The nest is finally dry, and I am ready to proceed. However, I have decided NOT to use the bird cage.
Isn't it a woman's prerogative to change her mind? After looking at my feeble bird nest, I chose to add it to some other recycled materials. Before the nest was dry, I added string left over from sewing and glued it in place.
After deciding the copper plate would make a great base, I went outside and collected some of my new bamboo. Then, remembering Chrissie used her project to add potpourri to the air, I grabbed some dried mint. This was mint I had dried last autumn, and I have so much of it, I knew I could sacrifice this small amount I used. As I was assembling the nest, the air smelled wonderful and oh so minty.
But I didn't stop there. I grabbed three of those horrible plastic eggs
I badmouth each year and covered them in bits of leftover vintage sheet
They are too big for the actual nest I made, so I was glad I had extended the nest to include them.
For those of you who like to count rocking horses, I see five here.
This is day 12 of 22 leading up to bEARTHday. I recycled three plastic eggs and repurposed bamboo from my back yard, along with mint I dried last year.
Thank you again for your continued support of my art. Aren't you glad my blog seems to be fixed? I know I am!
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Please check out my Previous Collaborations link above to see what projects I have been involved in over the past seven years. Current and ongoing projects only are shown below.
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