Friday, April 14, 2017

The updated bird cage



Many of you probably remember I made a bird cage from two metal hangers in anticipation of using the bird nest that was drying at the time.


Today I'm going to finish the project using a piece of stick from my front yard and a piece of twine I found on my front porch.  It was part of a tie down from my hot water heater I had installed last summer and was provided by the water heater seller.   Truly trash or compost.

I've had this bird since the mid-1980s, when I was in Los Angeles.  Is Moskatel's even still around out there?

Now my bird cage is complete.

Isn't he a cutie?

He fits perfectly on the perch.   After all, he was designed to be in a flower arrangement.

As I was taking photos of him from all sides, 

I was thrilled that I got my hanger wreath I made on Day 1 in the photo.

This is Day 14 of 22 leading up to bEARTHday.  It is also my friend Scott's birthday.  I recycled a piece of twine and repurposed a twig from my yard.  Maybe not much recycling today, but it completed a project I started several days ago.

 And of course, I have a good reason for this short recycling project.

My steel drum musician friend, Joseph Peck (see my right sidebar)

and his two sons are here from California (USA).

They will be here for a week.  We are going to the Cosmosphere (in another city) on Saturday, so I won't be around to visit.  However, your continued support of my projects always makes me happy.  

16 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

LOVE that wonderful little bird on its perch, just fantastic. Happy birthday to Scott, and have a fun time with your visitors, enjoy the concert on Saturday. Hugs, Valerie

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your little bird! Have a great time with your visitors! Happy Birthday to Scott too! Happy Easter! Hugs, Chrisx

chrissie said...

The perfect place for your little bird Elizabeth.

Happy Birthday to Scott and hello to Joseph. I have listened to his music thanks to your link. Enjoy your time with him and his children.

Love Chrissie xx

My name is Erika. said...

How fun for you! It sounds like fun so take a lot of photos to show us. :) And the birdcage came out nice with that little bird hanging in it. The cardinal makes a colorful addition to the blue cage. Have a great visit with Scott and his family and happy Easter and happy trip to the Cosmosphere. Hugs-Erika OH and wish Scott a happy birthday too.

kaybee said...

That's a really cute little bird! Here's to a fab time with your visitors. Happy Easter.

CJ Kennedy said...

I love your little bird. Cardinals always make me think of my parents after I heard a legend that when a cardinal appears it's a message from a loved one thinking of you.

Enjoy your visit with your friends.

Meggymay said...

The little bird looks right at home in the cage.
Have a lovely time with your visitors and a Happy Easter weekend.
Yvonne xx

Sandra Cox said...

Aww, how perfect.
Enjoy your guests and the Cosmosphere.
Hugs and Happy Easter.

Gaby Bee said...

Your little bird is enchanting, Elizabeth. Enjoy the time with your guests and happy birthday to Scott.

Have a lovely Easter weekend!
Gaby xo

back2brack said...

Love your little bird's perch. Happy Easter weekend!

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi there great blog post. Love your wee bird on a perch. Happy Easter.

Thanks for adding me to your sidebar

Xxx

Jeanie said...

Hi Elizabeth,

How fun to see what's going on in your life. I've been very behind catching up with everyone who was so nice to keep up with me. So first I want to thank you for your wonderful comments. You write the best comments and since I was pretty blue, it was such a boost. I'm especially interested in that GPS thing you mentioned the police are using in your area. I want to learn more about it and pass the word. I still feel so grateful to be alive.

Now, this post! I love the bird cage -- it's a very clever idea and the upcycling is spot on! Nice work. I'm reading backwards so I'm sure I'll see the before parts, too. And I'm so delighted your friend and kids are visiting. It sounds like it will be a perfect time and I wish you lots of joy, happiness and fun during the visit! Well, onto the next post!

Let's Art Journal said...

Your little bird is so cute and a lovely addition to your bird cage! Wishing happy birthday to Scott, he always does such a great job with your computer​ :-) . Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful week with your visitors, wishing you all a fun and happy time! J :-)

Sami said...

Cute bird nest Elizabeth.
Enjoy your trip and have a wonderful Easter.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fantastic little bird! Have fun with the visitors and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to computerking Scott!
oxo Susi

Cindy McMath said...

Love the little bird and 'cage'. I hope you're having a fun visit. And happy belated to Scott, our hero / computer genius! :)