Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Birdsong 2014

I have been fortunate to attend Karla Nathan's Birdsong retreat since it started in 2011.
I am sooooo excited Birdsong 4 begins this Friday!

I joined three swaps - Birdsong banner, altered avian/garden tin and an altered bottle.
Two are partnered swaps, so I will not show those photos until after my partners have
received theirs from me. 

The altered bottle swap is not partnered, so I can share my bottle now 

front view

The bird print is a thin decoupaged napkin which allows translucent light through.

This old wooden bird was in sorry shape, so I repainted it.  
I enjoy using real acorns for bird nests.

While the bottle is nearly covered, the laces are light and airy allowing light to peek
through the clear glass bottle.

 upper back view 
 I am a lucky...blessed girl to spend the next few days with dearest of friends, new friends,
West Bottoms vintage shopping, create art and relish in the
inspiration of Karla's hospitality and art studio!

I'll have lots of photos to share, so stop back by later next week.

Blessings to you ~ Tami


  1. Love your bottle! See you VERY soon!

  2. Thank you Terri! Excited to see you soon!!

  3. Oh my gosh, Tami! That bottle is beautiful! Now I'm going to be sorry I didn't participate in any of the swaps this year. ;,(
    You are so talented and make the most beautiful things.
    Can't wait to see you!

    1. Thank you so much Lisa for your wonderful comment! I admit I like my bottle too – it is my first altered bottle. I feel my best creative art is when I am creating for someone else. Excited to see you on Friday!
      Big Hugs, Tami