Kristin, can I tell you how much fun I'm having with your Summer of Color??!! This week the color is yellow, and I had so much fun making my sun on my last post, that I decided to do it again!!
I even used a map again from the same atlas book that I had. And another cool thing about Kristin's weekly prompts is that she has a giveaway if you participate....plus your name is entered twice if you decide to add another element that she suggests. This week it was anything metallic incorporated into your piece. So, I decided to add some metal embossing with it. This piece is on a cradled wood panel with deep sides, and this is how I finished off the sides--
....very cool effect
And here's the finished piece--
I would never never have thought of making this piece this way if Kristin hadn't of suggested the metal....so...thank you Kristin again for that spark!
And you know what I'm going to say next....go on over to the Summer of Color to see more yellow!
And remember the nest I found last Wednesday with the 1 lonely little egg in it? Well, the next morning this is what I found--
.....and on Friday morning I found this...
And on Sunday??
This is ridiculous!!
So that was yesterday morning. I've left it alone since then. I'm a little afraid of what I might find now. Now, mind you, I've been working with the parents here--everyday I take it down, and very carefully water the plant, take my photo, and then put it back. They've been very lenient with me. I've been doing some research, and these birds are called house finches (thanks Regina for telling me what they could be, because that's exactly what is nesting in my basket)
They're so cute!--very small, and I read that they hook up in the winter time and remain monogamous--so cute!! The one on the left is the male and the more color they have on them is what attracts the female to them. Gee--you learn something new everyday!
And for all those celebrating--Happy 4th of July!!