Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Why Not Paint A Bird?

I always liked painting. I used to paint actual "paintings" but I have a real short attention span. Its' the same reason the quilts I make started going from blanket size down to placemat size. It just takes too long! So for a while I always painted small things - decorative things. After sewing for a bit, and looking for a way to make my things different from everyone elses, I started to paint on fabric and sew them into wallets and cosmetic cases. Actually, this is perfect for me. I get to paint and I get to sew - my two favorite things. I mostly have been painting flowers as that seems to translate well onto fabric that will be made into accessories. Things like this:
Those are lavender sachets on linen and muslin. But as i looked online at pictures, I kept running across birds and thought I should try that. So I started with sketching chickadees. I wish I took some pictures of the process, and i think I'll do that as my next tutorial as the process isn't difficult at all. So I promise next painting project I'll be ready and take pictures as I go. But here is the final results of the chickadee project:
And here it is turned into some zippered cases:
I think they came out kind of cute! I think their personality is all in their eyes! So, now I'm off to figure out what other birds I'd like to try. Thanks for reading! Meryl

6 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful Meryl! I am amazed at the talent you have!!!
    I can hardly wait to see what other birds you come up with. I love the chickadees though :-)

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  2. Hey! It worked! You have to click on the little purple square thing... I am your FIRST MEMBER :-))))

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  3. If you'll look you can see that your blog is now added to my side bar on my blog :-)

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  4. Thank you so much Danette! You've been a huge help and so supportive!

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  5. Maybe try bluebird or Cardinal??
    Can't wait to see what will inspire you����
    This will come in handy as we have a sip and paint on fabric coming up!!

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    1. June - that sounds like fun - you will have to let me know how it goes and what you paint.

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