Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Piece of Artwork and Baby Doves

Hey everybody,

It is a gorgeous day here and I should be outside working in the yard but am still lingering over my coffee after the road trip. Once I go outside, I won't come back in and I wanted to share something with you.

While at my daughter's, I took another picture of the piece of artwork I made for her a few years ago. I got the idea from a Somerset magazine article but mine is quite different. The art in the article was made from paper but I changed mine to fabric. I made seven different pieces for friends and to sell and still don't have one of my own. Every time I see this one, which is the first and favorite one, I can't believe I made it. I had it professionally framed, which was the expensive part. They are so much fun to make. The gray feather is from an African Gray parrot. The gold feather at the bottom is from one of my chickens. The leaves are some of the gazillion I tend to collect.

Each one of these pieces I've made have no resemblance to the other except for the overall idea. I made one for a friend whose last name is Beach. Hers had shells she had kept from when she was in high school, which made it very sentimental to her. I used a sand dollar for the centerpiece of hers.

I have got to make one of these for myself one day!
...and look how much the babies have grown! They are going to be beautiful!!! I know, they're nest is very messy - guess I need to replace it.


Laura said...

LOVE the artwork! You could even make them as wall hangings without the frame (to cut down on the cost). I can't believe those are the babies - wow, they grow fast!


Well, I must admit those "babies" are looking more like doves now, than baby ducks!!!!! Your art work is lovely and so original--at least I have not seen anything like it--yep, I think your right--It is time for you to make one all for yourself!! Have a great Day--Just Di--be sure to visit me over at quiltingisblissful.

Betty said...

I think your designs for the artwork are lovely...and the idea of using something someone has kept for years is a wonderful touch!

The baby doves are already beautiful...do the coo yet? I love to listen to them on the lines outside our house.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Wow, that is a stunning piece of art! So when are you going to start yours??? You could put some of the baby dove feathers in it... Those little babies are just too precious & I can't believe how quickly they grow! ☺

Magpie Sue said...

I may have to take this idea and use it myself! I keep bringing home bird feathers and shells from my trips to the beach and I've been wondering what to do with them...