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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Swap-a-roo and other mail, too

Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.
Finally got my bird ATCs into the mail for a swap that the lovely Kristin has organized — looks like lots of good company. While I was at it I also mailed a little something to Claire and Renata. Phew! Man it takes a lot for me to package things up and ship them out with the kidlets around. Who am I kidding — I never liked to post things even before kids. Next up is a mini quilt swap with Jules, which I'm really looking forward to.

For the bird swap I painted six paintings of the same composition and color. I've never done an exercise like that before. I was thinking a lot about Diana from One Blackbird while painting. I just love her scratchy drawing in clay.

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Anonymous Amy said...

I love the birds, the colors and the composition.

Tue Oct 17, 11:52:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous kristin said...

they turned out beautifully!!! the colors are wonderful :) can't wait to see them in person.

Tue Oct 17, 12:10:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous nichola said...

i love the colours, fabulous!

Tue Oct 17, 02:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Angelina said...

I really love this picture! I wish I could draw and paint well. My husband is both a fine and commercial artist and I am often envious of how he can get an idea in his head and make it materialize on a canvas or paper.

The colors in this are wonderful.

Tue Oct 17, 02:33:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous mimi K said...

looks great! Hope I get to see one in person :-)

Tue Oct 17, 04:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

I really love everything about this, particulary the shape of the birds.. very nice.

Tue Oct 17, 05:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger futuregirl said...

Lovely! The gold leaf and green is a great combination. I'm so glad you included all the excellent links, too. :)

Tue Oct 17, 05:44:00 PM PDT  
Blogger erin scissorhands said...

love it! the birds are perfect.

it takes me a while to get motivated to bring the mail to the p.o. but not before i feel up to actually packaging the orders. ugh.

Tue Oct 17, 07:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Blaize said...

And smale foweles maken melodye
That slepen al the nyght with open Iye

Tue Oct 17, 08:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Blaize said...

That's "iye", by the way. Not lye. And it sounds like this:

Wed Oct 18, 10:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Alison said...

The music notes are an adorable touch. At first I thought you made this with your printing press thing. Did you ever put that thing together and use it?

Wed Oct 18, 10:45:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous carolyn said...

really cute birdies. It's come up a few time you think you could do a tutorial on how to watermark your photos?

Wed Oct 18, 06:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Frizz said...

Beautiful. I love the color combination!

Wed Oct 18, 06:30:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

Thanks gals. Again, another fun project.

Angelina: maybe you should post some of your husband's work sometime for us?

Alison: no printing press, yet. you know us, slow, slow, slow.

Carolyn: yep, i already did a watermark tutorial--it's in my July archives.

Thu Oct 19, 01:47:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous samantha said...

it turned out beautifully

Thu Oct 19, 06:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Brown Pants said...

This is beautiful. Really lovely.

Sun Oct 22, 07:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kristin said...

Oh that is so pretty. Painting in repeats is always a good exercise, I fully endorce it!

Mon Oct 23, 02:57:00 PM PDT  
Blogger jen b said...

I just wanted to tell you that I was lucky enough to receive one of your ATC's. I just love it. Thanks.

Tue Oct 24, 04:25:00 PM PDT  
Blogger coloribus said...

I like these lovely birds; and I like also the choice of the colors

Thu Oct 26, 10:36:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ms. pea said...

Lovely birdies!

Fri Oct 27, 08:03:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Kim said...

You painted that? Are you kidding me? WTF? Is there nothing you can't do, woman? Such talent.....!!

Sat Oct 28, 07:59:00 AM PDT  

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