...do the Hokey Pokey and that's what it's all about!
I love this time of year; the birds are chirping all around the farmland, in the morning they wake up the neighbourhood as if to say "hey folks, make haste, not waste!" Get up, start your gardening so that we can eat those worms! It is exactly like this time of the biblical year - just after the rising - the time of life, the time of feast, the time of celebration. Even the birds are feeling it! So why not make them whimsical and whacky and show how excited they are that their hearts too are reincarnated to yet another spring, and to a cleansing and to a new start with the passing over of evil and the rising of goodness!
And this was a week of birdies with Tam from LIFE BOOK 2013. It was so fun. I don't usually find my art experience "fun." I find it intense, deep, vulnerable and irresistibly enticing to run to my studio the second I wake (usually moments after 3:58 a.m. So I'd like to share my birdies with you...most are variations of owls, but some birdies also. I went on after Tam's class and created more because I loved the adventure of it all so much. Thanks LIFE BOOK! Love You TAM, you groovy funk loving nature bound bohemian womyn!
PRODUCTS USED: Literally everything I own! The stitching is from a (Husqvarna VIKING E20 Machine put on S and is the Crosstitch E Thread (Multicolored Sulky Thread Mercerized 100% Cotton - made in Italy - comes in a huge variety of mixed colors and is great for quilting!
These are the other pieces of work that I have been up to this week. Enjoy!
I've just been fooling around with lots of different things in my drawers.
This one was from my doll kit from a company that is now out of business unfortunately. I thought they were great! I got wonderful letters from the 1900's and maps etc from them, plus 1/2" of french Encyclopedia Papers in the kit.
Chipboard (Basic Grey) Rollers (Stampin' Up!) Stamps (Inque)
Dry Pastels (Daler Rowney)
The Time Set (Basic Grey)
Watercolors (Daler Rowney) Neo Pastels (Caron D'Ache) White Pen (Fabric Pen) Stencil (Mr. Huey) Black Pen (Sharpie) Dimensional Pearls (Adirondack)
Watercolors (Caron D'Ache) Supracolor II (Caron D'Ache) Paper (French Dictionary Stamps (Baby Stamp Sets - Generic) Swirl (Bo Bunny Paper Collage (Bo Bunny)
and last but not least, I have begun a piece to hold all my birdies! It should be finished for next Friday's post. So far, I have only sketched (in white) on a black gesso background what I think I would like to see.