Birds, not custard but something completely different

Each year I send people their Christmas cards back. Basically I cut bits out of the one they sent me the previous year, remount it and send back part of the card they sent me. Some friends are becoming canny and trying to fox me. I am always up for new crafting challenges. One of the Blogs I follow is jaydubblah and through her I have discovered Something Completely Different . Now I am new to this so may not fully understand the rules so I hope no one will take offence at my take on the challenge. Described as an ‘inchie’ and using the theme birds. I have spent most of this weekend hacking back the hedge to our garden and so I have created a mini collage from things found in the garden. The frame is ivy leaf, the sky is pigeon feather, the tree line is cherry leaf and the ploughed fields are ginko leaf. The sun is a gall from the back of an oak leaf the telegraph posts are fennel stems and the birds are individual blackberry pips. If you get your recorder out the notes should play ‘Cuckoo, Cuckoo’ from The Cuckoo Madrigal from my mother’s ‘The New National Song Book’.


Posted on October 10, 2009, in Birds, Something completely different. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. wow that takes recycling to a new level – what a fab inchie and all natural too…now that is Something Totally Different…and a great take on the theme!Thank you for joining us this week hope to see you again soon.

  2. That is so inventive, love it

  3. This is lovely so inventive love it.xx

  4. You creative types are leaving me behind…on with my crochet squares! Lovely design btwx

  5. wowee sooo inventive – i love it – how you made all the teeny tiny elements is just wonderful…thanks for joining us on SCD and look forward to seeing you again!Dawn

  6. Wow – this is a fab piece of work – you must have a lot of patience!

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  8. This is a wonderful piece! I'm impressed with your creative use of found objects. You've achieved such fabulous texture and dimensionality with your all-organic art, and the in-joke formed by your birds-on-wires translating into birdie music is quite inspired. All in all, this is a most auspicious debut!Bravo!

  9. WOW!!!! this is an amazing pieceof artwork…soooo inventive…I love it!!! Hope you get to play again XXX

  10. WOWZA! that is simply amazing chickie! so creative using all those elements ~ fabulous work!

  11. Love this, it's awesome! 🙂

  12. Hi Grethic your inchie is PERFECT..xx so glad you could join us this week at Something Completely Different. Gez.

  13. Only just come across this and its awesome. Love your piece and with mouth gaping wonder how you ever came up with such a fabulous idea.

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