April 06, 2009


I am going ga-ga for nests right now. It must be the time of year. I can't get enough.

This little nest is part of a new piece I finished... but ruined. *sigh*

In one of my doubting artistic fits, I tried to tear some pieces of paper off the painting, after it had nearly dried and inadvertently ruined the whole piece.

I'm mad...real mad. I gotta stop this doubting stuff. ( I blame my parents ;) I should have left it as it was.

Anyway...moving on from the disaster I can't quite seem to fix. LOL

I bought myself a birthday present this year. I LOVE this necklace.

And the "tree" got some more spring bling, in the way of multicolored butterflies and a nest, thanks to my good friend TiNeill. Thanks girl. LOVED my presents!!

Below is an owls nest in our back yard. I just adore hearing the owl hooting at night. There is no sound quite like it. It is haunting and beautiful yet eery.

I am hoping that very soon, we will see some of these.

Spring has sprung and now my blog post is done.
Ha- I'm a poet and didn't know it!

xx Emily xx


Kristina P. said...

I bought some earrings that are very similar to that necklace, from Etsy. And I LOVE your painting!

Emily Anne Leyland said...

Haha- that is cool. They are so cute huh? Thanks about the painting :)

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh my goodness. You never cease to amaze me. I love love love the painting. It's awesome. Can you fix it.

I blame your parents too. hee hee

I'ma doubter too.

I'll be posting about Ben this week sometime. tee hee.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I love that painting...but that is how I feel about every manuscript I have written or any dance I have choreographed!

I blame my parents also and my sisters and brothers!!! ;)

Heather said...

awww...you're nesting! love that necklace! so sorry to hear about the painting...Im sure it can still be corrected, it'll just take patience!

rummage family said...

I LOVE that you love birds and nests, and all that jazz! By the way...you're very welcome!

Emily Anne Leyland said...

Thanks everyone ;)

Natalia said...

I painted a bird piece for my master bath...and...um...let's just say I won't be posting it, LOL!

I wish I had a smidge of your talent!!!


-Nat :)

Mac said...

Nice work Emily. I'm really sorry about the painting. It's so beautiful. I just hope it can be fixed. I'm loving the nature in our garden too. Actually we have a sparrow (I think) nesting in our garage. I love it!!

Salty Gal said...

I never thought I'd love bird nests, but after your painting and that necklace - oh, what's not to love?

I hate when I mess up paintings, so I can relate..

But it still looks super cute!

Emily Anne Leyland said...

Nat- thanks girl :) and I bet you did a beautiful job. Please post about it. I want to see!!!!

Joanne- that is lovely about the sparrow. How sweet. We had one nest in our wreath in Utah and the momma laid her beautiful eggs and a naughty little neighbour came and threw them on our porch breaking them. It broke my heart. WE could watch them through our peep hole in our door. That was a downer story..lol...sorry.

Thanks Brit- I know...so cute huh? What is not to love?
Messing up a painting is the worst and then I get in a total funk and my creative mood gets all messed up for weeks...blahhh :)

Darci said...

What a beautiful art piece. I'm sorry it got ruined. At least you know you can do it again. Your new necklace is beautiful. Nests are a great sign of spring.

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

AWW...It looked so cute too...perhaps you could add something abstract to it? Like the way you added on the nest...

Jen Ramos
'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'

Emily Anne Leyland said...

Darci-thanks girl :)

Jennifer- I will try and do something to it. I have to fix it, I love it so much :)

Natalia said...

Movie...not so much. Books = LOVE.

LOL...never expected it, but it's true.

I can't bring myself to share it...it's truly awful, LOL.

Let me know if you end up watching the movie...or reading the books ;-).

Ginger said...

I love the picts of the kids they are so cute.
I love you art work, I love to see what you come with.

binks said...

The painting is awesome. Maybe you could crop it or put it aside for a few days. That way, you could think about a solution.

How was your trip to Charleston? We had a great time but never found a carriage ghost tour. :(