2.25.2010

hopeful



Just finished this little piece, called, Hopeful*. I like how the little bird on the fence is looking up at the tail feathers of the bird in the corner- like he's waiting for his turn to take flight...it feels hopeful. I'm sending this over to Cathy Nichols for Found Art Friday. The theme this month was "Everything's Blooming". Even though that's far from the truth in Wisconsin at the moment, I know that spring is right around the corner, so it was nice to have something bright and sunny to think about as I worked. I always think of spring as nature's dress-up party- with all of the colors of the first buds and blooms bringing us out of the grey dreariness of late winter. That's what made me put the little collar on this bird- just needed to dress him up a little. (I don't know why, but I feel like it's a him- even with a little orange ruffle)

Anyway- I really appreciate Cathy hosting Found Art Friday...sometimes it's so busy around here I need an extra motivator, and a fun deadline was just what worked this month. I also can't wait to see what everyone else posts tomorrow!

(* I edited this to change the name of the piece from "Spring is in the Air" to "Hopeful". You'll find that titles are always tough for me to settle on. In this case, I ended up feeling that "Hopeful" just said it all about that little bird.)

8 comments:

Heather Kirtland said...

Awesome! I love the ruffle - a perfect touch. And I love picket fences too!!

Cathy Nichols Art said...

This is so stunning! I am posting it up on Found Art Friday right now. xox

Megan Woodard Johnson said...

Wow- thank you guys, for the great comments!

Jennifer Mullin said...

Just saw this on Cathy Nichols blog and it really caught my eye. The textures, sewn details and use of layers so appeal to me. Kudos.

rachel awes said...

i also just saw this on cathy nichol's blog. it is GORGEOUS. YES to spring & pretty birds & paintbrushes & your heart!

Megan Woodard Johnson said...

Hey everyone- thanks so much for finding me and for your comments! I'm looking at all of your friendly faces, though, and realizing that it's high-time I get a picture of myself up here...but not today...it's a bad hair day. :)

Meredith said...

Hi Megan! I've been keeping up with your blog and I love all your work, but this one is especially wonderful! So springy and cheerful! Hope to see you guys next time I'm home!

xoxo, Med

rachel awes said...

i love this sweet spring piece!! about as dear as those heart cookies below...