11/03/2009

Moon, Stars, Planets all in Line!!!!

Don't you love it when that happens?? Over the weekend I had been checking for nests as the trees lost their leaves and anxious to see if the magpies had built a nest that would last the winter... Then I signed up for the Bead Journal Project and then the very next thing I received the FeederWatch info (next post) and signed up for that and it was like a sign that my BJP should be birds at my beloved feeders.....and the first one will be a magpie. (see sketch) with a jeweled treasures....

What birds though as there about 70 over the year...my favorites?? No, I decided my first twelve for the project will be from my mostly year-round birds... which include magpies, quail, house finches, robins, goldfinches, flickers, mourning doves, chickadees, nuthatches, downys, grosbeaks, various sparrows, turkeys, juncos etc. If I do it a second year I will do my migratory birds and hawks..

I've sketched my design on heavy muslin as I wanted to paint the fabric with alcohol dyes.. My first choice was beading on felt and if the muslin doesn't work I'll revert to felt... Carol wrote to tell me it does not start until January so I am not behind at all and my friend Ati in Norway is signing up also!!!! Hooray....

4 comments:

Ati. said...

Love your idea of all the birds. I am sure you can do that in your fabulous style!

Cobi said...

Gerry, I've signed up a couple of days ago. I'm still pondering on my subject. Well, I know it will be Art Nouveau style, but I'm not sure how I will do it. I've looked through this year's artists' work and I loved the work combined with embroidery, transparent fabrics arranged in curves. painted background. I also found the landscape type of work charming.

Lisa said...

Love that you are doing the birds at your feeders for your Bead Journal project this year! I signed up too, but am still wondering about what I'll do... I will so enjoy watching what you and Ati do with it!

Plays with Needles said...

I love this idea and can't wait to see your magpie...

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