A bird fit for the palm of your hand…
The Chickadee is the most friendly bird to humans, they will eat out of the palm of your hand. This little video clip is mesmerizing; the movement of the bird and the steady hand of the human allow us to watch and listen to the amazing little creatures. Video of Chickadees and Nuthatches.
Grow – always grow, maybe not in numbers but in learning…
I’ve heard that the human is the most adaptable living creature, if that is so, the bird is also amazing at adapting to the human’s changing environment. I’m so impressed with the nests they build and the variety is vast. The art of Birds The Nest
Calgary’s recreation centre – “The Nest”
Perched birds give us humans the opportunity to observe the details in their feathers.
Some birds seem to have more tail than body, I was watching this video of a Golden Pheasant and was impressed with it’s colours and long tail. I could use a cheerful looking bird like this in my backyard, it would be great entertainment.
For the fabric artist and the bird lover….
The fabric used in birds #41 to #50 were hand dyed and printed by me, it was great to find purpose for the little pieces of fabric.
I know! you’re probably thinking…..”I have some fabric I need to use or throw out” – recycle your bits and pieces into some fun projects, ideas are here.
As the flock grows the colours glow.
My 40s were a lot of fun; I did things that I always wanted to do, met people I would not have normally met because I stepped outside of my comfort zone.
You don’t have to be in your forties to try new things, but this article will give you some ideas for adding adventure to your year; Best ways to conquer your 40s.
The big 40 – Bird a Day
40 – 15 more birds to go….
Who is 40 this year?
What I remember about turning 40 is in this article “Love turning 40”
It was GREAT! I think this little guy is going to be named “Resilience”.
Wears his tail between his wings, The sheer purple fabric is blended with black and the thread hold wire to make the wings flexible. An idea that can be worked on.
Sheer fabric – glimmers in the sun and has a magical movement.
I wish I had read this article before playing with the fabric; Sheer Fabric Guide,
#38 Bird a Day – Fabric Bird Ornament
Still loving the colour Purple?
I found some small scrapes of purple felt, I love it! There is such a variety of shades. This little bird would love a new name, “Thirty Eight” seems so impersonal.
Check out Baby names for 2019; I see the name “Violet” on the list, thinking that this may be a good name for this bird.
Thirty seven – Bird a day
Awe, this little fancy winged guy has trouble seeing. His charm and silver stitched wings bring his flock together.
Judy Scott-Kemmis has a wonderful website that identifies personalities via colour, look up your favourite colour at Empowered by color.
If Your Favorite Color is Purple
Having either purple or violet as your favorite color means you are sensitive and compassionate, understanding and supportive, thinking of others before yourself – you are the person others come to for help – being needed motivates you but sometimes people take advantage of you.
You are a gentle and free spirit. Your feelings run deep and you can be quite sensitive to hurtful comments from others, although you would never show it.
Being a personality color purple, you have a peaceful and tranquil quality and a quiet dignity about you.
People are drawn to your charismatic and alluring energy.
You are usually introverted rather than extroverted and may give the impression of being shy although this is not the case.
Purple – Bird a Day #36
Moving along with the bird a day, ten purple bird bodies were made with scrap fabric and bits and pieces of things that I’ve collected. They all have the same body fabric but the funny thing is when you make them on different days they turn out different too, not one is the same. Unique personalities.
The photos make it difficult to see the tail from the wings, but it has silver thread in the wings and a few sheer fabrics stitched together.