Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Birds

I've had a very stressful week so I decided that I would relax this morning and read a bit.
But when I opened up my magazine, tons of paper birds started flying out!
They've been flying around my kitchen
and my bedroom all day.

I think they're quite lovely...
but they keep messing with my doo!

134 comments:

Roxy Te Owens said...

they look like a nuisance! but they're beautiful!

Peace&Love said...

Lol! I would be giggling with all the pecking. I love it...

Sarah Nicole said...

I love the birds. You are so creative Katie! Wish I had some on my walls.

yarnpr0n said...

Ha ha! Fantastic ideas! I love your creativity.
p.s. My friend used to run this blog with someone else. The paper crafts she features made me think it might be something you'd be interested in, or could be inspired by just as much as I was: http://bit.ly/b5NNZ5

Jaky Astik said...

Ah ah, so beautiful. You also need a sun, a garden, some fishes in a pool and a train for your home.

Brittany said...

you are impossibly cool.

Indie Mom and the Reluctant Banker said...

This looks amazing, I love the idea!

Little Miss Tiara said...

girly, I adore you and your ideas and your cat and please not forget, your apartment, I love it! hahaha... it looks so colorful! :D just like my dream house :D

colormekatie said...

haha I love the way you think Jaky!

April: Modern-Mama said...

I probably say this in every comment, but you are SOOO CREATIVE! These are just beautiful!

anna Kay said...

love this.

Frau said...

At least they don't poo on you!

Nadiye said...

love love love love love it!
gah!

Fa'getaboutit. said...

stumbled on your twitter accnt through the liveintent window on gotham...and now i am addicted! its something simply bright and cheery to add to my everyday :)

Cella Babee said...

The last picture is so cute!

Ashley Lynn Fry said...

Oh Katie you never cease to make me smile!

Thanks, I was having a dreary day...

xoxo

Mademoiselle C. said...

Hitchcockien!

Erin said...

How did you cut them out so perfectly??

Stephanie said...

Birds invaded my room too!
http://symphanie.blogspot.com/2010/02/birds-in-alpha-chi-316.html

BUT YOURS ARE LOVELY.

Kristyn said...

haha that last picture made me smile!

cute house :]

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You just made my day! AGAIN!

50centlove said...

New follower alert~~~Lovely birds!

Maria said...

I wish I lived in your apartment!!!

jillofallcrafttrades said...

hopefully the worms saty out of your home today!

sweelie said...

apart from the birds...your expression is awesome in the last pic...
wish i had some birds in my room!!!

Jenny at Dos Family said...

I think you're quite lovely...

Lady Ren said...

Oh no I hope they did not cause you additional stress!
Very pretty

TSannie said...

You always make me smile. Thank you!

Charmalade said...

They're so lovely, and go perfectly with your immaculate white walls! The last photo is like this happier, hopefully less dangerous version of Hitchhock's The Birds. :D

Toast with Charmalade

tywo said...

LOVE.

Mrs. Adventure said...

I found your blog and I'm hooked! You are the best!

RMb said...

so so cute!

Organised Chaos said...

Awwh i love this!
Would you mind if i did this but on a much smaller scale for my art exam?
x

racingyogagirl said...

I hope all your technical dilemmas have been solved! Sorry its been a rough week. Don't those times really make you appreciate a "normal" day?!?
Just let those birds fly away with all your stressful thoughts!
Love ya Katie!

nicole said...

i love your creativity !

tessaboo said...

Oh my goodness! Could this be any cuter!?

Anne said...

Katie, these birds are awesome!! But don't let Moo get to them! ;)

Sunny Brynn said...

Adorable! Love them on the kitchen cabinets! Awesome idea. :)

mrs mediocrity said...

Phenomenal! What a display, it must have taken forever, but clearly worth the effort...

the local said...

those birds look like they were a blast to have around...!

SK said...

aw i'm so glad you got your blog back from those nasty hackers!! love the birds you cut out!!

Samantha Eynon said...

I love it! So bright and colourful! Really made me smile!

Brooke Premo said...

How fun!

Just don't let it turn into a scary situation like in that movie!

melody said...

LOVE❥ everything you create.

phoebe marie said...

this is so funny to me because i had an actual, live bird trapped in my kitchen today. i have no idea how it even got into our house!!

Emm said...

haha, so good!

-Emma
spindizzyfall

inspiredpointsofview said...

Moo must be exhausted now, with all those birds fluttering about!

Estrógena said...

So beautiful!!MUA

Brooke said...

I'm sure a billion people have already said this to you before but I'm going to say it as well... your blog/imagination is amazing and I am in total awe.

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Sarah said...

love! love! love!

layia said...

amazing! the last photo is made of win!

Miss Jaster said...

simply beautiful!

Christina Song said...

i love your narrative qualities!

Jen said...

This is so cute! I love all the ideas you have on here! You're such an inspiration =)

Fee-AMore said...

So much fun! Enjoyed the creativity and i love the last shot!

Sara&Eva said...

jajajaj...This is fantastic! Now, in Monsterscake we love owls too XD

Arianne said...

Did you trace them out from a pattern / stencil? They're perfect. If you did, care to share them? I wanna make birds too. :D

n i l e e y said...

beautiful! thanks for putting a smile on my face :)

tscd said...

Will they be nesting in your house for long?

Larysse Tavares said...

Thank God Moo wasn't home, right? I guess he would have eaten all them, or he is a vegetarian? Hahaha, you are so lovely. Big kisses :*

penny threads. said...

i wonder what alfred hitchcock would have to say about this. ;)

OneCraftyFox said...

Careful, they could be Hitchcock birds! :)

Adeline said...

I love all the birds! I've been inspired by you to decorate my room. keep on photographing. -Adeline

justanoldfashionedgal.blogspot.com

Kitten. said...

Beautiful, I want some in my own room too ! Did you use a template to cut these birds out ?

Nicole Jeannette said...

I LOVE this! I totally am borrowing your idea ;)

paperseed said...

OMG Katie! Thanks for making me smile. You are simply extraordinary. :-)

pearls said...

love love love the birds.... this post makes me all kinds of happy. thank you.

abbeyrose said...

I love your pictures, Im decorating my new home and wish I could do something like that
http://abbeylovestoday.blogspot.com/

jennifer young said...

this is incredible!
j.

Sini said...

Love this! how you make these, like what kind of paper you use? I just would like to make something funny to my own home if you have hints :)

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

They are lovely! Hope you have a big apartment though because otherwise I can just imagine the sound level!

Lilibet said...

I so love your photos.They always make me smile & today was just the right day to click on your blog.
Thankyou.x

art.soul said...

i adore your blog.
best one ever seen.

and these birds... teach them to fly to Portugal. i'm glad to welcome them into my home... so lovely indeed!

Sofia said...

ah ah! you are so funny! :D

you are such an inspiration! :)

RUBIA ARGYI said...

so cute♥

rachel awes said...

you take my breath away, ...
maybe because you share your wings.
xox

Paranka said...

Sooo many colors! My eyes just melted! Good job!

Raptor Plateado said...

WOW is magic this picture... is so amazing.. i liked!!! congratulation Katie.. you are a genius...

Priscilla Tan said...

U're so cool katie!!! I posted ur lovely ideas on my blog too to spread the love and your joy!!

www.i-love-chalk.blogspot.com

colormekatie said...

Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments! To make the birds I googled "bird silhouettes". I then printed out some shapes, cut them and used them as stencils to trace onto magazine pages and cut them out!

Michaela Lynch said...

These are wonderful! It reminds me of a less terrifying version of Hitchcock's movie. (But Melanie Daniels is a fun Halloween costume...I would know!)

Tigerlilly Quinn said...

This is amazing! www.tigerlillyquinn.blogspot.com

mimoa said...

oh! I just love your photos! really nice, and so much color. Love it! hugs from me :)

Paulina said...

How do you glue all the paper art on walls so they don't leave marks? I would love to do some of my own, but I am scared I will have to repaint when/if they fall off or I want to do something else...

look a little closer said...

i love birds and i love these birds especially! so pretty :) thanks for sharing! my apartment is the size of a shoebox, maybe i'll add some color with birds and such! cheers

colormekatie said...

@Paulina- I just use masking tape to stick them to the wall. It doesn't leave any marks!

Dominica said...

VERY Hitchcock !!

KtShortcake said...

Love, love, love! <3 xx

molly said...

nooooo, i don't believe you have stressful weeks!

from out here, your life looks like pure joy, all the time!

Nick Claes said...

Damn ! that's some nice pics you got !
I love the colours !

Chemical Marriage said...

Better then drugs, therapy, or church.

~CM

Paulina said...

@colormekatie Awesome! Thanks! I think you just convinced me to stick stuff all over my walls! I've been craving it for a while!

sarah said...

my favorite post of your's EVER! so fun and day-brightening!

Jenny said...

Hi Katie! These birds are lovely, and so much lower budget than the pricey wall decals out there! Do you think you'd be willing to put up a printable version of the different bird shapes so that other people can do their own? (you could even do that and ask people to send in their resulting projects!)

Just a thought :)

the Pilot said...

Hahaha you are amazing :)

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Anonymous said...

I love your artwork...but...do you ever get tired of being "on" all the time? You seem like the classic "manic pixie dream girl" character in a Hollywood movie.

carly said...

it's good to see that you have your blog back! :) gratz!

@mangoconadobo

Noelle Boosinger said...

Sweet idea. Love it.

L-pop said...

Oh those birds are adorable!! I have similar ones flying around in my mind all day, I'd luv to have them in my room! <3

Elizabeth said...

I just spent two hours reading your entire blog. Thank you for the pick-me-up.
Your joy in contagious!

Manon said...

Oh my.. I love this!
Your blog puts a smile on my face. Thanks so much for sharing all these lovely things.

6h057 said...

Between this blog post and your daily craft of paper birds, this has been the most beautiful stuff I've read all week.

Ruth said...

Just found your blog today from Poppytalk! I just love what you do! Love your mini documentary, love your birds and all that color. It certainly brightened my day today and will continue to. Thanks for being you - a breath of (colorful) fresh air!

aware said...

I love this! I want birds all over my house too. Thank you for the smiles :)

Teenage Tri Queen said...

HI Katie! I absolutely LOVE your blog! I am saving up for a camera, and wanted your advice for which one to get. I am 14 so an easy one would be nice! :) Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Hi katie, i am SO amazed by your photos and you blog. And those birds are the most cutest things ever.
Greetings form Estonia ;)

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

you are so funny. you cheer me up.

Tuesdai Noelle said...

Your blog is so colourfully expressive and prissy :) LOVE The cat! have a groovy weekend!

Nicole Trundle said...

This is the cutest thing ever, i have just been browseing most of your blog, watching a lot of your videos on vimeo, your actually adorable.

v

Maria Baker said...

I just spent several hours reading all your posts. Fantastic. And the birds are awesome. Best.

Vigdis said...

Hi,
I stumbled upon your website and love it. Pretty cool pictures. I will visit it again.
Maybe you can have a look at mine as well: www.vigdisheisler.tk

Best Wishes

Gina Clarke said...

Wow ! I really looveeee your blog. It makes me want to start my own..

Ama Livia Reynolds said...

oh, you make me so happy!

D. Marie said...

Well I dont think I have to tell you how cool, creative, and beautiful the birds are after 114 comments! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your wonderful compliment! I love your blog and your creativity! ♥

10Yen said...

how cool is that. Surely a nuisance when they did that to your hair but you gotta love them for all their sweet song. ;) I love this! how long did it take you to post all those up?!

Carmen said...

you must have a beautiful soul to create so much magic. thank you for cheering me up today. :)
today was my first time reading your blog but it won't be the last!

Rinky Dinky Doo said...

awww... you make me happy. I love visiting your blog when I feel down and crappy about grad school. Thank you!

Jutta said...

Oh my, this is fantastic! You are creative beyond words! Reminds me of Hitchcock's Birds but in a beautiful and colorful way :)

Lucy Paz said...

Katie, your ideas are outstanding!!! I love the birds though I wouldn't want to go near live ones. I'm scared of getting peck...

Nashe' said...

i love you

Stacey Renee said...

Katie, you would make such an amazing children's book author with your whimsicle and creative ideas! Have you thought about this?

Regan said...

These pictures are great! Did you take them or photoshop them yourself?

courtney said...

HI Katie,

I love your site and would love to add each other to our blog rolls! here is my creative blog http://inspiredu.wordpress.com/

if you would like to exchange links let me know!
Thanks! Courtney

Natalie said...

loved the "Birds" moment at the end - almost as much as I loved this whole concept. It's just been added to my "to do" list for the weekend! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Lulu said...

Amazing! Can't tell you how happy I am that I discovered your blog, what fun you are! I'm venturing out to Brooklyn this weekend, hope I stumble upon some of your work! Have a lovely, sunny weekend!
Lulu

Thalita Dol said...

Wow!!! I love your birdies! Would you please ask them if they can come and visit me here in Brazil??? ;)

kisses to you

Loren said...

Loved this so much! I had a rainy groggy day and did a similar thing with 3-D flowers all over my walls! Such a cute idea!

Kat said...

I LOVE THIS. Thank you very much Lovely.

Jenny said...

You are amazing.

Design Darling said...

this is incredible. i just found your blog via seesaw designs! you are so talented :)

Miki's scrapbook said...

I love your ideas! =D

Zoe said...

This adorable craft made me think of the song Birds by Kate Nash- you should check it out it's beautiful!

Wedding Cakes Pictures said...

Incredibly cute. The colorful birds looks amazing contrasting the white backgrounds