An orange tip butterfly, about to land on a cuckoo flower. Background fabric from part of an old skirt that belonged to my lovely Mum, and painted first with white gesso, and then some watercolour. butterfly and flowers raw edge applique, (and some paint!)
Another finished experimental piece for the birdsong challenge, this time the song thrush I photographed earlier in the year. I'm going to put these pieces together into a fabric concertina book, a bit like the set of collagraph boat images from Dungeness I made some time ago, here
I'm hoping to come up with an idea for a finished piece for this challenge, so plenty to be going on with in the meantime, and I'm quite enjoying making these explorative pieces, especially as I'm learning more about our local birds, their songs, and their habits.