"Take two cows David". I have felt connected with this gentle, contented bird since they sat outside my bedroom window in an old oak as a child. Observing their behaviour today makes me want to create one from my beautiful dove grey wire. I always like to listen to Wood Pigeons to see if they finish off their sentence. Life is good.
A flock of birds for sale have just landed at Nature In Art Museum natureinart.org.uk. It was sad to see them go as they each develop their own personality whilst they are being created. Each bird has a lead 'bird ring' attached to one foot holding a unique reference number and my artist stamp, each bird chronologically cataloged. This gives space for new energy and new creations...a Curlew with woven strands of copper wire and a Goldfinch in flight are emerging....
This week I have loved making a Jay for a beautiful friend. The colours of the Jay led me excitedly to my box of reclaimed coloured wire. As the Jay loves acorns, what better than to mount it on a distinctive and waxed piece of oak? He was gratefully received, and I have been informed is awaiting a special shelf in their recently developed and beautiful kitchen. A gift from the heart.
"Nuthatch down , Tree-Creeper up" was what my Mother used to say when I was a little girl. I have made a beautiful Nuthatch for Nature in Art Museum shop mounted on a characterful piece of oak, facing head down! No other blue-grey above and chestnut below climbs trees. They love nothing more than making a nest in the old nest hole of a Great Spotted Woodpecker.
This week I have been busy making two dimensional birds that can either be hung or positioned on a picture rail. The striking quality of the simple lines against a light background. A couple have flown the nest to visiting admirers, the rest are being created for Nature in Art museum shop.