March 29, 2013 31 comments

Silver Eared Mesia

At various points, having made various birds, various people have said to me "this is my favourite one!"  Well guess what?  

This is MY favourite one! I love the background, the way the tree branches look like the evergreen bark I remember; the needle-y foliage and my bird.  I love it, even if I do say so myself!

So, let's check out this bird, shall we?
March 27, 2013 9 comments

Witless Wednesday...

The anatomy of a branch.  More, after the jump...

March 25, 2013 1 comments

The countdown begins...

The sketch for bird #9...

And a sneak peek at the background after the jump!
March 22, 2013 29 comments

Fairy Wren

All done!

Okay, I need to paint in that little stretch on the hem and I also need to paint the sides of the mounting board, but otherwise, it's done. :)

So, to recap...
March 20, 2013 7 comments

Blue bird of happiness...

Next up - a wing, an eye, a beak, and a prayer!!

Finish on Friday. :)

Kit 120

P.S. The winner of the Blog Hop Giveaway was posted on my Facebook yesterday. Which you would know if you liked my page. ;)
March 18, 2013 5 comments

Today's Table

Continuing work on my latest bird - the "fabric' is the painted paper towel I showed you on Friday.

I'll just be showing you "bird business" over the next little while - I have to have the series done by the first week of April - and I have another due date the last week of May for another show and er, Im thinking of trying to slip something in for another call that's due in April.

Between all those - a really busy time at work (which is just going to get busier starting tomorrow) I'm feeling rather "under the gun".

Aiyee!  :)

I'll post the draw results on Wednesday, along with more progress on the bird.  'Til then!

Kit 120
March 15, 2013 2 comments

Charlie Parker

I don't know why, but as I was painting the blues yesterday morning and looking at my little sketch of my next bird, I kept thinking about good old Yardbird.

So last night while I was fusing and cutting, I put on some Charlie Parker and listened to him blow!

Here's a little video of him while he blows that horn... Enjoy!

And I'll see you on Monday. :)

Kit 120
March 14, 2013 6 comments

WIP Wednesday (on a Thursday)

I've been so busy at my day job that I've been behind on my "real" work!  :)

But I got busy painting for some feathers for the bird (I'm not risking blue dye again!) this morning; as well as some blues for another project I've got in mind (super secret! lol)

Consequently, my studio currently looks like this:
March 11, 2013 13 comments

Back to the drawing bird (board)

Remember when I told you that I had an issue with a bird's colour bleeding all over my work?

I'm making it all over again.*

NOW do you understand why I had a minor flip out and threw it in the garbage?  Approximately one billion french knots went to waste. (Augh!) 

I'll be showing you the bird's progress on Wednesday. I'm going to have to make him "puffy" to stand up to all that texture.  Should be ... "interesting".

Kit 120

* since there seems to be some misunderstanding - the pictures above are of the re-do. :)
March 8, 2013 119 comments

Friday Finish and ANOTHER Giveaway!

Golden Headed Blackbird (c) 2013 Kit Lang

So, first things first: - here's my finished bird - a golden headed blackbird - and check out that foliage!  Five layers of stitching - but well worth it. :)

And now for the good stuff - the giveaway - check it out - after the JUMP:
March 6, 2013 13 comments

Winners all 'round...

Here's a sneek peek of the finished bird.  I've only 3 more to go so I feel like I'm winning the battle to get 10 done by April 1st - and guess what?  There are winners amongst my readers too.

To find out if you're one of the two - read on:
March 4, 2013 5 comments

Making progress...

These are layers two and three...

Which means I can finally start on the bird! And then layers 4, 5, and possibly, 6! before the big finish.

Kit 120

P.S. - If you missed it last week, I'm doing a giveaway - you can enter it until Midnight Tuesday EST, HERE. 
March 1, 2013 7 comments

Handwork hell...

On Wednesday, I decided to start making another bird - no small surprise there as I have to have ten done by the end of the month and this will be number 6. 

Of course, like the crazy person I am, I decided to make one that had a tonne of fluffy foliage around it.  'Cuz I like handwork so much! (Doh!)  So,