Saturday, 20 August 2016

Time changes Nature

With Gill's theme of Natures Wonders this month over at 
I have been thinking about how,  'time, ' plays a large part in natures cycle,
 as well as in our own lives.

This page started its life in 2010

One of the very first altered pieces I created .
It still hangs on my craftroom wall, all these years later, the colours fading  a little
 from the light and the sun . 
It was a mirror from a well known
 Scandinavian store.
For the photo I had to cover the mirror with a piece of card.
It doesn't stand still.
It waits for no man
and nature changes our world
 with each passing day.

Here it is now, at the start of its digital alterations.
I added 4 small photos to center, trying to represent the  Seasons of the year.
Of course the birds had to make an appearance,
their song is something I love to hear.
Ending up with some simple  green foliage,  showing for me,  that nature is around us everywhere, if we take the time to look, explore and enjoy..

Thank you for calling in to see me today,  you are very welcome here.


  1. Lovely page and your sentiment is so true, in these times we must enjoy what we can.xx

  2. Fantastic page, love how you have used your lovely creation to make the background, and all so true - time passes - sometimes too quickly - and changes nature and we change, too, as I see when I look at all my wrinkles in the mirror! Thanks for another great entry for AJJ Yvonne, hugs, Valerie

  3. WOW this is wonderful for so many reasons Yvonne!
    Brilliant initially and then how you've altered it digitally is just perfect too.
    Just as my parents always predicted... time seems to move faster and faster.
    Happy Weekend to you oxo

  4. love your beautiful page and all birds,lovely.
    have a nice day.

    hugs jenny

  5. What a stunning page Yvonne! A fabulous background and a great quote.
    Love your digital alterations!
    Mar xx

  6. What a beautiful page, I just love it, great play with the birds, and the elements!!So unique!!!

    Have fun!!

  7. I was very, very impressed with this wonderful spread. I felt so close to this one, possibly because of the time theme, or maybe the birds. Regardless, it spoke to me more than you will imagine.

  8. Really beautiful page Yvonne and time plays such a big role in all of ours lives whether we like it or not.

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. Great idea to use this wonderful mirror - it is still an amazinf piece of art and give it an extra with digital art ! Just super made dear Yvonne!
    An adorable entry to the Natre's Wonders theme! Thank you so much for all your support to the challenge!
    Happy Sunday!
    oxo Susi

  10. I'm bowled over by your original and your digital piece Yvonne - just love it all!
    Brilliant idea using the amazing mirror you created and I adore your digital additions.
    You are so right about time and the cycles and enjoying the simpler things in life :)
    Happy Sunday.... Gill xx

  11. Love the nature digi version of your altered mirror. Wonderful quotes too.

  12. Oh my word that is gorgeous. So beautiful and such an original piece. It really enchanted me. Also thanks for your lovely comment on my atc. I actually made it for that challenge and then could not remember the challenge lol. I shall definitely link to the challenge now and bookmark the challenge. Hugs June x

  13. A great idea, Yvonne!
    Love this creative, beautiful page with perfect composition
    Have a happy weekend ❤

  14. So many beautiful images Yvonne. I love how you did the center panel and the vines around the outside. hugs :)

  15. Awesome mosaic page Yvonne. I love how you added the birds and the gears. They really work well together. Hope you've had a great weekend. Hugs-Erika

  16. Wowww, this is a wonderful nature page. Great composition.
    Greetings Carola

  17. Beautiful piece Yvonne. The finished project reflects how much thought has gone into it. Love the idea of the seasons in the center. Fab composition especially with thoughts of natures cycle. You are clever.
    Have a great week. Hugs, Flo xx

  18. The original piece is beautiful, but what you are doing to change it in 2016 is beautiful, too. I cannot imagine the time and thought that had to go into this creation in 2010 and 2016. Awesome work. genie

  19. I can see why this art piece still hangs on your craftroom wall it is wonderful! I love how you have continued the theme and shown time in nature on your digital piece too with the 4 seasons dipicted and the addition of the beautiful birds. I love it! J :-)

  20. It's such fun seeing how you combine real world and digi crafting. Your panelled frame is already gorgeous, and then it looks so lovely set in to the natural world in the digi version.
    Alison x

  21. Totally, utterly fabulous! I love the original but I must say those digital changes are just so brilliant! Chrisx