Sunday, February 27, 2011

Audubon Inspired

As a child I visited the John James Audubon State Park.  John James Audubon was a French American naturalist and painter that set out to capture birds in his paintings unlike they had never been captured before.  I remember visiting the state park and being very enchanted by his very lifelike images and the beauty of the naturalist displays at the park.  

I am always attracted still to the magic of nature and the beauty of it's images captured by an artist.  The book I used here is Garden Birds of the World illustrated by Maurice Pledger.  

Egg identification plates printed from The Graphic's Fairy and Vintage Printable.

A copy of  John James Audubon's Bird's of America, sold at Sotheby's in London  (Dec. 2010) for $11.5 million.  You can view it here online.
Motif's of birds, nests, and eggs are such a beautiful and cheerful images for spring.
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Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House in the Roses
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Beautiful, Sherry!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow

SavannahGranny said...

OMG! That is some expensive book. His work is awesome and I am sure that was a rare and treasured book. This post is so beautiful. Your photos are fab. It is so nice to be reminded of nature's beauty as spring is almost here. The yellow finch have emptied my thistle sock in five days. Bob just filled it again today. They are active. Thanks for this beautiful post. Ginger

Amanda said...

What a lovely post! Thank you so much for sharing! Your photos are breath taking! The Graphics Fairy has some marvelous images to share, doesn't she?
Best Wishes and Blessings!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

You post is lovely and very informative. Thanks for sharing the information and the beautiful photos. Also, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Hope to have you come back. Hugs, Karie

rosarod said...

Hi Sherry, that beautiful post! all the inf. is always useful. I have always called attention to the images of the past on the variety of birds and their origin. That you have proved useful book, Thanks for sharing, Greetings, Rose Marie

Debra@Common Ground said...

Nature and birds are one of my favorite subjects. The paintings and prints just sing Spring to me. Lovely post, Sherry,

Brenda Kula said...

You know how much I adore nature, birds and gardening. Right up my proverbial alley is this!

Kelly said...

Beautiful pictures! I love birds and nature!


Shelia said...

So pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sherry, Beautiful vignette and photos! I have saved the same egg print from Graphics Fairy for a later project.

Willow said...

I too love nature and my favorite bird is the owl. They are just so beautiful.

Maggie said...

Hi Sherry,
I love the bird motif that you chose this week, just a delight.

Shelia said...

Sherry, I just had to come back and say it so nice to know another gal can shoot like a man! We're pistol shootin' mamas! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diann said...

Absolutely beautiful inspiration!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Love this inspiration, so beautiful!

xinex said...

I love the book but I can't afford it, lol...Christine

Ellen said...

Fantastic photos, love the picture of the fluffy owl. Thanks for the information, very worthwhile to check out because I love the birds!


Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

They're beautiful, Sherry! I adore that owl illustration. And I'll join you this Friday - sounds like fun!
Cheers, Andrea

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well, of course you know I love this. I have an Audubon book too. Such fine illustrations. That's a very cool pen too!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Miss Sherry you may want to visit my latest blog post and then email me your address as I deem your tablescape~ Fit For A Queen.

Kathy said...

What a delightful vignette! So love the colors of the eggs - from Graphics Fairy - how wonderful! She's terrific! Love, love, love, the wrought iron (hope I have it right) egg shaped cage with the bird on top - it is gorgeous!
Reading Laura's message - congratulations - yippee!
Hope you have a great day,

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What lovely pictures! My senior mom loves all the birds that visit her when she is out gardening. She'd love this as well. Thank you :)