Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bird Song II - Part Two

Twenty-eight women gathered recently to learn, teach and be blessed with kindred spirit at 
Bird Song II - as one Peep said 
"I've found my people"

 The day before Bird Song II - 
Rebecca, Laurie, me & Suzanne went treasure hunting

 Our amazing teachers 
These gals are full of creative inspiration and so willing to share it! 

The Peeps

 Our classes were held in Karla's beautiful studio
(one can only be inspired from its beauty & creativity)

Day One 
 Beth's class - Nature Collage Assemblage

My collage includes a 1925 Kansas City newspaper featuring the Grain Market Review and an ad for Emery, Bird & Thayer, a store I remember from childhood on the Country Club Plaza.  The bottom right corner is a decoupaged napkin from our morning coffee - way too sweet for coffee use, so I used it on my collage.  It was a hit, several other Peeps uniquely used a napkin in their collages

Karla's class - Woodland Sprite
We created the mushrooms out of screen, duct tape, and then paper-mached the mushroom with vintage paper, included a frozen Charlotte all gussied up as a fairy, vintage millinery
and natural items

Day Two 
Lisa's class - The Faerie Theatre

I chose to use a photo of myself at age two to create my fairy.  Lisa taught us how to use wire, fabric and hot beeswax to create our fairy wings

Karla's class - Handmade Vintage Necklace 

Karla provided us with lovely vintage beads & watch faces to create our lovely necklaces.  This was my first time ever to create from scratch a necklace... after awhile my arthritis took over my fingers, my eyes grew tied, so I decided to finish my necklace at home...
still need to do that (!)

Here's Karla's example necklace, lovely isn't it?
   Still have oodles to share with you, so please check back again to see more of Bird Song II.

Till then, Find the wonderful in today!


  1. Hi Tami. Looks like you ladies had a marvelous time...hope you got ur creative grove on....hugs

  2. I love how your Fairie Theater turned out with your own picture- just darling. I just finished my necklace yesterday- for me, jewelry making is a multi day project. You did such a beautiful job of capturing so many of the "pretties" and all the little details in Karla's studio

  3. Darling fairie photo--great choice!

  4. Such lovely projects -- I like how you used those interspersed pearls on your bird collage. You've inspired me to do some kind of altered art with one of my favorite childhood photos...of me!

  5. You have a wonderful way with words - I can actually hear you speaking as I read.
    Beautiful creations and such a fabulous eye for photos. :)