Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Back to Nature

In my part of the world, south-western Australia, seasons don't change dramatically. One merges into the next with very little fanfare.  However, September 1 marks the end of our mild winter and the start of spring. 
The image I have used is from Wikimedia Commons, copyright free.  The lovely background is a photo of lobelias and petunia by my friend Ann (Taluula).  Thanks, Ann!  Ephemera collected over the years, no credits available.

44 comments:

  1. Happy, Happy Spring, Marie! It's so strange to think of spring - there's a bit of a nip in the air and our leaves are beginning to turn colors. What a lovely creation!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  2. What a lovely piece of art, Marie! Hope you have a lovely Spring! May it last a good long while!

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  3. What a great start of spring, Marie!

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  4. Happy Spring to you Marie- and what a beautiful nature piece to set us in the mood. I love the rather weathered look of this- wonderfully vintage!

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  5. What a great job you did with this, Marie. It's beautifully unique and creative!

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  6. Lovely sunny mild here here, Marie, but that does not herald the start of Spring in in NZ! What a truly beautiful piece you have created here, such gorgeous colours! I'm glad I gave you a laugh with my entry this week!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous Marie. Beautiful picture. Love it xx

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  8. Such a gorgeous collage, Marie!

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  9. Your spring collage is so beautiful and joyful and delicate, Marie! I can see that you are very happy with the spring coming. Thank you for this wonderful challenge theme!

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  10. such a wonderful introduction for the new season! great piece, very well composed!

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  11. This is very beautiful piece, Marie. I love lady’s sad eyes. I almost see a tear in her eyes. Be gentle and respect the nature. This is very touching, I really love it.

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  12. beautiful composition Marie, our springday turned out to be a very cold and rainy day - I am dressed in full winter gear ;-)

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  13. Fantastic, love the image and the colours.

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  14. Happy Spring, Marie!
    I love the look of this, and the beautiful rich colors. I especially like the way you've aged the photo and used vintage papers.
    Just lovely.

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  15. What a wonderful spring creation Marie, happy Spring to you!!

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  16. This is adorable... so pretty. I love the colours and the ephemera.

    The flowers are gorgeous and I love the crease giving it an aged look.

    Happy Spring!

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  17. Wow, Marie, this one really speaks to me. I love the purples and pinks with the yellow green. And the background postcard.

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  18. This is so lovely Marie. All the little details make it wonderful... and I wish you a lovely Spring in Oz!

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  19. Enjoy your lovely Spring. Do you have daffodils in your neck of the woods? Typically, after the coldest August for 17 years, the temperature in the UK has shot up today, just as the kids go back to school!

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  20. Marie, this is a perfect illustration of a Spring day. It's beautiful and you have surpassed yourself my friend.

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  21. It is not only beautiful, but has a wonderful feel of olden times when life was calm. Great work!

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  22. Marie !!! j'adore votre collage !
    Quelle jolie création avec une mise en page si détaillée !!! Bravo! Bravo !!!
    Bonne journée à vous
    Amitiés Mary.KG

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  23. Fabulous work on this one Marie, I love the distressing and the wonderful images you chose.
    hugs June xx

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  24. Marie ~ When I saw your beautiful picture I knew I wanted to be part of The Three Muses Challenge. This is so wonderful I love it.

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  26. Happy Spring, Marie! The art you created for this Challenge is very beautiful

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  27. Really love it, great background indead!

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