Saturday, 23 November 2013

Art Every Day Month - Day 23




Log Cabin painted bird house with Woodpecker

So, it's back to the painted bird houses for the Christmas Craft Fair today.  I started this one a couple of weeks back but hadn't done anything more to it so I thought I better get my finger out as the fair is on 7 December which isn't really that far away (I'm printing out greetings cards as we speak to try and get all my stock together or I'll end up in a mad panic the day before!)

Anyway, this is the 4th of the bird houses, I have another 2 blank ones which I hope to get done in time. 



This one is based on a log cabin - the kind I imagine that folk in America escape to when they need a break from the big city lifestyles - you know like Aidan took Carrie to in one episode of Sex in the City ( I never did understand why she chose Big over the lovely Aidan but that's a whole other topic which doesn't involve painted bird houses!)



As it's a log cabin I figured the only bird I could possibly paint on this one would be a woodpecker! This is a greater spotted woodpecker and funny enough we've got a family of them living in the trees near us and one even popped down for a nibble at our bird table this morning as I was sitting painting this. He quickly flew off again though when he discovered the restaurant was closed - bad wildlife feeding person that I am, I forgot to buy more bird seed and nuts the last day I was in town and he didn't seem keen on the fat balls!


This is my submission for AEDM Day 23.

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5 comments:

  1. I love this! I've painted my share of birdhouses through the years but never thought to do the "log" effect. That is genius and I love the little woodpecker on it! Nice work.

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  2. Charming little log cabin for the woodpecker. xox

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  3. The bird house looks almost too good to be put out for the birds, and I love the idea of painting a bird on it. Mr Woodpecker looks as if he's proud to have excavated that hole all by himself. I can see people buying such lovely birdhouses as decorative pieces in their homes. Good luck with the craft fair.

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  4. It is so sweet!! And I love the idea of the woodpecker on the log cabin! I hope you sell lots at the craft fair... Wish we could do one together :0)

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  5. such a darling bird house Nic! I love the woodpecker with the log cabin-the warm browns look so good against the pops of red!

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