Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Few Quick Updates

I finished my practice wings - I'm so glad I did a practice pair because, like everything else, there was a slight learning curve to the techniques involved. This was BIG fun though, and I can't wait to get going on my real pair!


This little fairy is the very first doll I ever designed by myself from scratch. She has been waiting for a face and costume for years under my cutting table for, and right now she's waiting for her hair glue to dry. Once I get her hair styled she is going to wear the practice pair of wings. Wow - 2 finished projects for the price of one, LOL!


And just to see if I could, I crawled into the calf barn where the starling's nest is in the hole in the wall to try to get a photo of my own. Taking this one involved some interesting maneuvers on my part, and once I almost dropped my camera into the nest. Thank goodness for wrist straps! The babies are a week older in this photo than they were in the photo on yesterday's post - Lydia and I are trying to decide if there are 4 chicks in the nest or 5. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, then look closely at the beak in the upper right, you might agree with us that it looks suspiciously like 2 beaks.) What do you think?


I think that big one looks hungry...

12 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

looks like it might be 6 little birds to me ;)

those wings are gorgeous! imagine a life sized set. that would be cool :D

HElen said...

The wings you created are beautiful!

This little bird has one big wide mouse :)

Kerry said...

Love the wings, good practise job! Enjoyed the baby birds, sure wish I could get a shot into the robins nest, but I would probably break my neck as it is high off the ground in a branch, I have been tempted though

Michelle Eaton said...

The wings look great!

I love the baby bird photo. It does look like two beaks there. The big one looks so funny wanting some food.

Jennifer Rose said...

6?

not 100% sure but it looks like it :)

BumbleVee said...

yep... looks like it could be five alright...

the wings are great. I may have to try a pair some day....

Shashi Nayagam said...

The wings are gorgeous. Can't wait to see your doll.
You may be right it looks like 5 chicks

Linda Fleming said...

Wow Judi, those wings are gorgeous. If thess are the practice ones you were working on, I'd say you have wing making down pat and certainly don't need any more "practice"-lol

That is a strange looking beak. I couldn't tell how many are in the there.

Shoogles said...

They're only practice wings? They are lovely!

MaryO said...

Your wings are exquisite! I can't wait to see the full sized ones you make for your new fairy.
It's hard to tell from that pile of feathers, but looks like maybe there are five, as you say.

Sandy said...

Those wings are beautiful, how do you do it?..wow.

I enlarged the photo...sure can't tell...might be six..

Sandy said...

Judi just stopped back by to encourage you to start that sketch journal for your granddaughter. I did start mine and the ideas start to flow!! Think of the wisdom you could share with her, that she could look back on when she was older...