Saturday, June 19, 2010

.... In Which Artisitic Interpretation Doesn't Always Succeed...

I saw a photo of a Red Shafted Flicker and I thought it was a really good looking bird. I tried to interpret him in fabric, and was not wholly successful. This is when "free piecing" without any preparatory drawing is a distinct disadvantage.

Of course, I didn't have any polka dot fabric, I forgot the black "bib" and I couldn't find my gray fabric. My bird looks like a pheasant.

Back to the drawing board. Oops, I mean sewing room!

Edited.... Made another bird, this is Mr Yellow Paisley, visiting from The Big City.  Paisley plays piano in a jazz bar and is a big hit with the ladies.  Their butterfly friend is Miss Edith Checkerspot from Baltimore. She is visiting her old college pals Blue and Paisley..


9 comments:

Jackie said...

Even though it doesn't look like the intended, it is still beautiful!!

Michele Bilyeu said...

You took the process pledge and discovered how species mutate. You are now part of the history making aspects of evolution and an accredited aviaryator ;)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Yes, I like birds (see comment from yesterday).

You just illustrated the great difference - drawn and planned (de)liberated design v free pieced accidental circumstance.

I fall somewhere in the middle ... I plan, but my plans don't always work.

LOVE your bird, no matter the species! It's like me - a little of this and a little of that . . .

Jean said...

I like it, even thoughI understand why you're disappointed. You are very good at taking bits and pieces and turning them into works of art!

Quilts and Cats said...

I think Michele said it best! But, it doesn't matter, because it's still a cool bird.

Judith said...

It is called artistic license. Your birds are beautiful.

Mary said...

Beautiful birds, from a not so much a bird lover.

Teresa said...

I may just be a birdbrain, but I think these birds are really tweet - I mean, sweet! I love birds, but am not up to date on my bird nomenclature, so mutate away!! i like your new species!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Rachel said...

Awww brown bird is so pretty! I hope he finds a home in one of your quilts even if he's not what you were going for!!

Rachel