Friday, July 2, 2010

Now Her

The Gift, A:  Her, acrylic/collage, 24 x 36
Elizabeth W. Seaver

Here, now, is the object of his affections.  And you can see how he fell for her.  She's fluffy as cotton candy and sweet and cool like peppermint ice cream on a summer's day.

Alas, the two are separated for now because he is hanging in a show called Bird in Word and Image in the main gallery at LibertyTown, and she will be hanging in my studio for the next two months.  Thank goodness they are planning a short engagement.  Come September they will hang side by side where they may gaze at each other all the day long.  

But, will they ever make up their minds which parasol will be The Gift?

23 comments:

Val's Dragonfly Whimsy said...

She is just way too cool for words -love it!

-Don said...

A love story for the ages... and beautifully illustrated, at that! Love it!

-Don

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Val: Thanks so much for the kind words!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey, Don. Thanks so much. Sounds a little like a couple of love stories I've read about on your blog!

Andrew Finnie said...

Wow Elizabeth, I really admire your work. It's the restraint on the collage - knowing when to stop. And getting that right balance. Wonderful how you draw attention to the elegant neck with the newspaper print.

Have you tried digital transfer?

Anna said...
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Anna said...

Removed cause its early and my spelling was stinky.

What I meant to say....

Beautiful! He's a lucky fellow.

Kerri Settle said...

They make a perfect match! I get a kick out of her boots - and I love the way you handled her wing. Congrats to the happy couple!

Linda Popple said...

WOW! I love these two birds and their story!! Thanks for the visual feast and the smile this morning!!

Yan Hong Lowson said...

Love her boots! However did you think of them!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

She is beautiful! I'm sure he will miss her terribly! Love your stories, love your birds...as always Elizabeth!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Lovely lady and I'm crazy for her stockings!

A Brush with Color said...

This is sweet--love her curlicues and parasol. She's very feminine--great hat!

Country Mouse Studio said...

She is beautiful, the perfect mate

Connie said...

What personality you've given these charming creatures. And I love this sweet story.

RHCarpenter said...

Elizabeth, you captured me with this one - I didn't have time (haven't had time) to come over and check but when I saw her peppermint pink deliciousness, I had to do it - so I popped over and am so glad I did as I had completely missed him and what would one be without the other! LOVE THEM both. You made me smile today :) Ah...for the days when a gentleman would come bearing little gifts to pledge his love!!! I definitely would have been smitten with this fellow - so handsome - but with that parasol, too = he wins hands down on any other suitor!

Art with Liz said...

Your birds are absolutely gorgeous!

bricarwaller said...

I love her! Such whimsy and fun in your pieces, your site always puts a smile on my face.

liz wiltzen said...

These are fabulous Elizabeth, what an imagination you have!

Gary Keimig said...

Great story and wonderfully captured in art.

Arti said...

Beautifully and creatively illustrated, Elizabeth.I also wanted to thank you for visiting and leaving a comment on my painting.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Just delightful! Love it.

Margaret Bednar said...

I love the two birds and their finery. Fabulous.