Just a little bit about my art and life in general....

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lost without LOST!

Well no not really. But I am looking forward to indulgently watching this show again. Life really has been too busy to miss it but there is something relaxing about being completely absorbed in a rivoting tv program. I have been thoroughly enjoying the Jane Austen movies on Masterpiece theater but Lost is just something that you have to pay attention to constantly so you don't miss some important clue.

The end of the month approaches and I am finished with one of my big custom orders -- a wedding set with bride and groom, maid of honor, best man, ring bearer, and three flower girls. They are all so sweet but my what an undertaking! The little birds are so difficult to work with given their smaller size. For this set the bride provided beautiful colored crystals for the eyes, fabric for the veil and bridesmaids, and tiny brightly colored mushrooms for the base. Last week I was out hunting through a birch forest deep in snow for the perfect branches with my hand saw in tow. I couldn't bear to cut down a living tree so searched out a bent or recently dead one still standing. I was definitely out of breath after that bit of adventure. The moss for the cake topper base was from Michaels.

I am busy working on a big set of my fabric birds as well as more pretty little wedding bird couples. I finally have my pirate themed wedding bird set almost complete. The birds I had finished before Christmas but I just wasn't sure what I wanted to do for the base. This isn't a custom order and I should be listing it in my shop within the next few days. Certainly it is a bit whimsical and I don't know how practical it would be for a wedding and yet I could help wanting to do something completely fun and silly! It is a little amusing that I have to use my "free" time to do these things while my "work" time is spent keeping up with my custom work. I never would have expected this when starting out last winter. Well its all good!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love your birds! they are soo unique and wonderful! come by my blog and say hello!!