Saturday, March 29, 2008
this MADE me realize I keep far too much 'stuff...junk'...
Spring is here, with little flowers trying to bloom, lots of birds... some to stay, some in transit. The right side of the piece is to depict the startled flock that takes to the air, the others are smaller.... higher up...and more right. In their haste, feathers fall, I pick them up.....here they are. The orange and the yellow are from the same species [by the shape], and the blue from the Stellar Jay. A small bit of 'fluff' lies in the grass below. The flowers are made from those plastic rings that keep a pack of cd's from moving about, I cut them in half and stitched them down on a small piece of silk. The grass in the front is painted dryer sheet, and on the left... right in the corner is a piece of that plastic found as a divider in the sushi take-out tray. By the way those 'birds' on the right were going to be 'inchies' but I couldn't be bothered. Too fiddley.
I should add that the background is Dupioni silk. I love to quilt on it and have to confess I did all the quilting first.... except on the right side.
Everything is something that would have been/should have been thrown out or left on the ground if I wasn't such a packrat!!
Comments welcome and appreciated.