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

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mindful Birds

This week has been very busy

"The Mindful Bird"
gift shoppe
at the Williams Inn
Williamstown , MA
would like more birds


Am
 rushing around
 trying to do some,  
and get them out fast !
The season doesn't last long
... and it sure sneaked  up on me.


I start with a simple bird shape of wood
and sand the edges a bit
but keep it a little rustic and rough

paint a base coat of black acrylic 

paint the wing white and the rest any old vintage-y color

see that big old log
and the little dowels ?

slices of the log thing for bases
painted with a watery bronze paint;
 drilled a hole for the dowel
and sign each on on the bottom

now they can stand up
and get a spray coating of clear sealent

finished

Happy
 "Pretty Golden Leaf - Time "

soon to be 
"Where the Heck Did
all those Pretty Leaves go - Time"
and then, 
"Get out the Boots and Mittens" - Time

Big Ole Hugs to All !

- KAT -

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19 comments:

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Kat,
You are so talented! I love your birds with the black and white checkerboard. I saw some of the things in your Etsy shop. Love all those owls.

laurie said...

wow, you are a busy woman, whooo hoo, happy sales!!!

TexWisGirl said...

i really think these are cool and 'chic' with the black and white checkerboard wings! :)

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Kat,
This was interesting to see your process, and the birds are sweet and see to have a jaunty air about them. :)
I like the owl alot too.
Brenda

KSD Creations said...

Wow, I love your owl. That is fantastic. Thanks for sharing with WOYWW.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

The birds are wonderful and I loved seeing the step by step... you have been busy and the results are great... happy WOYWW xx

Julia Dunnit said...

They look great in a flock like that! So glad they're selling well.

Lois said...

Your birds are lovely! Came by through a link, Lois.

MaggieC said...

Those birds are lovely and the owl is stunning. They remind me of a programme I watched last night (Kirstie's Homemade Britain) where she was making birds from crumpled up newspaper and sellotape, then painting and decorating them. I think your owl is better though.

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow they look gorgeous
Bridget #37

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

How lovely that someone wants more of something you have made :)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Simply adorable! Birds are so popular now. Hope you make lots of profit!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are all so cute! With these birds...more is definitely better! ♥

Electra said...

Your birds are wonderful!! Happy late WOYWWED!

Shoshi said...

Hope they all sell well, Kat! They are soooo gorgeous! Really striking and lovely. Thank you for sharing how you did it, too. Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #84

Betsy said...

I love how you used the black and white checks on the wings of the birds. It's so fun to see all of your creations.

Morti said...

Fab birdies, Kat! Hmmm, I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere....

Tracey Potter said...

Love these birds!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love those wooden birds. You did a wonderful job.