While grabbing some supplies on my front porch,
I noticed two
This one even stared at me awhile.
I just loved the feathers and markings. And I don't have to remind you how much I love this camera, either! EDIT: My friend Valerie asked the name of these birds and they are red-breasted American robins. Since these robins are indigenous to North America, it's no wonder Valerie, who lives in Europe, has never seen one.
But it was time to get back on task. I was on my front porch to retrieve a piece or two of corrugated cardboard that I had used all winter to help insulate and shelter my garden hose, as well as a large box of magazines I was given several months ago that was too heavy to move inside because of my still sore wrist.
After I cut the cardboard,
I got completely distracted and decided to pound some irises, since I realized this was the most efficient way to transfer the color to the fabric.
I picked several fabric pieces I had already dyed, including those I had dyed using black beans and grape juice.
I had already pounded irises on one of the black bean dyed fabrics. I thought it "overdyed" quite nicely. Then the wind picked up and blew my fabric onto the ground.
Since it was too windy outside to continue pounding irises, I adjourned to my craft room where I cut a heart out of the cardboard, stripped the top layer, and painted it white.
Then I continued pounding inside. I was having one of those days when my art was as scattered as my thoughts!
I decided I had "sacrificed" enough old iris blooms
and was ready to move on.
I used a tiny piece of one of the "overdyed" flower pounded fabrics in this assemblage. As I was uploading this, I saw the Moo-Mania and More challenge about floral, and decided this entire post could be considered floral. But the heart was most assuredly floral in nature.
The crocheted floral piece was made by my grandmother and it was one of three crocheted squares I had removed from an old pillowcase years ago. It looks like I got some of the iris "juice" on the square, too.
My grandmother was a genuine angel, so I will dedicate this heart to her.
I included some cheese cloth
that I dyed using green tea.
I used green coated copper wire to match the green in the crocheted leaves. My mind is still racing with all kinds of ways to make and decorate these hearts, because I see this as a series that I want to pursue sometime in May.
This is Day 20 and I recycled corrugated cardboard and pounded some dead iris blooms to create a heart assemblage dedicated to my Grandmother who, along with my Grandfather, raised me from birth.
And because the crocheted flower is floral, and the flower pounded fabric is floral, I decided to add this to Moo-Mania and More's FLORAL challenge. Thanks for visiting because your support of my projects means the world to me. And don't forget to drop by Moo-Mania and More possibly with your own floral entry.
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