In November of 2010 I applied to create a birdhouse for the Pioneer Park Nature Center’s 2011 Artistic Birdhouse Project. This is a fundraising project for our local Nature Center here in Lincoln, where 30 artists were invited to create their artistic interpretation of a birdhouse. Since I am a fiber artist, and the birdhouse did not have to be functional, I created Fiber Art Bird Mama!
Here is my submission sketch and an what I showed as an example of the type of materials I use:
After I got the assignment, I immediately got to work procrastinating the actual production of the birdhouse for a couple months. While I had drawn a lovely sketch to start with, I wasn’t 100% sure how I was actually going to create the structure that would make a fabric bird retain it’s round shape while still being light enough to be hangable. When I could procrastinate no further, I sat down and did a design sketch:
Then I proceeded to procrastinate just a little more!