Thursday, 15 April 2010

Finished Dolly Bird and Postcard Frame

She is finished! She is a bright and colourful young bird who likes to sit around in the sunshine with the flowers and other birds. Her wings are a bit like a chicken's, in that she can't really fly very far. Her impractical boots make landing a bit hard too so she prefers life on the ground.
She is a distant relative of the bird faces.

This is my changing frame of display. I have put a doll, angels, cards, ribbons and cards and now postcards in it. I wound the string round and round and then wove the postcards through. it holds them pretty well and is easily changed. These are from Chris Ofili, Henry Moore and Berlin-courtesy of Clare who went there last weekend.




14 comments:

Janine said...

Sarah, great job on the bird! I love how it came out! You are so creative!

snoopydog said...

Oh your Dolly Bird is very lovely. She looks perfectly happy sitting there in the sunshine, amongst the flower pots and spring flowers. She looks like she's quite a trendsetter, with a mind of her own :) Enjoy the weekend. Ros

Lynne said...

I love the way you create a little persona for her. She is bright and lovely, the sunshine suits her.

KindredSpirit said...

i love dolly bird - so surreal!! your best doll yet in my opinion.

i am very impressed by your postcard contraption - i hope you don't mind if I do something similar - i bought back about 20 cards from Berlin and was wondering how to display them.... genius idea!!!

ELK said...

sarah ..i am here to say how charming and artistic the bird is ...what a joyful presence in the garden...every living thing should have red boot!!!

Linda Sue said...

AWESOME dolly bird- love how her eye is an embellishment for hair of pretty face ...you clever clever girl!Her wings may be ineffectual but aren't they gorgeous! My bird wants to take her out for worms.

Kamana said...

you are amazing. your artistic creations always leave me completely impressed.

Allegra Smith said...

Yummy bird! what fun, it looks ready to go out and play. I love the articulated joints, so...elegant and yet so whimsical. You my dear, have an extraordinary amount of talent. Have a great weekend and thank you for your visit. I always enjoy "seeing" you.

jabblog said...

Very jolly dolly bird enjoying life in the great outdoors. Does she go inside when it rains?

Candace said...

Oh my gosh,what a fantastic dolly-bird. Bird-dolly. Mmm... we might have to come up with a new genus for this one, Sarah. The BritannicusSarahjaneWallisis!

Love your postcard display and am also working on something that I've had to use postcards with.
FUN!

Candace x

frayedattheedge said...

I love your Dolly Bird - fabulous boots! Hope you and Andy have a good weekend, love, Anne

Lori Saul said...

Love your Dolly Bird- brilliant work!

Sam said...

That bird is so cool! The frame is a terrific idea too - like everyone else here I've got to say you are one creative soul!

P.S. Thank you for reminding me about that post you did on Hardy and Connie! I do remember it - it was gorgeous!!

Janine said...

Sarah, what photoshop class are you taking? Please tell?