Crows for BirdxBird 2009

I’ve finished my work for 2009 BirdxBird. I made two pieces simultaneously, so I would be sure to have one for this cause, and to play with two variations of my idea. The work Crow 2, below, will be part of the silent auction, to be held next Saturday evening, Feb. 21st, at Northrup King Building in NE Minneapolis. This event features work by 130 artists in all media to benefit Audubon Center of the North Woods & Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. It is GREAT FUN! If you live in the vicinity, please attend! Details can be found on the website. My works, below, each measure approx. 22″ x 15″, including the border. Hand dyed fabric, paste resisted, discharged, hand pieced and embellished.

Two blogs have been hugely inspiring to me this past month, nudging me
to think outside the box and pull out needle, thread and thimble more
than I usually do. Threadspider is working on some beautiful embroidered birds celebrating Darwin’s birthday. SpiritCloth‘s
creativity with hand piecing, stitching and quilting is mind-boggling,
as is her documentation of the creative process. If you need to get
un-stuck, spend a few moments over there.


Author: Kit

I use the materials and techniques of the Japanese art of katazome (paste resist stencil dyeing) to capture my experience of nature. My work celebrates daily meetings with the wild birds, plants, and lake breezes of my local urban surroundings.

4 thoughts on “Crows for BirdxBird 2009”

  1. Oh Kit they are beautiful! I have started checking out the Bird x Bird site too-I think it’s an excellent way of raising awareness of and funds for birds, as well as being a real showcase of talent. If I were nearer, I’d be there.Thank you too for the honourable mention too, especially in such company! I draw inspiration from both you and Jude.

  2. thank you….I’m excited to go to Birdxbird tomorrow night. If I get a few good pics I will post them on my blog soon after.

  3. Kit, I was just enjoying Caw & Response II again. It has a medieval quality (maybe the colors?) & I love the diagonals, the language which is a hallmark of crows, and the tree is so beautiful.

  4. Hi Fran, thanks for your comments…I love that you see a medieval quality…this inspires me to look for and absorb medieval imagery!

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