A Little Cisticola

Finally, here I am, in the mood to do some blogging, and have I got a little treat for you! This piece was fun to make and a challenge colour wise, I like the way that there is only fundamentally two colours – blue and orange (with lots of earthy variations). The bird is a male Golden Headed Cisticola, in full breeding plumage, and I reckon he’s calling out for a mate, but he’s keeping himself out of danger by staying just within the confines of the long grass. It was made with dyeing the background and all the grass fabrics are dyed, the bird was painted, free motion embroidered and then appliqued on along with all the grass. I then went at it again with more fabric paint to add lights and shadows where the piece needed it.