Wednesday, 9 March 2011

THREE MUSES 93 - SPRING

Marie has chosen SPRING for this week's theme at the Three Muses.  

Now to anyone else I know that might conjure up visions of sunshine, lush green grass and Spring flowers, but not me.  Nope, all I could think of were SPRINGS!  So here is a selection of springs all mixed up with steampunkery!!!!

Sometimes I despair of my sanity.  Tee hee!


I couldn't choose between the two collages so I present both interpretations.

Credit to Cali Designs, Finecrafted Designs whilst the backgrounds in each are my own.

Great choice of theme Marie.

Thank you for looking and commenting.

27 comments:

Judy said...

Great minds think alike, Ann! My original idea was very much like your top one until I saw the watch springs 'hair!' Both masterpieces are stunning, love them both!!

Ozstuff said...

I always knew the over-use of pesticides would cause huge problems for plantlife!!
Ann, I love your hugely original take on this week's theme - and yet you have still managed to include some seriously gorgeous flowers in there.
Fantastic artwork, as always.

Tina said...

These are both so clever and creative, Taluula. I love them!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Being a gardener, my first thought was "What beautiful garden stakes"...love them intertwined in your blooms and the imagery overall is excellent. Love it.

indybev said...

Both are wonderful tongue-in-cheek tributes to Spring, Ann! I'm partial to the second, which is so filled with clever detail. Youse is da greatest!

Leila West said...

What original beauties...now if only spring had a spring in it's step and got here faster, lol...

janita mantel said...

Real Spring Spring, i love it, what a good idea, beautiful

Pat said...

Ann both are fantastic but the second is my favourite!
Explosion of mechanic flowers, colors and surrealist vision of spring enjoy me.
J'adore!!!!
Pat

johanna said...

how original and clever! love the springing coils you incorporated!

Junibears said...

Yes Spring has definitely 'sprung' in your collages Ann. Great work again.xx

Eila A said...

Ann, I love the way your imagination works! Steampunk and beautiful flowers seem to go very well together. Fantastic pieces!

Lizbethem said...

Love your imaginative, steampunky take on this challenge, Ann!

Grannie Annie said...

Oh these are to wimsical and fantastic to be believed...get out your zip file cause I want em!!!! Awesome amazing artwork Ann...BRAVO!!

joanna said...

Wow Ann! i love them both! very surreal look! your work is amazing!

Janny said...

Really special, I like the both but I really love the secound one;o)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, great digital collage.

RPL said...

LOL,
You are too funny! I love your collages and the play on words and images. What a brightener on this gloomy day in Indiana!
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LiveArt said...

lol, you are so refreshingly clever Ann!! Love your take on spring. Cool, beautiful details and such fun!!
hugs and smiles,
Linda

peppapig said...

oh these are wonderful Ann!!
I'm lovin the springs lol!!

Jayne :-)

Jackie said...

I'm glad someone (in fact you and Judy) did it - I resisted the tempation! They are both fab pieces and I just love your quirky sense of humour, Ann.

Kathy McCullen said...

OMG, prings! You are the best, Ann. you never disappoint!

Yvonne said...

MAGNIFICENT, Ann! That is exactly what I was wanting to do (meaning those kind of springs), I just couldn't find any springs :)

Terri Kahrs said...

I laughed out loud when I saw your Springs!!! Ann, your sense of humor tickled my funny bone today. Love them both! Hugs, Terri xoxo

see you there! said...

Clever! Now I'm trying to think how I could incorporate some springs into my actual garden.

Darla

Faye said...

So funny, Ann! First I saw the gorgeous flowers and then I looked at the stems! What a hoot!

Artfully Musing said...

These are just wonderful and I love how you focused on the literal word "spring". Laura

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Love these!