Sunday, 26 October 2008
I was outside taking photos of these earrings ready to post them on my Etsy store and what did I spy, this beautiful king parrot sitting in the native frangipani tree above me. I couldn't resist taking this photo, the parrot is getting quite cheeky coming down almost within touching distance sometimes. We have a bird feeder with wild bird seed mix and if it's not filled on a regular basis, they soon let us know. We usually get the red and blue rosellas, but the king parrot is the larger of the two and not as common in this area.
I couldn't help but notice how well his colouring matched my earrings, maybe he saw the resemblance too.
I've also added this necklace to my Etsy. The carved smiling Buddha is a special piece I found in a shop sometime ago, it's been waiting for the right combination of elements to show it off. It goes so well with the temple casting and the porcelain Asian beads, as well as the carved beads.
I've also been creating backgrounds for my collages, using scraps of my decorated and stamped papers, I cut them into small pieces and arrange them in a patchwork pattern, gluing them at random as I go. I give them a light paint wash after to blend them all together.