Friday, April 15, 2011

My first 'Real' Post

I figured since I've committed to calling my first Blog, Birdnuts Mixed Media, then the first picture I should showcase of my Mixed Media pieces should be what is called 'Bird Brains' (grin). Yes those are real feathers, humanely retrieved from one of my pet birds cages. (No one was harmed in making this piece:) That's a lot of tail feathers though! It was a fun piece to put together and was a 'challenge' by my dear friend and fellow artist Leslie Patterson. She handed me a blank mannequin after I had been admiring her assemblage pieces and stated the challenge....go make one of took me weeks of looking at it, then losing it in cupboards so it would quit staring at me, all blank and white, a real lesson in see I hadn't made an assemblage before. Then in one night, all night, it yelled at me 'come retrieve me from the box in the cupboard', ( I'd made a huge effort to hide it away), and 6 hours later, 2 pots of coffee, no sleep but full of interest and lessons and exercising my brain, this is what I had come up with. 

Welcome to my first Journey into the Blog World:)

Hello and Welcome to my new project. Over a year ago, I set a list of goals for myself, and starting my first blog was a step on my list. Starting this late in life, has been a wonderful experience in learning, and a real exercise to my brain:)  My intent with this blog is to share my art work and projects, and to interact with fellow artists and creative people to learn from them, and to maybe even pass on what I have learned. I also like to encourage others to be creative, and hope to include other talented peoples in their creative world, whether it be art, writing, music, cooking, sewing, whatever! I am also a nut for wildlife and pets, as I share my home with 11 birds, (7 species), and 3 dogs, and my outside pets of deer, racoons, birds, squirrels,  and a very supportive husband, and you'll notice that many of my art projects are Nature inspired. So here I go, dipping my toe into the Cyber Blog World, once I let go of my grip to the seat of my chair:)
Cheers for now, hope you'll enjoy.