Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Birds of a feather

When I read the latest challenge on lessology.blogspot.com - Birds of a feather - I just knew what I wanted to create - actually some ideas that had been jumbling around in my head......




Perhaps you have figured out from my blog that I love to draw and paint!  I have been trying to draw or paint something every day so I purchased a wonderful sketchbook of handmade paper last year and have been filling it with sketches and paintings BUT I wanted to do something for the cover. AND I have been playing with pen and ink - in the course of which, I carved points onto a couple of feathers that I found a while ago (one of the feathers fell off of someone's Carnival costume in Trinidad, I picked it up, and have saved it all these years).
 I decided to decorate a small pottery vessel (purchased at a thrift store) with ribbons, laces, a selvage scrap that reads "free spirit", a journaling card reading "Discovery", and a small metal bird cage purchased a long time ago at Michael's. Inside the birdcage is a tiny bird on a little swing that actually swings! I then decided to alter the sketchbook to match - with journaling cards and ephemera (some Making Memories and some Gecko Galz) along with real feathers. I have now placed the feather pens right by my laptop - what a fun look on my desk!
What are you creating today?
Chris

11 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH Chris!!! These are both gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeeee how you incorporated feathers, birds and the birdcage!! Just WOW!! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!!!!

Deana said...

That is so beautiful, unique & so YOU!! Love it! Hope you had a very Happy Mother's Day, too, Chris! Hugs...

curlyqmosaics said...

I love your birds of a feather book
And bottle. Love the feathers and mini metal birdcage, the perfect added touch. TFS!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW, this is amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at LESSology!

yyam said...

Oh wow! They are amazing! So glad you saved those feathers! ;)

Thanks for joining us at LESSology Chris!

Mitra Pratt said...

DUDE! Cool idea! Very earthy! Made me smile just to think about it all coming together! Love things like that for my desk! Pop over to my blog if you get a chance and leave me a comment to win that bird cage I am giving away! ;-)

Lynnda said...

Oh my gosh... this is so cool... I love it... So glad you save those feathers!!! .... this is beautifully done... and I love it... Thanks for joining us at LESSology.... hugs...xoxo

jeanie g said...

This little ensemble is so delightful, full of zest and ready to fly. Love it!!

Mynnette said...

THESE...ARE...AWESOME!!!!!! LOVE your feather pen jar--and the journal is absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous artwork!!! :)

~amy~ said...

This is FABulous! Thanks so much for playing with us at LESSology!

Linda said...

Wow this is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at LESSology with your amazing creations.