I’ve been crow watching and have created a card to celebrate the beauty of their plumage. Plumage : a covering of feathers, from old french Plume meaning a feather and, in turn, is derived from the latin Plūma to mean covering of soft downy feathers.
I live beside a large school building and on its roof is a squabbling, squawking flock of crows. They clatter on the tiles and guttering, bicker over twigs and nesting places. and generally make a lot of noise. Even during the night, there is a shuffling, and a scuffling of discontent amongst the roosting birds. But they […]
I’ve made 24 metal birds which are going to be sewn in place as the bottom edge border. Each one has a different embossed feathery pattern.
As my work is predominantly black and white at present, I’ve been on the lookout for monochrome. I liked the shadows falling on my sketchbook through lace curtain and the another,gently moving, is a magical effect of sunlight through leaves, creating the pattern onto the roof of a marquee.
this is my worktable at present. I tend to work in a clutter, have a tidy and then recreate the clutter. Working on more birds, large midnight blue and black, also working on series of smaller white birds with black beads.not sure how many there will be, maybe a flock.
seems a shame to be stitching the bird down onto fabric after seeing it in amongst the leaves
The first photo shows the finished flowers either side of the crowned skull. In this picture are all the elements I used to make the flowers; gold, white and sliver coloured foils (cut into many-petalled shapes), white or black gauze, small white plastic flower shapes* and glass beads. Some of the paint stenciling is on […]
For fabric stencils, I quite often use clear sticky back plastic, which adheres well.