Wednesday

Mom's Birds

Hey people. My mother sent along some photos of these birds she's been working on. Each one unique, each one for sale. Prices soon to come. I do know that they are made on wire frames and decoupaged with paper ephemera that Mom has collected from her weekly jaunts to garage sales. I also know that she has put my father in charge of collecting dryer lint to stuff them with. How's that for upcycling?

Update: Everyone - You can contact my Mom by email here:

ostudios::AT::earthlink::DOT::net

She can provide you with prices and more info on the birds.

17 comments:

  1. Those are fantastic! Especially love the texture that the books/newspaper add to the breasts and the salvaged wood bases. A great example of how when you reuse/upcycle you can make something new look timeless. Wonderful!

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  2. Thanks Steve! I'll pass that on to my Mom.

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  4. These are great! They've got lots of personality, & hip surface decoration. But I really like the way the bases give them each their own little environment to live in. Go Mom!

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  5. these birds are absolutely beautiful! I love them sooo much, please pass on to your mum, she's one clever lady

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  6. I knew i was saving my dryer lint for some purpose! These birds are beautiful!!!

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  7. wow, fabulous. i haven't seen anything like this; great re-use of materials. you proud son!

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  8. Thanks, everyone! Mom will be thrilled that you like them.

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  9. They are fantastic! Your mom is a genius!
    May I write something like an article about this birds for russian handmade-journal web site? I need some information about your mom.

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  10. Everyone - You can contact my Mom by email here:

    ostudios::AT::earthlink::DOT::net

    She can provide you with prices and more info on the birds.

    Cheers!

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  11. so cute! i love seeing bits of book text :)

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  12. Your mother has expressed 'bird' in the most captivating way. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Gorgeous work! You should send her over to check out some of Ann Woods' stuff... her birds are antique fabrics and such, and her paper mache boats are awesome! http://annwood.net/blog/

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  14. I concur with the public. LOVELY! Makes me want to make something. Maybe it's the dreadfully long winter, but I love the robin, especially. Was a dose of spring to me! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Starfish - I did! I love Ann's stuff and now Mom does too. Thanks.

    Pat - I'll pass that on to Mom. Thanks!

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