Blackbird

The Three Muses challenge theme this week is “blackbirds” … I am tagging along at the end here, but just had to do something blackbird inspired

Jean of Bluebirds in the Meadow generously shared some wonderful wool and silk roving with me as I have been wanting to dip my toes into wool felting for some time now

her felted flower tutorial is a must see if you haven’t seen it already… thank you Jean!!!

I will show you some of my felted flowers after I put the finishing touches on them … so while I had my wool and felting needle out along with a piece of felted blue wool from an old skirt … I decided to play and this is what came of it … my first attempt


a little 3 x 4.25″ piece … with a childlike feel … done freehand


can’t wait to visit The Three Muses and see all of the blackbird creativity there

*footnote: seeing my birdie on the screen I can “see” he definitely could use an eye 🙂

27 responses to “Blackbird

  1. How delightful, Patty! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  2. this is lovely very sweet

    I didn’t get round to the challenge this week I printed some stuff off and everything lol oh well maps this week that will be fun.

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  3. That’s a really adorable piece of art! 🙂

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  4. Oh Patty a felting piece. Wow this is lovely.
    Amazing work. Love it, love it, love it.

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  5. Felting is such fun and you seem to have mastered far better than I the intricacies of felting a design. Lovely!

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  6. I’ve been thinking about the blackbird… I even searched for an image.. but it didn’t fall in place so I let it be… I played with “mixed media monday” instead today (it will be on my blog tomorrow) LOVE your felting and woolen piece.. awesome!!!

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  7. Marilyn Rock

    Patty; sweet felting! It’s so relaxing isn’t it? I love what you did! xxoo

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  8. OH WOW!! Patti what a perfectly magical piece and in felt too… you are so talented!!

    The little bird in his nest is just the cutest little thing and I love how you used real twigs to frame your piece… brilliant 😀

    Have a great day
    hugs
    Chris xx

    oooops almost forgot… I won your giveaway on the atc blog… I have been jumping about and whooping all day…. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!

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  9. Hello Patty,
    what a lovely piece of art. Wonderful work.

    Rosie

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  10. My blackbirds were singing the praises of Spring this morning…I love the delicate colors and the childlike style of your innocent image. Beautiful work. Have a wonderful week my friend. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  11. this is so sweet!!! beautiful colours too!!!

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  12. a first attempt?? really?? this is great!! xo

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  13. ooo i love this! i especially love that blue-a perfect background for your sweet swirly scene & the little twig frame…isn’t it fun??? can’t wait to see your flowers!

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  14. What a delightful excursion into the world of felting! You’re right, he needs a wee tiny bead of an eye, but the piece is exquisite. Did you link it at The Muses? I don’t remember seeing it there.

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  15. Ooooh Patty this is magnificent, your felting is so beautiful, I so wish I could do mixed media.

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  16. It’s me back again. I went and took a peek at The Muses – and there you were! Good. I don’t want anyone to miss your delightful entry!

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  17. Carmen Dyson

    You were born to felt……and all the other things you do!

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  18. cool! I was looking at wool felting the other day and thought I’d give it a try (: Someday, someday…

    I love your composition. You know, there’s an art movement who looks like what you did here, it’s called naïve art (sounds so much fancier than childlike,lol ; )

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na%C3%AFve_art

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  19. Hi Patty, This is such a sweet piece! And I love your presentation with the branches. Thanks for your kind words about my post and blog. I get a RSS feed on your blog, since I enjoy it so much 🙂 Cheers, Sharon

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  20. Oh I just LOVE it! I wouldn’t say childlike so much as folkart-ish …. I love the flowing green part. It almost looks like your little bird is adrift on the sea in his little nest.

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  21. Patty this is delightful. I haven’t done a three Muses challenge for months – you’ve inspired me

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  22. As always, there you are, trying something new and exciting. Your freehand felting is to die for. It may be childlike, but it is simply gorgeous and shows what a true artist you really are.

    Glad you had a great getaway, too. I’m late to this 4 and 20 blackbird party, but will see you later today.

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  23. Love your creation and the childlike quality you created…. really superb, however, I have to say I am feltless as in clueless……. : ]

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  24. Diane C. aka Lennie's daughter

    I would love to purchase your felted picture if you would consider parting with it. Love it! Diane:)

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  25. I love it! I wish to try roving too sometime! I wish we lived closer so that we could try some new things together ~ that would be fun!
    I like your willingness to try all sorts of art techniques! Happy week Patty!

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  26. This is so pretty.. I always love using cotton or wool in crafts

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