Sunday, 27 April 2014

the birds return

This was an unusually-shaped postcard that I made and mailed at the beginning of my making collages, in late April 2010. The card was about 8 inches in diameter. All the birds are species I see in our mini-forest of a backyard in suburban DC. If I were making this card today, I'd be able to add a huge pileated woodpecker, since I saw one in our yard last year (!). They are all exactly to scale with each other: that part took a long time to accomplish.

Apologies for the fact that it's not scanned very well: operator error.


  1. I´m not an ornithologist, but nevertheless I´m impressed by the large number of different species in your backyard! Interesting shape of your collages and interesting eggs-color! It´s really very springlike!

    1. Those are robin's eggs, Sabine—the large red-breasted bird right below the eggs—and that color is known as "robin's egg blue." =smile=

  2. Birds and eggs, the very essence of spring!

  3. I really really like this Fi! Well done.