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.