This piece celebrates the arrival of spring. I know for many of you it’s nothing but unending cold, ice and snow (wish you could send some to me). Here in the Arizona desert we are in a major drought. January and February are our rainiest months (we only get a little over 7” a year). Many people think most of the moisture comes in the summer when we get the monsoons. We have had no rain and none is in the forecast for the rest of February. We are also having record high temps with days like today being in the 80s. So it feels like spring here and many of the plants in my courtyard are in full bloom with the bees busily collecting nectar.
The piece is made from a Bird Shadowbox Shrine Kit and a 2” Wooden Spool. I used two layers of Picket Fence Distress Crackle paint on the bird and then picked off some of the pieces of crackle of to give it a more aged look.
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