little things matter – especially birds

and dogs đŸ™‚


a little bit of inspiration for the Spring season.

These 4X5 framed birds are collage and thread, with paper and fabric.

I feel as though these birds can easily be transformed into fish, the tail has a wisp to it like a fish would use to swim. Art can be interpreted in many ways, let your imagination and creative thoughts be expressed today.

I’d love to hear from you.

susan fae art at g mail. com

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Four Red Boxes & Bird art

Take me home

The art sale this weekend isn’t all about the red box and blue birds, there are; lino-cut prints and paintings for sale as well. These textile birds have taken a great amount of my time, making and creating, it has been fun sharing the excitement as I and they have grown.

Each blue bird comes in a red box, they have a name and a purpose. Just in case you haven’t noticed the detail on the bottom I’ve placed a mirror for each of them to rest on.

I’ve notice that a large craft store carries display cases for sports objects like footballs and basketballs, these birds would be well protected and display nicely in them as well. There is also a pet store that carries fish aquariums, my textile bird sculptures would display nicely in too (with out the water of course).

Please visit us at MRU Faculty Ctr. this weekend.

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Four Blue Bird sculptures – textiles

blue bird

the famous four

  1. Happiness – The blue bird of happiness
  2. Breezie – like the cool breeze in the summer
  3. Sky – like the sky above you
  4. Sea – like the water

Each blue bird will graduate this weekend to a new home, I hope that they bring joy to their new residence.

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An impression of Western Blue Birds

Meet “Sky” & “Sea” or Beep and Chirp as I fondly call them.

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Yikes! these two took way too long to finish. A lot of layering and playing with patterns.

Both sculptures are named after the colour of the sky and sea, also share the same unpredictable patterns and textures the weather creates above and below.

The Western Mountain Blue Bird has a beautiful orange breast and some on their back, this is what gave me the idea to create a variation of colours. Since blue and orange compliment one another the finished birds have a vibrant personality and I guess a bit of a comical looking character.

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See you this weekend at MRU Faculty Centre, Art Sale May 6 & 7th – 10 – 4.

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Dog Therapy Day – Airport YYC

Airport Therapy Dog Charlie enjoys the loving at YYC airport, especially the expert chin and head massage. Great day to fly when you find a PALS dog to visit.

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We are at the airport to relieve the stress and anxiety in the pre-boarding area, but we love to tell people that we are also a free vacuum service for the airport and that anyone with a Tim Horton’s bag receives an extra snuggle (just in case there’s crumbs to be inhaled:).

What would we do without all those loving hands that give us and our dogs such JOY.

It really is a wonderful thing to share your pet with others, but even more rewarding to hear about other peoples pets and how they miss them while they travel. The stories and photos people share with us on our volunteer shift at YYC airport has helped me to appreciate Charlie and his gentle disposition to a higher level.


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YYC Airport Therapy Dogs

Look at what we discovered today at the airport, we humans were impressed. The dogs didn’t agree with our enthusiasm, there was no way we were going to get a group shot. If you are traveling through Calgary International airport with your pet, and he or she needs a break, stop by the Pet Relief facility, it’s new.

Pre-boarding PALS is a great program and we volunteers love to share our pride & joy (our dogs) “pets helping people”.

The staff at YYC Airport are always generous with affectionate dog massages and loving attention to the PALS Pre-boarding program.

Then we have Lina, who has done so much for Pre-board PALS at YYC airport. Our Friday morning shift wont be the same with out her, she has created a wonderful office for the PALS dogs, and organized the trading cards and dog vests, even the human vests. Lina will be returning to school after her one year practicum at YYC.

Lina and PALS Calgary YYC airport

Thank you Lina.

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Birds of Feather Flock together

People with the same interests will be found together, I hope that means you are part  of the flock that will be attending the May 6 & 7th Art Sale at Mount Royal University.

inspired by feathers

Feathers are a big part of the inspiration that helps me to create birds as an art form. These crow feathers were quite weathered when I found them, yet still durable and could be made into quills or in this case lino carvings.

I’ve made bookmarks from this lino carving, the feather image also appears in some of my fabric panels.

One meaning I discovered for the Crow feather is “A feather from a crow symbolizes balance, release from. past beliefs, skill and cunning.” There are many more meanings or symbolism to be found from different cultures.

What is your meaning of feather? Does it matter which bird it is from?j


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Breezy the Blue Bird – Textile Art form

Breezy is the second blue bird in a series of four.

Her beauty doesn’t just radiate in her colours and patterns, her shiny fork feet enhance her unique personality through her take off position. Breezy is ready for anything, she can be perched on a glass vase or display her on top of a pile of books. The tilt of her head suggests keeping one eye on the ground while one on the sky; making sure that the coast is clear.

Breezy can be viewed as a bit eclectic, having two different styles of feet, but seeing this doesn’t match the phrase she has “two left feet“. Quite the opposite, she is much more versatile in her abilities and accomplishments.

Breezy is for sale at the May 6 & 7 art sale at Mount Royal University, Faculty Ctr.

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Inside the Red Box – Day 4

Blue Bird with Fondue Fork Feet:)

Fun eh! This Bird of Happiness has arrived just before Easter Sunday.

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Made with; paper maps, thread, fabric and paper mache, along with forks.

For sale on May 6 & 7th at MRU Faculty Ctr.

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Dog Therapy Day

Happy Easter – Today at YYC airport these two “Pet Therapy Dogs” chilled on the marbled floor in the new departure area. Charlie was particularly curious about the Buffalo sculpture. He must have thought that it could be a new member to his pack, but he discovers that it’s the lead sculpture of a herd of Buffalo, made of marble and granite. Darby on the other hand loved her massage therapy on the floor.

By the end of our shift the dogs took a well deserved nap while us humans chatted over a coffee, while petting our dogs:)

Earlier this week we celebrated PALS (Pet Access League Society) one year anniversary at YYC airport as Pre-Boarding PALS – PET ME – Pet therapy.

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