Kat''s Nature

Kat's Nature Is To Be Creative - I Love Paint and Stuff

Sunday, July 3, 2011

My Tiny Florals with Birds On Top

I am busy 
making some little 
gift shop items

This is my pile of wood that I will cut
 and sand and paint 
to use as the backing for my
 water colored florals

This is some of the raw sanded wooden boards
and little tiny bird shapes.
My hubby cuts out the birds and I do all the sanding and painting from there

Some of the birds I drew up
 were cardinal -like
some are going to be bluebirds
and maybe woodpeckers and finches too
They are looking very basic here and could be anything

I painted all the various sizes of boards
 a creamy color with
acrylic paints
then I painted up some floral
 water-colored paintings on paper

These are the basic flower shapes I came up with
Just sort of from my mind (imaginary flowers?)

ink lines added now for definition.
I don't know why
 I tend to leap
 to the purple and yellow all the time

I have to remember to do other colors too
maybe some red roses
or orange tiger-lilies
 Here is  the Bluebird I did a few weeks ago

Finch I did a few weeks ago

So these are already in the gift shoppe for sale
"The Mindful Bird"
in Williamstown
out in Massachusetts

I hope she has luck selling them to her customers
 I  have many more to send out to the shoppe now.
Or I might just be stuck with these
 May have to try to sell them myself in my etsy shop.
Which has not been exactly hopping for me lately
and I am  almost ready to pack it in with etsy.
So If you know where Williamstown, MA. is 

and the Williams Inn
 the gift shop there is called 
"The Mindful Bird" 
and Suza is the new owner
she "found" me and my birds 
on ETSY a few months ago
and she is offering my folk art in the gift shop now.
I really hope that I can be successful there 
in some little way.
Most of my items are only ten 
to about twenty dollars which is 
about what tourists pay for a gift-y type item, I guess.

We shall see.
I am coming up with more ideas
 for other bird items 
like a mobile and ornaments 
for the holiday season too.
Wish me good luck my friends


Kelly said...

...these are really cute! My dad used to cut tiny birds out of wood and polish them up for jewelry. I used to draw up the patterns and give them to him. I always loved them. You little birds reminded me of that.

texwisgirl said...

i admire anyone who can sell their work. i'm always too self-conscious or too worried what others will think. i wish you good luck!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

These are delightful! I hope you have great success in selling them.

Fresh Garden said...

Absolutely wonderful!
Keep it coming! :)

Anonymous said...

I love them, I live in MA but not close to Williams. I'm sure you will have lots of success there!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I'm follower #64! Love that you showed the steps to creating these pieces. Congratulations on getting 'discovered'! How exciting!

Connie the crafterbug said...

I haven't heard the Schindler's list theme song in so long. It is so enchanting that is hard not to cry,but I do love it. What a beautiful blog you have.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

These look great. You are so very talented.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Those are so precious. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party. Hope you had a great day.

ANNE said...

Kat, those are delightful! Adding the little bird on top makes the watercolor even more special. I'm sure the store will sell lots of them!! They're so cute, I'm going to feature them later this week. Hugs, Anne

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your beautiful watercolors and the bird on top is the perfect touch! ♥

Happy@Home said...

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your kind comments on my recent sister post. How wonderful for you to have 6 sisters. I am sorry to hear about your sister's recent health diagnosis. I will be hoping and praying that she receives the treatment she needs to make her healthy once again.
I must also tell you that I love your artwork and admire your talents. I have a lot of flower and bird things in my house. Two of my favorite things. I love how you paired your wooden birds with the watercolors. I think you will be able to sell them easily.

very merry vintage style said...

Very cute! love the touch of the little birds! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday--hope you'll be back this week!