Friday, September 16, 2011

Birds

I found these paper mache birds in the $1.00 section at Michael's a couple months ago and I have been debating every since what I would be doing with them.  They are definitely going to be getting a coat of paint or a new layer of some kind of paper because I'm not loving the funky newsprint...especially the "electric golf" phrase. But I haven't been able to decide whether they'd end up in a nest or hanging or flying or  what.


But then I found this cute bird somewhere online. I'm so sorry that I didn't bookmark it....if you know whose design it is please let me know. Anyway, I love the legs on this guy! It doesn't show any feet but I think I'm going to use a single round base with two holes drilled in it for the legs. That should give it some stability.  The hat makes me smile....so my birds will be sporting some type of head gear. 
This project is on my weekend to do this! It should be fun!!


Thanks so much to the artist who shared this sweet bird....you have inspired me!!
Now all I need is a french fry.  : )

UPDATE!!
Thank you to Angie of Hopemore....she found the artist who made this sweet bird on Etsy.  Visit the shop called LINDASILVERTHORNE....you'll find some wonderful creations.  My favorites ~ the birds, snowmen and elves!!

11 comments:

Katie @ explanationrequired said...

I love the hat and rosey cheek! Very cute!!

Scrap for Joy said...

Hmmmmm...I have one of those $1 birdies, too. I like your idea and the long-legged guy is adorable! Can't wait to see yours!
xoxo

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hi Marie! That birdie is a cutie! I can't wait to see how yours turn out. I'll have to check my Michael's the next time I'm there.

Lululiz said...

Oh darn, I am sure I have seen the same bird somewhere in blogland as well, but I can't remember where either! Sorry. I am looking forward to see how yours will turn out.

Hopemore Studio said...

What a fun project! Micheal's has the best paper mache animals right now!

I think I might have found the artist for your inspiration:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lindasilverthorne

Have a great weekend!

Diane said...

Marie, will be checking back to see your finished birdies!

Hugs, Diane

Cheryl said...

Looking forward to seeing what the birds look like when they are finished!

Robin said...

Can't wait to see your finished birds. The hat does make a cute and whimsical addition. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Robin

Ann said...

That bird is adorable. I can't wait to see how yours turns out. Such cute things in that Etsy shop too

Shelley said...

I am home again and catching up visiting my blogging friends...you being a very special one :) Your bird will turn out wonderful...however you transform him....everything you create is special...just like you my dear friend. Thank you so much for the prayers sent up for my daddy...they were certainly heard ...he couldn't be doing any better......blessings

Dorthe said...

Such a great buy- your bird is ever so sweet- Marie,
I forgot to say-I hope you are all well again, dear.
Hugs,Dorthe