Thursday, 10 March 2016

THE GIANT AVOCADO BIRD

One of the many joys of using photo-editing is that one can take an older artwork and pull it to pieces to make another quite different artwork, and still have the older artwork intact.

This is a card I made to welcome my sister when she came to visit a few years ago.




I took out the bird and the pink flower.

Next I "borrowed" some trees from the forest in my painting "The trees have a night out"




and added a painted paper I made about fifteen years ago.




What happened then?

It was turned into
"If you go down to the woods today you might see the Giant Avocado Bird", 
and was made especially for "Art Journal Journey" where Chris has chosen the theme "If you go down to the woods".






That was tremendous fun.
Hope you enjoyed it too.

27 comments:

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Sheila! This is the most wonderful combination of your art! I love your Giant Avocado Bird! So pleased you joined in at AJJ! Hugs, Chris

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Lovely combination of Orange Esmeralda art Sheila! The Giant Avocado Bird is so special!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey!
Happy weekend to you!
oxo
Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic bird in those woods, glad you had fun making it. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

kat said...

Wow! For sure I had fun with all of this, it's like magic how you play with your different pieces and come up with a stunning new piece, I'm always amazed at what you do with your art, totally fab!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gosh, Sheila, I'm amazed and impressed with your great photo editing. It's a fun post and a great AJJ piece, too. I really enjoyed seeing how you made this, because this is NOT something I could ever make. I'm a true cut and paste person, not digitally cut and paste. I really like how you got your avocado bird.

Meggymay said...

A fabulous combination to make a wonderful page, its a super bird.
Yvonne

Beo said...

Your bird looks happy and helthy although he lost two of his for legs by going it's way from a sister-welcome-bird to an avocado bird. I think as giant avocado bird he doesn't need them anymore. And I wonder what this flower - is it an avocado flower? - is telling him because he seems to listen very concentrated.

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Amazing how you can combine them all into a completely new piece. I rather like the avocado bird. xox

Giggles said...

Such a fabulous process.... I love it and the great results!! So fun! I love doing things like this!! You have inspired me once again!!

Hugs Giggles

johanna said...

well, you have a good overview on your older pieces. it is stunning what turned out new.
i definitely would love to go into one of These forests to have a night out with the trees!

My name is Erika. said...

You have such a way with combining things from different pieces. They are always such fun pieces- you must have a great sense of humor. Happy weeekend! Hugs- Erika

ULKAU said...

Super, as you have combined the various older works - it is emerged a completely new picture!
Especially the background paper with watercolor and chalk (?) has got a brand new face in these colors. But the welcome-card in pink for your sister is so pretty! Weekend Greetings from Ulrike

janie said...

Your imagination knows no bounds they are all stunning and the giant avocado bird is brilliant

sirkkis said...

Wonderful new creation, Sheila. And nice to see the beautiful old ones, too.
Your art is so unique that you can be proud of it.
Have a happy weekend my dear friend ❤

~*~Patty S said...

How fun Sheila.
You certainly do have flexibility and options with so much creativity to chose from
AND your editing skills too.
Happy beginning of the weekend.
oxo

limmelon said...

Orange has gone pink today! or is it avocado? Isn't it great fun cutting and pasting with photoshop, as well as reusing past masterpieces. Love it, Awesome !!

Annie said...

I am mesmerized!...by the magic within Orange Esmeralda. Of course I expected birdie to be doing something with an avocado rather than being avocado color. LoL. Surprise! I can never anticipate what I will see when it comes to your original artwork. This new piece is so amazing. I love the original pieces too, especially the trees night out. I just really love what you did and how you did it and mostly how it looks. The new colors are so cohesive. How can you even imagine how something like this will turn out?!

Tammie Lee said...

I find it amazing that you can do this. Really turned out cute and fun. I loved seeing each piece and reading how you went about this.

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh my goodness. So fun.

Little Artbee said...

Great playing with the different motifs and a nice result. I like it.
Dear Greetings
Sabine

SusuPetal said...

I also love to play digital, so I see more than well, how fun you have been having when creating this!

Magical transforming!

Margik said...

Love the Esmeralda's house... it's so lovely.
And as ausual, I adore your trees, your imagination is infinite.
Inspiring work Sheila!

Jackie said...

Such a transformation, Sheila - I just love those colours. I love how you manipulate your original pieces to create even more wonderful art, sheila. Jx

Sharon Fritchman said...

What a wonderful post and a gorgeous work of art! And I really like Pink Esmeralda's house, too!

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Beautiful post! I like your way of combination your artwork! Very creative and imaginative!

Claudia Sp. said...

Wonderful Sheila! I love your art!

Karin said...

It was nice to see how the result was created. It's gorgeous!
Groetjes Karin