Sunday, September 5, 2010

Dragonflys, Birds and What-not.

This week I wanted to show you my WIP (work in progress).  This little sparrow I have been working on for a few weeks up to this point.  I haven't put the amount of time that I wanted to but never-the-less it is progressing nicely
It measures about 5x7" and is mixed media, beading, felt and embroidery.  I'm not sure why I chose another bird to do but it reminded me of the little sparrows I saw nesting outside my fathers house this summer.  They were swooping the kids whenever they would come within 100 yards of their nest.  It is totally drawn by free hand.  As you can tell I am not much of scetcher.  I only needed a rough idea of where I want things placed.

 A bunch of fat quarters from Joann Fabrics (with beading in mind)
Love all those swirlys!

This should be lovely to bead.  Love all of the new cottons.
While stumbling around an area called Abu Hail (in english means father of Cardomon) I was looking for something to wear for my Nieces wedding at the end of September.  I came across this little closet of a shop that sold handmade tapes of embroidered designs, handmade buttons ect.  I thought I had found the pot of gold!  What wonderful things I found in this shop!  When I return later next week I will take a pictures of this place and all of the treasures it holds.  I bought these little flowers with mirrors in the middle.  The can be cut apart and incorporated into my artwork....thats what I call it.  Typically these are use by the yard to embellish hems and cuffs of dresses or what have you.  I have big plans for these beauties!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.


  1. Hi Analisa. Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog. It also meant I could find you on the web - I'm now following your blog and look forward to seeing more of your artwork. Kelly

  2. Oh thank you so much Helga! I have a red one I will post in a day or two. You might find it interesting.

  3. Thank you Kelly, it means a lot to me that you took a few minutes to look at my blog!