As with many of my pieces, this all started with a print that I did several months ago. I wanted to try making birch bark. I love stitching the lines and knots in wood so this was a challenge, to capture the starkness of the black and white.
Of course, the branches had to have something sitting in them, so I enlarged my owl pattern. I wasn’t going to have owls in my show. I’d made so many and I plan to have the small ones available for sale at the opening. So I thought this would go in Plush You! but then I wanted my stinky cheese to be in… blah blah blah – you get the idea. Owls. There are owls in my show. The fabrics are wool felt and a wool skirt from the thrift store. I love this piece, it looks great hanging on the wall.
“wild owls” felt, fiber, sequins, beads $150
Barb October 9, 2011
love, love, love the owls and the tree. I have fantasies about digging out the back of my garden and adding birch trees – but I want instant gratification….trees 20 feet high immediately! Gorgeous work Dawn!!
Linda Snelten (clothmoth) October 13, 2011