There are House finches beginning to build a nest outside my studio, under our upstairs bedroom deck. We had a successful brood several years ago but the nest after it was raided by crows. Now we actually have a family of crow that visit us daily. Hoping for the best.
I am enjoying the bird songs closer to our windows and that has prompted me to post bird things, partly because my wing has been clipped, so to speak, so there’s not much stitching being done right now. Some of these may have been posted here in the past. This may be more for a laugh than inspirational but I figure we can always use a laugh.
I plan to try and re-paint some of the sky in Mirage because there is shadow through around some seam allowances, which I didn’t notice for the longest time. It’s on the list.
I think drawing birds is a challenge but I really like them in most any medium. Do you use birds in your art?
Thanks for sharing your aviary. So far I haven’t put any birds in my work, but I do own a crow thermofax screen so one may show up in the future. I’m currently watching the mourning doves that have suddenly returned from points south and are scouting nesting locations in my bushes when they aren’t chasing each other. I read that they are prolific breeders and mate for life. I wish you luck covering up those pesky show through seam allowances.
Thanks. We have a large population of mourning doves here also. Do you have ring-necked doves there? If you haven’t heard them during breeding season be thankful! I hope to see the thermofax crow in some of your future work/play.
Wow – some lovely and unique samples. I like birds and have in mind to make a small felt bird (perhaps with some hand embroidery added) as a future Xmas ornament. If I get started right now, I may actually get it done by December. Speed is not one of my skills.
Thank you for that comment. I can certainly relate to the speed issue, especially right now!