Sketches from nearly a year ago…these were during the 2012 Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival), and an unscheduled stop in Jaisalmer.
Couldn’t have asked for a more eventful first visit to Rajasthan!
A very merry hand-made Christmas!
Origami stars and snowflakes, a paper-and-ribbon wreath, random-found-branch tree, embroidered Christmas card to send home (first holiday away from family, sniff) and the scene-stealer…the adorable print-and-make nativity set from the awesome Marloes de Vries!
May your days be merry and bright.
Collages from old Nat Geos!
Trying new things is such immense fun. My whole adolescence/twenties have been spent with my nose in these magazines, and I love how its uses extend well beyond the inherent awesomeness.
Also, Ms.Goodall feeding the fishies! I’ll always regret the day I didn’t get to ask her a question during an audience session, when she visited my undergrad campus some years ago. Sigh. Good times.
Found the most beautiful hand-painted wooden bird beads at the craft shop recently…went slightly mad and grabbed a handful on impulse.
I’d been wanting to make a mobile for a while…what better to do that with than birds! Added some feathers that I made with yarn, following a really cool tutorial on the Oh So Pretty blog. A twig as the perch and some transparent fish wire later: A BIRD MOBILE!! (happy dance)
Such JOY waking up to these guys fluttering over my bed :)
Personalized sketchbook for a friend.
Been wanting to try embroidery on leather for ages now. And yes, bending a needle out of shape was well worth it :)
Chasing birds, my new-found pastime. Anything to promote side businesses! :)
Amateur bird-watching pictures, rolling in by the day, at http://beak-wing-and-claw.tumblr.com