This is going to be short tonight. It's late and I need to go to bed, but I thought I'd start showing some process shots of a new little project.
This is a little piece I am making for the Audubon Auction. I read that Gerrie was doing this and it sounded like a great cause and right up my alley. You know how I love making birds. The deal is that you go into the Art Media Store and pick up one of those little 6" x 6" canvases and your work has to fit on it. Any medium. All the donated art will be sold at the fundraiser for $40 per piece. Gerrie is making a great crow, my usual bird of choice and I wanted to do something different.
Last fall when we were in Washington D.C. I took a photo of a beautiful bird and I posted it on the blog. I really like birds, but I don' know all that much about them. I got comments and emails about my photo. "It's a starling—we hate starlings!" OK, so everybody hates starlings. I still think it was a beautiful bird. So I decided to dig through my fabric stash and make an attempt at re-creating the colors and textures more or less. Very fun exercise.
This is just the start of this. More to come. Am I making something that will be unsaleable to bird lovers? Does everyone really hate starlings so much?