Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Dear Wen, I hope this is not too colorful, to take part in your 

beautiful party of  # 22 Simply neutrals.

as I thought it just needed a little green ,too :-)

I used old burlap ,as I love, having that special tone, muslin and a piece of old 
Walking my daily tour along the beach I found the beautiful driftwood
piece assembling a wing so lovely, the feather and the two rusty capsules,
and decided to create a collage using them all.

You know how I love to use birds and nature,in my creations, so I did not 
think long, before I started this .

A little papers ,fabrics, embroidery, and finds,
many would walk by !!

Love this description of Bird !!

We was visited by a lot of swans some weeks ago,
and I love watching this beautiful bird !!

Evening sky, when crossing the bridge between Sweden  
and Denmark... if you see close you can see all the windmills
placed ,to create current.

Thank you for this week of wonderful Neutrals, over at Wendy`s !
I know you will find so many amazing blogging friend `s ,works,
to enjoy and admire, over there !!

Thank you for visiting and commenting, it always makes me very happy !!

Hugs and love Dorthe


Pam said...

Your piece is wonderful Dorthe! I so love collages and assemblages made with found objects from nature, and with a little bird added....perfect! :) x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Oh Dorthe! I love your nature hanger. you have so many lovely details and bits from the outdoors as well. So pretty.
I have two swans on the lake below and am waiting for a little one. Sadly, they never seem to survive because of other creatures.

Jackie PN said...

Dearest Dorthe!
Such a beautiful piece filled with found treasures! As you said, many would walk by, but you saw the promise of a beautiful collaboration with these! I love the addition of your bird as well-such a sweet, organic and "green" piece! xo

Dortesjs said...

uhhh super flot hænger Dorthe, du har da rigtig været kreativ. og med fugl jeg elsker bare fugle. laver selv kort med dem fortiden. Ja ser at vejret ser lidt mørkt ud over hos jer på Øen, men hvis det er nogen trøst så ser det ligedan ud her. ha en go krea dag anyhow

Ana K. said...

Oh Dorthe, this is so adorable, I totally love it! Little birdie is cute and combination with nature finds is perfect.
Hope you are fine and sorry I am not around….life is crazy and days to short…
All the best from Slovenia

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Dear Dorthe, your stitchery is so lovely. Isn't handwork on little projects like this so very soothing-good for the mind and soul, I think. Wishing you sunny, happy days dear friend. hugs and JOY!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh Dorthe this hanger is so lovely!! Your nature work is always unique and so beautiful. I can see the angel wings : ) too. I love the addition of the bird and those special dimensional flowers, hand stitching and papers too.
Thank you for including some photo's from outside! The swan is lovely and the evening sky gives me a glimpse into your world right now :J Blessings and hugs, Karen O

Bente said...

Nydelig veggpynt fra naturen. Du er så utrolig kreativ. Svaner er en av de vakreste fuglene jeg vet. Du fikk et flott bilde av den. Ønsker deg fine vårdager. Håper dere har fått det litt varmere.
Sender deg en varm klem

Lace Age Girl said...

Dear Dorthe, I love how you decided to use stuff you found on your walk and turn it into a beautiful artwork! It looks so right together, with the delicate bird you have stitched. I love your peaceful swan, too. Thanks for a lovely post. I hope you have another have a creative week.
Jesse XXX

Judys Lace Creations said...

Very dainty little collage.

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

That's another beautiful nature collage, dear Dorthe. It doesn't need a lot of fancy supplies to create something pretty. So many things can be found for free. You always walk with your eyes open for nature's beauty and bring back home lovely treasures to use in your artwork.
Have a great spring day, my friend! :)

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Dear friend Dorthe. What will you come up with next!? This is such a beautiful piece. As always, your work is so inspirational and heart warming. And anything with birds is a winner in my book! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and love, Sue

~*~Patty S said...

So beautiful with your precious nature finds added dear Dorthe.
Very special to find a perfect home for those little treasures.
The touches of spring green are just perfect too when the earth looks all new and full of life again....ah Spring!
You know I Love your beautiful swans and I do see the windmills working hard off in the distance.
While driving in the French countryside we saw those amongst the brilliant yellow fields of canola/rapeseed...so beautiful with the brilliant blue skies.
Lovely to visit with you as always dear Dorthe ♥

Tanya said...

Another BEAUTIFUL piece, my friend...I think this is perfection. And, I LOVE that photo with the windmills. They really put them there to create currents? How interesting - Happy Spring, dear Dorthe!!! XOXO

Inkypinkycraft said...

simply gorgeous , just love the soft neutral tones, gorgeous elements in your beautiful design xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Dorthe this is so beautiful and so cleverly put together!! Love the subtle stitches and of course the neutral colours! The little bird is totally delightful, - what a lovely hanger!!

Linda Walker said...

This is a beautiful collage! Such clever use of items I would never have thought to use! Love the natural elements!
Beautiful photos of the swan too! Have a lovely rest of the week!

butterfly said...

Love your beautiful nature collage - how wonderful to put your gathered treasures straight into your artwork. The stitched stems and leaves are delightful.
Alison x

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Dorthe, love the rusted bottle caps, the feather, the wood and your sweet as ever bird. xox

Anonymous said...

Hallo Dorthe, new blogfriend, I like your style! P.

Vicki Boster said...

Dorthe-- do I dare say this is my most favorite piece ever?!!! Every time I say that--- you create something even more beautiful. Truly-- this is a stunning collection of treasured mixed with your embroidery and appliqué. It's amazing..

Terri said...

Hello Dear Dorthe,
Your newest creation here is just lovely! I love birdie art and this is so fine. The embroidery you have done really gives it another layer of interest and beauty. I always love your nature art, especially when you add in something you found outdoors on your walks.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Dorthe
I know this is made by your hands without seeing your name!
Using the exquisite pieces from nature that we often miss and you create such beauty.
A little bird so delicately stitched, I am a bird lover too, and I watch them at my feeders, they are fascinating.
I bought a new little bird house yesterday and I now must find the right place to put it and hope a little bird will make it her nest.
Your collage is always so inspiring for me.
Has your house sold yet and are you moving to Copenhagen?

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

I love the sweet hanger with the bird and all in beautiful neutral colours. Lovely that you can pick up bits and pieces from the beach, like driftwood.
Also how wonderful the swan is on the water.
Happy May

AppleApricot Wen said...

Hi sweetie, of course a little colour added is no problem :) Your collage is stunning, so gorgeous! Beautiful stitching, and I totally love how you did the flowers! And that sweet little bird and piece of beautiful driftwood you found, such gorgeous details added. Beautiful photo of the swan too, dear. We have a lot of swans here. Too many, to be honest. It is kind of a plague. And they can be very grumpy too! In the Spring there is always a pair with a nest on the way to Sam's school, where the road is very narrow. So Sam's always kind of afraid to pass them because they bite the passers by. But there is no other way to school, so he has to pass them. Poor kid. Anyway, I hope May will be a beautiful and sunny month for you sweetie! Hugs xx

Paper Profusion said...

Oh this is so beautiful Dorthe! Definitely my kind of style! All the gorgeous elements are presented together so prettily. Stunning vintage project! Nicola x

Anonymous said...

Dorthe, I believe that piece of driftwood was waiting for you to discover it during one of your walks. This piece was the perfect addition to your hanger, telling the story of this bird. Also the rusted capsules to create flower heads, wonderful creativity and I love the green stitching, it speaks of Springtime, of new life. The burlap is the perfect neutral as a base for this fabric collage hanger.
So beautiful as is the swan who decided to visit you.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dorthe, always beautiful. Your creations are stunning and filled with love!! Wishing you a nice weekend and Happy Mother's Day. Blessings, xo

Ruth said...

I love to see hand stitching and yours is so charming. A beautiful creation combining such lovely elements. Ruth xx