Birds and Berries

I concieved of this little sculpture last winter after my fiber arts group (still nameless) met for the first time. I was so juiced by all of the ideas flowing in and among the women that met that on the way home my head was just bursting with ideas.

I had made many little birds before but usually as a companion for a doll. This trio got to be in the spotlight with no human figures to distract from their presence!

I love the bare tree with the berries on it. It reminds me a bit of a persimmon tree (except the berries aren't orange) after the leaves fall off and the persimmons are left hanging.



I was in Wisconsin visiting my family for much of June...hence no posts. Because they are so much behind us in weather I got to have two springs. I photographed these gorgeous poppies in my brothers yard. I love the shape of the seed head.


Cool Abberation Round Robin

For the last seven weeks I have been working on a new doll for a round robin that was started through a Wild Art Dolls, a yahoo group. Each person starts a doll and then sends it on to the next person in the group who then adds something to it and mails it on again. This continues until everyone in the group has added onto everyone elses doll. They return to their original owner in about a year.

Gail, the organizer of the round robin was intending to write something about a colaberation but instead wrote cool abberation, which stuck and seemed appropriate. There are two groups of 8 people each with many in the U.S. but also members in Japan, Australia, UK and Sweden. It is a year long international journey for these little beings.

My doll is called Beatrice Angelique Coming, but she had a fortuitious meeting with the poet e.e. cummings and they played around with her name and morphed it into be(a)coming. She also has a little bird friend Lawrence who is quite a mischeif maker.

I just sent be(a)coming and Lawrence off to Gail in North Carolina this morning and soon will be working on Gloria's creation named Collette. I'll post pics as things come and go.