3/08/2010

Goldfinch - April BJP

While I was waiting for Rita's CQ RR blocks to arrive I was able to get a good start on my bird for the Bead Journal Project for April. All I have left to do is the background and I have some really odd, but nice, peachy matte beads for that. I have no idea where I got them...in some grab bag or whatever but they will work great on this block...

This goldfinch is from the same drawing I did for the Daffodil CQ block, just reversed. It was interesting to work up the same design with two different mediums. I think I'll do the same with the bluebird/morning glory drawing.

I have the birds chosen for the first 6 months but the list for the last six months changes every day or so... This week the Rufous-sided Towhees arrived and now I want them on the list. They are wildly funny to watch as they can scratch for seeds with BOTH feet at the same time..

11 comments:

Barbara said...

This is so incredible, and so lovely!

Mary-Frances said...

You are just insanely productive! I'm jealous. All I can say is at least some of the BJP folks are still on Jan! hee hee. Makes us folks in the middle feel good!

I just love this series by the way - do you know what you're going to do with them when they're done?

Lois2037 said...

How lovely! Goldfinches are so pretty and talkative. Our neighbor was feeding them over the summer and about 20 would hang out together near my window, sometimes jumping down onto the sill, sometimes flying right into the window with a thud. Fortunately none of them got hurt doing that. I think they were looking to see if I had food in here. They'd even hit the glass when I had the curtains closed!

Allison Ann Aller said...

What a beautiful bird, Gerry!!!

I posted an answer to your question on my blog comment section... ;-)

Debbie said...

This is another gorgeous example of the stunning work you put out time after time and you never cease to amaze me..Debbie (Maine)

Cathy K said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! Hugs, Cathy

aMUSEing said...

These bird bead journal projects are all super! I love how it sticks its beak in the thistle! Hugs and smiles, ---Simone

Kali said...

Wow! Really beautiful. Looking forward to seeing it with the background.

Shirley Cook - Jumping Jack Glass said...

Oh, my... this is really gorgeous!! I love all things "bird", and your series is such a joy for me to look at.

Magpie Sue said...

I love this. I love the position/the movement suggested in the goldfinch and I love the implied texture in the thistle heads. Beautiful work, as usual.

Sharon M said...

I think this is my favorite bird so far. I love the colors and the texture you built with the beads. This seems to be the most whimsical piece and yet its not a caricature. Each month I look forward to your birds!

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