Monday, October 5, 2009

Birds are a twitter

There is a bird thing happening in my studio. More of the Quirky Birds are "coming soon" with new styles and new colours so if interested stay tuned. With every one unique and original these little guys are proving both popular and fun to create.

The kingfisher inspired me to keep on with the larger birds too, so a pelican has joined the flock! Let me know what you think.

MAANZ Community Project

One of the nice things about the MAANZ group is that they are always looking at ways of giving back to the community. This year, the conference community piece, is a bird creation workshop. Participants sign on to create a bird using a ply template and gorgeous mosaic materials to glam the birds up. These fine feathered creations will then be donated to a Brisbane based charity for their enjoyment, or fundraising activity. A group of the Brisbane based MAANZ members got together recently for a working bee, creating sample birds as inspiration starting points and cutting bulk supplies for use at the workshop. As for me, I loved the sample I produced so much I replicated another one for myself. Little did I realise that this little kingfisher was destined to fly on out of my studio. Thankfully he too is going to a good home. Phew!


It's official - three more sleeps until the Brisbane based MAANZ Mosaic Conference for 2009 kicks off. All very exciting. Must be something in the air. Was delighted to be advised that the Green Sea Turtle that I submitted for exhibition in the official conference show was accepted for hanging, but even more exciting, the little guy has also sold. Big smiles from me - especially given he is going to a good home. I love that fact that someone saw something in him that made them think of something nice. I hope the owners have as much pleasure from him as I did creating him.