Monday, May 19, 2008

Bird Pillows Finished!

Now all the Bird Fronts are completed, and below you can see the rest of the Backs of the pillows.
I will post pictures of the finished (sewn up and stuffed) pillows when they are done. I think there are 15 of them!

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Bird Pillow Fabric

Here are some more water birds :

These are the fronts for fabric pillows, the backs can be seen 2 post earlier than this one.

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I am very happy with these birds! I am particularly pleased with their eyes and expressions. I like the way the water is looking too.
The whole project ia making me feel like I am on vacation at the beach.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Bird Pillows

Here are the first three of the water bird pillow fronts I am working on right now.

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To start off, I draw in the basic outlines of the figure in chalk. It's easy to correct, with a wet sponge, and when the fabric is done, residual chalk washes away when I wash the fabric after heat setting.

In winter time, Sarasota is a stopping off point for the European White Pelican.

Friday, May 02, 2008

New Pillow Project

I am starting these new pillows with what will be the backs....
this way I can establish my colours and get a feel for the palette...The fronts will feature a variety of sea bird per pillow, about 5-8 pillows...

Here are a couple of pillow backs in an earlier stage, and then can see the process a little.