Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A BRITISH ROBIN

During one of my holidays in England, I remember asking the owner of the cottage that I was renting, what that sweet little bird with the red breast was. Her reply was that it was a robin. I sort of questioned her on her answer because it sure didn't look like any robin that I was familiar with! Turns out is was a robin common to the British Isles. Much smaller than our American Robins, kind of the size of our sparrows, but a trifle plumper. Since I have been on this bird sculpture kick, I decided to make one
This is my version, made with vintage wool, linen, and bark cloth. I'm not trying to be perfect with my sculptures, but rather a primitive, unstructured look. I love "painting" with bits of fabric and thread to add a ragged sort of detail that becomes humorous.













10 comments:

The Green Pea said...

Your bird is lovely. sandi

Diane Costanza said...

I love the tattered-ness of this bird (if that's a word, LOL) So lovely and shabby!

Diane

June said...

I love your dear little robin Judy. I have loved all the fabric birdies you have been sculpting. They are truly amazing to me. The different textures and patterns you combine make them so special.
sending hugs your way...

Decoromana said...

Love it

funkymonkey said...

I love robins but I didn't know that we Brits had our very own 'version'. You live and learn!

Tracey

Twiglet said...

Our British Robin is my favourite bird and we always have one or two in our garden. Your fabric one is lovely too!

Kathy said...

Oh, I'd love to see a British robin. These fabric ones you've been making are darling. - Kathy

Gracie's Cottage said...

Oh I love that Judy - it's wonderful.
(It was so great to meet you at Grayslake!)

Jan

Lululiz said...

Awww, your robin fabric sculpture is gorgeous!
Looking at the image of the robin, you wouldn't think that they are quite cruel birds, would you? They are also very territorial. We have a fat little robin who regularly visits our garden, and shows absolutely no fear of anybody or anything, lol. He sits just a yard or so away from us and watches us.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I was equally surprised when I moved here. Everyone loves the English robin here - it is quite endeared. We don't have the same for our big ol' American robin. I love the robin you made ;)