Friday, February 20, 2009

introducing...Funky Feathers

You may have noticed what has flown into my etsy shop over the last couple of weeks. I figured that it's about time I gave them a proper introduction. You meet Funky Feathers... Funky Feathers meet You.

My sewing machine has been busy cranking out original soft sculpture personalities which I've been wanting to bring to life for some time.

The ideas for these quirky birds have been coming at me fast and furious. Making my vision a reality involved many trails, errors and redos.

Take the legs for instance. I purchased more different types of wire and bendable-this-and-that than I care to admit. The legs had to be just right. I tried everything before deciding that I liked paper wrapped floral wire (painted) the best for it's texture, thickness and bendability.

This is Love bird, a flirtatious gal in the mood for love. She certainly wears her heart on her sleeve.

Have you ever wondered about the Early Bird's secret weapon? It's simple. Lots and lots of caffeine.

And finally, Bird Seed Thief is not content with the slim pickings in the feeder. This mischievous guy is running away with the whole bag.

I'll have these three versions (no two exactly alike) of Funky Feather wall hangings available over in my etsy store. Plus a flock will fly north with me this May for my first art fair! Can't wait for that.
Happy Friday!

2 comments:

MB Shaw said...

I love them!!! They are just wonderful and the legs are perfect.
You are going to sell tons of these at your show :-)

artgirlATL said...

I just love your style, what fun birds!