"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Friday, January 23, 2009

For the birds...

I made these ATCs for an exchange on Fiber Art Traders. I have never done much work in assemblage, so they were a challenge to me. I used all recycled/repurposed materials. Someone pointed out to me that they are pink flamingos. Yes, they are, though that was not in my head while I was creating them. Below is the whole flock. Here's what I used. For the body - I punched a flower shape from an aluminum soda can. The tail is a petal from a silk flower. I disassembled a broken necklace and used various parts for the legs and the wings. Other legs are the hang tags for ski lift tickets, and the other wings are can tabs. The heads were the most challenging ... scissor buttons and charms that I had hanging around.
I also got to practice hand buttonhole stitch, something I have wanted to figure out for a while. They are Rare Birds, indeed.

11 comments:

MargaretR said...

They are indeed wonderful and rare. I love them! I'm going to have a look at your snow dyeing results now.

TracyB said...

Those are AWESOME!!!

Nellie's Needles said...

Loooooove your birds!

Margarita Korioth said...

very unusual.

Elizabeth said...

These are wonderful and you Know how much I love assemblage birds!!!
hugs!
Elizabeth

Judi said...

I love your birds!!!

studioGypsy said...

very cool michelle! ;) they're so unique and fun!! ;) i'm still mulling over mine... hmmm...xo

Anonymous said...

Totally cool and "funky fun".
I can't wait to see all the birds you get in the exchange. -C

Cleveland Girlie said...

Okay - these are cute. Where the heck did you find those teeny tiny little scissors??? Adorable.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Love those funky flamingos!

corryna said...

How creative! They are wonderful and funny.