Friday, May 28, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
My issue of Fiber Arts magazine arrived in the mail today. "Prairie Performance" and I are published in it.
I'm pleased to be included in this publication that I've subscribed to since the first issue. It would've been nice for it to have been a full length article, but this will suffice.
There's more news! The Robin's nest is empty.
The last and the smallest of the chicks found its way down into the courtyard.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Posted by Nellie's Needles at 11:55 PM
I actually saw him fly out of the nest.
Posted by Nellie's Needles at 12:02 AM
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Yesterday it rained hard in the morning and then another storm came in the afternoon. Lee just happened to look out of our bedroom window to check on the babies in the nest to see this.
Her nest in this tree really is high off the ground.
Posted by Nellie's Needles at 12:59 AM
Monday, May 17, 2010
... screening wire, that is. This is our latest art acquisition.
And here's an update on the Robins. They are growing so fast. The largest one's eyes are now open. Both parents are constantly feeding and protecting them. I haven't seen the mother Robin sitting on the brood in the last day. I hope that nest holds them as long as they need to be in it.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
There's been lots of thinking, studying, and digging through scraps to come up with a sky for "The Lake".
The larger pieces are laid first. My thinking is to have less clouds in the foreground.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Now to get back to digging through the bags of scraps to get on with my entry, "The Lake".
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
The canopy of that Maple tree is right off our upper deck which is home to many metal sculptured birds. These may look familiar, but different from ones you've seen for sale. We've had them for quite a few years and they've been repainted a couple of times.
Finally we saw Mrs. Robin. She has been sitting on the nest for a bit more than a week. It will be interesting to watch the fledglings when they hatch.
There's been a lot of activity on my bird pattern site, as well.
Carmen from the Netherlands crafted this bird pincushion. I love that nest ... or are those eggs. It's not only functional, but a wonderful solution if someone doesn't have suitable wire for the bird's legs.
While I had my camera out on the deck I took a photo of the bright red new growth at the ends of the branches on the Maple tree.
Sunday, May 02, 2010
This is a study for the large installation, "The Lake", which will be 9'x 7'. This small version has a number of purposes. The prime one is to give me a clearer vision as to how I want to present "a moment alone on the beach".