Sunday, February 15, 2009

Little birds

Little Birds
One little bird with lovely feathers blue
Sat beside another one. Then there were two.
Two little birds singing in the tree
Another came to join them. Then there were three.
Three little birds wishing there were more
Along came another bird. Then there were four.
Four little birds glad to be alive,
Found another lonely friend.
Then there were five.
Five little birds just as happy as can be
Five little birds singing songs for you and me.

I've been painting little birds and attaching them to branches. I made a base of concrete, then inserted a twig, added a little moss and paint, and I have a tree full of birds.

This is a project Galen and I have been working on for the 4-H Artisans Show coming up in March. Galen cuts all the little birds out of wood, then carves them into shape to give them some character.

And then he came up with an owl! Isn't he cute. He's waiting for some paint.

I might list some of thse on my etsy shop as well.


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those are adorable! I love how they are all a little different.

Protege said...

This is very lovely; I love the colors and the idea. It reminds me of spring and Easter.;))

Jenny said...

Oh, Donna! How I just adore your birdies! And love the fact that you and your hubby made them together ... birds of a feather, you know! :)

Absolutely too cute!

Donna said...

What a wonderful idea! What pretty colors too!!
Happy night sweetie!

Tara said...

Donna These are adorable, when I think of nesting, I think of you!

tara - said...

i love the pink birds! they would look amazing in my house...

and the owl!! my daughter's nursery is decorated with owls so i scoop them up whenever i can.

thanks for visiting today!

Sue said...

So cute...I love the blackbirds!!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I love them all Donna and you already heard form Lola's Mom on the Owl. Give me an email when you have it finished. We'll be wanting that for sure!!!!!

Deb said...

Adorable birds.

Phyllis said...

These are so cute! It gives me a great idea for using that paper clay. Thanks for sharing :)

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

How Cute!! That is just an adorable that owl!
Stop on by sometime this week to enter our giveaway!!

Mimi Sue said...

Very, very cute. Love the bright colors. Mimi

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Donna
What a cute idea! They would looks so whimsical on a windowsill --I'll check your ETSY store

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Donna,
Your little birds are precious and each one has a personality. I think you should list them on ETSY as they will be great for Spring gardens. How fun that you and your husband work on art projects together. I visited your folk art website and love it. You are a very talented pair of "lovebirds".

Seems like everyone is dreaming of Spring - lucky me living in Southern California - our roses have been cut back , however, we have cold weather flowers such as Rnunculus and Primroses and lots of bulbs blooming.

Let me know if you put your birds on ETSY as I would like to buy the blue birds for my garden.
Have a lovely week,

Nancy and the fatties said...

Hi Donna, cute little birdies! What a fun project. As a former 4-H member, here is a shout out to 4-H!!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

These are so creative. I love them.

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