NEWS FLASH! Birds of Beebe Woods will be part of the Fantastic Fibers exhibit, April 6 – May 4, 2013, at the Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky.
18″ x 24″ posters (shown above) are available at my Etsy shop.
When planning the piece, I started with a simple sketch and then got to work on the woodsy border, with its felt-covered wire filigree stage curtains. The crow came next and then the other birds common to our area of New England, making a dozen total. Listed clock-wise, they are female cardinal, nuthatch, black-throated green warbler, male cardinal, wren, downy woodpecker, bluejay, robin, goldfinch, cedar waxwing, American crow and chickadee.
Since many people have asked if the original is for sale, I must say, not now. I will be holding onto it for a few years, so that it can be displayed in public and entered in juried exhibitions.
Archives: To see all of the posts about the making of the piece, go to the archives here.
Detail images from Birds of Beebe Woods are printed as note cards, too. They’re available in my Etsy shop.
Before I sewed everything onto the background, my husband, Rob took a photo of the felt covered wire border suspended in front of the woods around our house. Then my sister, Anne used her graphic design skills to disappear the fishing line and make an announcement for the Intimate Woods exhibit in Falmouth.