April 12, 2013

Green Headed Tanager (Take two!)



Mes voila!

The really for real final bird in the series, so we end where we began, with Green Headed Tanager.




I was going to needle felt the branch, and then decided to just stitch the heck out of it rather than drag out and set up my embellisher - and guess what - it totally worked, so I'll do it again on a small piece like this.

You may note as well that the background looks different than it did on Monday, that's because I purposely burned it - with an iron, to take away some of the brightness which I thought was too unrealistic.



And a close up of the bird.  He's a good 'un!

On Monday, I'll show you all ten framed up - and then I'm starting something new.

Kit 120

P.S. - Joining in the fun at Nina-Marie's! Come check it out!

24 comments:

mysweetprairie @gmail.com said...

oooh! love all the little snippets in there!

I've fallen in love with your work since you made that piece in your header... the birds are so sweet. : ) Good for you for putting in all the 'piddly detail'. It's so worth it!!

Monika

Living to work - working to live said...

Kit - it is stunning. I like the 'knocked back' background.

HollyM said...

It's really lovely, Kit! I love all the colors and textures in the bark and in the feathers!

Mary Stori said...

You've develop this series so masterfully.....I've loved watching your progress.... Good job!

Carol A. Babineau said...

Looks great! Burned it with an iron - made me chuckle,, but it works.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Gorgeous, Kit! Can't wait to see them all together!

Linda said...

Perfection! Love it

Martha C. Hall said...

I'd love to see this bird visit my yard! Love your birds and great effect on the tree limb, too!

arlee said...

*Any* time i see *any* bird now, i think of you :)

quilthexle said...

Amazing - I'm so looking forward to see them all together, framed ! Beautiful work - love them all ;-))

Patti said...

Your birds are just wonderful! So detailed and full of colour. I love them!

Fran said...

I've run out of superlatives. Your work is an inspiration! You are one talented lady!

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful:) I can't what to see them all together.

Christina Fairley Erickson said...

Fantastic... glad to have found you from Nina Marie's blog party. Hope you'll stop by Fiber Artist Journey to link up for Design Wall Weekend! http://fiberartistjourney.blogspot.com/

Lisa Chin said...

Oh your tanager is soooo lovely! I love that you purposefully burned the background fabric! I would have been pulling out the paints but why do that when the iron is so much easier and organic!

Sylvia said...

I have really enjoyed your series of birds! I would never have thought to purposely burn the fabric with the iron! It worked well for your background.

Beth said...

Your birds are the cat's meow (smile)You certainly have MASTERED bark big time and I love all the detail on the birds. I also love getting to say in the future that I burned it with an iron on purpose (thanks for that one!!) Have a great weekend my dear friend!!

Nina Marie said...

OMG - I would be afraid to burn it - 'cause its not like you can take out the burn if you don't like it - you are very brave - grin!

Margaret said...

Very handsome indeed -- and I for one am not going to compare him/her to his/her predecessor. Growth is good, but without that first effort, would you have come so far? :-)

liniecat said...

Stunning....this one may be the one I like most.......what a superb series youve made hunny

Marilyn Wall said...

Looking forward to seeing the whole together. I'd love to see a photo of the first green headed tanger beside the second one.

Linda Kittmer said...

Beautiful Kit! Can't wait to see all of them together!

LynCC said...

Ahhh! He's so gorgeous. :D And how brilliant to use the iron's scorching power to tone down your background.

Anonymous said...

They get prettier and prettier each time you show us another bird!

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