Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Misty Mawn's blog

I have following the blog of Misty Mawn for a short time and she has just posted a January Art Journal join in kind of thing.  From the comments of some of the followers it has obviously happened previously and her pages are so beautiful I have decided to attempt to join in.  Beginning next week she has chosen an artist to be inspired by each day.  I have given this quite a bit of thought while I was working in the studio and decided on Monet, Hokusai, Ansel Adams, Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Patrick Heron and Craigie Aitchison.  The Monet choice was partly as it linked it with the Art Bead Scene monthly theme and also with my current preoccupation with snow and birds.

This is my first attempt at making a felt bird.  I think it has somehow become a cross between a mallard and a swallow.  I only had some odd bits of wool a friend had given me a few years ago and very rarely make or wear anything in wool as I have an allergy to it.  I am still trying to work out ideas for a piece relating to all the birds in the museum - and really it should be a charm bracelet but I am fairly confident that will develop eventually.

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