Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lady of the House...

This is the calligraphy piece I made for the back of the frame.

In the box

Out of the box

Here is the gift for my boss' 60th birthday. Shehas many birds and keeps Lady Gouldian Finches. I hope she likes it. I've mounted it in a shadow box (size 8x10) the piece itself is more like 6"x8". It was fun; It's hand beaded & I painted the 'tree' as well. Originally; I was going to fuse fabric on for the tree; but in my haste; I had all ready beaded the leg & foot so trying to fuse fabric around that was out... The painting didn't turn out awful though I'm a self admitted 'non-painterly' person. (too messy for me)

Hope she likes it!


  1. your beading is amazing. what a beautiful gift.

  2. Anonymous10:05 AM

    You hope she likes it?! Holy smokes! Her jaw should have dropped by now! If she doesn't want it, you can certainly send it to me! I don't know how you have the patience to do all that beading. Amazing!

  3. Your boss is one lucky lady. The bird is gorgeous! I like the way you used bugle beads for the wings and I think your painted tree looks great.

  4. Awesome. I haven't tried beading - it looks like it involves so much close up work. BTW I got here from the quiltart list - I am one of those who does follow some of the links when I have time.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi -- what a LOVELY piece. wow. you did a fabulous job painting the tree too. (I also got here from the QA list)


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