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  12. Beautiful,this one really touched me,the story that you put with it about the nests. Two of my children left home to build their own nest and its just a hard time right now(partly empty nest)One still under my wings but growing hers quickly!

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  13. Simply Gorgeous; i really love everything about your postcard and share your thoughts on 'nests'.

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  14. Beautiful! Nice idea to put the explanation of the word with it.

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  15. Lovely how you've drawn the full circle for us Lori and your postcard is really wonderful, Love the blue feathers in the nest!

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  16. this is so modern and unusual, I just love it!

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