At last I have got down to some creative work again. I have wanted to make a book featuring birds for some time, but not had the courage to try to draw them. Today was the day and I am exhausted after drawing just four! I thought it would be nice to celebrate all the species which we have seen in the garden and have compiled a list. So far I have 22 different species on it - it could be quite a lengthy project. Sorry about the shadows but it was quite dreary today and I had to put the light on.
The idea is to incorporate each little drawing into a collaged page. The first one may look like this, unless I find some better bits and pieces to incorporate. I intend to get rid of most of that rather stark white by using a sponge and some Distress Ink. I will also add stitching here and there, and I quite like that strip of lace down the left hand side. Collage is such an easy technique but I find it so hard to get it to look just right. It will keep me occupied for hours.
Tomorrow I am off to the Glastonbury Frost Fayre with our youngest daughter and her husband. I will take the camera and hope to have some interesting pics for my next post.