You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘bird inspiration’ tag.

Just popping in with a few catch-up pieces from my residency at Winterbourne House and Garden.

It’s been hard to catch a good time to be out painting because of the sudden changes in weather and temperature. One solution has been to work in miniature, although these paintings still take quite a time.

 

Everything is growing very fast and I’m trying my best to catch a little bit of it all as there’s no way I can do all of it justice. The Auriculas have long been a favourite of mine so it was nice to capture them.

This little guy had to be caught on canvas having visited me whilst sketching one day and had a good long proper chat and even hopped around the side of me as if to see what I was doing.

Advertisements

There is nothing like a new year to bring about a sense of re-set even if a complete fresh start is not really needed.

IMG_6706

Some years I don’t want to celebrate the passing of one year into another, some years I need the blank page/fresh start feeling that a new year can bring, some years I need to feel like I can write something new into existence.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This year I just wanted to spring clean and re-set my creative system.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

So I spent two whole days last week removing all the old to-do lists, old inspiration material and old designs etc from my board and filing them away without a telling off from myself if they never came to anything – everything finds a time and place eventually, this I am learning.

bird_mosaic

Birds have been on my mind for a while now. I often find that I am percolating inspiration when I’m working on other things and collecting towards the beginning of a project.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And how! When I started filling up the board (which is huge) I found I didn’t have room for everything without taping stuff to the walls and hanging a mini-washing line up too.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I love it. It is a creative volcano of birdy inspiration.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

My friend Dana had been painting birds just before Christmas.  I was so taken with this Blue Jay and so delighted when he came to live with me here.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And what serendipity that he arrived in the mail on the day I was finishing my pinning up. She has such a talent – have a look in her shop if you’d like your own bird.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I also had a new teapot for Christmas and some new bird tiles and when I got out my collection of bird books I could see just how long I have been percolating this collection.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I’ll show the books on their own one day as this is already a photo heavy post and the books deserve to be seen close-up as the illustrations are beautiful.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And then as if to seal the deal, this weekend I opened my Country Living magazine to find even more inspiration in the form of this…

Country_Living_Bird_article_2013

I could be here for some while!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


Copyright notice 2015

All images, text, and content on this site are the sole property of Claire Leggett and may not be used, copied or transmitted without the express consent of Claire Leggett.

If you wish to link to this site or to a post from this site, please ask first before doing so and then give appropriate credit for content.

Any other inquiries please email me at hello@claireleggett.co.uk

Instagram

That sweet moment when you click ‘Pattern Fill’ 👩‍💻 💻 🤗😆 #photoshop #patterndesign #surfacepatterndesigner #pattern #print #surfacepatterns #computerdesign #mydesktoday #patterns #patterndesigns #artistoninstagram #patternplay #productiontime
The ironing’s done ✔️ time for a #slowsunday and this beautiful #marthearmitage book #inspiration #olderartistsinspire #artbook #printmaking
These ladies #markitproject have learnt soooo much on their printmaking journey (as have I) Today was our last screen-printing session before we concentrate on other production tasks 🧵➿✂️ 📦🏷We have 2 fairs booked - local peeps save the dates: December 1st and 8th 🌲 #screenprinting #skillup #withrefugees #refugeeswelcome #skillsforlife #empoweringwomen #craftcommerce #womeninbusiness #learningnewskills #craftcanchangetheworld #everyonedeservestobehappy
You are invited to @mac_birmingham Textile Club next Saturday 🧵 🖌 ✂️ Only £31 to spend an uninterrupted day working on your own textile project with all materials and studio access plus my support/advice/enthusiasm/corny jokes as wanted 🤣 Print, Stitch, Machine, Dye any which way you’d like. #textileworkshop #textileart #printmakingworkshop #printmaking #screenprintingworkshop #sewingworkshop #textileartists #birminghamtextileartist #birminghammakers #textileartworkshop #workshopsuk #macbirmingham #craftworkshops #thingstodoinbirmingham #keepoutoftherain 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 student work shown by Georgina, Elaine, Hannah and Anna

Link with love

LINKwithlove

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 294 other followers

Categories

Archives

Advertisements