Sunday, 29 May 2011

I think I am becoming obsessed with this one image in my head of a great tit landing in my garden. I didnt have time to grab the camera before it disapeared but ever since I have been re-creating this little bird in all types of media.

It started off with a pencil sketch using a twitchers book to help me. I decided to experiment with new media so it developed into a lino print...


I then decided to do a freehand embroidery which I took from my sketch. I have dabbled with embroidery before and failed so I decided to try again and actually finish a piece.


Today I finished my third Great Tit this time using papier mache. I have seen some lovely sculptures using this material some of which are birds and I was really pleased with the end result. I do however need to work on my 3D painting skills, I think I rushed to finish it as I was so excited.


I'm not sure what's next in this story maybe a piece of jewellery or I do like the idea of some sort of ceramic work. As for the little birdie i've only seen him once since that day but my garden is getting some lovely visitors no less... chaffinch, goldfinch, thrush, wren, robin. I'm very lucky!

4 comments:

Kitty Ballistic said...

I like the lino print and sculpture, but I think my favourite is the embroidery. It's so beautiful - I love the texture on the twig.

Handmade and Heritage said...

Thanks for the comment! I have to agree with you on the embroidery I think added in with the satisfaction of completing it makes it my fav.

MitziMakes said...

All your pieces are really lovely, I must say the embroidery is my favorite and I would have thought you were a serious embroiderer after seeing that! It's stunning!
Your garden sounds wonderful too - what a treat to get all those birds!

Handmade and Heritage said...

thank you for the comments :)