It's been a birdie week so I made a collage or 2 in honor of my first Swallows. I was sooo excited, they were flying over the next door's pond & as I stood & watched they swooped quite near me
They are CD case sized. I carved a rubber small enough to use for cards, below & thought I'd use it for collage too.
Quite sweet but I need to refine the initial drawing a bit so it doesn't look too much like a person flying about the place ;)
Above in it's component parts. Not sure what I'll do with the pockets or the boring white label but the rest will go into backing, loops & cords - the lacy bit is big but it can be peeping out behind something, I'm sure. It does pay to cut up an item of clothing as I find I just see clothes & not fabric if I don't, decision made! There's a piece cut to size for the 6 squares, more work to be done on them & oh it's getting closer, the show ;( & to top it all, I've gone & organized what might turn out to be a fun creative day next week, I will make sure it does. The start of many I hope.
I made a mini 'cushion cover' I suppose you could call it, bag holder, above, to keep sacs in for the B&B bathrooms, (well you have to when you have a septic tank) Couldn't stand the plastic bag with a 50's baby on it any longer, only taken me 7 years. This one is to fit the blue bathroom & I have another one in the making for the sage green bathroom. I actually had some sage green cotton, where from I don't know.
More birds; for a couple of days I have had 7 or so rooks around the bird feeders, most unusual. They must be very hungry, poor things for the amount of seed there is. The ducks from the next door pond visit for spring week ends ;)
A Reed Bunting visited for the first time, very exciting! Before moving here I'd never put myself down as a twitcher & now I can't get enough of the things. I read they like dry areas, not that dry & reeds usually go together, nor do Skye & dry till recently tho we're back to the lovely variety of sunshine & showers. It's definitely Spring tho as I heard the first Cuckoo yesterday. Birds, I just love them!
Botanicals make great stencils for gelatin printmaking - Printing with leaves and ferns always amazes folks who are new to gelatin printmaking. And I have a great collection of ferns and leaves that I use all t...
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