This trio of birds were all inspired by the fabrics I used for the wings.
This is a Tula Pink fabric, and was screaming to be a wing.
I've had this batik blue and white fabric for at least seven years. It's hard to use unless you have the right place for it. This wing is certainly the right place. I kept this bird all monochromatic blue.
This green fabric was a bit brassier and bolder than I expected it would be. I thought it would be a slightly warm middle green, but it's really bluer. The shape of the wing is echoed in the print on the breast and the bright beak seemed like a good fit.
I don't have stories for these. Perhaps somebody would be willing to share their bird interpretations?