The wall hanging I started so long ago, that is. Since I had used the birds from my blog banner (in their original color), I decided to make the hanging a tribute to my blog (and to the Etsy shop of the same name I’ll eventually open. Need to get on that, come to think of it).
I had this rather grandiose plan of adding hand-made fabric or ribbon roses, perhaps around the corners of the bird images or just scattered here and there. But I really prefer clean, simple lines (also, I am fairly lazy), so I left it as is. Could not resist, however, the “bling” of gems on the crown and glitter on the letters. I had to dye clear gems with alcohol ink, as I didn’t have any the exact right color.
I really do love the look of a “busy” collage with lots of elements and tons of colors, and I admire anyone who can do it well. Personally, I’m really bad at it. So I stick with what I know – clean and simple.
I haven’t made a way to hang this yet; it’s just clipped onto our deck railing with clamps so I could take the picture. I might sew two fabric tabs at the top and slide in a branch or a dowel. A branch would be much cooler, though I’d have to go cut one from a tree and then make sure it isn’t infested with yucky insects. ::shudder:: (Maybe I’ll ask Dude to do that part. I’ll tell him I’m not strong enough to cut the branch myself. Yeah, that’ll work.)