Pretty Bird Wall Art

Inspiration is all around us. Creating a work of art inspired by pricier designer prints is easy and a fun and creates a personal work of art.

Supplies Needed:

Two Canvases
Permanent Marker
Printed Birds to trace
Paint, Wallpaper or Vintage pages to create a canvases back ground
Glue or Mod Podge

It’s easy to find images of birds online by doing an image search. Print your images on card stock or mount them on card stock to create a firm template. Cut them out and your ready to go!

To create some fun texture and interest cover your canvas in Scrapbook paper, Paint or Vintage book pages! To adhere any sort of paper mix two parts water to one part school glue or Mod Podge. Paint your paper with your glue mixture and lay smoothly on your canvas. Once the entire canvas is covered let it dry over night before moving onto the next step.

When it’s dried completely lay your two canvases next to each other.

Use a pencil to free hand your tree branches. Be sure to continue your branch from one canvas to the next.

Outline your penciled sketch with your permanent marker.

Color in your branches completely.

Place your bird images on the branches and trace them with a pencil. Remember you can make a bird face the other way by flipping them over!

Color in your birds.

Now we’ll add our details! Draw on leaves and smaller branches and color them in. Lastly you’ll want to color it all in one last time to insure a deep dark silhouette and to cover up any uneven marker strokes.

Hang them side by side and enjoy!

Here si my appearance on Studio 5 demonstrating this project!

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Eat Pie!

It’s rare that I rip a page out of a magazine in hopes of using its recipe and ACTUALLY use it! But in this case the photos of this “Millie’s August Pie” was almost too hard to resist!

This recipe comes from Family Circle and was submitted by Connie Masullo of Bellefonte, PA.


* 1/2 of 1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated rolled pie crusts
* 2 cups sliced peaches
* 2 cups raspberries
* 1 cup half-and-half
* 1 egg
* 2/3 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup flour
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Fit pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish. Place fruit in piecrust and spread evenly.

2. In a small bowl, combine half-and-half, egg, sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt; stir until well blended. Pour over fruit.

3. Place pie in oven and bake at 400 degrees F for 50 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely on wire rack before serving.

And this is what your pie will look at once you slice into it! YES! That was completely all my doing! Half a pie gone in less then an hour! Oops!

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What I learned at a Paul McCartny Concert!

For our 9th wedding anniversary my lover and I got to live it up and celebrate with my good friend Paul McCartney! I call him my good friend because I’ve known him forever! I listen to him as a wee little monkey! My parents were big fans so as a child that simply translates to being a fan yourself!

As I was there I was overwhelmed with the spirit of the evening and was struck upside the head with the life lessons I was learning all around me! SO sit back and enjoy a few lessons learned while soaking in Paul…

  • Age means nothing when listening to a legend! Paul McCartney is no spring chicken but does he draw in the chicks of all ages? YES! The crowd was filled to the brim with grandparents, parental fingers, couple like me, teenagers, tweens and even hand holding little kids! It was a family affair for sure! I was at times more captivated with the audience then I was with the performer! Inhibitions were non existent and 75 year old men were dancing in the aisles and I couldn’t stand it any longer! I leaped over the patio wall where I was spectating and joined in…me and my grandfather figure cutting a rug, carefree and loving it! Lesson Learned? Dance because you feel it so strongly inside you can’t control it!
  • My theory still stands! It doesn’t matter how old you are, what you look like or the number of gold records you have! If you are singing on stage I automatically love you and would consider running away with you! Paul is no exception! Lesson Learned? Watch out Mike!
  • I’m fully capable of suppressing my inner dork but on occasions such as this why? Lesson learned? Lovers who truly love you even when your inner dork is seeping out of every poor are worth holding onto and thoughts of running away with rock stars seem to lessen as the night goes on!

  • Amazing nights are only made more thrilling when shared with the ones you love!

  • Jumbo-tron screens make for great photo ops! Tacky? Not really! Once in a lifetime moments captured? BINGO!!!! Lesson Learned! A Beatle is a Beatle no matter what size!

  • Paul from a few hundred feet away on a VIP patios is pretty awesome! Paul from floor seats row 10 A-Ma-ZING!!!! Lesson learned? Swap tickets with a friend and smile at security!

  • Really it all comes down to this….Give peace a chance! Lesson learned? A six minute song can solve a world of problems!
  • Paul felt the connection too! This is him sending me a personal thank you hug for making the night worth all his sweat! Lesson learned? I’m a wanted woman by rock legends so I just get used to it!! wink wink!

  • Cute they may be but not the best dancing shoes! Lesson learned? If you go to a concert where you know you are going to cut lose and care less…wear dancing shoes and not peek a boo wedges! Blisters are not the souvenirs of choice!

  • and lastly….I’m convinced if there is one more baby in the heavens waiting to join this family that a Beatles inspired name is in order!There are way to many to chose from and this little number inspires joy, youth and smiles! My SIL is considering this name and I am on board! Do it you guys! Maybe we’ll add a Penny or a Lucy to the mix! Hey Jude! I HEART you!!! Lesson Learned? Beatles rock my baby name list making! Fingers crossed I may someday get to use it!
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