Friday, 28 May 2010

Blog A Day 5 Not Tweet or Hoot but Coot!


For a while now I have had a burning desire to make some life size or at least bigger sized birds. I have a real craving to make a large flamingo but I thought Maybe I should start with a less ambitious project!I started making a Raven but then decided against it as it would be BLACK and I doubt it would photograph well at all so the creature got longer and thinner and I remembered the Coots and Moorhens we used to see drift around Roundhay Park Lake in Leeds as a child, they had such fun characters and a funny bobby kind of walk!I have christened my coot Christopher... I don't know why I just have. Christopher is 6.5 inches tall and a little intimidating to the average tweet but he is a very friendly chap!
Now I am going to start on my flamingo... I really hope it works!

7 comments:

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Wow Christopher looks great! I love the pictures with the little tweet. He looks like a gentle giant : )

Helen-S said...

He's so cute! A lifesize flamingo sounds fantastic - and very ambitious!

Lizzie said...

Wow, wow and WOW! He's a super-duper Moorhen! He does look rather like "Uncle Christopher the stork" next to the little blackbird tweet! I love his red and yellow beak and his layered wings and tail. Oh, and his amazingly loooong, bendy legs. Just lovely!

melissamyth said...

wait, so I just read this post and something clicked, cause the little bird looked like something I included in my whimsy treasury. Now that I look back, I shoulda realized from your etsy mini and little owls, but I didn't.

Guess I'm just really drawn to your work ;)

feltmeup designs said...

thanks guys... He was fun to make xx

ClaireP said...

excellent coot! I can't wait to see the flamingo :)

niftyknits said...

Like Lizzie says - your coot is a moorhen ;-) Coots have a big white patch on their forehead (bald as a coot) good luck with balancing the flamingo, look forward to seeing him!